Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Open Letter of Reconsideration to Governor Palin

Dear Governor Palin,

I am writing this letter to respectfully ask you to reconsider your decision to not seek the presidency. Instead of begging, pleading and rattling off hundreds of reasons why you are the leader we need at this time; I’m going to tell you my story.

I am 25 years old and I can tell you first hand – my generation is lost. My colleagues could care less about the state of our union; they are clueless about what is currently at stake at this very moment in American history. We are losing our country – fast – and they choose to cover their ears and close their eyes. There was a time when I fell into this same class; I've lived in this state of denial toward reality.

We as Americans have become so comfortable with freedom that we cannot identify what it may look like to lose that freedom. If only Americans would grasp Ronald Reagan’s concept of freedom – it’s only one generation away from extinction. If we do not carry the torch, America will go dark and she will slowly fade away. It’s starting to happen now and we’ve got to awaken this country before it’s too late…

I’ll never forget walking through the living room when Senator McCain had just introduced you on stage as his Vice Presidential nominee. Typically, I would have told my mom to “turn that crap off” but on this particular day, I stopped in my tracks and asked, “Who is that?” She explained you had just been picked as the GOP’s Vice Presidential nominee. I sat down, listened to your speech and cheesy as it may be – my life would never be the same.

Weeks later, I moved out of state and on my own. I found myself becoming very interested in politics. I began researching, watching the news and discussing politics with friends and family. As the weeks went by and you hit the campaign trail, I would jump out of bed every morning and turn on the TV to see where you were campaigning that day. You became like part of my family, you kept me from being lonely at a time in my life when I needed someone/something to give me hope for my own future.

One fall day, I took a drive down to Salem, Virginia for a rally you were attending. It was a 3-hour drive and looking back I chuckle when I think about how out of character it was for me to jump in a car and drive 3 hours for a 'political rally'. It turned out to be one of the greatest days of my life. The people I met were so real, kind and patriotic. I looked around the stadium and it was as if a fire was lit inside of me – I was so proud to be an American. A tear rolled down my cheek when the National Anthem played and from that day forward I realized the importance of getting involved and fighting for America.

You’ve inspired millions across this country; I’ve met so many others with a story similar to mine. See, you have a unique ability to stir the hearts of Americans; an ability to energize and enliven people across this country. Yes, this can be used in a positive manner “without a title” but with all due respect, your country needs you. We do not have time for “good ‘ol boys” and typical politicos. America is at the brink and even if we are successful in the general election – without you as our President-elect – we will end up with another politico at a moment in history when we do NOT have time for politics as usual. This "sudden and relentless reform" you speak of, is our only chance of getting America back on the right track.

Governor, you are the type of leader that comes around maybe once in a century. I realize this decision is both momentous and life altering for you and your family, but you’re all we’ve got. And truth be told, we are all you’ve got; you are the people’s candidate and ‘We the People’ need you – for such a time as this.

Your support base will astound both you and your detractors. ‘We the People’ are waiting for the reluctant candidate with a true servant’s heart – that candidate is you. Please Governor, reconsider.

Hopefully and respectfully,
Jelayne Sessler

UPDATE: I'll be on the Roderic Deane show this Sunday discussing my letter of reconsideration to Governor Palin along with Dr. Gina Loudon. Tune in this Sunday 12pm-1pm EST. Click HERE to tune in.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

'Grizzly Fest' Online Summit – The Restoration Continues

On October 5th, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin let everyone know she would not seek the GOP nomination for the presidency at this time. She urged supporters to join her in continuing to fight to restore America’s “greatness, goodness, and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law.”

On Oct. 29th Palin supporters will gather for Grizzly Fest, an historic online summit to move ahead with a positive agenda of reform. Because we’ve still got our Grrrr on … Way ON!

Join your friends in the Palin grassroots movement including (Steve Bannon, Tammy Bruce, Jedidiah Bila, Peter Singleton, and representatives from C4P, O4P, Texans4Palin, and Team Sarah) to renew, reload and re-organize. The idea for Grizzly Fest sprang from Tammy Bruce’s suggestion for a Palinista “Meet-Up” to plot our next steps. It gathered steam during a recent Roderic Deane radio show. We’ve rounded-up an inspiring group of Grizzlies to discuss the success of the movement so far, the ongoing work of restoration, and what comes next as we rally around shared values and purpose.

We invite Palin supporters everywhere to listen in LIVE to this important discussion on Saturday, Oct. 29th from 2-5 p.m. ET, and to share their own ideas in our dedicated forums. We will be announcing more details about this event in coming days, and launching a Grizzly Fest website.

After the historic elections of 2010, the conservative movement is on the ascendancy.
Now more than ever we have an opportunity to unite alongside Governor Palin to actively and “aggressively” support true public servants who will stop runaway government debt and job-killing regulations. We have the unique opportunity to promote free markets and energy independence. We have the opportunity as a large grassroots movement to continue to hold our elected leaders accountable, and to dismantle the government crony system that stymies our entrepreneurial spirit and siphons away untold billions from our public treasury.

We must fight for leaner government at all levels. We must defeat the permanent political class.

Over the last three years millions of us have drawn inspiration from a once little-known governor of Alaska. Sarah Palin has set the standard of public service — from her days as city council member, then as mayor, chairwoman of the Alaskan gas and oil commission, vice presidential candidate and governor of Alaska. She gave us the VISION of what we wanted in a leader.

Now it’s still up to us as constitutional conservatives to make that vision a reality across the country, to advance her vision of reform, ethics, and fiscal responsibility, and to support leaders with the restoration agenda.

The battle awaits. And we remain UNDEFEATED.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

We're Here, We're Clear, Get Used To It

On July 18th I posted an article about promoting "The Undefeated" in north Texas. In the piece I made the following statement:

"There is something especially unique about Sarah Palin supporters. Not only are they energized, optimistic, confident and patriotic, but when you meet a Palin Patriot you immediately feel as if you are kindred spirits—almost like family."

Today, my fellow patriot - Josh Painter - wrote an article about Governor Palin's October 5th announcement where she declared she will not be seeking the GOP nomination in 2012.

To me, the most signifigant part of his piece was the following statement:

"Sarah Palin's strongest supporters are in no hurry to jump to any other candidate's ship. Indeed, her own ship is not sinking. It has only lowered its sails "at this time." Make no mistake: when a favorable breeze is felt, the canvas will again be hoisted. No one GOP presidential candidate even comes close to offering the complete package Gov. Palin's supporters still see in her."

Sarah, I'm not going anywhere. The majority of your support base is on board with you. And to those that have gone astray, I can guarantee, still share the same love for you and your principles that they did on October 4th.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Open Letter to Governor Palin

Guest submission by: Anonymous
Dear Sarah,

I write this letter from the ultra-liberal, government owned and occupied state of New York.  I am deeply saddened about your decision to not run for president in the 2012 election cycle.  While I respect your decision and reasons for declining to run at this time, I beg you to reconsider.  

Please know that this is not mere idol worship on my part.  I am a cynical conservative from New York.  I have studied your record as Mayor of Wasilla, Commissioner of Oil and Gas, Governor of Alaska, VP candidate in 2008 and campaigner in the 2010 elections.  From studying your 20+ year political career, I know that you are a real deal reformer and exactly what America needs right now.

While I have a strong faith in God and engage in private prayer on occasion, I’m not exactly what you would call “church going folk.”  However, I want you to know that before your decision, I made it over to my local church—St. John the Baptist—dipped my fingers in the Holy Water, made the sign of the cross, got down on bended knees and prayed that God would urge you to run.  I did the same shortly after your decision and asked Him to make you reconsider.

I watched “The Undefeated” last night for the third time.  There was a part in the film that inspired me to write this letter.  It was around the time of great tumult for Alaska. Rick Halford urged you to run for Governor.  He reminded you about the biblical story of David and the Five Stones.   He said, “You have the Five Stones.  You have the right positions on ethics. On energy. On governments appropriate role.  You’re different—Alaska needs something different.  And while you won’t have the establishment support,  Alaska needs change and you should run for Governor.”

Well Sarah, I’m writing today to say—you STILL have the Five Stones.  Those stones that Halford spoke to you about that applied to Alaska, now apply to our great country.  This country is in serious trouble.  Like Alaska needed you back then, America needs you now.   After four years of Barack Obama, America needs serious change and serious reform.

I am sure that you are aware of an online movement on Facebook called “Sarah Palin’s Earthquake.”  It is a gathering of thousands of like-minded supporters—like me—who are not idol worshiping, but have studied your record and accomplishments and know that you are the right person for the job.  In short, we want you to reconsider.   If you decline, please know that the majority of us understand and we will continue to support you and your quest to re-take the Senate and saving the House in 2012.


The Long March

Guest submission by: Del Parker
Thank you Gov. Palin. 
Thank you Peter Singleton and the Iowa crew. 
And thank you Stephen Bannon. 
And thank you gentle folks in Texas and OK and one from NM that made their way with me to Indianola, September 3rd. 
I too listened to Gov. Palin’s “…you don’t need a title to make a difference…” interview a week before her October 5th announcement not to run.  I feared there would be no run.  A fundamental requirement by the electorate of a presidential candidate, though not enumerated in the Constitution, is the candidate seeks  the office.  So I was of course puzzled in the hearing, as everything I was listening to defied everything I knew about Sarah from Alaska. 
And then, a week later, I became a grief counselor of sorts, taking calls from supporters that were in tears or angry, trying to understand just what was happening, and how and why everything that they had hoped for and worked for had seemingly evaporated.  And yes, this decision not to run was final.  Indeed, Sarah called out Gov. Christie for being indecisive about not running, to underscore the finality of her decision, as Sarah Palin was going to have none of that.  She was not running.  And an audible was given for Herman Cain and his 999 Plan, so any supporters that had to leave immediately, could do so, and make exit. 
I offered up the following explanation. Gov. Palin was planning a strategic late entry, and the Establishment GOP, supporting Gov. Romney, had advanced the primary dates a month or so.  This turned three months of preparation for the early primaries to two months, which included at least three holidays.  There was all of one million dollars in SarahPAC.  And in a short race, although Iowa was perhaps ready, NH, SC, and FL were not, and there was insufficient time to effectively organize the one-on-one ground game of o4p in the shorter time frame.  So ad money would in part become the means of winning perhaps 2 or 3 of the early states, and the previous survey of expected O4P financial support, including the money bomb, was not deemed sufficient to prevail.  Faced with these difficult and seemingly unsolvable challenges of being squeezed for time and money in the early state primaries, another door was closed.  The establishment-controlled GOP made it clear they would not be supporting her candidacy, in the primary, or in the general. 
This last point of no support, or even quasi-neutral support, from the GOP Establishment, even if  Gov. Palin were to secure the GOP nomination, would ensure Obama’s victory, as would a ruled-out third-party candidacy.  And Gov. Palin, first, is a problem solver and coalition builder.  She has successfully reached out to liberals, with a track record for governing as a social libertarian. And she is joined by conservative Democrats on cutting spending and a balanced budget.  But not having the backing of her own party is lacking a key element of her coalition. Indeed, some state filings require the party to certify her candidacy, and that event itself may have been clouded or subject to delay.  In any case, the GOP was bought and paid for and locked up against her, working actively against her in the primary, and offering no support in the General.  So, given all this, there was no clear path to the presidency, and her entry would increase the likelihood of an Obama reelection, given the present status quo. 
Challenging the status quo of an entrenched enemy on the left and on the supposed right is a many faceted exercise.  Gov. Palin, just by threatening to enter the race, has already perhaps effectively prevented the entry of other GOP establishment figures more formidable than Gov. Romney, as it would split the GOP establishment vote, while Gov. Palin would gain most of the conservative and independent vote.  A survey of how the dynamics of the campaign would likely unfold weighed on the decision.  Had Sarah announced on October 5th, the heavy lifting would have fallen to her.  But the heavy lifting is ours. 
Yes, we had 60 coming out of Texas to Indianola, but that is not the 800,000 or so needed for the FL Primary, or the 60 million needed to clean the Senate and House in November 2012.  Sarah Palin can not restore this nation. Only Americans can restore this nation.  And when Sarah from Alaska closed the door on a presidential campaign, on October 5, she did indeed feel a sense of relief, and a confirmation, as the realization is now hopefully stark and clear, the burden truly falls to each of us to raise the banner of restoration for this nation. 
And an interesting thing happened following the announcement.  We are still here, and have actually grown.  There is no one else that I want to see in the presidency other than Sarah Palin.  There is no one else that is the author of the five-point plan.  There is no one else that has the vision to present and implement the terms of the Palin Doctrine to guide this nation’s foreign policy.  All these things are so right for America, and right for America at this time.  There is no one else that has the ability and vetted credentials to campaign for relentless reform.  All 60 of the folks that went to Indianola out of Texas and OK are still here, and still waiting to see this nation make itself ready for the likes of Sarah from Alaska to become President. 
But, as Jelayne Sessler, PalinDefender and o4p Ft. Worth, has commented, “… [on October 5th] all she had was us.”  And Organize 4 Palin, as it stands now, given the constraints of money and time, is not enough to restore this nation, and make this nation ready to accept Sarah Palin as president.  And Gov. Palin did the correct thing, as this race is to be run, in a manner that it can be won.  If, after the lawyers have made clear, the GOP establishment fine print for running a presidential campaign, makes Sarah Palin’s presidential campaign an insurmountable mountain to climb, Gov. Palin has done well to immediately change tactics and alter course. 
Rather than sell her soul to the GOP establishment, Sarah Palin has stood in the St. Louis arena, and declared, “…Palin is not for sale.”  And she has taken what was to be a presidential campaign to the next level and done what only Sarah Palin can do.  She has upped the volume. It will not just be a campaign for the presidency, but a campaign for every office in America.  It will be a campaign for the ideas of Sarah Palin. Relentless Reform, Fighting Crony Capitalism and Pay for Play, the Five Point Plan of Restoring States Rights, Repealing Obamacare, Reigning in Spending, Restoring Energy Resources, and Lowering the Tax Rate, and implementation of the Palin Doctrine. 
Organize 4 Palin is still here, as we have no where else really to go.  And while there are leaders, such as Cain that can articulate parts of Palin’s ideas, there is no leader on the national stage whose ideas these all are by heart. So it is Game On.  Let the chips fall.  The burden is on o4p and on Americans  throughout this land to do what it takes to set the stage for these ideas, which are worth fighting for, to come to fruition.  When the burden of bringing restoration to this nation is lifted by Americans throughout this land, Sarah from Alaska will have a path to the presidency.  Until then, as Peter Singleton reflected late in the night of October 5, we have a long march ahead.
‘Texas is Palin Country’ Bus Trip to Indianola, Iowa on September 3rd, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Palin's Poker Face

Last night I wrote my thoughts on just what might possibly be going on in the Palin camp (which we know is comprised of Sarah and Todd):

Have you watched her interviews over the past few months? The commentary she uses to defer the “BIG question” is either, “still contemplating the huge life-changing decision” or more famously – “do I need a title to make a difference?” 
It seems to me these statements are more like her “I can’t announce right here and now” rebuttal – and it’s absolutely brilliant. She keeps the world guessing, gives the media the runaround, and formulates a strategy to give her competitors the shock of their life. 
The purpose of this verbiage is to create an atmosphere for complete and total surprise. It’s her poker face,” her “expressionless face,” a face without any interpretable expression – as that of a good poker player, someone who doesn’t show any emotion of reaction so that people don’t know what they are planning.

Tonight Governor Palin spoke with Judge Napolitano on the Fox Business Channel. When asked about her plans for 2012 she replied, "You know, I hold my political cards close to my chest, I've certainly learned lessons along those lines and I'm going to continue to do that until I'm ready to make an announcement - this is a serious decision and I'm engaged in serious deliberations and within the next 24 hours don't look for me to make a decision."

All I have to say is - remind me never to play a hand of poker with the Governor.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Awaiting General Palin's Call To Action

Palin supporters, myself included, have endeavored in speculation about the Governor’s 2012 plans until we’re blue in the face.

Last night, Palin did an interview on the Fox News channel with Greta Van Susteren. When asked about her plans for 2012, she had this to say:

"Is a title worth it?" she asked. "Does a title shackle a person?  Are they someone like me, who's a maverick? You know, I do go rogue and I call it like I see it, and I don't mind stirring it up in order to get people to think and debate aggressively, and to find solutions to or the problems that our country is facing." 
Palin continued, "Somebody like me -- is a title and is a campaign too shackling? Does that prohibit me from being out there, out of a box, not allowing handlers to shape me and to force my message to be what donors or what contributors or what political pundits want it to be? Does a title take away my freedom to call it like I see it and to effect positive change that we need in this country? You don't need a title to make a difference, truly."

After this interview many supporters became discouraged in hopes of Palin making a run for the White House.

The Governor is all about using common-sense to address issues, so let’s take a look at the situation at hand using the same principle…

Firstly, have you watched her interviews over the past few months? The commentary she uses to defer the "BIG question" is either, "still contemplating the huge life-changing decision" or more famously – “do I need a title to make a difference?"

It seems to me these statements are more like her 'I can't announce right here and now' rebuttal – and it's absolutely brilliant. She keeps the world guessing, gives the media the runaround, and formulates a strategy to give her competitors the shock of their life.

The purpose of this verbiage is to create an atmosphere for complete and total surprise. It’s her "poker face", her “expressionless face", a face without any interpretable expression – as that of a good poker player, someone who doesn’t show any emotion of reaction so that people don’t know what they are planning.

Speaking of planning, how many times has Sarah told us not to retreat but instead to reload? In this instance, to those who don't really know her, she is retreating but could it be that she is actually reloading/ preparing?

"When your enemy is prepared for you to attack, go on the offensive - retreat, but when your enemy thinks you are retreating to your stronghold, attack when they least expect it."

I'm convinced this is her strategy and I don't believe for one second that she hasn't already decided. Think about it, if she wasn't running there would be no reason to put off telling us her decision. This isn't rocket science folks, if it were; we would ask Herman Cain for help.

We could go on to discuss some of the red flags we've been given – as to why she is planning on running but quite honestly, I’ve become exhausted while struggling to convince my own colleagues of this announcement.

With that being said, we must keep in mind one other thing Governor Palin has said: "keep your powder dry". This means, to ensure that you are ready for action or for a crisis. In the age of muskets, soldiers kept small bags of gunpowder for the use of loading their guns. If the powder became wet by falling into a river or being exposed to rain, the soldier couldn't fight because their gun would not function.

Therefore, when someone tells you to "keep your powder dry", they mean to ensure that you're not going to come up short in a crisis because you haven't taken care of business ahead of time.

Will you be ready when the General announces the call to action?

What Does Governor Palin Owe You?

Guest commentary by C4P's "Don B" reprinted in it's entirety with permission:

This dear woman, Sarah Palin, has dedicated her life to doing what is right by the people of her state and this great country.  And for it, she has been forced from a job she dearly loved and faced bankruptcy, her family has been dragged through hell, and her parents sleep with a gun under the bed. She and her beloved husband have been accused of adultery. She has been accused of murder.  She has been accused of not being the mother of a child that was sent from God as a sign of his love for her. And through it all, she has never once shown an ounce of regret, and she has borne it all with a smile and a fierce determination to continue to do what is right. 
She changed the health care debate with two words.  She has brought the battle directly to Obama's door with her tweets and facebook posts.  She has traveled tirelessly across this great land and around the world bringing a message of hope, encouragement and conservatism to those of us who wonder if there is any way out of the mess we're in.  She has campaigned for those who had the courage to step up and meet the call, and was largely responsible for the greatest electoral Republican victory in decades.  She has changed the focus from distinct party lines to a battle of We the People against corporate crony capitalism.  She has done all that and much more because she loves this country, and the people.  She has done it because she loves you.  She has already done more than any of us could rightfully ask, and she's done it without asking anything in return. She owes us nothing. It is we who owe her. 
And now, NOW, some of you find it incomprehensible that she isn't doing what you want her to do, when you want her to do it.  Now some of you want her to go back to Alaska and ride her snowmobile.  Now you want to abandon her, all because you think YOU have sacrificed so much by supporting her for a presidential run she has never promised you she would make.  Now you hold her to a time line of your own choosing, forgetting that any date given by her was never set in stone, but simply a date by which the process must be underway.  You don't know what she is doing, what she is working on, or what she is thinking.  But you certainly do know that whatever it is, you know better and would do it differently and without question so much better. 
Before you get on your high horse and ride away, consider what she has to decide to do in order to prove her love for you in a way you find acceptable, and what you are asking her to do in order for her to meet your standards and your demands.  Consider that knowing she and her family are the direct target of some of the most hateful, deranged and sick people the left has to offer, she must decide to put her family in harm's way to do what is right for her country. For you. 
Sarah has incredible courage, but she also has others she is responsible for, who depend on her.  Would having a Palin child, or a parent, assaulted or killed be proof enough?  Would having Sarah herself shot at, wounded or killed be proof enough?  These are things that she must consider, and about which I'm sure she spends time on her knees asking God for guidance and protection. 
If you feel you have sacrificed more for her than she has for you, then by all means hop on your horse and be gone.  Just don't leave thinking she owes you something.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Palin's Attorney Threatens To Sue Random House, McGinniss

ABC News is reporting Governor Sarah Palin’s family attorney John Tiemessen has written a letter to Maya Mavjee, the publisher of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, that Palin may sue her, the company, and the book’s author Joe McGinniss “for knowingly publishing false statements” in his book released last week, “The Rogue”.

Tiemessen writes in the letter that the email “clearly describes the fact that Mr. McGinniss researched and investigated many false and scurrilous allegations, and concluded that there was absolutely no evidence anywhere backing these allegations.” He continues, calling it “malicious” for Crown to publish the book when it has proof McGinniss and Crown “were fully aware the statements in the book were false, intended to be false, and were intended to harm.”

Tiemessen says, “The final work that was published contains most of the stories that Mr. McGinniss complains were nothing more than ‘tawdry gossip’ that amounted to the wishful fantasies of disturbed individuals... Since both your company, and the author, clearly knew the statements were false, admitted they had no basis in fact or reality, but decided to publish in order to harm Governor Palin’s family, you and Mr. McGinniss have defamed the Palin's.”

Tiemessen ends the letter by warning the publishing house not to “delete emails or destroy records” that may be used in the suit.

The email Tiemessen cites in his letter to Mavjee came to light last week when conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart posted an email between McGinniss and liberal Alaskan blogger, Jesse Griffin.

A source close to the Palins tells ABC News that the “Palins are fighting back and demanding answers from Random House.”

Friday, September 23, 2011

Why Perry Proves the People Want Palin

Texas Governor Rick Perry jumped into the 2012 presidential race on August 13th, and to the surprise of many – Perry immediately surged in the polls becoming the new GOP front-runner.

The surge was questionable but after five surveys conducted since Perry announced his presidential bid — each showed Perry having vaulted into a lead over Governor Mitt Romney by 26 percent of the vote, as compared to Romney's 16 percent.

Perry and Romney have been duking it out on stage for the past three GOP debates. 

Perry won the first game by throwing plenty of heat and Romney conquered the second with finesse pitches and lots of help on offense from other GOP players. 
The third debate took place this evening in Orlando, Florida hosted by Fox News. The debate was played to be the "tie-breaker" of the three and the victor was undoubtedly Mitt Romney. 

Perry was forced to answer some tough questions on immigration – his response clearly failed to resonate with the booing crowd. 

My question is: What does Governor Perry’s initial surge in polling reveal? 

It proves people are hungry for someone whom they hope is “The Real Deal” – the Tea Party candidate who isn't a member of the “status quo”, isn't a typical Washington “politico”, who isn't afraid to talk tough and directly take on Obama and his administration, and most importantly – they are in search of a candidate who they believe can win not only the nomination but who can ultimately defeat President Barack Obama.

Bottom line, folks were disappointed this evening. The Tea Party candidate/ non-politico they painted Rick Perry out to be, turned out to be more of the same. 

And so, the question remains: Who’s left to ride in on that white horse and fill the shoes of that true conservative the American people are yearning for? Sarah Palin. 

By the looks of things, she's played her cards just right – she's sat back long enough to let Perry and Romney hash it out on stage and now the “so called” front-runners are exposed for who they really are. 

Palin’s timing could very well be impeccable; maybe it’s time for her to jump in and fill that true Tea Party candidate void America is pleading for.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

SarahPAC: Gov. Palin is on the Verge of Making Decision

A letter sent by Governor Palin's political action committee states, "As you may know, Gov. Palin is on the verge of making her decision of whether or not to run for office."

The letter continues, "Gov. Palin is a proven leader. She's a common-sense conservative who fights for the rights of Americans like you and me -- not special interests or big corporations."

The header of the letter opens with a quote from Governor Palin:
"There's no question that we must replace Obama in 2012. But the real challenge is who we will replace him with."
You can view a snapshot of the letter by clicking here.

H/T: C4P commentator “Bassmaster12”.

POLL: Palin a Stronger General Election Candidate than Perry

Governor Sarah Palin is now within 5 points of Barack Obama according to the latest Marist-McClatchy poll. 

Palin trailed Obama by 26 points in the same poll taken this past June - this means Palin has cut 80% off Obama’s lead in just three short months.

The poll clearly indicates Palin gaining significant ground among independents while Obama continues to lose independent voter support.

Governor Rick Perry trails Obama by nine in this same poll, while Congresswoman Michele Bachmann trails by 13 – that’s right, Governor Palin is a stronger general election candidate than front-runner, Rick Perry.

Run Sarah, Run!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Weekend in Iowa and an Imminent 2012 Announcement

Governor Palin speaking on Labor Day weekend the "Restoring America" rally in Indianola, IA
Governor Sarah Palin spent this past weekend energizing her support base and laying out her plan to restore America back to true greatness.

She kicked off the weekend by a surprise visit to our Organize4Palin/Conservatives4Palin private dinner on Friday night at the Machine Shed restaurant in Urbandale, Iowa. The event wasn’t the least bit private - media flocked the restaurant around 7:00pm.

Everywhere I turned there was media. One asked - begging like a puppy dog - "Is she coming? Do you think she's coming? I replied, "I do not know." They continued to pry, "Do you know and just won't tell us?" I replied, "I really don't know." I regrettably smiled when they continued, "You're smiling so you must know." At that point I just walked away.

Time slowly passed as the crowd of Palinista's roamed the restaurant gift shop - sharing the room with the salivating "Lamestream Media".

Suddenly, there was commotion at the main entrance. I turned around to find continuous flashing lights and a mob of media rushing towards me. The "Is Sarah coming to dinner?" rumor was true.

As Governor Palin entered, a chant broke out in the words of, "RUN SARAH RUN! RUN SARAH RUN!"

Governor Palin greets supporters as she enters "The Machine Shed" restaurant in Urbandale, IA

I had the privilege to greet the Governor as she arrived. She grabbed my hand and I explained, "We have a bus load of 40 who came in all the way from Texas to see you!" She replied, "Oh wow! Thank you so much, what part?!" I continued, "Dallas/Fort Worth area!" She said, "Wow! Thank you!"

The chaos continued as Palin made her way into the event room. She was so gracious to everyone who approached her. She took the time to ask names, compliment folks, give out hugs, sign books, shirts, and even forearms (one of whom, later that evening, had the signature permanently inked on), and she even took the time to read a supporters outline for a speech the fan will be giving about the Governor.

The energy in the room continued to grow and the "RUN SARAH RUN!" chants continued to break out from time to time during the short visit. It was the perfect beginning to a wonderful weekend in Iowa.

Bright and early the next morning we headed to the Indianola Balloon Grounds. Fresh morning dew gathered on our shoes as we walked to find the perfect seat at the outdoor amphitheater style event.

Mid-morning arrived and the first drop of rain had fallen on the fresh-cut Iowan green grass - yes, even the freshly mowed "PALIN" grass cut-out - the clouds continued rolling in and a familiar Midwestern summer storm had arrived.

Palin's "One Nation" Tour Bus in front of the "PALIN" grass cut-out

Many folks came prepared with umbrellas and continued to sit in their lawn chairs with smiles on their faces enjoying the company of many other like-minded patriots. Others searched for shelter in various event tents and under large, lush Iowan oak trees.

Regardless of weather conditions, the Palin Patriots were here to stay and crowds continued to enter the event grounds during the rainstorm.

A Patriot stands in the pouring rain holding an American flag

The rain continued throughout the opening of the event but was curiously put on hold just minutes before Governor Palin took the stage. 

Palin approached the podium with more chants of "RUN SARAH RUN!" Once the chants settled, the Governor opened with, "Thank you, Iowa. Thank you so much. The sign that says, “Thank you, Sarah,” no, I thank you. You are what keeps me going, keeps so many of us going. Your love of country keeps us going. Thank you so much. Iowa, you are good people. You are all good people who are here. Thank you."

Palin explained what brought us all together that day was a love for country. She continued with, "America is hurting. We’re not willing to just sit back and watch her demise through some “fundamental transformation” of the greatest country on earth. We’re here to stop that transformation and to begin the restoration of the country that we love... We’re going to speak truth today. It may be hard-hitting, but we’re going to speak truth today because we need to start talking about what hasn’t worked, and we’re going to start talking about what will work for America."

She reminded the crowd of her words from the 2008 RNC speech - which this day happened to be the 3rd year anniversary of - when she warned America, “When the cloud of rhetoric has passed, when the roar of the crowd fades away….what exactly is [Barack Obama’s] plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet? The answer is to make government bigger, and take more of your money, and give you more orders from Washington, and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world.”

She was right. And she's been the only politician to stand by us every painful step of the way via Facebook posts, tweets, interviews and speeches - all of which she forcefully and unapologetically fought against Obama's big government, leftist, liberal, bureaucratic, government-overreach, reckless agenda – all of which America is now suffering severely from.

Palin stated facts about the current conditions of our US economy, "Today, one in five working-age men are out of work. One in seven Americans are on food stamps. Thirty percent of our mortgages are underwater. In parts of Michigan and California, they’re suffering from unemployment numbers that are greater than during the depths of the Great Depression. Barack Obama promised to cut the deficit in half, and instead he turned around and he tripled it. And now our national debt is growing at $3 million a minute. That’s $4.25 billion a day." She continued with hard-hitting facts that touched on "crony capitalism", government spending, the recent AAA downgrade, Obama's infrastructure projects (AKA: government spending projects) and special interest monies.

Governor Palin speaking at the "Restoring America" rally

Palin went on the say, "I want to tell you what my plan is. My plan is a bona-fide pro-working man’s plan, and it deals in reality. It deals in the way that the world really works because we must talk about what really works in order to get America back to work." 

Her 5 point plan is as follows via direct quotes from Saturday's speech:

1) "All power not specifically delegated to the federal government by our Constitution is reserved for the states and for we the people. So, let’s enforce the 10th Amendment and devolve powers back locally where the Founders intended them to be."

2) "We must repeal Obamacare! And rein in burdensome regulations that are a boot on our neck. Get government out of the way."

3) "No more run away debt. We must prioritize and cut. Cancel unused stimulus funds, and have that come to Jesus moment where we own up to the debt challenge that is entitlement reform."

4) "It is time for America to become the energy superpower. The real stimulus that we’ve been waiting for is robust and responsible domestic energy production. We have the resources. Affordable and secure energy is the key to any thriving economy, and it must be our foundation."

5) “I propose to eliminate all federal corporate income tax. And hear me out on this. This is how we create millions of high-paying jobs. This is how we increase opportunity and prosperity for all. But here’s the best part: To balance out any loss of federal revenue from this tax cut, we eliminate corporate welfare and all the loopholes and we eliminate bailouts. This is how we break the back of crony capitalism because it feeds off corporate welfare, which is just socialism for the very rich. We can change all of that. The message then to job-creating corporations is: We’ll unshackle you from the world’s highest federal corporate income tax rate, but you will stand or fall on your own, just like all the rest of us out on Main Street."

Governor Palin encouraged all Americans to unite and stand together, "We can confront the problem and we can achieve lasting reform... the road ahead is not easy. You will be demonized. They’ll mock you. They’ll make things up. They’ll tell you to “go to hell.” But we’ll bite our tongue, we’ll keep it classy... we have time-tested truth and logic on our side, we win. And when we refuse to retreat because we know that our children’s future is at stake, we win... the road isn’t easy, but it’s nothing compared to the suffering and sacrifice of those who came before us."

The closing of Palin's speech was reminiscent of a recent trip taken to the World War I Liberty Memorial where she was accompanied by her young daughter and niece. She stated, "...standing in the rain, reading the inscriptions on the Memorial about the honor in one’s dedication to God and country, I thought of all those young patriots who suffered and died so far from home. And revering our vets there with the next generation by my side, there was such clarity – clarity in our calling, patriotic Constitutionalists. We have a duty not just to the living, but also to those who came and died before us and to the generations yet to be born. Our freedom was purchased by millions of men now long-forgotten throughout history who charged the bayonets, and they charged the cannons; they knew they were going to die, but it was worth it for them sacrificing for future generations’ freedom. They’re the ones who prayed in the trenches and suffered in the P.O.W. camps. They gave their lives so that we could be here today. You and I are blessed to be born the heirs of freedom.”

She then concluded, "America, we will always endure. We will always come through. We will never give up. We shall endure because we live by that moral strength that we call grace. Because though we’ve often skirted a precipice, a Providential Hand has always guided us to a better future. So, let us seek that Hand once more. Our Ronald Reagan said, “If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, we will be a nation gone under.” Yes, He shed his grace on thee, America! We will not squander what we have been given! We will fight for freedom. We will fight for America!" At the closing of her speech Palin took the time to greet more Patriots. One of my favorite pictures of the day can been seen below.

4 year-old Etta Nichols later had her sign autographed by Governor Palin

Some expected the big announcement to be on this day. Yes, even I contemplated the fact and admittedly, during the speech, it felt like that may be the moment we had all been waiting for.

When she concluded, and the announcement had not been declared, I wasn't sad or disappointed - I was energized and convinced more than ever that Governor Palin will take matters into her own hands and offer herself up in the name of service.

Sarah always gives her base some sort of clue to keep us energized, hopeful and working hard - the next morning Governor Palin registered as " Sarah Heath" in a local 1/2 marathon called, "Just Jump Right in and Run."

"Sarah Heath" running in the "Just Jump Right In and Run" 1/2 Marathon in Storm Lake, IA

You can view the entire transcript and watch the video from Governor Palin's "Restoring America" speech here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Governor Palin Heads to New Hampshire Directly After 9/3 Event

Craig Robertson of the Iowa Republican has just reported that Governor Palin is bound for New Hampshire directly after Tea Party of America's "Restoring America" rally in Indianola, Iowa:
"High level Iowa Republicans tell that Sarah Palin will fly to New Hampshire following her September 3rd appearance in central Iowa. Speculation has been swirling about whether or not Palin will use her Iowa appearance in Iowa over Labor Day weekend to join the field of Republican candidates. The news that Palin is New Hampshire bound after her Iowa speech will only add to the speculation that she may be entering the Republican presidential field."
This report has been confirmed by Politico.

Monday, August 29, 2011

3 Years Ago Today My Life Changed

Meeting my hero, Governor Sarah Palin at the Oil Palace in Tyler, Texas
On this very day just 3 short years ago, my life was forever changed…

Many of you know me as a political junkie. To some of you I am a “ghostwriter” who happens to share some common interests with you. And perhaps to others, I am a stranger that you’ve never met, yet in some strange way, you feel as though we are friends.

I am no one special. I haven’t accomplished much, but I am an American. I am a proud American. I love my country in good times and in bad and I will never apologize for America.

To much of your surprise, I wasn’t always a “Rush Baby” – although, I may have been in my mother’s womb when I first started listening to Rush Limbaugh, that doesn’t mean I was born an informed American.

Actually, quite the contrary. I loathed talk radio. I never listened to the news. Embarrassingly, I had never voted before – a matter I now consider my duty as an American.

So what changed? August 29, 2008.

I’ll never forget walking through the living room as my mother had the television on, sitting there watching the news. Some gal had just stepped on the stage and began a speech. She was surrounded by her beautiful family and an enthusiastic crowd. I was literally stopped in my tracks. I stood there and listened for a moment and eventually sat down and continued to take it all in.

Looking back I’m sure it shocked my mom that I actually sat and watched something related to politics and/or the news…

I asked mom, “Who is that?” She replied, “That’s the Republican nominee’s vice presidential pick.” I replied, “A woman?” She said, “Yes, isn’t that fantastic? It’s a surprise but this is great.”

I paused. I wasn’t sure what to think. I didn’t know much of anything about politics at that time. All I knew was, I couldn’t stop listening to what this gal named Palin had to say.

At the time, I was living alone nearly 1,200 miles away from my family and Sarah Palin quickly part of my family. From that day on, I found myself jumping out of bed every morning, turning on the news, awaiting the next appearance by Governor Palin.

November 4, 2008 came along and I voted for the very first time (via an absentee ballot) for a Palin/ McCain ticket. Yes, you heard me right a PALIN/ McCain ticket.

And, to keep this short, I plan on voting for Palin at the top of the ticket in this next election.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Jedediah Bila: Stop the Non-sense, Let's Talk Facts

Conservative Blogger and Daily Caller columnist Jedediah Bila, wrote an article slapping the wrists of political pundits who’ve recently been busy attempting to either discredit Governor Palin or who've stated there is no room for her in the 2012 GOP presidential field.

Instead of joining in the speculative banter of either predicting when, where, why and how Palin may announce, Jedediah takes a different approach by discussing Palin’s noteworthy gubernatorial record in Alaska:
1. As governor in 2007, Palin was responsible for the largest veto totals in state history, while investing $1 billion in forward-funding education and fulfilling public safety and infrastructure necessities. 
2. Palin invested $5 billion in state savings during a time of economic surplus. 
3. Palin reduced spending by 9.5% from 2007 to 2010 and slashed earmark requests by over 80% during her time as governor. 
4. Under Palin, Alaska’s total liabilities were reduced by 34.6% overall. 
5. As governor, Palin was the CEO of the state and had substantial authority. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, “In Alaska, the Governor has line-item veto power over the budget and can only be overridden by a three-quarters majority of the Legislature.” 
6. Palin’s free-market approach to AGIA (Alaska Gasline Inducement Act) featured full transparency with respect to competitors and no back-door meetings. It also unlocked the ConocoPhillips, BP and ExxonMobil monopoly and marked an enormous step toward energy independence. 
7. Palin tossed out the corruption-ridden, structurally-flawed Petroleum Profits Tax of the Murkowski administration and put forth ACES (Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share), which incentivized development while seeing to it that Alaskans — resource owners as per the Alaska Constitution — would receive “A CLEAR and EQUITABLE SHARE (ACES) of the value of their commonly-owned oil and gas.” The result? Alaska was left with a $12 billion surplus. Also, as reported at Big Government, “The number of oil companies filing with the Alaska Department of Revenue has doubled, indicating that competition has indeed increased. Alaska has the second most business friendly tax set-up — up two spots since the passage of ACES. Additionally, a report from Governor Parnell’s Department of Revenue indicated that 2009 yielded a record high in oil jobs.” 
8. Palin held ExxonMobil’s feet to the fire when it wasn’t abiding by a lease agreement to drill in Point Thomson. (You thin-skinned hockey mom, you!) After over 25 years of sitting on leases with no activity, ExxonMobil finally got to it.
9. Palin served as president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors, chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, vice chair of the National Governors Association Natural Resources Committee and chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. 
10. Palin’s commitment to free-market competition and transparency is well-evidenced by her establishment of the Alaska Health Care Strategies Planning Council (HCSPC) and her introduction of the Alaska Health Care Transparency Act. The American Spectator points out that although it didn’t make it through the legislature, “The Alaska Health Care Transparency Act confirmed that Sarah Palin means it when she says she’s in politics to ‘challenge the status quo and to serve the common good.’ Moreover, her push for greater competition also demonstrates that she understands the potential of the free market to cure much of what ails American health care.”
Now, wasn’t that refreshing? No commentary, no opinions, just facts.

You can read the entire article here.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

What to Expect from Governor Palin on September 3rd

Tonight, Governor Sarah Palin posted a short but powerful message on her Facebook page:
"I'll be talking about this and more on September 3rd."
The simple message followed with a link to the following YouTube video:

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Tide Waits for No One

Guest submission by: Del Parker

“John Smith’s” excellent analysis two days ago, all but gave away the launch codes, while expressing a view of the truth of Sarah Palin, perhaps from as valuable a perspective as that of Stephen Bannon in The Undefeated.  Both “John Smith” and Stephen Bannon, each in his own way, used Sarah Palin’s quote about  “…a ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why the ship was built.”  This was the chosen metaphor for the timing and launch of Sarah Palin’s Alaska Gubernatorial Campaign and for her 2012 Presidential Campaign.

Governor Palin’s interview with Megyn Kelly on Fox News Thursday is noteworthy for its timing and substance.  Megyn Kelly in her red dress, interviewing Sarah Palin in her ‘redder’ red dress, and wearing a lapel pin of the crossed flags of the U.S. and Israel, reminds me of the coming launch of that ship. Every word to me is water slapping against the hull.

Now, these sailing ships of old go out on a tide that waits for no one.  All the preparation and stores and training and personnel come together, and it is finished, and the ship sets sail.  As the timeline to launch shortens, many things get done quickly and efficiently, as there are other things that need tending to, friendships sealed, orders given, and all must be complete and ready.

There was the two-week timing of the aftermath of the Iowa Ames Straw Poll and the realization by Michele Bachmann and her supporters, that the Ames victory was not the gold medal they longed for.  Governor Palin had spent no resources, but drew alongside fully prepared and loaded, with adoring crowds at Ames, of the same fervor, as those that would be wishing their favorite sailor well, now that the time for launch was … imminent.

There was the fortuitously coinciding two-week post Ames timing, allowing for the vetting of the newest presidential contender, Gov. Rick “Algore” Perry, during which GOP Mitt “Finger in the Wind” Romney would finally become engaged, and take a stand on … something.   And there was the need for consensus to build that even Perry would take out Romney.  And the GOP alarm bells would then be tolling for others to join, all the while, time shortened and resources and money and name familiarity and organization screamed of despair and desolation, and being unprepared and unsuited to prevail.

And in the midst of all this preparation, Captain Sarah Palin, in her red dress, and crossed flags of Israel and the U.S. lapel pin, coffee cup in hand, takes the time to come out on deck, to lay hold and claim the leadership of the women’s movement:

“… I dismiss Gloria Steinham …”

“I think Gloria had had her day and her rhetoric, its over, its very passé and people like Bachmann and me and millions other women, we work inside and outside the home …we run businesses, we run for office, we put others before self, we desire to serve something greater than self in order to make the world a better place. Megyn, you do the same thing.  We ARE the women’s movement.  We illustrate equality and empowerment of other women.”

Thursday’s date was one that may well be taught in future history books, Aug 18, 2011.  The day the torch of leadership of the women’s movement passed to Sarah Louise Palin.  And notice Sarah rechristens it, as of old, “the Women’s Movement,” and no more “the Feminist Movement.”

And I look again at the calendar.  Yes, this is a week and a day before Aug 26, the 91st anniversary of the 19th Amendment becoming law: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex ….”

And I love the Constitution and this wording, as it is written as a right that was always there, as if in the beginning, in these United States of America, and it may not be abridged.  And Captain Palin has summoned all to hear.

And I look again at the calendar.  And the 26th is also the 2nd day of the start of the Alaska State Fair, when things really get going, and it happens to be a Friday when a certain radio show is on, and a certain phone line is always open for the only call that matters.

And even though Sarah Palin promised to go to the September 3rd Iowa Restoring America Tea Party event, as an “unannounced” candidate, one has to actually file papers later to be “officially” announced. Paper will follow.  And check, two weeks of vetting for Rick “Algore” Perry.  And check, two weeks of watching RINO GOP “Finger in the Wind” Romney take Perry’s broadsides.

So we are a week out, perhaps, and the final projects and tasks are being tended to, and all made ready, for this ship to sail, for she was never built to remain safe in port.

Governor Palin's First Campaign Video?

Governor Sarah Palin posted, just moments ago, the following video.

Game on?

'Restoring America Event' Change of Venue

Tea Party America, the organization managing the “Restoring America” event on September 3rd where Governor Sarah Palin will keynote, has announced a change of venue.

Previously located at Hawkeye Antique Acres in Waukee, Iowa the event is now going to be held at the National Balloon Classic field, east of Indianola on Iowa Highway 92 and U.S. Highway 69.

A press release regarding the event included a statement from Governor Palin:
“I’m very excited to join grassroots Iowans at the ‘Restoring America’ event over Labor Day Weekend,” Governor Palin said. “Gatherings like this of independent liberty-loving Americans from every walk of life exemplify our commitment to come together to seek solutions to the problems confronting our nation. As I’ve said many times, including at Pella during my last visit to Iowa: We don’t need a ‘fundamental transformation’ of America. We need a restoration of all that is good and strong and free. The 2012 election will be a great debate between those two conflicting visions for our country.”
The event will be held from 11am - 2pm. Admission is free, parking will be $5 per car, $40 per bus.

Below is a map of the area, visit the Tea Party of America website for more information.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Governor Palin Speaks with Fox News' Megyn Kelly

Governor Palin spoke with Fox News' Megyn Kelly this afternoon.

Palin on the President Obama’s plan new economic plan he will lay out after his vacation to Martha’s Vineyard:

“We can predict more of the same and the same for the president is failed economic policies… based on his past record to spend more, and increase taxes in order to pay for it.”

Palin on government spending:

“He [Obama] is of the mind set that incurring more debt will get us out of debt, very counterproductive… use common sense. We need to tighten our belts… reform entitlements—it will be a tough pill to swallow for a lot of people but that’s what we are going to have to do to get the debt and deficit under control… our president does not understand that. [Obama’s] mindset… to spend more and cross our fingers that we are going to be able to surface from the economic problems.”

Palin on President Obama’s vacation to Martha’s Vineyard:

“He’s very very tone deaf. I can’t believe after 3 days in the heartland he didn’t hear those things that I hear when I’m in the heartland... come on let’s buckle down and be serious about getting the country back on the right track, lets become solvent again.”

Palin predicts Obama's 10 day vacation will be cut short:

"I wouldn’t [go on vacation], especially not to Martha’s Vineyard. I fear that what our president is gonna do is keep his head in sand and ignore what the American public is saying… in a few days his advisers will tell him he needs to get back to White House and he needs to start working on a bi-partisan measure with congress and start plugging in these solutions.”

Palin on the Rick Perry vs. Obama exchange:

“More power to Perry calling like he sees it… and the president did elevate Perry… that rascal rhetoric he uses in Texas and the president took issue to it… just evidence of the president’s arrogance to tell presidential candidates what to say, what not to say. I wish President Obama would stay focused on what really matters. Just do what makes sense to get economy back on the right track.”

Palin on the Newsweek cover of Michelle Bachmann:

“Bottom line every candidate will be vetted now even more so than ever because we learned a lesson electing the president who was not vetted by mainstream media. Basically, we are asking now, what did we get out of it? We got an inexperienced president who made a lot of promises—glittery generalities, promised utopia for country and look where we are now… We need someone with executive experience, someone who has gone through the fire someone who the American public knows their background and associations, knows what has shaped them and where that person is coming from in order to apply policies that affect our daily lives.”

Palin on Gloria Steinem’s comments:

“I think Gloria had had her day and her rhetoric, its over, its very passé and people like Bachmann and me and millions other women, we work inside and outside the home…  we run businesses, we run for office, we put others before self, we desire to serve something greater than self in order to make the world a better place. We ARE the women’s movement; we illustrate equality and empowerment of other women.”

Palin on being a possible 2012 presidential candidate:

“I am still considering [a run for the presidency] and I do want to help change the world for the better place, along with millions of other conscientious Americans who know America deserves better than what we are getting from the political bubble in Washington DC.”

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Waiting on Servant Palin

A huge victory for the Tea Party this evening, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann won the Iowa Straw Poll in the first big test of the 2012 Republican presidential race.

You’re probably wondering how Bachmann’s victory could have anything to do with a Palin candidacy but it's pretty simple really; Sarah Palin is part of the Tea Party and Michele Bachmann wants to be the face of the Tea Party.

Don't get me wrong, I have much respect for Congresswoman Bachmann. She has stood firm in her convictions, has steadfastly taken a stand for conservative policies and has immense courage to fight against President Obama and his radical agenda.

So, who's on first? Palin or Bachmann?

It's a free country (as of today) and I am blessed to be able to express my opinion, so here it is: the Tea Party is on first and Governor Palin has been right there with us every step of the way. Not only has she stood in the crowd among us but she helped grow the Tea Party. She helped awaken a sleeping America. Her strong words to fight for liberty resonated with everyday average Americans across the nation. She has continued to express, "the Tea Party doesn't need a leader, it's a movement of the people", and she's right—we don't need a leader and we don't want a leader.

And what about Michele? 

Bachmann stepped in to be the face of the Tea Party movement. Here's the thing Michele, we don't want a "face" of a movement of 'We the People'. The only face(s) we will accept are the faces of our forefathers.

We simply want someone who has stood beside us during this time of suffering. We want someone who has been fighting right along side us. We want someone who doesn't need a title to make a difference, someone who would only choose to serve if we called upon them for the burdening responsibility. And Sarah, we need you.

The presidency is a sacrifice—to those who truly want to better the nation. The presidency is comparable to military service. It's not something you happily sign up for. Nobody excitedly takes on the challenge of service which likely includes getting bullets fired at you.

I want the heart of a veteran—a servant. I choose the American that has stood beside me during these past three devastating years. Someone who has felt my pain, who has hurt when I hurt, who has carried the same heavy burdens I carry.

I will not choose a candidate who chooses to serve just to check off "president" from their list of accomplishments. I choose the one who has stood beside me every moment since Barack Obama took office. When I cried the night Obama was declared the 2008 victor, Sarah Palin cried along with me.

America, you are hurting and we will NOT survive this battle without the heart of a servant—one that will lay it all down for pure love for country.

Congratulations Michele on your victory in Iowa, but I’m still waiting on Servant Palin.

Palin: 'You Won't Be Able to Miss the Announcement'

Could Governor Palin make a 'big' announcement in Des Moines, Iowa on September 3rd?

Several bloggers, including TexansforSarahPalin, have noted that Palin told the Associated Press yesterday that her forthcoming presidential announcement will be unmistakably clear.

Palin's exact quote:
"When we’re ready to announce… you won’t be able to miss the announcement."
An announcement on September 3rd at the "Restoring America" Tea Party Rally would be momentous. Are you planning on being there?

Texas Organize4Palin volunteers have arranged a charter bus trip to attend the historic event.

The US Coachways charter bus will depart from Dallas, Texas at approximately 7pm on Thursday, September 1st and return late evening on Sunday, September 4th.

The bus will be adorned with signage stating, “Texas is Palin Country.”

Seats are $175 per person which includes round trip bus travel and transfers to and from the event site. Lodging is not included but an applicable group discount is offered.

If you are in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex or can carpool/ fly into the area and are looking for a fun and economical way to attend this event, click here to contact a coordinator. Small group pickups in Oklahoma City or Kansas City are also offered.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Governor Palin Speaks to Hannity at the Iowa State Fair

Tonight Governor Sarah Palin was in the Hawkeye State visiting the Iowa State Fair, Sean Hannity had the chance to sit down with the Governor and ask a few questions amongst an enthusiastic crowd.

Hannity asked about tomorrow's Iowa Straw Poll and where Governor Palin was on her decision about 2012: "I am still considering a run," said Palin to thunderous applause and cheering. "I think the good folks here in Iowa believe it's time this country is put back on the right track and they are ready for some positive change that will allow that!” Palin said to more crowd applause and cheering.

Regarding last night's debate, Palin said, "I’m thankful some folks took of some gloves [Newt Gingrich], people deserve candidates that are passionate."

Hannity continued, "You've been beaten up and you bounce back, how do you do it?"

Palin said, "It's human nature, we make a choice how we react. We can become bitter or better. We're used to being beaten up and we chose to be better."

When asked if what we see what is going on around the world in Europe and various other countries; could come to America, Palin said, "Absolutely. We should not be naive enough to put our head in sand... if we repeat the mistakes they have made, the out of control government spending, we are naive to think that we are not going to end up the same way. We know the solutions it's just a matter of applying them." Palin continued, "Even the 10 year deal we just passed, we're not going to solve problem... we're not digging to the root of problem."

When asked about the newly elected subcommittee, Palin responded, "I agree with some of the candidates last night, it's a stupid idea. More government bureaucrats... I'll bet you can go out here (pointing to the crowd) and find 10 members… find 10 farmers and they can tell you what can we do to make cuts to get the economic engine up and running and going and thriving and they can give you a better idea than those 10 members [on the subcommittee]. These [subcommittee] members have been part of the problem not the solution— with all do respect— no more of the same... no more politics as usual!" The crowd cheered.

On the debt downgrade, and out of control government spending, Palin said, "[During the debt debate] the American public told them what to do... cut the spending, cap the budget and balance the budget, now we are saying cut the crap and balance!"

Hannity asked Governor Palin if she didn't see a candidate emerging whom she could support, would she jump in the race, Palin said, "I've described the passion as a fire in the belly and it's not just me… that passion is real sincere, I love this country, these folks love this country and we want to make sure we hand the next generation blessings of liberty."

When asked on what specifically a President Palin would do to turn around the country, Palin said, "Cut back all spending... there is so much the state governments could be doing... department of education [for instance] states should have control of a curriculum... that applies to every area in respect to the 10th amendment. Let state rights shine through and empower people of America." 

Palin continued, on the fundamental problem of DC, "No faith in the American people... (pointing to the crowd) YOU know how to spend your money better than DC!" Palin said to more applause and cheering.

When asked how to breakthrough all the propaganda and lies the democrats spew, Palin responded, "That's your job and my job. To bust through the lies and hold them accountable and make sure they are not getting away with telling people that government is the answer, government is the problem— look what's happening around world, let's not repeat what's on going around the world."

Palin Will Not Attend Tomorrow's Iowa Straw Poll

Today Governor Sarah Palin made an appearance at the Iowa State Fair attracting a slew of media.

Palin will skip out on tomorrow's Straw Poll, saying she will be in Iowa just for one day, “I don’t want to step on anybody’s toes so I won’t be in the state tomorrow. We’ll already be on the bus, heading out of here."

Palin laughed and didn't respond when asked if supporters should write in her name at the contest at Iowa State University. She also declined to say who her supporters should cast ballots for in her place, and said it is was still too early for her to decide who to support if she didn't throw her hat into the ring.

Of course the big question was asked about whether or not she would make a run for the White House, and although she didn't give a solid answer, Palin emphasized it would be "very grassroots" and pledged to run a different kind of campaign:
"Each campaign that I've ever run in these 20 years of elected office has been kind of unconventional, right, Todd? I've always been outspent 2:1, 5:1, 10:1. I never won any polls heading into election night but usually won the election."

UPDATED: Governor Palin Spotted and Swarmed at the Iowa State Fair

Governor Palin is visiting the Iowa State Fair today as speculation about a possible presidential bid continues to mount.

Palin came, in black Suburbans, to the cattle barn as Rick Santorum was speaking on the fair soap box and Tim Pawlenty was grilling pork on a stick. She was immediately surrounded by a crowd of reporters and fairgoers.

Governor Palin and her family inspected cattle at the fair while journalists crowded barn walkways as Palin toured fair exhibits.

UPDATED: Pictures from the Iowa State Fair.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"One Nation" Bus Tour Rolls On

Today, Governor Palin's political action committee (SarahPAC) posted the following statement:
"We are very happy to jump back on the bus for another leg of our "One Nation Tour"! We accept with gratefulness an invitation to meet folks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines this week. The heartland is perfect territory for more of the One Nation Tour as we put forth efforts to revitalize the fundamental restoration of America by highlighting our nation’s heart, history, and founding principles."
In a newsletter sent out by SarahPAC more information continued:
"In a grossly weakened economy - especially when recovery is thwarted by today's Obamanomics - prudent Americans make sensible decisions to live within their means. This includes seeking affordable participation in more community events, local patriotic parades, and traditional all-American venues like state fairs. State fairs hold a special place in our nation's history and heritage, so my family is honored to highlight one of them on one stop along the One Nation Tour route - America's historic Iowa State Fair! (I'm also excited to try some of that famous fried butter-on-a-stick, fried cheesecake-on-a-stick, fried twinkies, etc. I'll enjoy them in honor of those who'd rather make us just "eat our peas"!) 
Unlike next week's Obama Bus Tour, taxpayers aren't funding our tour, which is why we so appreciate your support in allowing us to be out there on the open road to visit with you to highlight small towns, big-hearted people, and the important role they play in our most exceptional nation."
SarahPAC also posted a new YouTube video entitled, "Always Proud":

Show your support for the Fundamental Restoration of America and the "One Nation Tour" by making a donation to SarahPAC and by following the bus tour on the SarahPAC website.