Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sarah Palin vs. Teddy Roosevelt!

I saw this editorial cartoon in the KC Star and I got excited. I followed the trail and went and looked up the info in my Presidential book and sure enough, I was proven right. Guess what?
--Teddy Roosevelt was Governor of New York for exactly 2 years before becoming Vice President
--He was Vice President for LESS THAN A YEAR before becoming President
--He was 43 years old, younger than Sarah Palin is now

So, you can imagine my distress when I came across Kathleen Parker's column on Sarah Palin. I will never understand the willingness of some to throw their own under the bus. Although, anyone who has read Parker knows she is a bit of a "maverick" herself, much more along the lines of John McCain and NOT Sarah Palin. Therefore, as soon as I read her column I wrote her the following letter:
I was very disappointed to read your column asking Sarah Palin to step down. McCain never had a chance at winning until she was on the ticket. It is the first time many of us as conservative women have truly been excited about a woman politician.

I've done a lot of studying of the presidents and first ladies and I have to go back to Abigail Adams to find a first lady to admire. Sarah Palin has plenty of experience for the ticket and I can't believe you, of all people would ask her to step down.

Palin has been compared to many great leaders. She has been compared to Reagan by Michael Reagan himself, but the best comparison is to Teddy Roosevelt. Why? She is a reformer and guess how much experience Teddy Roosevelt had before becoming Vice President and then President? He had been Governor of New York for 2 years before becoming Vice President and then he was VP for less than a year before becoming President. He was younger than Palin is today when he assumed the Presidency. He was a very successful, two term president with his face on Mt. Rushmore. You should be cheering Sarah Palin on, not asking her to step down.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday Smorsgasbord!

1) Liberal Women continue to become unhinged and hysterical over the thought of Sarah Palin becoming Vice President. I have never seen anything like it. What is amazing is that liberals continue to spread the false rumor that she attempted to ban books. As Michelle Malkin pointed out, they seem to be more afraid of this, than real threats from actual terrorists.

What I have realized, after being attacked myself for just being a Palin supporter, is that it is unacceptable to be a woman AND a conservative. Just like Clarence Thomas discovered that it wasn't acceptable to be African American AND a conservative.

The politically correct elite will bully as many as they can into their way of thinking and there is nothing they won't do to prevent conservative minorities from gaining power. Their mission to destroy Sarah Palin won't stop until they've drug her name through the mud.

The problem is, the American People love Sarah Palin, and the liberals underestimated how many of us (conservative women) there were. Yet, as Jonah Goldberg points out, no matter what happens, Sarah Palin has exposed the feminist con job for what it is.

2) Michael Reagan had given up finding someone else like his Dad, until he met Sarah Palin. This was written weeks ago so I can't believe I didn't stumble upon it earlier. Yet, its a great confirmation for those of us who have compared her to Reagan ourselves.

3) Joe Biden is a walking nightmare for the Democrat Party! I have to confess, I heart Joe Biden. He is enjoyable to watch.

So, what has he done lately?
--In an interview with Katie Couric, he said, “When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed.” So, whats the problem? Hot Air points out the obvious gaffes in that one sentence:
1. Franklin Roosevelt didn’t become president in 1929 during the crash. He won the 1932 election and took office in 1933, largely because of the 1929 crash and the incompetent protectionist policies that transformed it into a Great Depression.

2. If FDR and President Herbert Hoover didn’t talk about the “princes of greed” in 1929, by the time FDR took over, that kind of populist rhetoric had certainly taken root. FDR greatly escalated the scope of federal government to institute the kind of redistributionism that Obama and Biden now champion.

3. If Hoover or FDR appeared on television in 1929 or even 1933, only a few hundred people would have seen it. Television was still an experimental medium and wouldn’t be introduced to the public for at least another decade.

--Biden criticizes one of Obama's campaign ads as "terrible" When is the last time you've seen a VP nominee criticize the Presidential nominee's ads? Yikes!!

--Obama criticizes McCain for a statement he made, when it turns out Biden said almost exactly the same thing.

--Obama supports clean coal, but Biden doesn't?? I do not envy the poor campaign people that are in charge of handling Joe Biden. I hope they've stocked up on lots of antacids.

4) Obama's Take on the Financial Mess!

5) Bill Clinton "likes" Sarah Palin! You've just got to shake your head and laugh.

6) Ann Coulter gives her take on the Financial Mess!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Political Humor

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The JibJab guys are pretty good at making fun of both sides. My favorite part of every political video that they've ever done is that somewhere in it they have Hillary smacking Bill. You gotta love it!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sean Hannity Interviews Sarah Palin--Part 2

Hannity told OneNewsNow that his interview with Sarah Palin will be a stark contrast from the grilling she received from Charlie Gibson of ABC News. The interview, he explained, is "not about me," but about her -- because she is, after all, the vice-presidential candidate.

"She's got a compelling story to tell," stated Hannity. "And to the extent she can say these things in her words -- where she stands, her values, her principles, where she goes to to make decisions -- that is what I'm going to try to let her say to the American people, unfiltered, without an agenda, without a bias, without playing 'gotcha,' in her own words. That's my goal."

Hannity says Americans will look back at 2008 as "the year journalism died." He contends reporters have asked tougher questions of Sarah Palin and her 17-year-old daughter the past few weeks than they have about Senator Obama's relationship with "an unrepentant terrorist" who bombed the Pentagon.

--Jim Brown of OneNewsNow reporting in, Hannity's interview with Palin on deck

Two of my favorite people sitting down to talk about the issues. It doesn't get much better than that. Also, Hannity summed it up well in his comments above to OneNewsNow.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sean Hannity Interviews Sarah Palin--Part 1

Also, Jim at Gateway Pundit has the latest on the hackers who broke into Palin's private email account. I love how liberals complain about wiretapping terrorists but have no problem posting contact info for Palin's children, possibly endangering their safety. As if the AP hasn't already shown poor judgment in the past, they have refused to comply with Secret Service on the issue.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Give 'em Hell, Sarah!

Sarah Palin's Speech at Fort Wainwright on September 11th to her son and other troops heading off to Iraq

I'm noticing that Hollywood elitists, liberal elitists and even some conservative elitists have a huge problem with Sarah Palin. Joy Behar looked aghast at the thought that Palin could get anywhere near the White House. Behar shrieked to Larry King that Palin is mean to animals and she's too religious. As I watched Larry King and Behar discuss Palin's faith with upturned noses. I realized that they had no clue how out of touch they were. Not only were they offending those of us who love Sarah Palin but they were offending millions of us who have a similar faith to her.

Then we have Chevy Chase, who I thought was going to burst a blood vessel he was so upset about Palin and said he wanted her to be decimated. Lindsey Lohan weighed in, which I thought was hilarious. She has a substance abuse problem and can't even run her own life but she's going to lecture the country on how Palin isn't up for the job of Vice President. Maybe, when Lohan accomplishes a fourth of what Palin has we'll care about her opinion.

Matt Damon obviously believed a bunch of the smears about Palin and came across as an out of touch airhead with his comments. I usually ignore actors' idiotic views in real life, but I've never been that big of a Damon fan so I'm going to have a hard time watching any more of his movies.

What does all of this show? First of all, it reminds me of Laura Ingraham's first book, Shut-up and Sing. Ingraham's message to entertainers was, stick to what you are good at and stay out of politics. Just because someone is famous doesn't mean they have a clue about politics or current events.

Second, the elitism shown by all of these entertainers and by the Drive By Media is completely obnoxious. It doesn't resonate well with those of us who live in "fly over country". What elitists never get is that they are in the minority.

The other thing that strikes me as funny is that the elitists keep saying that the media loves her. It isn't the media, it is the American people. It is the people who live in "fly over country". There is a reason that Palin has an 80% approval rating in Alaska, the people there love her and so does America. She does a great job of going above the heads of the media, directly to the people, like Reagan did, and the people love her for that. Remember what she said in her convention speech:
"But here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion - I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country."

Palin is being compared to a lot of famous people in history such as Teddy Roosevelt, Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. I think an argument can be made for all of those comparisons. One that I hadn't thought of was Harry Truman. Yet, Steven Hayward makes a good case for their similarities in his article entitled, Give 'em Hell, Sarah. He argues that she is a natural born executive like Truman. He talks about the reason so many people are upset is because she isn't an elitist and she hasn't jumped through the right hoops. He makes comparisons of her to Truman and Reagan, who had to prove themselves. He thinks Sarah will have to do the same but like me, he has no doubts that she will do so, successfully.

Monday, September 15, 2008

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Charlie Gibson's Interview with Sarah Palin!

To be honest, I'm not sure I've ever watched an entire Charlie Gibson interview before. After watching his interview with Sarah Palin, I realize I wasn't missing much. To put it simply, what a jerk!! Every question he posed to her was dripping with disdain, condescension and skepticism. Yet, Palin handled every single question with poise, grace and confidence. Nothing seems to ruffle her feathers. It is a good thing, since the Drive By Media has Palin Derangement Syndrome and bad. Here is an excerpt from an email to Kathryn Jean Lopez at the Corner via Patrick:
"The elitism and condescending attitude of the media is blaring through, and it doesn't go unnoticed in the new media culture. When does Obama get asked these same questions ? Can he do it without umm'ing and err'ing, turning what should be a 30 second answer into a 3 minute snooze-fest?"

My first question for the McCain camp was, why did they decide to have her first interview be with Gibson? I'm not sure what the thought process was there, except maybe to show she can handle even the toughest of interviews.

I thought Gibson's question about if she thought she had enough experience was a huge insult, especially the way he asked it. Would he ask Obama that? Its a lot more relevant to him than it is to her. I don't get where this lack of experience perception is coming from. I even have conservatives bringing up that she doesn't have enough foreign policy experience. How much foreign policy experience did Reagan, Bush or Clinton have? They were all Governors too.

Then Gibson asks if she is terrified or overwhelmed at the thought of being Vice President. Once again, how demeaning a question is that? Is it because she's a woman or a conservative? Either Gibson is a conservative-a-phobe or a sexist or both ;-).

Finally, he asks (like he works for the Obama campaign, but I guess most of the media does) why she keeps saying that Obama will raise taxes? Hello??? He has said he will. Her response was so quick and so good. She replied that 94 times Obama had a chance to vote on the side of the tax payers and 94 times he voted on the wrong side. Ouch!!

Bottom line: Charlie Gibson grilled her mercilessly and Palin handled herself extremely well. I would expect nothing less.

Charles Krauthammer weighs in with his article entitled, Charlie Gibson's Gaffe. Another article written by Martin Sieff is entitled, ABC's Gibson grilled Palin hard, but it may backfire makes some great points. Sieff contrasts how both Obama and Biden have been treated with kid gloves by the media whereas Gibson was out for blood in his interview with Palin. Sieff points out that it was clear that Gibson's treatment of Palin was a double standard and that he was out to embarrass her. He brings up in his conclusion how this may backfire on the Drive By Media, who is in the tank for Obama:
"The pattern of previous presidential election interviews and debates has always been that individuals who come across as intellectually superior, arrogant and condescending forfeit support that goes to their perceived victims. This dynamic played a crucial role in propelling George W. Bush into the White House eight years ago. It remains to be seen if Gibson's perceived arrogance and condescension will give Palin another boost. It certainly didn't help the Democrats that ABC's chief political correspondent, Stephanopoulos, who had rushed to Obama's aid only four days before, was wheeled on to discuss her interview with Gibson as soon as it was concluded."

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Joe Biden--The Gift that keeps on Giving!

Even "The Global Edition of the New York Times" admits that "Biden is living up to his gaffe-prone reputation". Lets just say that You Tube is not his friend. The Drive By Media has been so obsessed with trying to find some dirt on Palin that they've been ignoring all the obvious gaffes that Biden has been making. If Palin had made any of these, they would've been front page news. So, what has Biden done recently?

1) Biden asks a man in a wheelchair to stand up--This one is so hilarious, I literally thought someone was making it up until I saw the actual video myself.

2) He says Barack should've picked Hillary for VP instead of him--What on earth would possess him to say this? You'd think he'd be too arrogant to even think it.

3) Then we have just a couple of other Freudian slips such as these:
"The guy who, reading his vice-presidential acceptance speech from a TelePrompter, bungled McCain's name, calling him "George" ("Freudian slip, folks, Freudian slip," he explained).

The guy who, on the day Obama announced him as his running mate, referred to his party's presidential nominee as "Barack America" and noted that his own wife, Jill, a college professor, was "drop-dead gorgeous" but who, problematically, possessed a doctorate.

The guy who has said he is running for president (not vice president) and who confused army brigades with battalions. Who referred to his Republican vice-presidential opponent as the lieutenant governor of Alaska."

A friend of mine's husband called me the day McCain picked Sarah Palin. He predicted that something would happen where Biden would have to step down so that Obama could pick Hillary. At the time, I thought he was crazy, but since then Rush has mentioned it and I have thought it might be possible. Especially, when you have Biden saying it himself. It will be interesting to see what happens as the Obama ship continues to sink.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Crazy Busy Smorgasbord!

"It's not bad to wear a promise ring because not everybody, guy or girl, wants to be a slut."--Singer Jordin Sparks

Life is insanely busy right now and I'm trying to find time to get caught up on everything. So I decided to throw some links in here on what I've been paying attention to and some of whats going on in my life.

1) I'm extremely proud of Jordin Sparks!! Most of us have better things to do than spend time watching the MTV awards. So, likely you missed the foul mouthed jerk that hosted them this past Sunday. Russell Brand is unknown here (shocker) but apparently is a celebrity in the UK (another shocker). He was so offensive throughout the night that even the MTV audience booed him.

He mocked and insulted the Jonas Brothers several times, because they've chosen to be a great role model for teens by wearing promise rings. He implied that if the U.S.A. didn't vote for Obama, we were racists. He called Bush a retarded cowboy and made fun of Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol.

My daughter watched them and was disgusted. She was the one who told me that Jordin Sparks (an 18 year old girl) was the only one brave enough to stand up to Brand. When she came on stage she said, "It's not bad to wear a promise ring because not everybody, guy or girl, wants to be a slut." Kudos to Sparks, who I must remind you was my kids and I's favorite for American Idol the year she won. When asked about it later, Sparks said that "somebody had to do it" and she was more than happy to put him in his place. For the record, the Jonas Brothers aren't the only ones with promise rings. Jordin, Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez also wear them. It looks like we still have a few positive role models left.

2) The Palins Mix Family and Politics --This is a post written by Chelsea from Reflections of a Paralytic. It gives a neat insight into how Palin juggles her career and her kids. I'm fascinated at how Palin does seem to be able to mix the two together so well. I also respect her husband for being willing to take time off from his job to help her with the kids. They are a special family.

Chelsea also found the neat video above of Piper wetting down Trig's hair during Palin's speech at the RNC. It truly is a priceless moment seen by the world. Even Rush talked about how sweet he thought it was.

3) I love Dennis Miller!--He is so far from being politically correct. I link to the video of his Miller Time segment on O'Reilly. He weighs in on the lipstick pig incident, on how Obama screwed up picking Biden and his thoughts on OJ (which I loved).

4) Prison Break is back, and better than ever!! The first season was gold, but seasons 2 & 3 didn't quite measure up. Season 4 has started out really well, especially since they brought Sarah back from the dead. A lot of us were really ticked that they killed her off.

5) I finished the HBO series on "John Adams", based on the book by David McCullough! I did a review of the book on Cd awhile back. I was looking forward to watching the DVDs and comparing the two. I had mixed feelings about it, but I will dedicate a whole post to reviewing it later.

6) I finished "Because They Hate"! It is my second book this year that I am going to classify as a "must read" for everyone. Brigitte Gabriel tells her own compelling life story, and then warns about the danger of Islamic terrorism.

7) I have been collecting some good articles on Sarah Palin. I will list the links below, the first three are by Jonah Goldberg:

--McPalin Rattles Team Obama
--Palin Bashing Press Keeps Swinging and Missing
--The New Life of the Grand Old Party
--The Four Stages of Conservative Female Abuse

8) The KC Star's editorial page bashed Sarah Palin immediately after McCain announced that he had picked her. I was pretty ticked off about it so I wrote a letter to the editor: and the Star printed it. A copy of the letter is below:
Palin a thrilling choice

I was irritated by The Star’s editorial (8/30) questioning Gov. Palin’s readiness. The first chance The Star’s editorial board has to comment on Palin, and it is negative.

I am a loyal Republican but up until McCain picked Palin, I wasn’t even sure I could vote for him. Since the pick, the conservative base (myself included) has become energized. I will now vote and campaign for him. She has eight years of executive experience, which is eight years more than Obama. She is in charge of Alaska’s National Guard, giving her military experience.

Liberals may try to demonize Palin, but conservative Republicans are ecstatic about her. During the past several days McCain has raised $10 million. I think it’s clear that a lot of people are excited about her being put on the ticket.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11th--May We Never Forget!!

May we never forget!!

Ann writes a great column entitled, Bush 7, Terrorists 0 reminding us that Bush has kept us safe for the past 7 years although, he never seems to get the credit for it. Here is her conclusion:
"George Bush is Gary Cooper in the classic western "High Noon." The sheriff is about to leave office when a marauding gang is coming to town. He could leave, but he waits to face the killers as all his friends and all the townspeople, who supported him during his years of keeping them safe, slowly abandon him. In the end, he walks alone to meet the killers, because someone has to.

That's Bush. Name one other person in Washington who would be willing to stand alone if he had to, because someone had to.

OK, there is one, but she's not in Washington yet. Appropriately, at the end of "High Noon," Cooper is surrounded by the last two highwaymen when, suddenly, his wife (Grace Kelly) appears out of nowhere and blows away one of the killers! The aging sheriff is saved by a beautiful, gun-toting woman."

Palin & McCain Reach out to Downs Syndrome Family

Photo and Story Credit: Rush Limbaugh

I had missed this story on Rush but my Mom had told me about it. I went looking for it on Rush's website and it brought tears to my eyes. A couple was at a McCain/Palin rally with their 2 children, one of whom had Downs Syndrome. Palin and McCain saw a sign that they had made and after the rally they had secret service call them over. This family got to spend some time with Palin and McCain and the husband (Kurt) called into Rush's show to talk about the experience. It is a really neat story and Kurt said that the McCains and Palins were "warm, kind and genuine" people.

Below is an excerpt of the transcript of Kurt's call to Rush:
"CALLER: Hey, listen, Rush, longtime listener, first-time caller, one of those Bible, family, gun clingers from western Pennsylvania.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: And I wanted to share a story with you. A week ago last Saturday we went to the Palin-McCain rally in Washington, Pennsylvania, was the day after he announced her, and we have a five-year-old daughter with Down syndrome, and we made a sign that said: "We Love Kids with Down Syndrome." So when they pulled in in their bus the sign did catch their, McCain and Palin and the rest of their family, it caught their eye, we could tell, they gave us a thumbs-up from the bus, so we were all excited just by that --
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait. Who gave you the thumbs up, McCain and Palin?

CALLER: McCain, Palin, Cindy McCain, we could see them from the bus. We were in a position where we had eye contact with them --

RUSH: Oh, cool!

CALLER: My wife was holding our daughter.

RUSH: Very, very, very cool.

CALLER: It was really cool, Rush. I was like, "Wow, that's awesome," because I love Governor Palin and so I thought that's really neat. So then we moved around as the bus was getting ready to pull out, we kind of positioned ourselves so we could just wave them on and a Secret Service agent came up to us and said, "Hey, can you come with us?" I was like, "Do we have a choice?"

RUSH: (laughing) You shouldn't have worried. It's not the Clinton administration.
CALLER: Right. So we accompanied them up the hill, we went right to the bus, where it was, and Governor Palin, Senator McCain, Cindy, Todd Palin, they're all standing there. We're in this inner circle with just us and them, and the Secret Service agent, and they came right up to us and thanked us for coming out, said they loved our sign, and Governor Palin immediately said, "May I hold your daughter?" and our daughter Chloe, who's five, went right to her, and I have some pictures I'd love to send you maybe when I'm done here, but Governor Palin was hugging Chloe, and then her little daughter brought their baby Trig who has Down syndrome from the bus, he was napping, and Chloe went right over and kissed him on the cheek, and my son Nolan who's nine, he thanked her.

RUSH: This is amazing.

CALLER: I will send you all the stuff, Senator McCain was talking to my son, and we thanked him for his service, and he asked my son if he wanted to see the bus, and we were hanging out and it was very surreal. I felt like we could have had a pizza and a beer with them, they were so warm.

RUSH: You know what? I want to put you on hold. I want Snerdley to give you our super-secret, known-only-to-three-people here, e-mail address.

CALLER: I will send you everything, Rush.

RUSH: And then could you send us these pictures? Would you mind if we put them on the website?

CALLER: I would be honored, and my main thing is they are warm, kind, genuine people, and they represent the best of this country.

RUSH: That's right. And when you send these pictures, make sure you identify them. I mean, we'll know Palin and McCain, of course. Identify yourselves.

CALLER: I will, I will identify everybody in the picture, Rush, and God bless you for being a beacon of hope and truth in this country.

RUSH: Oh, no, no. It's nothing, it's nothing. You're doing the Lord's work.

CALLER: Well, we're very blessed and I want people to know what a blessing it is to have a child with Down syndrome. These kids, they're angels.
RUSH: That's the thing. There's always good to be found in everything that happens. It may be a while before it reveals itself.

CALLER: Absolutely.

RUSH: Right, and when she hugged my daughter I said, here's the difference, this candidate embraces life and all its limitless possibilities.

RUSH: All right.

CALLER: That's what she is.

Here are two local stations that did segments on it with video:
KDKA--Local Couple Meets With McCain, Palin
WPXI--McCain, Palin Ask to Meet Family

Related Articles:
What Trig Can Teach America
Is Trig at the Heart of Media's Reaction to Palin?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Debunking the Lies and Smears about Sarah Palin!

1) Megyn Kelly is now my hero after seeing how she went after US Weekly for their smears on Sarah Palin. The cover on their magazine was extremely misleading, it said, "Babies, Lies and Scandal". What no one could know from just seeing the cover is that the lies and scandal part was referring to the liberal bloggers who viciously went after Palin. Whoever put that cover together should've been fired. Instead, the senior editor defended the despicable cover and the malicious story. What makes it even worse is that the same magazine had already done a puff piece on the Obama family.

After seeing the arrogance of US Weekly's senior editor, somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 people have canceled their subscriptions. It also looks like they are doing a pathetic job at responding to the cancellations and so the numbers climb.

2) Contrary to what some have been saying, Palin never banned any books. I'm sorry, but this lie was so pathetic.

3) Charlie Martin has an ever growing list of Palin rumors that aren't true and the links to back it up.

4) also has a list of rumors that are met with the truth.

5) Sarah Palin's Expenses As Governor Scandalously...80% Lower Than Her Predecessor's! This post shows how ridiculous a Washington Post article was that whined about her expenses. They didn't do the math to realize that after it was all said and done, she still spent 80% less than her predecessor. Before you dig up "what you think" is dirt on someone, you might want to do the math first ;-).

5) It also looks like the smears against Palin are backfiring. Since, we now have Hillary backers coming to Sarah's defense. I forgot to mention that there was a Hillary turned Palin supporter at the McCain/Palin rally on Monday and she spoke before they came on stage.

Obama arrogantly said recently that he had been under scrutiny for 19 months and that Palin had only been going through it for a week. The problem is, the Drive By Media ignored significant issues related to Obama until he had basically sewn up the nomination. Sean Hannity had exposed Reverend Wright for his troublesome sermons an entire year before the Drive By Media even paid attention to it. And as Sean Hannity said recently, Palin has been scrutinized more in the past 2 weeks by the Drive By Media than Obama has in the past 19 months.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Governor Sarah Palin in Missouri!

I'm exhausted!! As most of you know, I always write my posts the night before and post them for the next day. As I'm writing this, I've gotten a total of about 7 hours of sleep for the past 2 nights.

I got up around 5:30 am Monday morning to go see Sarah Palin. I took my 2 daughters and we met several of my friends. Several of us rode together and because of weather and needing caffeine we ended up getting there later than we had planned. Another one of my friends was further ahead in the line. We found out pretty quickly that the John Knox Pavilion could only handle 3,000 people and there were a lot more than 3,000 people in line.

Its complicated, but what ended up happening was that my girls ended up being with the one group of friends and I ended up with my other friend. My friends wanted me to get inside since I had the blog and the radio show. They offered to watch my girls and my other friend's daughter traded places with me. My friend and I got inside and the group ended up being outside in the overflow area.

We then found out that McCain & Palin were going to speak to both crowds. So what ended up happening was that McCain and Palin spoke to the outside crowd first and then shook a bunch of people's hands. My 14 year old daughter ended up getting to shake Sarah Palin's hand. She doesn't care about politics at all and only came to be with her friends, and she's the one that actually gets to shake her hand. Unbelievable!!

Anyway, it was a great time and all told they estimate that there were around 6,000 people there. Inside, there were 3,000 and in the overflow area outside there were 3,000. There was a lot of enthusiasm, and contrary to it just being post convention excitement (which is what the Drive by Media and liberals are trying to say) the crowd was huge because of one factor, Sarah Palin. My friends and I were there for her and there were some who even left after she was done speaking.

I bought 2 campaign buttons (I tried to find copies of them online so I could show you what they looked like but I couldn't find them). One said, "Women for Palin, You Go Girl! McCain/Palin", the other one said, "Hot Chicks vote Republican". They are both pink, of course!!

As always, there was a small group of pathetic protesters. My friends and I were talking about how we will never understand the mindset of protesters. Why wouldn't they just go to an Obama rally, rather than crashing a McCain & Palin one? I guess because they don't have much of a life.

Also, make sure to tune into Sean Hannity's radio show today. I called in yesterday to talk about the rally. I got through and the call screener said she would call me back and have me on the show today.

There was a mix-up and now I'm going to be on Hannity's show tomorrow. So stay-tuned.

I found a fellow blogger who was there, her post is entitled, McCain/Palin Campaign Rally In Lee’s Summit, MO.

McCain & Palin Pump up Crowd in Lee's Summit
Supporters Show Up Before Sunrise to See GOP Ticket
On the Road with Governor Palin
Palin Hits Obama on Earmarks
McCain, Palin Rally Thousands In Lee's Summit
In Metro, McCain, Palin Criticize Obama
McCain, Palin to attend area rally
McCain, Palin Make Missouri Visit for 2nd Time in 8 Days
McCain, Palin arrive in KC

Monday, September 08, 2008

McCain/Palin Rally in the KC Area!

My radio show will be an encore today because I'm off to hear Sarah Palin speak at a rally today!!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Oprah Refuses to Have Sarah Palin on her show!

For the most part, I have given Oprah a huge pass before now for her liberal leanings. Most of the time, I saw her as very well meaning but misled. Even when she was in the tank for Obama, I figured it was because he was the first viable black candidate to run for President. I no longer think she is well meaning, and I will no longer be giving her a pass.

Oprah doesn't run a "liberal" talk show. She portrays her show as being one for the American people, especially women. Yet, its becoming painfully obvious that if you don't have the right ideology, you aren't allowed on her show.

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a wonderful book last year that told the inspirational true story of his life. He is the only African-American on the Supreme Court right now and he faced amazing odds in his life to get to where he is now. That is exactly the type of story that Oprah normally champions on her show. Yet, Thomas was never invited. Why? Because he doesn't share Oprah's liberal ideology.

Then, along comes Sarah Palin, the most talked about woman in the U.S. right now. She is the first woman to ever be on the Republican ticket. She is true history in the making and she has an incredible life story to tell. Yet, once again Oprah appears to be refusing to invite her on the show. Why? Sarah doesn't share Oprah's ideology.

When Drudge first published the story, this was Oprah's response,
"At the beginning of the presidential campaign, when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates."
Does that make sense to any of you? Me either! She campaigned, supported and gave money to Barack Obama but she's not going to use her show to be a platform for any of the other candidates. Does she hear how ridiculous that sounds? She already alienated half of her audience by supporting Obama (which was her prerogative). Yet, now she is alienating about 75% of the women in the audience by not giving them a chance to get to know this fascinating woman.

Oprah is one of the most powerful women in the country right now. She probably thinks she can do whatever she wants without consequences. Maybe, she should hear from women all over this country. Lets make our voices heard.

Also, sign the petition to boycott Oprah until she has Sarah Palin on!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Sarah Palin Cartoon Fest!

It had been awhile since I had checked Townhall's cartoon site and I found a bunch of gems. The top two are my favorites.

I've also got a bunch of great articles to link to, but I'll have to update this post with them later today.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Palin is a Huge Victory for Conservatives!

As many of you know, I was in a deep depression on Super Tuesday of this year. The writing was on the wall that McCain was going to be the Republican nominee. The pep completely left this right wing cheerleader. I had nothing left to cheer for.

So, I assessed the political scene and thought about what influence I had left. I was stuck with McCain, what could I do? What card did I have left? I had the VP card, that was my last stand. I quickly found that I was not alone in this thinking. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Tammy Bruce, I and many others said over and over again that it was crucial for McCain to pick well. The problem was, I had absolutely no confidence that McCain would. Yet, I continued to hammer away.

I took a lot of heat for not toeing the party line and not jumping aboard the Straight Talk Express. Yet, I refused to do so, until I saw some sign from McCain that he cared about the conservative base. It is now very obvious that it was because of people like me, Rush, Sean, Tammy and all the other conservatives that McCain chose Palin. A friend sent me an email where he said that he had talked to someone at the RNC who said that it was because of us, the conservative base, that McCain had picked Palin.

If those of us in the conservative base had just jumped aboard the straight talk express, McCain very well might have picked Lieberman. So guess what conservatives? We picked Sarah Palin. How awesome is that? And as Rush said yesterday, she is the new leader of the conservative movement. Whether we win or not in November, we've got a wonderful new leader.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Palin and Rudy hit Home Runs at the RNC!!

“How dare they question whether Palin will have enough time to spend with her children while vice president? When do they ever ask a man that question?”--Rudy Giuliani

“The only difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is lipstick.”--Governor Sarah Palin

"But here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion - I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country."--Governor Sarah Palin

I was never so proud to be a Republican as I was last night. If you had told me that one month ago, I wouldn't have believed you.

Rudy hit it out of the ball park with his speech. He did such a great job that I was reminded of why he was my first pick in the primaries. He also was so convincing that he had me believing that John McCain was the only one to lead our country.

Here are some excerpts from his speech:
"When Russia rolled over Georgia, John McCain knew exactly how to respond.

Having been to that part of the world many times and having developed a clear worldview over many years, John knew where he stood. Within hours, he established a very strong, informed position that let the world know exactly how he'll respond as President. At exactly the right time, John McCain said, "We're all Georgians."

Obama's first instinct was to create a moral equivalency - that "both sides" should "show restraint." The same moral equivalency that he has displayed in discussing the Palestinian Authority and the State of Israel.

Later, after discussing it with his 300 foreign policy advisors, he changed his position and suggested that the "the UN Security Council," could find a solution. Apparently, none of his 300 advisors told him that Russia has a veto on any UN action. Finally Obama put out a statement that looked ...well, it looked a lot like John McCain's.

Here's some free advice: Sen. Obama, next time just call John McCain."

His Conclusion

"In choosing Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain has chosen the future. Governor Palin represents a new generation. She's already one of the most successful governors in America - and the most popular. And she already has more executive experience than the entire Democratic ticket. She's led a city and a state. She's reduced taxes and government spending.

And she's actually done something about moving America toward energy independence - taking on the oil companies while encouraging more energy exploration here at home.

Taxpayers have an advocate in Sarah Palin - she even sold the former governor's private plane on E-Bay.

And as a former U.S. Attorney, I am impressed by her success in combating corruption - when she found unethical and illegal behavior among the power-brokers of her own party, she did not hesitate - she acted courageously and independently. That's the kind of reformer we need - she shook up Alaska. She'll shake up Washington.

And we sure need that.

And as we look to the future never let us forget that - when we are at our best - we are the party that expands Freedom. We began as a party dedicated to freeing people from slavery... And we are still the party that is willing to fight for freedom at home and around the world. We are the party that wants to expand individual freedom and economic freedom... because we believe that the secret of America's success is not central government, it is self-government. We are the party that believes in giving workers the right to work. The party that believes parents should choose where their children go to school.

And we are the party that believes unapologetically in America's essential greatness - that we are a shining city on the hill, a beacon of freedom that inspires people everywhere to reach for a better world.

So my fellow Republicans and my fellow Americans - over the next 8 weeks, remember that the results of this election are in your hands. You get to determine America's future. You can decide America's direction.

Thank you very much. And God Bless America"

The expectations for Governor Sarah Palin were high and yet, she met and exceeded them. I couldn't have been prouder to be a conservative, a Republican and a woman. She brought tears to my eyes, she made me laugh and she made me cheer!

The first thing that brought me tears was her comments about special needs children:
"Our family has the same ups and downs as any other ... the same challenges and the same joys.

Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge.

And children with special needs inspire a special love.

To the families of special-needs children all across this country, I have a message: For years, you sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters.

I pledge to you that if we are elected, you will have a friend and advocate in the White House.
As the mother of a special needs son, this really spoke to me.

The second tear jerker was seeing her give credit to her parents. Her Mom looked like she had tears in her eyes and I can only imagine how proud they were.

Here are some more excerpts from her speech:
Small Town Values

"A writer observed: "We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty, sincerity, and dignity." I know just the kind of people that writer had in mind when he praised Harry Truman.

I grew up with those people.

They are the ones who do some of the hardest work in America ... who grow our food, run our factories, and fight our wars.

They love their country, in good times and bad, and they're always proud of America. I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town.

I was just your average hockey mom, and signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kids' public education better.

When I ran for city council, I didn't need focus groups and voter profiles because I knew those voters, and knew their families, too.

Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown.

And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves.

I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a "community organizer," except that you have actual responsibilities. I might add that in small towns, we don't quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren't listening.

We tend to prefer candidates who don't talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco."


"Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reasons, and not just to mingle with the right people.

Politics isn't just a game of clashing parties and competing interests.

The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it.

No one expects us to agree on everything.

But we are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and ... a servant's heart."

Obama's Plan

"This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never use the word "victory" except when he's talking about his own campaign. But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed ... when the roar of the crowd fades away ... when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot - what exactly is our opponent's plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet? The answer is to make government bigger ... take more of your money ... give you more orders from Washington ... and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world. America needs more energy ... our opponent is against producing it.

Victory in Iraq is finally in sight ... he wants to forfeit.

Terrorist states are seeking new-clear weapons without delay ... he wants to meet them without preconditions.

Al Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America ... he's worried that someone won't read them their rights?"
Also, check out Ann Coulter's latest column, The best man turned out to be a woman. It looks like she, along with the rest of us is excited about Sarah Palin.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Governor Sarah Palin Smorgasbord

Video Hat Tip: Hyscience

1) Newt is on a roll again in the above video. Someone from the Drive By Media was whining about Palin having a thin resume and Newt just gave it to him. He was right and it was great to see.

2) The liberal left would like you to think that Evangelicals and Conservatives are going to abandon Palin because her 17 yr. old daughter is pregnant. Nothing could be further from the truth. While the Drive By Media and liberals are having a feeding frenzy about it, the conservative base still loves her and it will be a non-issue pretty soon. Here are some excerpts on what people are saying about it that I found at Hyscience:
"This is the pro-life choice. The fact that people will criticize her for this shows the astounding extent to which the secular critics of the pro-life movement just don't get it. Those who criticize the Palin family don't understand that we don't see babies as a punishment but as a blessing. Barack Obama said that if one of his daughters made a mistake and got pregnant out of wedlock he wouldn't want her to be punished with a child. Pro lifers don't see a child as punishment."--Dr. Richard Land, President of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

"Look, this development will actually be positive for the most part with Evangelicals. First they hear that Sarah Palin chooses the life option even though she had a Downs Syndrome baby and once again the family (and Bristol) has chosen the life option in this recent case. That's a double "ca-ching". Let's call this the Evangelical daily double. If anything, this whole situation will probably make more people around the country relate to her and her family. It makes them more real. Will there by some turned off by the whole pre-marital sex thing? Of course but this type of story doesn't sink her at all with Evangelicals."--David Brody

3) Patrick Buchanan actually wrote something I agree with for the first time in awhile. Here is how he opens his latest column:
"The risk John McCain took last Friday is comparable to the 72-year-old ex-fighter pilot knocking back two shots and flying his F-16 under the Golden Gate Bridge.

McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his co-pilot was the biggest gamble in presidential history. As of now, it is paying off, big-time.

4) Why Sarah has the X Appeal! This is a good comprehensive article that was written about Palin. Here is how Oliver Harvey concludes his column:
"Many pundits believe her addition to the Republican ticket will make the race with Obama’s Democrats go to the wire.

What is certain is that the sharp-shooting mom from the wilds of Alaska won’t go down without a fight."

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

American Idol Concert in KC!

I've been so excited about Sarah Palin that I haven't had a chance to talk about the American Idol concert. Last Friday night, my oldest daughter and I and 2 of our friends went to the American Idol concert here in KC at the Sprint Center. The only reason I was even interested in going was of course, David Cook.

I ended up enjoying it and having an even better time than I expected. Each of the top ten idols had a chance to sing some solo numbers and then there were 2 group songs. My friend and I agreed that there was a reason Chikezie and Ramiele were at the bottom of the pack. There was a big difference between their performances and the rest of the group. I enjoyed Carly, Brooke and Kristy Lee and felt that they had all improved since the show. Syesha and Jason just aren't my cup of tea and then there is David Archuleta. I just can't get over his immaturity issues. He can sing, and if I don't picture his face I do okay, but otherwise its hard to enjoy him.

My friend and I's favorites were definitely Michael Johns and David Cook. The crowd response dramatically changed when Johns came onto the stage after Ramiele and Chikezie. Johns has a great stage performance, he has an awesome voice and how can you not love the Aussie accent? I think he will do well and has similarities to Cook and Daughtry.

Then there is David Cook. He is the reason that both Friday and Saturday nights' concerts were sold out. Everywhere you looked people were wearing David Cook t-shirts. When he came onto the stage the crowd reaction was incredible and it didn't stop. Cook was moved by the fan support which just makes you love him all the more.

He said he had 2 apologies. One was for Michael Johns who mistakenly thought he was in Kansas ;-). The second was for him having to keep hiking his pants up because someone stole his belt the night before in Oklahoma City. He praised his Mom (she has to be incredibly proud) and he sang a hero song and dedicated it to his brother Adam, who has brain cancer.

Timothy Finn's conclusion to his review of the Saturday concert says it all:
"And as for David Cook: Part of him must be chomping at the bit to get this gig over with and move on to his own material, his own band, his own career. His hometown gave him a spectacular reception, but he also showed he has the talent and personality to make it big elsewhere. I'll be surprised if he isn't at least as big as Daughtry. And if he gets bigger, Saturday won't be the last time he rocks the Sprint Center."

Monday, September 01, 2008

I Can't Stop Talking about Sarah Palin!!

I'm sure many of you would like to talk and read about other things, but I'm just too psyched to move on just yet. The Sarah Palin pick is historic, exciting and she may yet turn out to be the U.S. version of Margaret Thatcher.

While doing research on her, I've stumbled upon some interesting finds.

--First, the left has already shown themselves to be completely despicable in the levels to which they would sink to trash this honorable woman. The Kos Kiddies and other liberal blogs have been spreading a rumor that Sarah Palin's Down Syndrome son wasn't really hers but her teenage daughter's. On so many levels this is beyond gutter politics. Thank goodness for Amanda Carpenter at Townhall for exposing this rumor as false and ridiculous.

--Second, the biography on Palin is sold out while Nancy Pelosi's book continues to tank.

--Third, another Town Hall blogger speaks on Palin. Hugh Hewitt compares Palin to Obama in terms of who would do a better job at dealing with post-hurricane rescue and relief efforts. He also wrote an excellent article on cheering the Palin pick.

--Fourth, Nancy Morgan from writes an excellent column entitled, Hillary vs. Sarah. Alls I can say is wow and I agree 100%. Morgan does an excellent job of explaining why she, and the rest of us, are so excited about Sarah Palin.

Fifth, John McCain touts Palin on Fox News Sunday. I, like Tammy Bruce came to support McCain grudgingly after supporting Rudy and Romney but count both of us excited now.

Hat tip to a new blog I discovered entitled, Hyscience. They have a ton of great stuff and a wealth of posts on Sarah Palin.