After a surprise intro by Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin took the CPAC stage in front of a packed house.

https://twitter.com/Tyler_Herrmann/status/312960090900676608

Cruz said that Palin drives the media “bat crap crazy” and she wasn’t about to disappoint.

Video:

  • nc

    Sarah Palin should be the National MOM – Monitor of Mendacity. She killed it today! Totally at the top of her game.

    • bucky321

      great speech–never wanted it to end

      • http://www.youtube.com/PeteDanielsBand Pete Daniels Band

        Sarah rocks! Hope she continues, because she’s ingenious in her ability to connect with fellow conservatives AND get her message out. Time for another spin… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXd949Iwjdw

      • http://www.leaguelineup.com/docs DocBarry1

        absolutely – it was clear that the crowd wanted more

    • conservativemomma

      I am so happy she ruined Obama’s weekend with her remark to “step away from the teleprompter” LOL!

      • michael s

        Youre a simpleton
        He’s the leader of the free world. She’s an unemployed lightweight reduced to commenting on her lady parts.
        how does that turn into she ruined Pres Obama’s weekend?

        • Billie Slash

          Who’s the simpleton? Obama doesn’t lead anything but a foursome on the golf course.

        • 3seven77

          So far we haven’t seen him lead anything, let alone the free world.

          • spiv

            I’ll bet he’s never even led a round of golf even with all that practice!

          • Garth Haycock

            I’m sure he’s had the low score after every round he’s played. Remember, he’s a regressive liberal, so he cheats…that is, he plays by a different set of rules.

          • BlueGood

            LMAO….”Barrack O’bama, we shoulda BACK CHECKED YOU!”

            I’ll say….

            SARAH you Zinged & Boomed them big gulp…oops ‘time” today…

            SO glad I got home in time to watch LIVE!

            What’s that sound?…that’s Sarah Palin, “First Lady of Conservative Hearts” breaking the SOUND Barrier & ringing in the Libtard ears all over the planet!…….Boom ba ba BOOM!

          • Lee Greene

            He meant to say leader of the “freebie” world…

        • Durenda Wood

          Sarah accomplished more in her first year as Governor of Alaska than Obama has his whole life. You sir are a traitor of America for supporting Socialism that Obama is shoving down the throats of Americans. AND Please do not say he won the election because he didn’t! He stole it through voter fraud and the spineless Republicans let it happen!

          • GarColga

            Haha. Lie, lie, lie. Is that all you got?

          • Timbet

            Sarah Palin has many years (successful) executive management experience at local, regional and state levels including command of the Alaska National Guard and has a history of being a reformer and taking on powerful interests for the benefit of ordinary people.

            She has always been a tough-as-nails executive who understood her role as a servant for the people during her time as Mayor of Wasilla and as Governor; she took on the Republican establishment, big oil, corruption, ethics reform, and tax reform.

            In Alaska, Sarah Palin’s top priorities included fiscal restraint, limiting the size of government, resource development, education, equitable oil valuation as well as transportation and infrastructure development. Sarah Palin fought for ethics reform and transparency in government.

            She has cut spending, forward-funded education, and paved the way for job growth in her hometown.
            Sarah Palin has fought to reduce spending and to enforce fiscal discipline as governor of Alaska. She has drastically reduced the growth of the state budget, which has helped to produce a record budget surplus.

            She cut spending and vetoed hundreds of millions of dollars in spending, not because times were tough, but because she wanted to keep government small and solvent.
            She reformed Alaska’s pension system and used surplus dollars to help pay down underfunded pensions, which reduced Alaska’s liabilities by 34.6 % to help provide analysts at Moody’s with enough confidence to later upgrade Alaska’s credit rating to AAA.
            She also reduced earmark requests for the state of Alaska by 80% during her administration.

            Sarah Palin succeeded to a remarkable extent in settling what had seemed insoluble problems, in the process putting Alaska on a trajectory to financial well-being.

            This is strong financial management.

            Under her leadership, Alaska has invested $5 billion in state savings, reformed education funding, and implemented the Senior Benefits Program, which provides support for low-income Alaskan seniors. She’s also established Alaska’s Petroleum Systems Integrity Office to provide oversight and maintenance of oil and gas equipment, facilities, and infrastructure.

            During Sarah Palin’s first year in office, three of her administrations major proposed pieces of legislation passed—an overhaul of the state’s ethics laws, a competitive process to construct a natural gas pipeline and a restructuring of Alaska’s oil valuation formula.

            Sarah Palin’s “business experience” comes with the negotiations and dealings she has had with one of the most powerful industries in the world: the energy industry. Sarah Palin has successfully negotiated new tax structures, lease deals and other issues that arise in the Alaska energy industry.
            At the end of the day, Sarah Palin negotiated billion dollar deals with one of the toughest industries in the world.

            Taking on corruption and crony capitalism has always been a cornerstone of Sarah Palin’s agenda; in Alaska she did take on the old-boy network — the oil companies and her own party .
            As oil and gas commissioner, Sarah Palin called out the unethical practices of members of her own party.
            As Governor, she sought to end the back room deals and improper relationships between oil companies and politicians.

            Sarah Palin is past chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a multistate government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment.

            She also served as chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) Natural Resources Committee, which was charged with pursuing legislation to ensure state needs are considered as federal policy is formulated in the areas of agriculture, energy, environmental protection and natural resource management.

            After poring over thousands of emails (24,000+ pages of emails) from Palin’s term as governor, even the mainstream media has been forced to concede that Palin was a conscientious, transparent, and effective public servant.

            The Palin Emails (24,000+ pages of emails) show that Sarah Palin conducted the business of her state in a transparent, bi-partisan, and responsible manner. She worked long, hard hours and treated everyone with respect.

          • michael s

            Still bellyaching over so called voter fraud. brit Hume said put up or shut up. Didn’t happen. I ask once again did anyone take this voter fraud evidence of the 2012 pres election to a local state federal district atty? If so please inform me. Did anyone take this 2012 pres election voter fraud evidence to a amember of the house of reps? If it happened please inform me. Did anyone take the 2012 pres election voter fraud evidence to a federal Senator? If this happened please inform me.
            If the spineless Republicans fought for Bush in 2000,2004,why wouldn’t the spineless Republicans fight for Romney? Especially since 2010 all republicans said was Our goal is to make Pres Obama a one term president.

          • E Quilibrate

            No one so blind as he who refuses to see.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            You guys have whined about George Bush for the last 13 years. We ain’t shuttin up and we don’t have to prove shiite to you or anyone. Don’t like it, don’t read it.

          • $36103485

            Haven’t seen you around tugboat. Did you see where the war costs from Iraq have reached two trillion dollars and may go as high as six trillion with legacy costs. President Obama ended that mess and is still cleaning up the mess of your guy. Peace is the answer.

          • Loud Talker

            John, how do you rationalize complaining about the cost of the Bush wars while having nothing to say about the fact that a single year of Obama deficit increases is roughly the same cost as ten years of those hated Bush wars? Four years of our president have cost 4X a decade of war. The hypocrisy is mind boggling.

          • $36103485

            Paul. The Obama deficits are paying for the Bush wars and for the Bush bailout(tarp), medicare part D which was unfunded and the Bush tax cuts, etc. As a deficit hawk you must realize that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were “off budget” until President Obama put them on?

          • sickbritkid

            “The Obama deficits are paying for the Bush wars and for the Bush bailout(tarp),”

            Bush’s bailout was passed during his lameduck final months of presidency, during which time OBAMA essentially had control of things(remember how he “worked closely” with Bush leading up to the inauguration?).

            And oh god the “wars” comment.

            So let me guess: Bush had some magical “bill me later” button that he pressed every time those costs were rolling in?

            Mind telling me why Obama’s not pressing it, then, if this magical button exists?

          • mike_in_kosovo

            “Off budget” doesn’t mean ‘not paid for’, you idiot.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            By “ended that mess” you mean “complied with the SOFA / withdrawal schedule that Bush signed”, right?

          • EndangeredNJRepub

            I’m not going to try and prove points here or change our opinion, nor will you change mine, because we both know that will not happen here. What I will try and find out is why you would come off as hostile from the get-go in an environment you KNOW that at best, doesn’t agree with you, and at worst, is downright hostile. Freedom of speech and expression is great, but unless you have a mandate from a higher being or Obama, you’re essentially wasting your time blowing hard at us folks who just don’t see things the way you do.

            Unless you mean to troll…

        • http://twitter.com/GearyMarks Geary Marks

          Probably because he is a thin skinned narcissist

        • Timbet

          Sarah Palin has many years (successful) executive management experience at local, regional and state levels including command of the Alaska National Guard and has a history of being a reformer and taking on powerful interests for the benefit of ordinary people.

          She has always been a tough-as-nails executive who understood her role as a servant for the people during her time as Mayor of Wasilla and as Governor; she took on the Republican establishment, big oil, corruption, ethics reform, and tax reform.

          In Alaska, Sarah Palin’s top priorities included fiscal restraint, limiting the size of government, resource development, education, equitable oil valuation as well as transportation and infrastructure development. Sarah Palin fought for ethics reform and transparency in government.

          She has cut spending, forward-funded education, and paved the way for job growth in her hometown.
          Sarah Palin has fought to reduce spending and to enforce fiscal discipline as governor of Alaska. She has drastically reduced the growth of the state budget, which has helped to produce a record budget surplus.

          She cut spending and vetoed hundreds of millions of dollars in spending, not because times were tough, but because she wanted to keep government small and solvent.
          She reformed Alaska’s pension system and used surplus dollars to help pay down underfunded pensions, which reduced Alaska’s liabilities by 34.6 % to help provide analysts at Moody’s with enough confidence to later upgrade Alaska’s credit rating to AAA.
          She also reduced earmark requests for the state of Alaska by 80% during her administration.

          Sarah Palin succeeded to a remarkable extent in settling what had seemed insoluble problems, in the process putting Alaska on a trajectory to financial well-being.

          This is strong financial management.

          Under her leadership, Alaska has invested $5 billion in state savings, reformed education funding, and implemented the Senior Benefits Program, which provides support for low-income Alaskan seniors. She’s also established Alaska’s Petroleum Systems Integrity Office to provide oversight and maintenance of oil and gas equipment, facilities, and infrastructure.

          During Sarah Palin’s first year in office, three of her administrations major proposed pieces of legislation passed—an overhaul of the state’s ethics laws, a competitive process to construct a natural gas pipeline and a restructuring of Alaska’s oil valuation formula.

          Sarah Palin’s “business experience” comes with the negotiations and dealings she has had with one of the most powerful industries in the world: the energy industry. Sarah Palin has successfully negotiated new tax structures, lease deals and other issues that arise in the Alaska energy industry.
          At the end of the day, Sarah Palin negotiated billion dollar deals with one of the toughest industries in the world.

          Taking on corruption and crony capitalism has always been a cornerstone of Sarah Palin’s agenda; in Alaska she did take on the old-boy network — the oil companies and her own party .
          As oil and gas commissioner, Sarah Palin called out the unethical practices of members of her own party.
          As Governor, she sought to end the back room deals and improper relationships between oil companies and politicians.

          Sarah Palin is past chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a multistate government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment.

          She also served as chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) Natural Resources Committee, which was charged with pursuing legislation to ensure state needs are considered as federal policy is formulated in the areas of agriculture, energy, environmental protection and natural resource management.

          After poring over thousands of emails (24,000+ pages of emails) from Palin’s term as governor, even the mainstream media has been forced to concede that Palin was a conscientious, transparent, and effective public servant.

          The Palin Emails (24,000+ pages of emails) show that Sarah Palin conducted the business of her state in a transparent, bi-partisan, and responsible manner. She worked long, hard hours and treated everyone with respect.

          There were no sex scandals, no lewd twitter photos, no misuse of taxpayer dollars, and no malicious behavior, whatsoever. Just a governor doing her job.

        • conservativemomma

          LOL! I wouldn’t be surprised if BO horns his way on to a Sunday show to prove that Sarah and Ben don’t bother him one little bit.

        • E Quilibrate

          Leader? He characterizes your concept of a leader.
          Now that’s hilarious.

        • Charlotta Jones
        • Michael

          “leader?” the first lemming off the cliff is still paints the groud below as red as the last

      • GarColga

        Yeah I’m sure that old and busted talking point left Pres. Obama shaken to the core. I’m so glad she forgot to bring up 57 states, he’d have to retire.

        • TexSizzle

          Obama’s the one who claimed to have visited 57 states, and you leftists repeat ad nauseam any error made by conservatives, so why shouldn’t we do likewise for errors by Regressives?

          • E Quilibrate

            the most egregious error of liberals is that they
            continue to exist.

      • KarenJ

        What’s so hilarious about that — considering how often right wingers get caught in their hypocrisy — is that she used a Teleprompter for her whole 25 minute speech.

        BTW, wasn’t she supposed to speak only for 17 minutes (which would still have been more than any other speaker)?

        • Catchance

          And again, you libs totally missed the point, which is that Obama has never stopped campaigning. Her jab wasn’t about TOTUS, but about the fact that he needs to stop campaigning and start doing his job.

        • conservativemomma

          Oh and it looked like the audience was so bored /s. Maybe they should have squeezed in the libs favorite Rep…Jon Huntsman, to pump up the crowd

          • E Quilibrate

            Another expert observer heard from. How ignorant.

      • $36103485

        He doesn’t even know she exists. He had his revenge on her in November 2008. He didn’t care for her to be sure and think how he and the first lady laughed when fox news put her on the stroll.

        • E Quilibrate

          Seems like you have some intimate knowledge of the
          goings on in the first bedroom?

          • $36103485

            Look. someone like the former half-term governor has treated so many people so poorly is ok with it when she is on the rise. Few people have come from nowhere to reach the heights she did indeed reach. And on the way up she walked over people. But few have fallen from that great height as far and as fast as her. I can’t think of a single person in my lifetime that has had the trajectory of the former half-term governor. So surely she knows that many, many people have enjoyed lustily the spectacle. Just think of Trooper Wooten. Now he hasn’t come out to gloat but surely you know and she knows that he is loving this.

    • $36103485

      She should just be a mom. Then perhaps she could know the blessing of attending a child’s college graduation or a wedding before a baby. She is a mess, her family is a mess and any one who thinks she has a political future is a mess.

      • Catchance

        Tsk.

        • $36103485

          Tsk, tsk indeed. Perhaps if she had been a better mother she wouldn’t be a grandmother of two by age 45. Question: Did Brisdull lie in her book about being date raped by Levi Johnston while passed out on wine coolers or did grifter granny take her daughters rapist to the RNC for political reasons? That is a legitimate question.

          • 3seven77

            So I guess that means the Obama daughters aren’t off limits either?

          • $36103485

            You’ve seen them three times in 5 years fool. Grifter granny paraded hers around, got them reality tv shows and had piper elbowing the press out of the way on the bus to nowhere tour. She should have been in school but school is not big to the half-baked alaskan.

          • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

            Wow…your life revolves around this woman, doesn’t it? How pitiful your life must be that your existence is defined by hating a woman you’ve never even met…a woman that has no legislative/executive power over you.

            Tsk tsk tsk.

          • $36103485

            It is but it’s still better than Trackcantgetright’s, bridulls and willow’s.

          • $36103485

            What is with the tsk, tsk, tsk today. I will blog on her until she takes herself out of the public eye. It will not be much longer now. And I’m waiting to see season two of “I’ve Tripped Over Life.”

          • E Quilibrate

            What a bustard you certainly think your influence is
            boundless.

          • $36103485

            No, just a guy getting my last licks on a once promising politician who stands for everything i abhor. It will be over soon. But it has been amazing to watch her star rise, rise even higher then crash to earth leaving nothing but a charred crater. Peace.

          • Timbet

            You have some sick obsession with the Palin family.

          • Billie Slash

            He’s a Sarah Palin drag queen. Imitation, flattery…you know…

          • $36103485

            Lib, my friend, you are projecting again. Two posts and both mention gay sex and cross-dressing. Have you been to college? In Psychology 101 you would learn about projection and it would make you more careful about things you say.

          • wwbdinct

            Puhlease Cariboob! We all know you’re jealous – just move along now

          • $36103485

            I am. I want to be a grandparent of two by 45 and have none of my three college age kids attending University. It’s everyone(from wasilla’s) dream come true.

          • Catchance

            Awww… no, I’m sorry… that’s not a legitimate question. You, however, might ask yourself a legitimate question: why are you so obsessed with Sarah Palin? I can only assume that you must spend all of your spare time researching her and her children and grandchildren in order to be as spiteful as you can. The reasons that you have given (her children don’t have college degrees and her grandchildren were born out of wedlock) just don’t support the amount of hatred that you have, so I have to assume it’s personal to you.

          • $36103485

            she claims to be the real american with the small town christian values, etc. And big city elitists are the problem with the country and I’m merely demonstrating that she was ignoring the log in her own eye to criticize the speck in others.

          • Catchance

            One thing that small-town Christians value is life, even unborn life. You have already indicated to me (with your sneering comment about the pregnancy center where I volunteer) that you don’t believe in that. And your statement before (that successful people who have college degrees do not have illegitimate grandchildren) indicates an elitist attitude.

            So again, I will suggest a self-examination. None of what you have said comes even close to the amount of vitriol you have for her.

          • $36103485

            An american value is freedom to choose.What is wrong with elitism? Elite means the best. I want the best for me and for all young people.

          • Catchance

            Well, let’s talk about that freedom to choose. Nanny Bloomberg didn’t want to give them much choice for sodas, now did he?

            Not sure where you get your ideas about pregnancy centers. (Btw, you didn’t guess where I worked, I told you before, and it’s not Crisis Pregnancy Center Inc, although we do pretty much the same thing.) We have never harangued anyone at our center about anything. And actually, PP sends the girls who don’t have any money over to us, as our pregnancy tests and ultrasounds are free (which theirs are not) and we have a list of doctors and health centers who will do free mammograms and exams. None of our monies come from any kind of government aid, but is all donated. PP was started by eugenicist Margaret Sanger, and they continue in her work, as 40% of abortions are performed on black women, who make up 19% of the population.

            Although there will often be people in front of PP carrying signs, we do not do that. You are obviously getting your information from biased sources, and you’re completely wrong.

            It’s interesting how the very elite group of people you love preach how wonderful it is for women to be liberated and single and have sex whenever they want and abort the consequences, paid by the U.S. taxpayers, but you go the conservative route yourselves of getting married and having children in that marriage. You need to preach what you practice.

          • $36103485

            Mayor Bloomberg was merely saying that Deli’s couldn’t serve 60 ounce soft drinks. Obesity has passed smoking as the #1 killer in America. And the healthcare costs are also top. Then, to get her beak wet, she tells the mayor to “stay out of my fridge.” A. She doesn’t live in New York and B. He wasn’t saying you can’t have these drinks in your fridge. Stores can still sell 2 liter bottles, etc. It shows how shallow and opportunistic she is and why I despise her and will until she completely fades from the scene. She is a shallow, opportunistic, foolish person who is proud of her ignorance and wears it like a badge of courage. Pathetic. These companies privatize the profits then socialize the costs of what they do. Do you understand that?

          • John Byrd

            John, if you are concerned about the morality of our political leaders, have you looked into our President’s history of drug abuse and gay sex?

          • $36103485

            I’ll leave that to you.

          • John Byrd

            No, I don’t care that much…it just seemed that you were obsessed with the subject when it related to a conservative. I must have been wrong.

          • $36103485

            Hey, the Bush’s and the Romney’s and most other republican politicians do it my way and delay gratification. The only person formerly in politics that has children with teen babies is the wasilla wendidngo.

          • Billie Slash

            JMMull can’t type right now. Obamas penis is in his hands.

          • $36103485

            You have that in your head, not mine. It’s called projection so it is your issue, deal with it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

            I’m sure you say the same thing about the Dunhams as well, given that Stanley-Anne was YOUNGER than Bristol was when she got her loins plowed by Barack Obama Senior and got empregnated with jug-eared Obama Jr.

          • $36103485

            Was Levi her rapist or was brisdull a liar? Think Tripp will ever be President. He might get the top bunk in his cell but the kid is heading for trouble.

          • michael s

            Another one who is incorrect. Stanley Ann Dunham was 18yrs old and MARRIED when she was pregnant by Barack Obama Sr. with Barack Obama Future president. Bristol Palin was 17 and UNMARRIED when her and Levi bore Tripp. Scott Brown tried to make the same false analogy. He was wrong so are you.

          • $36103485

            And he ended up President of the Harvard Law Review, State Senator, United States Senator and two term President. The half-baked alaskan was pregnant with Track when she got married. He ended up vandalizing school buses, living with his aunt and joining the army to avoid jail time. Then became a single dad before age 25. Brisdull didn’t bother with the marriage thing and became pregnant at 16. So, who overcame adversity and who repeated the mistakes?

          • Catchance

            Hmmm… so Sarah was pregnant with Track when she got married. Interestingly, Stanley was pregnant with Barack when she got married (3 months).

            Track wound up vandalizing school buses (I’ll take your word for it) and Barack wound up in the Choom bus.

            The main difference from there is that Track didn’t have wealthy communist patrons to push him into select schools and the Harvard Law Review. (Remember, we still don’t have his transcripts, and he never wrote an article for the Law Review.) His State Senate seat was won by underhanded dealings opening up sealed divorce records of his opponent, and amazingly, his U.S. Senate seat also, by revealing a sex scandal of his opponent’s that had also been sealed.

            So, who continued plodding along, and who was pushed ever upward by the Chicago Democrats? Whose friends are the ones who have gone to jail for fraud and tax evasion? Whose friends actually blew up buildings and got off on a technicality? Whose closest adviser has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood?

            You know what? I’ll take Sarah’s kids, who may not be the cream of the crop, but they’re not sleaze-bags.

          • $36103485

            I’m not going to argue with you. You have given me peace tonight and I appreciate it. Harvard Law Review is voted on by the students and he was first black President. I was a good student in college, did fairly well on LSAT’s and was accepted to only one law school and it certainly wasn’t Harvard. He is a high achiever for sure.

          • Catchance

            Stanley was 18, and 3 months pregnant when she married Obama Sr. (who, it turns out, was still married to a woman back in Kenya). They didn’t live together after that.

          • Timbet

            Notice that none of your critique are truly about Sarah Palin’s policies; they concentrate on personal attacks and childish gossip stories.

          • KarenJ

            Sarah Palin has no policies. Her speech topics were all over the place, and if CPAC attendees were actually listening, she spoke positively about things Democrats, liberals, and President Obama have actually been trying to do — and the Tea Party GOP has resisted for the past 3 years.

          • $36103485

            She has no poicies my friend. Five hours ago I challenged this thread to come up with one policy from her screed today and I’m still waiting.

          • Catchance

            Oh, for heaven’s sake! She’s not running for office, she’s giving a speech. She doesn’t have to have a “policy”, and in fact it would be pretty strange if she did.

            Give it up.

          • $36103485

            I agree with you again catch. She is not running for anything and has no policy beliefs. Now convince the rest of her supporters of that. Many are still deluded, even after the political tease of 2012, that she is going to run again. shows you how lame CPAC is also.

          • E Quilibrate

            Your judgmental bent is truly disgusting.

          • $36103485

            One of two things is true. Either Brisdull lied in her book and on the Today Show or her Mother took her rapist to the RNC. They are mutually exclusive. Do you have an opinion? I do. I call BS on Brisdull. Neither is good bc she called the Father of her child a date rapist although she called him worse things on the short lived “I’ve Tripped Over Life” show.

          • E Quilibrate

            My opinion, just like yours is just that. Look again without the clear bias. Bias does not impute fact.

      • http://twitter.com/Dan1231 Walter Sobchak

        Yeah, like the paragons of virtue on your side who get their daughters lobotomized and lock them in a room for the rest of their life when they get pregnant out of wedlock. Poor Rosemary.

      • Billie Slash

        You assume alot about Palin, 99% of which you really have no idea. Therefore your assumptions have made you an ass.

      • wwbdinct

        Bat. Crap. Crazy.

        • $36103485

          I know she is. And her kids hate her. Sad.

          • TexSizzle

            What proof do you have for that statement, or is that just something else you pulled out of your butt?

          • bossmanham

            JohnMartin Mull is a grown ass man.

            Said his mom as she finished wiping his ass.

          • $36103485

            Mom is dead and has been for years and she still is more of a mother than the granny grifter. Mom was 58 when she became a grandmother. That’s how educated people do it.

          • wwbdinct

            Yes – you never fail to mention your dead mother. It was suicide, right? No wonder….

          • $36103485

            Cancer.

          • Catchance

            How old your mother was when she became a grandmother has nothing at all to do with education. Her first child could have been born when she was 15, but he was such a loser (and possibly a mama’s boy) that the only sex he had was what he could buy. (Disclaimer: I’m not saying it was you.)

          • $36103485

            Let’s see, get out of college at 22 or 23. Then maybe post-graduate work until you are 25-27. Then you put degree to work and have kids in your early to mid 30’s. Hopefully, your own kids do the same. Grandkids late 50 to early 60’s. Now another way to do it is be pregnant when you get married at 23. Have feral kids with not goals in life and have grandkids between 35 and 45.

          • E Quilibrate

            Speak loudly of which you know nothing. That’s
            how it’s done.

          • $36103485

            Think she was proud of her 16 year old daughter being with child? Think it didn’t weaken her position on abstinence only education? Think it wasn’t an embarrassment to parade Levi before the nation then go on to have her typical 8th grade mean girl fight with him? On larry King Levi said “She is the grown up here and acting like the kid.” He might have more sense than all of them.

          • Allan Hamilton

            So, when you slipped into the coroners office and had your way with her corpse, was it everything you thought it would be? Just like your god O’bama said it would be?

          • E Quilibrate

            His being all ass, how would she know when she was
            finished?

          • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

            Keep f*cking that chicken, johnnie boi.

          • $36103485

            Whoa, project much? How did you even think of that? From wasilla?:)

  • http://www.leaguelineup.com/docs DocBarry1

    Gov Palin should be given the time she needs to say what she wants to say – why limit her – she knows that there are others

  • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

    She absolutely rocked!!

  • $36103485

    A pointless, meandering, mean girl, 8th grade level screed lacking a single clarifying idea or message. A joke about her wrack? Sad. Doesn’t she still pay a speech writer through her PAC? And she dares to talk about Rove wasting money? Unless her speech writer pays her, she is being cheated. Pathetic.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Jackson/1316589869 Gary Jackson

      Moron, Karl Rove spent $300 million in 2012, only 1% of the slugs he promoted won. Sarah Palin spent NO MONEY, but 75% of those she backed won. I’d say she knows how to get the biggest bang for the buck!

      • $36103485

        Wrong you are. Out of the $5 million she brought in to granny grifterPac, she spent $306,000 on candidates. $5,000 went to…Willard Mitt Romney. Hahaha

        • Billie Slash

          Link, please……Hahaha’s don’t prove your point.

          • $36103485

            Alaska Dispatch, Politico and GrifterPac(I’ll never write her name again) all have articles on it. None so blind as those who will not see. Send your money to grifterpac, it’s the only money the whole family has coming in.

          • Timbet

            After the 2008 election Sarah Palin helped lead Republicans to the greatest congressional victory in several generations during the 2010 election;she has endorsed 73 candidates for the US House of Representatives and Senate; state governors and attorney generals. Her success rate is at 69%.
            18 out of 20 targets in her Take Back the 20 campaign ; this is a 90% success rate!

            Sarah Palin also had a very strong hand in the party’s few successes during this election . Sarah Palin campaigned for constitutional conservatives llike Ted Cruz, Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, Paul Gosar, resulting in 5 conservatives being elected to the Senate and 32 conservatives to the House.

            In 2010, Sarah Palin backed South Carolina’s Tim Scott. He won in 2010 and he won the re-election. She backed other African Americans like Allen West and Mia Love. Both of those candidates narrowly lost their races by 2,000 votes in the case of Love and 1,000 votes in the case of West.

            Sarah Palin has also penned commentary on such topics as the unrest in Libya, the protests in Wisconsin, Obama’s 2012 budget proposal and State of the Union address, getting tough with Iran and standing with Iranians who seek democracy, challenging the specifics of President Obama’s energy policy, the omnibus spending bill, defeating the New START, opposition to state bailouts, tax policy, a message to Republican freshmen in Congress, opposition to quantitative easing, and more.

            She has repeatedly been a leading voice—via television appearances and speaking engagements—against the dangers of ObamaCare and the risks of President Obama’s approach to energy.

          • wwbdinct

            “I’ll never write her name again”….. As God is my witness, I WILL NEVER WRITE HER NAME AGAIN!!! …..Thanks Vivien Leigh!

    • http://twitter.com/Dan1231 Walter Sobchak

      Especially as opposed to the deep, heady, intellectual stuff like giving shouts out to “cousin Pooky, praising “the corpse-men”, talking about visiting all 57 states, and calling your opponent “a bullshit artist”.

      Or the high-minded genius of our Vice President reminding us of how President Roosevelt went on television in 1929 to calm the nations economic fears, or his brilliant advice on self-defense, or his incredible gravitas when speaking about “garden-variety” domestic abuse versus real domestic abuse. Right, Johnny?

  • Daxton Brown

    JohnMartin Mull looks like the typical Obamabot with his panties in a bunch about Sarah Palin. Pretty sad. Jealous much?

    • $36103485

      I’m soo jealous of the grifter granny with the uneducated children and no future in reality TEEVEE nor in politics. Can’t wait for her xmas book to fail. Between now and then she has her big speech at Terri Shiavo Day. They picked her because she can relate to being brain dead.

      • Billie Slash

        We know Palin’s effective because she brings out angry, self-righteous little trolls like you. Thanks for showing your hand!

        • KarenJ

          No, we’re laughing at her. Did you know she invented two new words during her speech? On the video: “Prophylaxicks” (either “prophylatics” or “prophylaxis”) at 21:55 and “conglamorate” (apparently meaning “conglomerate”) at 22:55.

          • Catchance

            You might recheck your dictionary before you start laughing. The word ‘prophylaxis’ is a noun, meaning the protection or prevention of disease. ‘Prophylactic’ is the adjective form which means to guard against or to prevent a disease. Sarah was completely correct in using the plural noun, prophylaxes. There is no such word as ‘prophylactics’.

          • $36103485

            ?

          • Catchance

            Sorry. No cats.

            From Dictionary.com:

            pro·phy·lax·is [proh-fuh-lak-sis, prof-uh-] Show IPA
            NOUN
            1. Medicine/Medical .

            a. the preventing of disease.
            b. the prevention of a specific disease, as by studying the biological behavior, transmission, etc., of its causative agent and applying a series of measures against it.

            Origin:
            1835–45; < Neo-Latin < Greek pro- pro-2 + phýlaxis a watching, guarding, equivalent to phylak- (base ofphylássein to guard) + -sis -sis

            pro·phy·lac·tic [proh-fuh-lak-tik, prof-uh-] Show IPA
            ADJECTIVE
            1. defending or protecting from disease or infection, as a drug.
            2. preventive or protective.

            The thing is, many people now use prophylactic as a noun, ie condoms, but that's not the actual usage.

          • $36103485

            So, she was saying that the government shouldn’t be in the business of preventing disease? She was talking about condoms but you refuse to see the truth. What about “conglamerate?” Have you looked that up?

          • Billie Slash

            You’re the pussy–you tell us…..

          • $36103485

            Oh libloather, you slay me.

          • Billie Slash

            If only I could……

          • $36103485

            Ahhh, the threat of violence. Well, one of the great philosophers once said that the thing that makes us equal is our ability to kill one and other. But you seem more like the kind of guy who is just conflicted and all of your loathing is self-administered. Carry on.

          • Billie Slash

            Great philosophers, my ass. Sounds like a direct quote from Joe Biden, as he shot through his front door.

          • Billie Slash

            Honey, is this all ya got?? I won’t hold it against you, since obviously your parents are brother and sister.

          • $36103485

            Firstly, most women today don’t appreciate the “honey” talk you neanderthal. Secondly, when you are a conservative you should hold off on the incest talk since that is more of a red state thing.

          • Billie Slash

            I am a woman, dick stain. You people are in my neighborhood. I’ll address you any way I please. Don’t like it, leave. And, btw, Sara Palin scares the hell out of you!!!!

          • $36103485

            You forgot the “H” on the half-baked alaskan’s first name which is very in important in the the “H” stands for Half-term, half-baked and half-ass. Now, unless you are over 70, you should drop the “honey.” If it is not a term of endearment from an elderly person than it is condescending.

          • Timbet

            Sarah Palin served 32 out of 48 months; the same percentage that Obama served of his Senate term (not including the two-year break he spent campaigning) and and accomplished almost everything she set out to do in that time.

            Sarah Palin resigned because she recognized the cost that the frivolous ethics complaints were having on her state , and she saw how much of her staff’s time and her own time were forced to deal with those issues.

            That entire campaign of BS lawsuits was meant to do nothing but hamstring the governor’s office and bankrupt Sarah Palin.

            http://articles.ktuu.com/2009-07-09/ethics-complaints_24126005

          • Billie Slash

            …”you should drop the term ‘honey’…it is condescending”.

            Typical liberal hypocrite. You slither your way here from the foul smelling pest-hole of the leftwing blogosphere, you proceed to vilify, slander, and insult Palin (a woman) AND her family, and you lecture me on etiquette??? You’re a fool, and I’m sure you’ve been told that before.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            ‘Dick stain’ haha …LL you will only upset yourself trying to argue with these jackasses. It’s amazing how they trolls/haters come out of the woodwork when Palin is back at the forefront. I have never seen the amount of vitriol directed at one woman, it’s beyond crazy at this point. That’s there goal is to be community agitators. We really need to start ignoring them. They clog threads and annoy, when we respond, they win…

            How awesome is it that Sarah has been tempered by the flames, now stronger and undaunted. She is SOO strong, it’s awesome.

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            Is that straight from Daily Kos, Drink Regress or NBC? Getting hard to tell those apart lately.

          • Paula Noakes

            But “corpseman” is just fine … okey-dokey. ::headdesk::

            (Ever heard of an accent? Regional dialect? As opposed to just plain STOOPID liberal? Yeah, that’s what I thought.)

      • sb36695

        You’re showing your true colors. Be careful what you HOPE for.

        • $36103485

          Take your threats to stormfront pukey.

          • sb36695

            There is no threat. But I realize it was beyond your comprehension. Ask the Egyptians how the “Arab Spring” turned out. I suggest you prepare.

          • $36103485

            We should have propped up Mubarek for ten more years. It’s called blowback. Enjoy!

          • sb36695

            I don’t believe in propping people up. That’s something leftists do. Without being ignorant, it’s hard to enjoy the suffering of others.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Weren’t they the ones pulling guard duty for the Occupy crowd in Arizona? How much did it cost you to get them on guard duty for you?

      • wwbdinct

        Bat. Crap. Crazy!

      • ZoriahShepard

        Once again a Liberal crawls out from under his Progressive rock, not to cite facts or examples of Sarah Palin’s ‘incompetency’, but to call her names and impugn her parenting skills. Once again relying on emotionally charged posts instead a clearly thought argument.

        • KarenJ

          See my comment to “LibLoather” just above.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Yes, your comment illustrated Zoriah’s point perfectly. Thanks!

      • sodakhic

        That was low even for a flaming lib.

        • $36103485

          Cry me a river.

      • $23629333

        Methinks JohnMartin Mull and enigmaplanner are two handles belonging to one person. As I did with EP, I clicked on JMM’s avatar to see if she has commented on any subject OTHER than Sarah Palin and her family. Again – as with EP – I found a preoccupation with the Palins.

        I really wish Kathleen Parker would find some more constructive means of filling her too-free time.

        • $36103485

          I only post on the grifter granny and her pathetic family. First post ever was less than a year ago and feel I probably have 5 months until my job is done.

          • 1azuce

            Strange for an adult male to be bat sh!t crazy obsessed about Palin, unless you are a ‘happy’ guy. Are you a ‘happy’ guy johniboi?

      • Adela Wagner

        Burns yer biscuits that she TOTALLY got the whole “death panel” phrase coined before it was trendy. HA. She may not be media savvy, but personally, I HATE media savvy, being PC, and ass kissers. I LOVE common everyday sense.

  • Maxx

    Seismic readings might indicate an earthquake but in reality, after Sarah’s speech today and that awesome Big Gulp poke, it’s just malcontent liberal heads exploding.

    • $36103485

      No, I think that was the grifter granny bombing.

      • Maxx

        carpet bombing the nanny state.

        There, I fixed it for you.

        • $36103485

          Name the pertinent political point she made that she didn’t make on fox news, which resulted in roger ailes saying “we wish you well somewhere else?”

          • Billie Slash

            BARACK OBAMA, YOU LIE!

          • $36103485

            Oh wow, never heard that before. That schtick got her a pink slip from fox news. Carry on.

          • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

            Actually, dumbass…she was offered a contract extension and she refused it, but whatever.

          • $36103485

            She was offered the “anti-mafia” contract. You know, the one she couldn’t accept.

          • Timbet

            Real Clear Politics reported:

            “It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement”

            By the way, Sarah Palin is currently ranked as the top TV Pundit on Mediate’s Power Grid.
            http://www.mediaite.com/power-grid/category/?c=TV+Pundits

          • KarenJ

            Mediaite’s Power Grid for TV Pundits:

            TV Pundits are individuals who either A) serve as in-house analysts or commentators OR regularly serve as guest analysts or commentators. Their rankings are determined based on: appearances/mentions on television as compiled by the media monitoring service TVEyes, ratings of that network or program, Online Buzz of proper name, Blogs Buzz of proper name, and Twitter Followers (if applicable). You might at times see an individual ranked higher than any of their individual metric rankings — keep in mind that our algorithm weights some metrics more than others.

            Palin’s been off Fox News for only 3 months. I think some of her devoted fans haven’t figured that out yet. Let’s revisit this “TV Pundits” ranking in another 3 months, see how she’s doing…since she’s no longer a TV Pundit.

      • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

        Yet. here you are, trying your best to convince yourself of it…

    • KarenJ

      The funny thing about Palin’s Big Gulp is that the drink is from the local 7-Eleven, and that she said it was a DIET soda. Bloomberg’s soda ban, according to ABC News:

      “The judge siding with outraged soda company and businesses saying “the prohibition has the potential to be more troubling than sugar-sweetened beverages. ” He said it was too arbitrary because large drinks could still be sold at supermarkets and convenience stores but not at restaurants, movie theaters, corner delis or sports arenas.”

      So Sarah Palin’s Big Gulp gag was demonstrated with a non-banned drink. Interesting. I’m sure no one at CPAC noticed, though.

      • $36103485

        I don’t know, I thought the funny thing was the fact that it was almost as big as her wig.

  • Republicanvet

    She really gets under your skin doesn’t she Johnny?

    • $36103485

      Kind of like crabs or scabies.

      • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

        Something with which we’re all sure you have lots of experience with.

        • $36103485

          I’ve only had them twice and both times I was doing business in Wasilla with a guy they called the “first dud.”

          • bossmanham

            You’re a lonely piece of crap who has nothing to do but pick on a woman. That’s as low as you can go, and you ought to be knocked in the jaw, which I’d do if I weren’t afraid of your fat absorbing my fist.

          • $36103485

            How do you know she is a woman? The ‘first dud” has a awfully high voice.

          • KarenJ

            RWNJs do that an awful lot, I’ve noticed. Threatening other people with physical harm, actually STOMPING on defenseless women…

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TsrD9NxRC74

            (the stomper is Tim Profitt, a Rand Paul Senate campaign volunteer worker)

          • $36103485

            Did you see how the tea party outreach to minorities ended last night? Classic right wing hate and misogyny on display for all to see. Bet they don’t have that breakout session next year:)

          • bossmanham

            LWNJs do things that call for a good jaw socking. What can I say? You people are rude, morally deficient, and terrible people. People that speak of women like that deserve it.

          • $36103485

            Ahhh, the violence. Last refuge of the scoundrel.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            And the LIBS are the acknowledged masters of it. Look at any union protest.

      • Rabid

        You seem to be an expert in that.

    • Billie Slash

      You know folks like Palin and Cruz are effective when the cockroaches of the left come out of the woodwork with their nastiness. I’m lovin’ it!!!

      • $36103485

        Cruz is a senator and the granny grifter is unemployed.

        • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

          And a multi-millionaire author/professional speaker.

          Sucks to be you, doesn’t it?

          • $36103485

            She will be broke. Just like Willow said to brisdull in “I’ve Tripped Over LIfe.”

          • KarenJ

            Scrabbling for gigs like the Terry Schiavo anniversary? Ghoulish, at the very least.

          • $36103485

            In fairness Karen, she was able to get that gig because they wanted someone who knew what it was like to be brain dead. She fit the bill.

  • Republicanvet

    I guess it might sound nice and make you feel all cuddly to say he is the leader of the free world….but reality shows he has never led since he was immaculated. Every time he had an opportunity to do so, he hid behind Hillary’s or Valerie’s skirt.

    • $36103485

      Hmmm, two term President or thrice failed reality tv actor. Two Term President or failed tv pundit?

      • 3seven77

        Sorry, she had a successful TV series. A very successful TV series. Yeah, Obama won. So what? He can’t govern. He will go down in history as America’s worst President. No future President will ever be worse than Obama. Quite a legacy, no?

        • $36103485

          Yes, yes. What season is that show in now?

          • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

            Check the ratings it had, numbnuts. She didn’t want to do a second season.

          • $36103485

            One and done, just like “I’ve Tripped Over Life” and Toads show about the “meelitary.” Carry on.

          • $36103485

            Big opening and then fell drastically week after week. That is why there was no second season. As for Brisdull, she only held her time slot for three weeks. Then they moved that dreck to after prime time to run out the shows they had in the bag. I suppose brisdull didn’t want a second season either? Lucky they did move it because only 123 people actually saw Tripp call aunt Willow a f*gg*t.

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            It was not a series idiot. Geez, could you make a call and get a better class of troll. Maybe one of your supervisors.

          • $36103485

            One and done, just like her political “career.”

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            She and her family have enough to live on for the rest of their lives. I am also pretty sure they have set up trusts to protect that money and provide for their family for generations. Really must suck to have to work minimum wage to troll for OFA huh?

          • $36103485

            Hahaha, they put it all in college trust funds so it would never be used. HAHAHA!!!

          • $36103485

            You call it a “series” right above where you say it was not a “series” then call me the idiiot. Nice.

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            I called it a series? I know you are posting under several different avatars, but that does not mean the rest of us are. You are not quite as bright as you think you are. But hey, bless your little heart. Why haven’t you called your supervisor at OFA to get some help?

      • sb36695

        Check out dailyjobcuts.com & usdebtclock.org. Maybe if your prezzy had made it past 7th grade math, we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in. Ignorance is bliss. Enjoy it while you can.

        • $36103485

          Yes, if only he was as smart as the grifter granny. She did go to 5 colleges, er mostly junior colleges for that alleged communications degree. Stellar.

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            Obama admitted he does not know math, kind of sad really.

          • $36103485

            Yes, the Harvard Law Degree is so math heavy.

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            What does a Harvard Law degree have to do with knowing something more than 8th grade math? Oh sorry, that was when he began the choom gang………..

          • sb36695

            She paid for her education. Something leftists don’t understand. Harvard must be more interested in community agitating than math. lol

          • $36103485

            We paid for her “eduacation” by having her willful ignorance thrust upon us by another Granny Grifter, John McShame.

          • sb36695

            Enjoy your ignorance.

          • $36103485

            It’s the only thing I have in common with the granny grifter besides baldness:)

          • Timbet

            It took Sarah Palin five years to get her degrees, but she was paying for college out of her own pocket, apart from the scholarships she was awarded, and had to work a semester or two to make the money to attend school; she graduated debt free.

          • $36103485

            Degrees??? Want to check yourself on the “degrees” thingy? She has one alleged degree. I call BS on that. Transferring credits is way too hard to be able to attend 5 colleges and juco’s in 5 years and graduate. She “graduated” debt free and also education free.

    • $36103485

      Successful tv series get a second season. You know, like successful president’s get a second term. Did you see where W is polling under Grover Cleveland. That bar has been set low:)

      • Timbet

        The serie was very successful but Sarah Palin didn’t want to do a second season.

        • $36103485

          And she turned down fox news for a second contract. And the check is in the mail and the government is here to help you. Carry on.

  • Republicanvet

    Johnny, if she has someone donating to her, I have no problem with that. I do have a problem with you and other leftist thieves stealing my money and spending it on your cronies.

    • $36103485

      She IS the bridge to nowhere:)

      • TexSizzle

        Aren’t you precious?

        • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

          Bless his little heart.

          • $36103485

            We know what “bless his heart” means when spoken by a fundy christian. Like she said to John McShame so no thanks. I’ll pass. Carry on.

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            Showing your genius again, it is a southern smear genius. But you knew that right……Moron.

          • $36103485

            Southern, evangelical christian smear. I know.

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            So you hate 78% of the US huh?

          • Guest

            By the way, using WE is usually a good way to expose yourself for the OFA troll that you are. How does it feel to be a member of an organization attempting to subvert the will of the people? I wonder if any Nazi brownshirts ever felt remorse for their actions? Will you?

      • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

        Weak. You know your pResident and Vice pResident both voted for it after she turned against it, right?

        • $36103485

          And she quit on it. Go figure. She was the only one who lied to John McShame about it.

          • Timbet

            Sarah Palin served 32 out of 48 months; the same percentage that Obama served of his Senate term (not including the two-year break he spent campaigning) and and accomplished almost everything she set out to do in that time.

            Sarah Palin resigned because she recognized the cost that the frivolous ethics complaints were having on her state , and she saw how much of her staff’s time and her own time were forced to deal with those issues.

            That entire campaign of BS lawsuits was meant to do nothing but hamstring the governor’s office and bankrupt Sarah Palin.

            She saw that if she stayed on as Governor it would continue to cost the state millions of dollars in wasted time and resources to defend against false and maliciously ethics complaints and doom it to gridlock.

            Those frivolous lawsuits had already cost the state of AK close to $2 million; Sarah Palin had over $500,000 dollars in legal fees.

            Sarah Palin knew that for the sake of her state, her country, her family, and her political voice, it would be best if she stepped aside from the governorship.

            In an article Sarah Palin said:

            “I said, ‘Enough. Political adversaries and their political friends in the media will not destroy my State, my administration, nor my family. Enough.’ I knew if I didn’t play their game any longer, they could not win. I would not retreat, I would instead reload, and I would fight for what is right from a different plane.”

            She promised to keep the frivolous anti-Palin law suits away from the Alaskan people and to be more effective on the stump ( supporting candidates , fundraising, etc)

            Sarah Palin was truthful on both accounts!

            After the 2008 election Sarah Palin helped lead Republicans to the greatest congressional victory in several generations during the 2010 election;she has endorsed 73 candidates for the US House of Representatives and Senate; state governors and attorney generals. Her success rate is at 69%.
            18 out of 20 targets in her Take Back the 20 campaign ; this is a 90% success rate!

            Sarah Palin also had a very strong hand in the party’s few successes during this election . Sarah Palin campaigned for constitutional conservatives llike Ted Cruz, Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, Paul Gosar, resulting in 5 conservatives being elected to the Senate and 32 conservatives to the House.

            In 2010, Sarah Palin backed South Carolina’s Tim Scott. He won in 2010 and he won the re-election. She backed other African Americans like Allen West and Mia Love. Both of those candidates narrowly lost their races by 2,000 votes in the case of Love and 1,000 votes in the case of West.

            Sarah Palin has also penned commentary on such topics as the unrest in Libya, the protests in Wisconsin, Obama’s 2012 budget proposal and State of the Union address, getting tough with Iran and standing with Iranians who seek democracy, challenging the specifics of President Obama’s energy policy, the omnibus spending bill, defeating the New START, opposition to state bailouts, tax policy, a message to Republican freshmen in Congress, opposition to quantitative easing, and more.

            She has repeatedly been a leading voice—via television appearances and speaking engagements—against the dangers of ObamaCare and the risks of President Obama’s approach to energy.

  • $36103485

    Still no takers on one pertinent policy statement or idea from that 8th grade mean girl screed?

    • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

      Still waiting from one from our pResident.

      • $36103485

        Oh corey, way to deflect. I think that was well done. Carry on.

  • Kristy Patullo

    @SarahPalinUSA is truly awesome!!!

  • $36103485

    She said “prophylaxis” when she meant “Prophylactics.” That’s how you become grandmother of two by age 45. And she said “conglamerate” when she meant “conglomerate.” Sad.

    • kssturgis62

      but yet you forget your “god” Obama said CORPSEman and not Corpsman. You also forget that he leaves out Endowed by our Creator, and you also must recognize that joe biden tells people to shoot through their doors, and women to shoot in the air. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlKIfzoC8D0

    • ZoriahShepard

      Are you sure you wanna play this game?:
      Obama calls the British Embassy, the “English Embassy”
      Obama says there are “57 States”

      Obama claimed that “America built the Intercontinental Railroad”

      • TexSizzle

        Obama says he visited 57 of the 60 states.

        • $36103485

          Two.Term. President. Scoreboard.

      • $36103485

        Two.Term. President.

    • Catchance

      Right. And there are 57 states. We built the ‘intercontinental railroad’. The middle east has plagued the region for centuries. Austrian is the language of Austria. St Louis and Kansas City are the same. 10,000 people died (in a tornado that killed 12 people).

      • TexSizzle

        60 states: the 57 he visited, the one he had left, and the two his handlers wouldn’t let him visit.

      • $36103485

        She said “prophylaxis” when she meant “prophylactics” and that is how you become a grandmother of two at age 45.

        • Catchance

          Heh. See my answer above. (Hint: you’re wrong.)
          And, if you wish to be correct, the plural would be prophylaxes, which, strictly speaking, is for the prevention of disease, not pregnancy.

          You know, I am a volunteer at a local pregnancy center. The lifestyles of the young women whom I counsel are often hair raising, and certainly not what I would condone. But I would never tell them that they’re stupid or sluttish. There are others who have been raised in good families with good values. Yet, here they are, pregnant. They made a mistake (often in the heat of the moment). But I would never blame them or their parents, either. In fact, it takes courage to carry and parent a child, rather than ‘get rid of it’, as Bristol could have done.

          Get off your high horse, and examine your motives.

          • $36103485

            .

          • Catchance

            Guess what? You can’t make a plural out of an adjective. Prophylactic is an adjective. Prophylaxis is a noun. Geez.

          • $36103485

            .

        • Timbet

          Obama hasn’t been immune to misstatements, such as when he referred to Hawaii as being in Asia, invented the “Austrian” language, thoughtlessly said his low bowling score was “like Special Olympics,” affirmed that Sen. John McCain “has not talked about my Muslim faith,” mentioned he had been “in 57 states” with “one left to go,” or when he was honoring America’s “unbroken line of fallen heroes” on Memorial Day saying he could “see many of them in the audience here today.”

          • brewerandpatriot

            My favorite misstatement of all “…right here in China!”

          • $36103485

            That’s President Obama to you. “Refudiate” was my favorite of the grifter granny. Then she quickly took the post down then when someone had a cache of it she went on to say “it’s a living language.” The woman(and her supporters) could never acknowledge she could make a mistake. Not enough room on this post for all the things I disagree with the President over. First sign of a cult is infallibility.

    • Catchance

      Oh, John… John, what are we going to do with you?
      Prophylactic (which means to be on guard) is the adjective form of the noun prophylaxis, which means the prevention or protection from disease.

      • $36103485

        She was talking about the government handing out condoms. She said “we don’t need the government handing out “prophylaxis.”

        • Catchance

          No…. “we don’t need the government handing out prophylaxes.” Before you call someone else stooopid….

          • $36103485

            You obviously volunteer in a Crisis Pregnancy Center. I would bet my life on it. How about “conglamerate” when she meant “conglomerate?” Is Conglamerate plural for conglomerate? Hilarious.

          • Catchance

            Hmmm… I seem to have struck a nerve on that one.

            Look. Mispronunciation of any word, whether it’s prophylactic(s) (which, yes, is probably what she was trying to say) or conglomerate, happens, especially in a live speech. The real point is that you’re nit-picking because you can’t find anything incorrect in the substance of her talk, and you hate her so much that you’re willing to pounce on anything, even to the point of not looking up prophylaxis to see if it really is a word.

            Since you (as your idol Barack Obama… who, by the way, has never actually produced any transcripts of his supposed time at Columbia) believe in abortion on demand, I’m not going down that road with you. I will say, however, that our pregnancy care center gives ALL the options when a young woman is pregnant (unlike Planned Parenthood, who only gives the option of abortion). We never tell her not to have an abortion, but because we know all too well the awful emotional aftereffects one can cause, we offer help with adoption, or if she decides to parent, help with that, too.

          • $36103485

            Thank you for your truthfulness. Appreciated. She did mis-pronounce those words and that certainly can happen to anybody. Agreed. And you seem like a very nice person who is committed to your calling. Good for you. The fact is, there was no substance whatsoever in her speech today. Nothing on policy, no ideas and nothing indicating that she has decided to buckle down and familiarize herself with the issues of the day. It was, rather, a 8th grade level mean girl screed and that is the level she operates on. Same worn out attacks that grew old at fox news. Like “vetting” the President. He is not my hero. I disagree with him on many thingss. Many! But I feel free to attack the former half-term governor because she is a mean girl and one is to fight fire with fire. Peace to you!

          • Timbet

            Writing Analysts Claim Palin Writes ‘Better Than Most Educated Americans

            ” AOL Weird News brought samples to two writing analysts who independently evaluated 24,000 pages of the former governor’s emails. They came back in agreement that Palin composed her messages at an eighth-grade level, an excellent score for a chief executive, they said.

            “I’m a centrist Democrat, and would have loved to support my hunch that Ms. Palin is illiterate,” said 2tor Chief Executive Officer John Katzman.

            “However, the emails say something else. Ms. Palin writes emails on her Blackberry at a grade level of 8.5.

            “If she were a student and showing me her work, I‘d say ’It’s fine, clear writing,’” he said, admitting that emails he wrote scored lower than Palin’s on the widely used Flesch-Kincaid readability test.

            While some would initially scoff or laugh at Palin’s grade-level assessment, past speakers and writers of note have scored comparably. Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was a 9.1 and Martin Luther King’s famed “I have a Dream” came in at 8.8. Remember, Palin’s results were based on e-mails, not riveting speeches, so the fact that they score remotely close to the aforementioned works is intriguing .

            Overall, this is good news for Palin, as her writing was found to be better than some CEOs’. The New York Daily News sheds further light on her abilities:

            It turns out Palin’s writing skills are still better than most educated Americans. Global Language Monitor gave Palin’s emails a score of 8.2, which actually exceeds that of most chief executives.

            “She’s very concise. She gives clear orders. Her sentences and punctuations are logical,” said Paul Payack, president of Global Language Monitor. “She has much more of a disciplined mind than she’s given credit for.”

            http://www.theblaze.com/stories/writing-analysts-claim-palin-writes-at-8th-grade-level/

  • kssturgis62

    I would support her 100%. If you believe what she said, YOU CANNOT allow the Media to dictate who you support. If we allow the Media to stay in our head and say she has been marginalized, she is no good, YOUR NO BETTER THAN THE MEDIA you say you despise. SARAH Is the everyday American, she knows what to do, how to make it great, and She would tackle those cronies in DC and set the record straight. She is my number 1 Pick, and She would be an awesome POTUS. To call Obama a Liar, and she doesn’t mince words, That takes guts, that takes a true Leader, to say it like it is.

    • $36103485

      You have to run first and she didn’t have the “cajones” to get in. Quitter and non-starter.

      • kssturgis62

        Of course John you would call her a Quitter, but what you fail to mention is what and why she quit. you liberal haters were dragging her through law suit after law suit, then you had the nerve to demand her emails which showed you nothing. Then of course, you will still demonize her, because you in all honesty hate women, only Women that look like men you admire like Hillary, and your War on Women is fake and phony, because after all you would rather she didn’t have a gun to defend herself, you think liberals are right when they say tell them you have a disease, or urinate on yourself. It probably just irks you also that since your self esteem is so low and you cant’ accomplish much on your own without Government, that she would make you work for what you wanted, instead of you stealing it from others. your liberal if you support republicans. Because after all between liberals and the gop the group of progressives shows difference between them.

        • $36103485

          They made her tap out, scream “no mas,” take a powder and scared her out of running in ’12. What good is she if she is so easily bullied? Carry on.

          • kssturgis62

            No one scared her out of running in 12. She chose that on her own. She made her voice known and over 90% of her picks WON. check the facts. Also she supported many that were not supported by others from the beginning and they WON. Starting with being the first to support RAND PAUL and TED CRUZ. she scares you, you have no worth in life unless you can demonize her. You hate Women, by the way men attack her proves it. women who attack her have no worth in their lives, so they attack her because she didn’t attach herself to a man to do something in life. Unlike the manchild Hillary. Whoa so much of a feminist that she had to have Bill Clinton to get anywhere. But then she failed and Let 4 Americans Die in Benghazi, and liberals support her when her husband is a Known Rapist.

          • $36103485

            Because a point guard knows when to pass the ball, take herself out of the game and stay on the bench when she can’t help her team win. Why did she Politically tease all her supporters? The “bus to nowhere” tour and all of that? Because she is a psycho quitter. Remember when she rolled into town on the day Romney announced then acted coy about it. Well, she sat in Wasilla for the RNC. And quit on her space in the mall she rented with PAC money because her follow through is as limited as understanding of the Bush Doctrine. In what respect charlie?

          • kssturgis62

            You have serious anger issues towards someone who doesn’t even know you exist. Aren’t you tired of hating? Your hating her and she doesn’t care because you make no difference in her life. You also don’t matter to all of us who happen to know the truth about her, and will continue to spread the word about her, because your so low in self esteem, you have no choice but to demean and ridicule others to build yourself up. There are classes you can take to get that under control. I am sure there are Therapists in your area to deal with your self esteem issues. Also if you let go of the hate, you might realize you have actual value in life. If you can’t stand her so much instead of sharing your stupidity with the rest of us why not just be quiet? you can’t, because you would be nothing without your stupidity and your anger. if you were any type of man a mother would be proud of, demeaning women is something your father should of told you was not acceptable. What weren’t you taught? I forgot your all into the Shemen like Hillary, Only those that attach themselves to a man to make themselves something can only be worth it, My gosh how could i think you would understand woman who actually do do it on their own, with the support of a loving husband and family. medication is also available with a prescription for you to be a happy person.

          • Timbet

            Sarah Palin…

            – Has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in political science

            *Paid her own way through college and graduated debt-free

            – Co-owned her family’s fishing business

            – Co-owned family snow machine and ATV dealership and mechanic shop

            – Was a member of the PTA

            – Elected as a city councilor for two terms

            – Elected mayor for two terms

            – President of the Alaska Conference of Mayors

            – Appointed chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

            – Elected governor of Alaska(Alaska’s first female governor and youngest governor)

            – Served as the chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

            – Served as the vice chair of the National Governors Association Natural Resource Committee

            -Vice presidential candidate to Senator John McCain(first female vice presidential candidate for the Republican party and the second female vice presidential candidate in American history)

            – Wrote a #1 bestselling book, Going Rogue

            – Wrote a #2 bestseller, America by Heart

            —————–

            As governor, Sarah Palin

            -Was the executive over 16,000 full-time state employees and a $12 billion budget. In comparison, when Bill Clinton ran for president in 1992, Arkansas’s state budget was $2 million and among the smallest in the country.

            – Was the commander in chief of Alaska’s National Guard

            – Governed the largest state in the United States

            -As governor of the state of Alaska, Palin had more executive responsibility and control than the governors of all other states except Massachusetts based on budgetary and appointment authority and veto power, among other things.

            * Alaska has a longer coastline than all the other U.S. states combined

            * Alaska is larger than all but 18 sovereign countries

            – Fought corrupt big oil companies and exposed their ties to corrupt politicians

            – Increased educational funding for children with special needs

            – Implemented the Senior Benefits Program to support low income seniors

            – Reformed Alaska’s public employee retirement system to make it solvent

            – Created the Alaska’s Petroleum Integrity Office to oversee all aspects of energy development

            – Visited injured soldiers at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany twice

            -Left Alaska with an improved credit rating during and following her tenure as governor. Standard & Poor’s raised Alaska’s credit rating from AA to AA+ in April 2008.

            Then in 2010, both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s upgraded Alaska to AAA for the first time in the state’s history due to policies enacted by Palin that made the state’s finances more than solvent.

            – Put state checkbook online

            -During Sarah Palin’s first year in office, three of her administrations major proposed pieces of legislation passed—an overhaul of the state’s ethics laws, a competitive process to construct a natural gas pipeline and a restructuring of Alaska’s oil valuation formula.

            – Turned down pay-raise as governor that the state legislature passed

            -Sarah Palin has a record of turning down special interests groups and has never been a part of the Washington D.C. establishment

            -has been attacked and scrutinized like no one else; she’s probably the “cleanest” politician out there.

            The media went through pages and pages of Palin Emails (24,000+ pages of emails from Palin’s term as governor), looking for damning information that could wipe Sarah Palin from America’s political scene.

            What they found was the inner workings of an efficient, informed and very involved governor that mounted an unprecedented 80 plus approval rating while in office. Those emails revealed a hard-working, committed public servant. Even the mainstream media has been forced to concede that Palin was a conscientious, transparent, and effective public servant

            There were no sex scandals, no lewd twitter photos, no misuse of taxpayer dollars, and no malicious behavior, whatsoever. Just a governor doing her job.
            http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/07/who-is-the-real-sarah-palin

          • KarenJ

            No, Sarah Palin had a 29 wins to 27 losses rate for her endorsements in the 2010 election cycle (HuffPo 11/3/10), and endorsed 14 in 2012, of which 8 won (see us4palin.com). That’s barely over 50%.

          • $36103485

            And the fact of the matter is all her endorsements were in red states and red districts. She did nothing to shift the electoral map. All were safe and very self-serving. The best ever was Joe Miller. First she endorses him because of her pissing match with the Murkowski’s. Then he won’t say she is qualified to be President and the “first dud” fires off a hateful email that goes public. Then he loses to a write in candidate. The alaskan people told her then that she was through in alaska.

          • Timbet

            After the 2008 election Sarah Palin helped lead Republicans to the greatest congressional victory in several generations during the 2010 election;she has endorsed 73 candidates for the US House of Representatives and Senate; state governors and attorney generals. Her success rate is at 69%.
            18 out of 20 targets in her Take Back the 20 campaign ; this is a 90% success rate!

            Sarah Palin also had a very strong hand in the party’s few successes during this election . Sarah Palin campaigned for constitutional conservatives llike Ted Cruz, Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, Paul Gosar, resulting in 5 conservatives being elected to the Senate and 32 conservatives to the House.

          • kssturgis62

            if you had a Brain you would state the whole story. What am i saying Liberals don’t have brains !! they only spout talking points picked up from one liberals site or another. I can see your link but you fail to report the whole story.

            In 2010 out of 77 races 49 TRIUMPHED. THAT IS WELL OVER HALF IN OTHER WORDS THAT IS 63%. ACTUALLY IT IS 63.6363636363636363 LIBERALS TRULY CANNOT DO MATH. If you want I will list all those she endorsed and who won and who lost.

            Palin was 7-2 for Senate endorsements; 7-6 for House endorsements; and 6-3 in endorsements of gubernatorial candidates

            In 2012 Here are her results. GROW UP AND DEAL WITH IT. SHE SCARES YOU AND THAT IS HILARIOUS !!!

            Candidates Endorsed: 14

            Elections Held: 14*

            Candidates Elected: 8

            2012 Endorsements Success Rate: 57.14% of endorsed candidates in which an election has been held. In cases involving a runoff, we are counting the runoff as the election having been held for purposes of calculating the success rate of Gov. Palin’s endorsements. Six out of the eight wins were endorsed during the primary season and went on to win the general election. The success rate on this subset is 75%.

            August 2012

            US House of Representatives Candidate Paul Gosar, AZ-4
            SarahPalinUSA: Paul Gosar for AZ-4… – August 23
            Won General on November 6, 2012
            Won Primary on August 28, 2012

            US House of Representatives Candidate Ted Yoho, FL-3
            Sarah Palin Endorses Ted Yoho for Congress in Florida – August 21
            Won General Election on November 6, 2012

            US Senate Candidate, Maryland: Dan Bongino
            SarahPalinUSA: DAN BONGINO FOR U.S. SENATE… – Tweet and Facebook Status – August 20
            General Election: November 6, 2012

            US House of Representatives Candidate Kirk Adams, AZ-5
            Sarah Palin Endorses Kirk Adams for U.S. Congress – August 2
            Primary on August 28, 2012

            July 2012

            US House of Representatives Candidate Martha Zoller, GA-9
            Runoff was on August 21, 2012
            Gov. Palin endorses Martha Zoller in GA-9 – July 24

            US Senate Candidate, Arizona: Jeff Flake
            Won General Election on November 6, 2012
            Won Primary on August 28, 2012
            Sarah Palin Endorses Jeff Flake for U.S. Senate – July 23

            US Senate Candidate, Missouri: Sarah Steelman
            Primary on August 7, 2012
            SARAH STEELMAN FOR U.S. SENATE – July 17

            US House of Representative Candidate Sandy Adams, FL-7
            Primary on August 14, 2012
            Sarah Palin endorses Sandy Adams in Florida’s 7th District – July 12

            May 2012

            US Senate Candidate, Utah: Orrin Hatch
            Won General Election on November 6, 2012
            Won primary on June 26, 2012
            Gov. Palin: ‘Mr. Balanced Budget’ for Utah – May 22

            US Senate Candidate, Texas: Ted Cruz
            Won General Election on November 6, 2012
            Won Runoff on July 31, 2012
            Primary was held on May 29, 2012 and Ted Cruz forced a runoff.
            Ted Cruz ‘humbled and honored’ to have Gov. Palin’s support – May 10

            US Senate Candidate, Nebraska: Deb Fischer
            Won General Election on November 6, 2012
            Won Primary on May 15, 2012
            Sarah & Todd Palin endorse Deb Fischer in Nebraska US Senate race – May 9

            April 2012

            US Senate Candidate, Indiana: Richard Mourdock
            Won Primary on May 8, 2012
            Mourdock For Indiana – April 27

            March 2012

            Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, WI (and Governor Scott Walker)
            Recall Election held June 5, 2012 – Gov. Walker and Lt. Gov. Kleefisch won.
            As Goes Wisconsin, so Goes America; Support Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch – March 29

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Huffinglue is, like usual, incorrect:

            2010: 33 winners, 20 losers. That works out to 62% win ratio.

            2012: 8 of 14 is 57% – closer to 60 than to 50.

            For contrast, feel free to post the win/loss stats for those who Obama endorsed.

            For someone crying about fabrications, you certainly post enough of them.

          • Timbet

            After the 2008 election Sarah Palin helped lead Republicans to the greatest congressional victory in several generations during the 2010 election;she has endorsed 73 candidates for the US House of Representatives and Senate; state governors and attorney generals. Her success rate is at 69%.
            18 out of 20 targets in her Take Back the 20 campaign ; this is a 90% success rate!

            Sarah Palin also had a very strong hand in the party’s few successes during this election . Sarah Palin campaigned for constitutional conservatives llike Ted Cruz, Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, Paul Gosar, resulting in 5 conservatives being elected to the Senate and 32 conservatives to the House.

            In 2010, Sarah Palin backed South Carolina’s Tim Scott. He won in 2010 and he won the re-election. She backed other African Americans like Allen West and Mia Love. Both of those candidates narrowly lost their races by 2,000 votes in the case of Love and 1,000 votes in the case of West.

        • KarenJ

          No, she was not “dragged through law suit after law suit”. That’s what she told you, and it’s not true (like so much else she says).

          They were ETHICS COMPLAINTS, a totally different issue, and she got around most of two dozen of them by appointing a friend to the Personnel Board that reviews such complaints, and retaining two others who from the previous administration who were sympathetic to her method of governance. She had to reimburse the state for two egregiously unethical issues that involved taxpayer money for personal use.

          • Timbet

            There were many “ethics” complaints filed against Sarah Palin. All complaints ,but two ,dismissed as lacking any merit.
            The other two were settlements where SarahPalin was cleared of any wrongdoing!

            Under Alaskan law these are dealt with by the Alaskan Personnel Board, which body gives a final determination.

            The members of the Personnel Board were appointed by Palin’s predecessor, Frank Murkowski–no friend of Palin.

            To cut a long story short Gov.Palin was exonerated from blame in all cases without exception.
            http://articles.ktuu.com/2009-07-09/ethics-complaints_24126005

            Those frivolous lawsuits had already cost the state of AK close to $2 million; Sarah Palin had over $500,000 dollars in legal fees.
            That entire campaign of BS lawsuits was meant to do nothing but hamstring the governor’s office and bankrupt Sarah Palin.

            ————————–

            Sarah Palin Reimburses the State for Kids’ Travel

            There was no state law against the governor’s family traveling with her, and the personnel board found no wrongdoing on the part of the Sarah Palin
            Because no guidance was provided in the law, the Palin administration followed historical precedent in travel decisions for the first family.
            All of her travel expenses were originally approved by the Department of Administration!

            The administration had decided to have the Attorney General establish a clearer set of guidelines that established a new “state interest” test for protocol travel and based on this set of new (!) guidelines Sarah Palin agreed to reimburse the state.
            Sarah Palin has been exonerated of all wrongdoing (also) in this ethics act complaint. There was no finding of wrongdoing and there was no ethics violation.
            The Alaska Personnel Board found no wrongdoing, but Sarah Palin agreed to reimburse the state.
            ————

      • http://twitter.com/Dan1231 Walter Sobchak

        Is Anthony Weiner a quitter, Johnny? Because lots of politicians have resigned from office, but I don’t recall anybody other than Palin being called a quitter over it.?

        • $36103485

          I’ll be happy to lump her with Anthony Weiner who quit in disgrace, let his family down and is of no account now. Carry on.

          • KarenJ

            Actually, Weiner has paid for 2 political polls this month, and Fox News reports this: Anthony Weiner reportedly prepares for possible political comeback”.

            So, how long will it take for Sarah Palin to declare her candidacy for…anything?

          • $36103485

            Yes, I know. He will be back and as a divorced man, I know the pitfalls involved in marriage. Although I think I could have hung in for Huma. She is my kind of woman. Smart and no nonsense.ok, and hot!

      • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

        Lookie…it’s a Palin stalker!

        • $36103485

          She simply lacked the “cajones” to throw her wig, er hat in the ring. Not my fault.

          • wwbdinct

            Hmmm… Really? Palin wears a wig? Well, if she does then it looks a whole lot better than that O’Cedar that sits on top of the FLOTUS head.

          • Catchance

            Oh, awesome! That got a guffaw out of me. O’Cedar!!! Snort!

          • $36103485

            She has worn a wig since ’08. Her hair fell out from a nervous disorder.

          • KarenJ

            Well, most of her hair. When she goes au naturele like she did in July 2010 in Iowa, or after wearing a motorbike helmet like she did horning in on the Rolling Thunder bike parade on Memorial Day 2010, her hair is obviously very thin, particularly on the sides and at her temples.

          • $36103485

            Yes, she went bald around the temples. Imagine the hassle of putting that wig on for your 4 or 5 minute rant on fox news. Think of how sad that was at the end, walking across the back yard, wig in hand to get three minutes on Greta. And people think others are jealous of her.

          • KarenJ

            Or that dead poodle on top of Rand Paul’s head. Or whatever dead or live thing is on top of Donald Trump’s head. Or the obvious toupee on top of John Boehner’s head. Or the Brillo pad on top of Allan West’s head. Or former felon and DWTS early loser Tom Delay’s pelt.

            BTW, I’d bet FLOTUS would laugh at your O’Cedar joke. Black ladies do wear wigs, you know.

          • $36103485

            Funny you bring up Rand. I said his filibuster was historical because there has not been a senator filibustering on the senate floor in a wig in over 130 years.

          • wwbdinct

            So do white women, you know.

      • Timbet

        Sarah Palin served 32 out of 48 months; the same percentage that Obama served of his Senate term (not including the two-year break he spent campaigning) and and accomplished almost everything she set out to do in that time.

        Sarah Palin resigned because she recognized the cost that the frivolous ethics complaints were having on her state , and she saw how much of her staff’s time and her own time were forced to deal with those issues.

        That entire campaign of BS lawsuits was meant to do nothing but hamstring the governor’s office and bankrupt Sarah Palin.

        She saw that if she stayed on as Governor it would continue to cost the state millions of dollars in wasted time and resources to defend against false and maliciously ethics complaints and doom it to gridlock.

        Those frivolous lawsuits had already cost the state of AK close to $2 million; Sarah Palin had over $500,000 dollars in legal fees.

        Sarah Palin knew that for the sake of her state, her country, her family, and her political voice, it would be best if she stepped aside from the governorship.

        In an article Sarah Palin said:

        “I said, ‘Enough. Political adversaries and their political friends in the media will not destroy my State, my administration, nor my family. Enough.’ I knew if I didn’t play their game any longer, they could not win. I would not retreat, I would instead reload, and I would fight for what is right from a different plane.”

        She promised to keep the frivolous anti-Palin law suits away from the Alaskan people and to be more effective on the stump ( supporting candidates , fundraising, etc)

        Sarah Palin was truthful on both accounts!

        After the 2008 election Sarah Palin helped lead Republicans to the greatest congressional victory in several generations during the 2010 election;she has endorsed 73 candidates for the US House of Representatives and Senate; state governors and attorney generals. Her success rate is at 69%.
        18 out of 20 targets in her Take Back the 20 campaign ; this is a 90% success rate!

        Sarah Palin also had a very strong hand in the party’s few successes during this election . Sarah Palin campaigned for constitutional conservatives llike Ted Cruz, Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, Paul Gosar, resulting in 5 conservatives being elected to the Senate and 32 conservatives to the House.

        In 2010, Sarah Palin backed South Carolina’s Tim Scott. He won in 2010 and he won the re-election. She backed other African Americans like Allen West and Mia Love. Both of those candidates narrowly lost their races by 2,000 votes in the case of Love and 1,000 votes in the case of West.

        • $36103485

          She only quit on 60%. Whew, that’s resolved. That’s how the navy SEALS do it. Chris Kyle said “never quit unless you are 60% of the way there.”

          • Timbet

            Several lawsuits and ethics complaints were filed against Palin when she returned from the campaign. These lawsuits were filed by a well-funded group of activists whose goal was to bog down her administration with lawsuits and paperworks & to bankrupt her middle class family. Palin was responsible for her own legal fees due to the ethic laws at the time. Palin accumulated almost $500,000 in legal bills. She & her staff were spending 80% of their time defending lawsuits & dealing with FOIA requests… that take an enormous amount of time to process… instead of doing the job she was elected to do.

            http://articles.ktuu.com/2009-07-09/ethics-complaints_24126005

            No sooner would one lawsuit go away then another was filed. They not only wanted to destroy her but it became a game to them.

            Palin was the target of these activists. She resigned so the state could move forward.

        • KarenJ

          Why do you RWers always fudge the facts? Palin was elected as AK governor in November 2006 and took office the next month. She quit July 3, 2009 and left office July 26, 2009. She campaigned for 2 months in 2008 with McCain.

          So, using the same calculation method you did for Obama’s campaigning, Sarah Palin actually served as governor 29 months, from December 4, 2006 to July 3, 2009.

          I don’t count the interval between her announcement to quit and the date she stepped down, because a month before she announced, on May 12, 2009, she signed a book deal with Harper Collins. She wasn’t working very hard at governing.

          http://www.adn.com/2009/05/12/793061/palin-signs-deal-for-memoir-to.html

          • Timbet

            The Palin Emails (24,000+ pages of emails) show that Sarah Palin remained engaged as governor in the issues of her day job. They show a governor hard at work for her state.

      • Timbet

        Sarah Palin served 32 out of 48 months; the same percentage that Obama served of his Senate term (not including the two-year break he spent campaigning) and and accomplished almost everything she set out to do in that time.

        Sarah Palin resigned because she recognized the cost that the frivolous ethics complaints were having on her state , and she saw how much of her staff’s time and her own time were forced to deal with those issues.

        That entire campaign of BS lawsuits was meant to do nothing but hamstring the governor’s office and bankrupt Sarah Palin.

        She saw that if she stayed on as Governor it would continue to cost the state millions of dollars in wasted time and resources to defend against false and maliciously ethics complaints and doom it to gridlock.

        Those frivolous lawsuits had already cost the state of AK close to $2 million; Sarah Palin had over $500,000 dollars in legal fees.

        Sarah Palin knew that for the sake of her state, her country, her family, and her political voice, it would be best if she stepped aside from the governorship.

        In an article Sarah Palin said:

        “I said, ‘Enough. Political adversaries and their political friends in the media will not destroy my State, my administration, nor my family. Enough.’ I knew if I didn’t play their game any longer, they could not win. I would not retreat, I would instead reload, and I would fight for what is right from a different plane.”

        She promised to keep the frivolous anti-Palin law suits away from the Alaskan people and to be more effective on the stump ( supporting candidates , fundraising, etc)

        Sarah Palin was truthful on both accounts!

      • $23629333

        Kathleen, I think the word you wanted was “cojones.” No wonder CNN dropped you.

  • GarColga

    Hi Sarah, quick question. Does anyone in your family have an actual job?

    • Catchance

      Do you? Or are you just trolling from your parents’ basement?

      • GarColga

        Actually I’m a disabled veteran thanks for asking.

        • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

          Post a picture of you holding your purple heart and a piece of paper with todays date and the name ‘GarColga’ written on it

          I will apologize profusely and admit I am wrong if you can provide proof. NO Vet in their right mind would EVER support Obama..

          • GarColga

            PTSD cases do not get a Purple Heart – yet.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            Get creative, you have to have something – your discharge papers or service ribbons. Don’t tell me you threw them over the WH wall like Kerry

          • Catchance

            Heh.

          • $36103485

            Catch is a nice and good person.

          • gotroy22

            I bet you pick your nose while stuck in traffic jams on the freeway.

          • $36103485

            I do.

          • Catchance

            Ah, the ad hominem retort, so typical with libs who have no actual, you know, facts. Also, pretty lame.

          • $36103485

            ?

          • Catchance

            Letting loose downstream? Oh, you must be referring to the “pregnant at 15” crack. Poor baby, I never said she was YOUR mother, in fact I was very careful to disclaim that.

          • $36103485

            Only person discussed here today that was pregnant at 16 is Brisdull, the failed reality tv actor. As a crisis pregnancy counselor you must surely be aware of the pathology involved with pregnant 16 year old and how few are pure accidents while the majority feel unloved at home or are crying out for attention from inattentive parents? I suspect both was the case for poor brisdull. I would not attack her save for the fact that she has attempted to profit from her circumstance by having a book ghost-written, acting in her failed reality show and half-assing(runs in the family) as a spokesperson for abstinence only education which “worked” so poorly for her.

          • Catchance

            Sorry, but you’re wrong on the pathology of the pregnant 16-year-old. While that certainly can be true, many of our young women come in with their parents, who, although very disappointed in their behavior, love them very much and stand by them.

            I suspect you’re not a church-goer, but many of them are, and strongly believe in waiting before marriage to have sex. However, for 16-year-old boys it’s like they’re walking around with hot rocks in their pants, and accidents happen. (BTW, condoms may be somewhat better than nothing, but not by much, and the AIDS and HP viruses are 50 times smaller than sperm. Telling a 16-year-old boy to carry a condom with him in case of emergency is like telling him to play Russian Roulette.)

          • $36103485

            I like you catch and there are many pathologies involved for sure. It does take two to tango and I was merely lucky to not have ended up there myself. I have no kids because I knew i wasn’t ready until it was too late. Your work is valid and difficult and I wish you well. I speak of projection and of course I am guilty of it also. I was abandoned as a child and never caused a pregnancy because the only real thing I knew of childhood was suffering. Believe me, I wish I had or could have faith but I do not. It is not a blessing. I put myself through college at age 22 and value my education more than anything and that is why I have such a desire to see all people have the blessing I had in going to college. Peace to you and yours.

          • Catchance

            Thank you.

            Putting yourself through college is very difficult. I certainly didn’t appreciate the sacrifices my parents made to put me through until we were doing it for our kids. Having to work and pay for school, even with scholarships, is to be commended.

          • $36103485

            It all scared me too much but I have been very fortunate in life and intend to help others some day with college. You are a good person. I explained as best I could about my feelings towards the the half-term governor in my response to your statement about mayor bloomberg down thread. It sums it up as well as I am able. The big gulp she was drinking today was diet and she belittles attempts to deal with the obesity crisis in this country that is costing billions of dollars each year. I’m going to read my book and chill. I’ve enjoyed posting with you and have edited most of my posts with you as I began to see into your essence. Peace.

          • Catchance

            Good for you. “Pay it forward” is an excellent philosophy.

            So is a good book and a glass of wine.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            JohnMartin Mull and Cat.

            This was actually a pretty cool progression and I am kinda flabbergasted. The resolution at the end was nice to see.

            John, I do take exception to someone being criticized for attending JUCO. More parents should be steering their kids in that direction. It is the smart thing to do.

            My 2 cents, community colleges and state schools are the way to go for most students. My sister went to Boston College and paid $$$. Her friend went to UMass Lowell for 1/4 the $. They now work on the same floor at Brigham and Women’s hospital, doing the same job for what I assume is the same pay.

            I did my first two years at community college(NECC), then transferred to UML. The community and support system at NECC, made my transition(to 4 yr) SOOO much easier. All the teachers knew my name and would take time out of their schedule to go above & beyond to help me succeed. Graduated with a 3.8, learned how to be an efficient student and I saved a TON of $$$. All my kids will go to JUCO first…So don’t be quick to put someone down for doing it; it’s the smartest move I ever made.

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            He probably threw someone else’s medals like Kerry.

          • $36103485

            Secretary of State John F Kerry was a commander on a PBR. That is a Patrol Boat River. One of the most dangerous, if not the most dangerous job in all of Viet Nam. Now Dick Cheney “had other interests” and did not serve. W Bush was AWOL form Texas Air National Guard and Rush Limbaugh had a anal cyst.

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            Yeah, did he go around killing kids like he accused other of? Maybe you should go to the WH and throw someone else’s medals over the fence too.

          • Grace656

            Known as the Mull Cyst.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy
          • $36103485

            I believe you my friend. Take care of yourself. I did not serve but know all about PTSD in other ways. Find peace, it is within you.

          • $36103485

            President Obama won the military vote in 2012. Geez.

        • http://twitter.com/Dan1231 Walter Sobchak

          Actually I think you’re a disabled liar.

          • $36103485

            Oh Walter, you are a witty one. Just like the grifter granny who is now doing conservative(read not funny) stand up comedy.

        • Catchance

          Right. We believe you. (Said nobody, ever.)

          • GarColga

            Haha couldn’t care less.

        • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

          Veteran here telling you to shut it. If you want respect, act like it…don’t act as if it’s owed you. Show some class.

          • $36103485

            Yes, but you are a veteran of the food service industry. Enjoy.

        • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

          Sure you are……

        • $36103485

          You would get boo’d at the RNC:)
          Thanks for your service.

        • $23629333

          That’s the beauty of the Internet. You can make any claim, and folks can accept it or not. Elsewhere – on the same subject, Sarah Palin – we have someone claiming to have slept with a dozen women better looking than the subject of the portsiders’ obsession. Sure it’s possible; it is – however – more likely that he is yet another angry member of the 2%, which means he is spouting nonsense.

          Here, we have GarColga claiming to be a “disabled veteran.” He could just as easily have claimed to be the King of Peru. We’d have no more reason to believe that than the claim he actually did make.

          Methinks GarColga is another angry member of the 2% who thought that – amongst a crowd of conservatives – claiming to be a disabled veteran would earn him immunity from criticism.

    • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

      Quick answer: Yes. They own one of the most successful family fisheries in their area.

      Now shut it, moron.

      • $36103485

        Hahahaha, successful fisheries? Is that why they are always spawning?:)

    • kssturgis62

      Hi GarColga quick Question are your hands always out of your pockets for handouts, or do you believe you should work for what you want and need, or are you saying her family doesn’t pay their fair share, and therefore you think she owes you more for that new big screen tv you play video games on in Mommy and daddy’s basement.

  • spiv

    She was awesome.

  • bossmanham

    If there’s any reason to hate the lib media, it’s for what they did to this woman and her family. Screw them. I’d rather punch them out then listen to them.

    • $36103485

      You mean fire her from fox news? You mean make her tap out on her half-term governorship. You mean “force” her not to run in 2012? You mean see to it that not one of her three reality shows saw a second season. Did the liberal media pounce on her 16 year old daughter while she was passed out in the tent? Did the liberal have her bring her daughter’s rapist to the RNC? Carry on.

      • bossmanham

        Yep. That and other things you pos.

        • $36103485

          Ok, we agree. They broke her down, made her tap out and scared her form running. She certainly gave them the power. Sad

          • Grace656

            She’s the least sad person around.

            Look in the mirror, if you really want to confront sad and pathetic. I doubt you have the heart and courage to face your own shortcomings which are on full display to the rest of us.

      • Timbet

        Sarah Palin served 32 out of 48 months; the same percentage that Obama served of his Senate term (not including the two-year break he spent campaigning) and and accomplished almost everything she set out to do in that time.

        Sarah Palin resigned because she recognized the cost that the frivolous ethics complaints were having on her state , and she saw how much of her staff’s time and her own time were forced to deal with those issues.

        That entire campaign of BS lawsuits was meant to do nothing but hamstring the governor’s office and bankrupt Sarah Palin.

        She saw that if she stayed on as Governor it would continue to cost the state millions of dollars in wasted time and resources to defend against false and maliciously ethics complaints and doom it to gridlock.

        Those frivolous lawsuits had already cost the state of AK close to $2 million; Sarah Palin had over $500,000 dollars in legal fees.

        Sarah Palin knew that for the sake of her state, her country, her family, and her political voice, it would be best if she stepped aside from the governorship.

        In an article Sarah Palin said:

        “I said, ‘Enough. Political adversaries and their political friends in the media will not destroy my State, my administration, nor my family. Enough.’ I knew if I didn’t play their game any longer, they could not win. I would not retreat, I would instead reload, and I would fight for what is right from a different plane.”

        She promised to keep the frivolous anti-Palin law suits away from the Alaskan people and to be more effective on the stump ( supporting candidates , fundraising, etc)

        Sarah Palin was truthful on both accounts!

        After the 2008 election Sarah Palin helped lead Republicans to the greatest congressional victory in several generations during the 2010 election;she has endorsed 73 candidates for the US House of Representatives and Senate; state governors and attorney generals. Her success rate is at 69%.
        18 out of 20 targets in her Take Back the 20 campaign ; this is a 90% success rate!

        Sarah Palin also had a very strong hand in the party’s few successes during this election . Sarah Palin campaigned for constitutional conservatives llike Ted Cruz, Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, Paul Gosar, resulting in 5 conservatives being elected to the Senate and 32 conservatives to the House.

        • $36103485

          Oh wow, Im sorry. She only quit on 40%. I feel terrible. I remember now how Chris Kyle said “never quit, unless you are 60% of the way there.”

          • Timbet

            Sarah Palin…

            – Has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in political science

            *Paid her own way through college and graduated debt-free

            – Co-owned her family’s fishing business

            – Co-owned family snow machine and ATV dealership and mechanic shop

            – Was a member of the PTA

            – Elected as a city councilor for two terms

            – Elected mayor for two terms

            – President of the Alaska Conference of Mayors

            – Appointed chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

            – Elected governor of Alaska(Alaska’s first female governor and youngest governor)

            – Served as the chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

            – Served as the vice chair of the National Governors Association Natural Resource Committee

            -Vice presidential candidate to Senator John McCain(first female vice presidential candidate for the Republican party and the second female vice presidential candidate in American history)

            – Wrote a #1 bestselling book, Going Rogue

            – Wrote a #2 bestseller, America by Heart

            —————–

            As governor, Sarah Palin

            -Was the executive over 16,000 full-time state employees and a $12 billion budget. In comparison, when Bill Clinton ran for president in 1992, Arkansas’s state budget was $2 million and among the smallest in the country.

            – Was the commander in chief of Alaska’s National Guard

            – Governed the largest state in the United States

            -As governor of the state of Alaska, Palin had more executive responsibility and control than the governors of all other states except Massachusetts based on budgetary and appointment authority and veto power, among other things.

            * Alaska has a longer coastline than all the other U.S. states combined

            * Alaska is larger than all but 18 sovereign countries

            – Fought corrupt big oil companies and exposed their ties to corrupt politicians

            – Increased educational funding for children with special needs

            – Implemented the Senior Benefits Program to support low income seniors

            – Reformed Alaska’s public employee retirement system to make it solvent

            – Created the Alaska’s Petroleum Integrity Office to oversee all aspects of energy development

            – Visited injured soldiers at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany twice

            -Left Alaska with an improved credit rating during and following her tenure as governor. Standard & Poor’s raised Alaska’s credit rating from AA to AA+ in April 2008.

            Then in 2010, both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s upgraded Alaska to AAA for the first time in the state’s history due to policies enacted by Palin that made the state’s finances more than solvent.

            – Put state checkbook online

            -During Sarah Palin’s first year in office, three of her administrations major proposed pieces of legislation passed—an overhaul of the state’s ethics laws, a competitive process to construct a natural gas pipeline and a restructuring of Alaska’s oil valuation formula.

            – Turned down pay-raise as governor that the state legislature passed

            -Sarah Palin has a record of turning down special interests groups and has never been a part of the Washington D.C. establishment

            -has been attacked and scrutinized like no one else; she’s probably the “cleanest” politician out there.

            The media went through pages and pages of Palin Emails (24,000+ pages of emails from Palin’s term as governor), looking for damning information that could wipe Sarah Palin from America’s political scene.

            What they found was the inner workings of an efficient, informed and very involved governor that mounted an unprecedented 80 plus approval rating while in office. Those emails revealed a hard-working, committed public servant. Even the mainstream media has been forced to concede that Palin was a conscientious, transparent, and effective public servant

            http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/07/who-is-the-real-sarah-palin

  • Gallatin

    “If we truly know what we believe we don’t need professionals to tell us.”

    AMEN!!!!

    • $36103485

      Says the woman that has people to ghost write her books that sit at #250,000 on amazon “best seller” list, clung on to her fox news gig and her paid speaker job she blew. Wow.

      • sodakhic

        Going Rogue, 2.6 million sold, America by Heart, 800 thousand sold, Mediates #1 political pundit, what a failure.

        • $36103485

          Failure is her game. Her PAC bought most of those books and going from 2.6 million to 800,000 tells why her next book is several years later in will be a niche xmas book. How many did the creepy chuck’s sell? I read 45,000.

          • http://www.facebook.com/ardell.simon Ardell Simon

            ha ha ha,…LMAO I don’t know why anyone even attempts conversation with John.

          • $36103485

            Are you really lyao? Seriously, or are you just frustrated that I can play with the posters here like a cat plays with a mouse? This cat is growing bored with the tedious nature of the people here and will let the mouse go. Go little mouse.

          • blueniner

            The only failure is you Johnny B. Bad the libiturd with the failed Pilates business….LOL….

          • $36103485

            Yes bluhairedniner. About to check out for the eve. Heading to Cambodia and Thailand for two weeks because I’m such a failure and I can afford a $12,000 vacation. You missed out tonight on some decent conversations but I’m not sure you are not capable of that. Out.

          • blueniner

            Good , (trust fund) Johnny B. Bad can take up residence there, the turd world suits you, eat plenty of lice, er rice!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ardell.simon Ardell Simon

      I agree, I never did listen to the “professionals”. Aren’t they for the liberals that need someone to think for them?

  • Pretoriana

    Love her stand-up comedian style. lol

  • Timbet

    Sarah Palin has been attacked and scrutinized like no one else; she’s probably the “cleanest” politician out there.

    There has not been one aspect of Palin’s life and career that has not been chewed over, criticized and lied about by her enemies; she has withstood the slings, barbs, bullets, and arrows that would have fallen a lesser person.

    Soon after Palin entered the national political scene as Arizona Sen. John McCain’s GOP running mate, she was attacked as a diva, a clothes hog, an irresponsible mother and a political mercenary. They dismissed what she achieved as mayor of her hometown, commissioner of the state’s oil and pipeline board and governor of America’s largest state.

    Sarah Palin’s enemies decided that nothing was too personal to attack-including her marriage, her children, her faith, and her wardrobe.

    The media distorted Palin’s positions and beliefs beyond recognition. And almost every word out of her mouth was spun as a “flub”.

    The media hounded her, and her family, on a daily basis, flat out making crap up (like that she, personally, shot wolves from the air). They claimed her baby was not her own; used despicable language to attack her, and her family; sent numerous reporters to Wasilla to dig up dirt on her ; AP reporters “factchecked” her book; accused her of being an accomplice to murder, her email hacked by the son of a Democrat congressman, political operatives filing endless bogus ethic charges designed to bankrupt a working family with a special need toddler and much more.

    The media went through pages and pages of Palin Emails (24,000+ pages of emails from Palin’s term as governor), looking for damning information that could wipe Sarah Palin from America’s political scene.

    What they found was the inner workings of an efficient, informed and very involved governor that mounted an unprecedented 80 plus approval rating while in office. Those emails revealed a hard-working, committed public servant.

    Even the mainstream media has been forced to concede that Palin was a conscientious, transparent, and effective public servant……..not exactly what the death squads of WaPo, the NYT, and other mainstream outlets had in mind.

    There were no sex scandals, no lewd twitter photos, no misuse of taxpayer dollars, and no malicious behavior, whatsoever. Just a governor doing her job.

    This scenario is in sharp contrast to the manner in which the media handled Barack Obama, whom it woefully failed to properly investigate in 2007-08.

    The media , Hollywood and the REP establishment have done everything they can to vilify Sarah Palin and her family but despite a massive effort to destroy her, she is still on her feet and making a difference in the political world.

    • $36103485

      One problem, and forgive for not reading past the first sentence, she is not a politician. She is a failed tv pundit and failed reality show actor.

      • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

        That’s right…she’s not a ‘politician.’ She’s a leader. That’s your problem, and that’s the Democrat party’s problem. You all look for ‘politicians.’ Conservative’s look for leaders. Evidence: the dimbulb currently taking up space at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave–>perfect example of a professional politician, and a crappy leader.

        Now suck it.

      • Timbet

        “She is a failed tv pundit”
        ——–

        Sarah Palin is currently ranked as the top TV Pundit on Mediate’s Power Grid.
        http://www.mediaite.com/power-grid/category/?c=TV+Pundits
        ————-

        ” and failed reality show actor.”

        The documentary about AK was very successful.

        Five million viewers tuned in for the premiere episode, a record for TLC. The show had maintained an average viewership of 3.2 million per week.

  • Okie_pastor

    Loved it!!

  • conservativemomma

    Sarah makes me proud to be a conservative momma. Thank you for giving us a voice!

  • Timbet

    Palin was the first female and youngest governor to be elected in Alaska, which is tied for the second most powerful governorship in the United States, according to Thad Beyle, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina.
    ——

    Budgeting and Spending

    Palin cut state spending between 2007 and 2010 by 9.5% while also reducing federal earmark requests by more than 80% during her tenure. She used her line-item veto to cut more than a quarter billion in superfluous spending in both 2007 and 2008. In 2009, she instituted a temporary hiring freeze, while at the same time reducing spending by more than 33% between FY2009 and FY2010.

    In stark contrast to President Obama and other governors whose fiscal records are dogged by credit downgrades, Palin left Alaska with an improved credit rating during and following her tenure as governor. Standard & Poor’s raised Alaska’s credit rating from AA to AA+ in April 2008. Then in 2010, both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s upgraded Alaska to AAA for the first time in the state’s history due to policies enacted by Palin that made the state’s finances more than solvent.

    ———-

    Ethics Reform and Transparency

    Ethics reform was the hallmark of Palin’s governorship. She was swept into office on a reform message in a state with a serious corruption problem. Alaska at the time was undergoing a federal investigation that culminated in the indictment of various corrupt lawmakers. Palin had made a name for herself as an ethics crusader when she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservative Commission and blew the whistle on fellow commissioner and state GOP head Randy Ruedrich for doing party business on state time. This resulted in Ruedrich receiving a $12,000 fine—the largest civil fine for ethics in the state’s history. Alaskans respected the fact that Palin was not afraid of taking on the establishment of her own party.

    As governor, Palin fought for and signed sweeping bipartisan ethics legislation, which restricted lobbyists, improved disclosure laws, and improved executive and legislative branch ethics laws. In the face of corruption, she continued to take on her own party when it was necessary. She also increased transparency by releasing her oil tax bill to her constituents 17 days prior to the special legislative session, opening up natural gas pipeline deals to all potential parties, putting the state checkbook online, and not allowing lobbyists in her office.
    ——–

    Health Care

    Palin introduced health care transparency legislation that established an Alaska health care information office to give consumers factual information on quality and cost to help them make better-informed health care decisions. Recognizing that health care must be market-and business driven, rather than restricted by government, Palin proposed repeal of Certificate of Need—a layer of bureaucracy that prevents medical facility development. She established the Alaska Health Strategies Planning Council, reduced Medicaid assessments by 83%, and expanded Alaska’s SeniorCare benefits program for low-income seniors.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/07/who-is-the-real-sarah-palin

  • Paul Citro

    Palin gave a great, speech. Of course the liberal dogs will rip her apart.

  • Pat Arnold

    If this nation had dug into Mr leader of the free world’s background a small percentage of the amount that team Obama did Palin’s we would not even be having this conversation. Palin stepped on people? Barack helped lawyers toss poor Chicago families into the cold. Michelle kicked the poor and uninsured out of the University of Chicago Med Center with her buddy Valerie Jarrett. Since what she was doing (patient dumping) was illegal, Mrs Obama hired David Axelrod to clean up the hospital’s image. So before you spout out liberal talking points about Sarah Palin, do some homework on Mr & mrs leaders of the free world

  • oneword

    Obama sucks