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CNN Acknowledges Palin’s Going Rogue: An American Life #1 Best Seller

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 0 Responses
Our communist enemies at CNN have no choice but to recognize Sarah Palin’s upcoming book is breaking new records.  Their pain is my pleasure.  On the 1st day of the announcement and within hours it has shot to number 1 at Barnes and Nobles and number 2 at Amazon.  What is so unusual is that it has not been released.  I provided the links to pre-order her book.

CNN – Sarah Palin's 432 page memoir isn't set to be released for more than seven weeks, but the highly anticipated tell-all has already shot to No. 1 on Barnes and Nobles' Web site, supplanting new releases from bestselling authors Dan Brown and Mitch Albom.
The forthcoming book has also vaulted up Amazon.com's bestseller list, currently holding the No. 3 (it just moved to No.1) spot just behind Glenn Beck's "Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government."

The book — titled "Going Rogue: An American Life" in reference to the anonymous criticism directed at the former Alaska governor by aides to Republican presidential nominee John McCain — is scheduled to be released on November 17.

Palin's publisher, Harper, has ordered a massive first printing of 1.5 million copies, and is not releasing an electronic version until the day after Christmas in an effort to drive up sales of the more expensive hardcover edition, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

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POLITICO: Sarah Palin Most Loved By GOP & Hottest Political Star

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 0 Responses


Michael Falcone, from Politico.com, wrote a very nice piece on Governor Palin, Republican base still wild about Sarah Palin:

Despite a torrent of criticism from the media, Democrats and even some in her own party, Sarah Palin remains the hottest brand name in politics.

Her recent resignation was perplexing. It’s raised doubts about her viability as a potential presidential candidate. Still, she remains extremely popular with the GOP grass roots, and most Republican Party leaders would jump at the chance to have her headline one of their events.  That’s the picture that emerges from interviews with dozens of GOP state and local leaders from across the country.

As part of an effort to gauge Palin’s popularity with the rank and file beyond the Beltway, where the GOP establishment is lukewarm toward the charismatic former governor, Politico surveyed nearly 50 prominent Republican Party officials and politicians, representing every region of the country and ranging from statewide-elected officeholders to state legislators to state and county party chairs.  The states inculded in the the surveyed included, Florida, North Carolina, DC, Pennsylvania, New York, Iowa, Minnesota, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Montana and Arizona.

Some refused to talk about her at all. Others, mostly her critics, would do so only off the record. But taken as a whole, the body of interviews revealed that despite Palin’s high negative ratings in recent national polls, Republicans at the grass-roots level and their leaders still hold a very favorable impression of the former Alaska governor.  Westerners have a particular affinity for Palin, with many noting that she embodied the values of freedom and self-reliance.

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Dissecting Gov Palin’s 2012 Candidacy (Palin - Giuliani 2012)

Monday, September 28, 2009 4 Responses
As more and more of the country is realizing Obama is a communist and a monumental disaster, dreams of 2010 and 2012 are vivid and nightly.  Race for 2008 posted its analysis of each candidate on domestic and foreign policy.  I included their analysis on Governor Palin and Mayor Giuliani, since I think they would make a great team. I do not believe he is a RINO, they have similar political styles and they are friends.  You can also check-out their analysis on Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Tom Ridge, Mike Huckabee, Gary Johnson and Ron Paul.   

Foreign Policy
The majority of the 2012 candidates fall in line with the Republican party principles of free trade and first strike defense policy.  Although the flexible response/non-interventionist voice remains loud and active, it continues to be a shrinking philosophy within the party.

Sarah Palin – Has continued to surround herself with the neoconservative intelligentsia and recently outlined her foreign policy axiom in a speech to the investor community in Hong Kong.  Palin has always been a strong proponent of free trade, moving Alaska towards an export driven economy during her term as Governor. Palin has displayed flexibility on the issue of immigration and remains steadfast on the neocon approach to terrorism, the Afghan mission and missile defense.
Rudy Giuliani – The former Mayor of the most diverse city in the world has continued his engagement of the global community through his private sector work in the areas of business and security.  Rudy is a vocal proponent of first strike defense measures and free trade.


Domestic Policy
The party hierarchy and grassroots appear ready to move beyond the era of compassionate conservatism.  The divide in the Republican party has morphed from solely an ideological one (moderate versus conservative) to a battle between the establishment and anti-establishment.  This has made for some strange bedfellows in our party leadership and is reflected in the positioning the 2012 candidates have taken on domestic policy.   

Sarah Palin - Is the most prominent example of the modern conservatism blend of western libertarianism and social conservatism.  Palin opposes activism of any type at the federal level, whether it is economic or judicial policy.  Palin has vocally opposed the expansion of federal powers in the areas of health care, the federal reserve, spending, taxation and environmental regulation.  As Governor, Palin turned a dire fiscal situation into a stable future and became a leading voice on expanding domestic energy development. 
Rudy Giuliani -  In 2008, he campaigned on the providing taxpayers with the largest tax cut in American history.  Rudy received support from many members of the Club for Growth and Wall Street financiers.  Although Rudy committed to nominating federal Judges that would strictly interpret the constitution, his views on abortion, gay rights and federal funding of embryonic stem cell research are moderate to the majority views in the Republican party.  Rudy has a strong record on law and order issues from his two terms as Mayor of New York City. 

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Gov Sarah Palin On Facebook: Best Wishes for the Jewish High Holidays

Saturday, September 26, 2009 0 Responses

Todd and I would like to offer our best wishes to the Jewish community as they celebrate the High Holy Days. With the celebration of the Jewish New Year this week and the observance of the Day of Atonement next week, we are reminded of the hopeful commitment to renewal and peace exemplified by the Jewish tradition and the Jewish people throughout history.

Yom Kippur, the most solemn and important of the Jewish holy days, is a time of reflection and supplication for forgiveness. The timeless human struggle to promote justice, harmony, and peace is seen here in this process of atonement – in humbly seeking pardon for past wrongs in the hope of a new beginning. It reminds us that if we wish to co-exist globally, we must all strive for forgiveness and tolerance.

A speech was given at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday that was full of hateful anti-Semitic rhetoric. It was a shameful display before a body whose very charter is premised on the need for co-operation and harmony in pursuit of peaceful co-existence between nations. Such talk was especially abhorrent coming as it did during the Jewish High Holidays. The world community must speak with one voice in declaring anti-Semitism and all forms of intolerance and racism utterly unacceptable. There is no place in the community of peace-loving nations for those who traffic in hate or deny the terrible atrocity of the Nazi Holocaust.

In this holy season, we join the Jewish people in the struggle to promote justice, harmony, and peace. May God bless them.

- Sarah Palin

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WSJ: Palin On China “Ideas Worth Listening To, Obama Could Take A Page From This Book”

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 0 Responses

Sarah Palin was pounded by the media as a foreign-policy novice during last year's presidential campaign. But when it comes to the U.S. approach toward China, she has ideas worth listening to.

"Twenty years ago, many believed that as China liberalized its economy, greater political freedom would naturally follow," the former Alaska governor and Republican nominee for the vice presidency told a Hong Kong audience yesterday. "Unfortunately that has not come to pass."

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The solution, she argues, is to encourage political change from within China—a movement that regained momentum last year with the launch of Charter 08, a democratic manifesto.

Such developments, she argued, are in everyone's interest. "The more politically open and just China is, the more Chinese citizens of every ethnicity will settle disputes in courts rather than on the streets," she said. The more open China is, "the less we will be concerned about its military buildup and intentions."

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Mrs. Palin also espoused the value of alliances with like-minded democratic countries in the region such as Japan, Australia and India. The U.S. "can, must and should" work with China to address issues of "mutual concern," she said. "But we also need to work with our allies in addressing the uncertainties created by China's rise."

The Obama Administration could take a page from this book. So far, the White House has gone out of its way to downplay human rights in China and tiptoe around recent crackdowns in Tibet and Xinjiang, preferring to focus on hipper issues like climate change. This "don't ask, don't tell" approach to Beijing does no favors to the Chinese people, much less to the West's core interests in Asia. At the same time, America's other alliances in the region have been largely ignored.

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Gov Palin Dominates 2nd Straw Poll 55%, Romney 15% & Huckabee 10%

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 1 Response



Governor Palin easily handles Politico's Straw Poll: Who should have won the presidential straw poll at the Values Voter Summit? by a very very wide margin.  The Governor took a overwhelming majority of 55% to Governor Romney’s 15% and Governor Huckabee’s 10%. A total of 24,046 votes were cast.

Politico created this poll to demostrate that in a controlled environment, like the Values Voter Summit, poll results can be skewed in anyones favor.  The Summit was attended by Romney, Huckabee and Pawlenty along with many of their supporters and, as expected, the Values Voter Summit poll was in their favor.  I also recall problems with the 2009 CPAC  presidential poll. Romney supporters voted often and frequently before CPAC officials caught on, 24 hours later, and changed the registration rule to only a single vote per person.

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Governor Sarah Palin Targeting The 'All Evil Media' In Hong Kong

Monday, September 21, 2009 0 Responses







Hong Kong — Governor Sarah Palin is expected to speak about US foreign policy and China in her first keynote speech outside North America, Hong Kong organizers said on Monday.

The Governor is due to address hundreds of financial big-hitters at the CLSA Investors' Forum on Wednesday.  "We have asked her to address US foreign policy, to discuss her views on governance, healthcare, and of course, China," Jonathan Slone, chief executive officer of the Asia-focused brokerage.

Palin was chosen to speak since she's the front running Republican candidate in the next US presidential election and because of her influential role in politics, he said.

But CLSA, an arm of French bank Credit Agricole, decided to close Palin's session to the media after the former Alaska governor indicated that she would have to adjust her speech if reporters were present, Slone said.  "We are very pleased with her attitude towards us. Sarah could have come here and made a media circus," he said.

"But we said to her, 'Look, we want you to give the most information to our clients. Do you feel comfortable doing that with the press around?'  "She said, 'If I do that with the press in the room, I will have to say different things.'"

Slone said they decided to close the event to media because the primary objective of the annual forum was to let their clients get hold of as much industry-related information from the speakers as possible.  He said they had had many closed-door sessions in previous years for the same reason.   

The reality is the media has become the most anti-American entity on the plant and they should  not even be called the media.  They are strictly agenda driven (socialist) and continue  to cover  for the disaster Obama and radical Islam.  Their destruction would be the best thing for the American and the world.  Let's hope Governor Palin goes for the Media's jugular.

Past speakers at the annual CLSA event include US president Bill Clinton, Clinton's vice-president Al Gore and ex-Federal Reserve chief Alan Greenspan.  The Governor will be speaking in Hong Kong on the 23rd of September.

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Alabama Women Donates $63,500 For Dinner With Sarah Palin & Wounded Warriors

Saturday, September 19, 2009 2 Responses

Huntsville, AL — A true fan of Governor Sarah Palin is paying $63,500 to have dinner with her.  Cathy Maples of Huntsville, Ala., on Friday won the dinner in an Internet auction, which was a benefit for a charity that aids wounded veterans.

Maples says she fully supports the military and the men and women fighting for this nation. Maples, who owns a defense contracting company, also says she's a "big advocate" for Palin, and would love to see her as president.

Palin offered the dinner as part of the charity auction on eBay for the Ride 2 Recovery program, which supports wounded veterans through cycling programs.


Organizers say the winner will have to foot the travel bill to meet up with Palin, likely in Alaska. Maples says that's no problem.

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Governor Sarah Palin: Constitution Day

Thursday, September 17, 2009 0 Responses
“The Constitution of the United States was created by the people of the United States composing the respective states, who alone had the right.” - James Madison


Today marks the 222nd anniversary of the formation and signing of our Constitution. The United States Constitution is one of the greatest founding documents in history because it charted a bold new path in the realm of political theory. Not only does the Constitution establish checks and balances within the federal government, it also divides power among the federal government, the states, and the people. The Founders understood that it is the nature of government to grow at the expense of the people’s liberty; and with that in mind, they established a form of government that would be limited in scope and power in order to maximize power to the people.

Today, let’s also take the opportunity to thank our armed forces. The weight of defending our liberty rests on their shoulders, and because of their efforts and sacrifice, we can celebrate the 222nd anniversary of the formation of our Constitution.

- Sarah Palin

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Enemy Of The People (The Media) Banned From Gov Palin’s Hong Kong Speech

Monday, September 14, 2009 3 Responses

The Hill has reported that the media will not be permitted to attend Governor Palin’s keynote speaking engagement on Wednesday the 23rd of September.


This is great news considering the media has become an embarrassment and in my opinion the most dangerous entity in the world, al Qaeda #2. It is very simple, they have sided with radical Islam verse America, put Obama into power and continue to cover for him, at our detriment, despite the disaster he is and is creating.


The Governor will address 100s of CEOs, fund managers and other financial big-hitters from around the world at the Hong Kong forum.

The event in general is open to the media. But a spokesperson for CLSA, Asia's top investment houses, said that Governor Palin's session with will take place in private.

"Some of our keynote sessions in previous years were also closed to the media. So this is not the first time, Ms Palin has not yet confirmed with us the topic of her speech," the spokesperson added.

Past speakers at the annual CLSA event include former US president Bill Clinton, Clinton's vice president Al Gore, and ex-Federal Reserve chief Alan Greenspan.


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Sheriff Sarah Palin, Outlaw Obama And His Posse

Saturday, September 12, 2009 1 Response

Lloyd Marcus, wrote at nice piece for RedCountry.com: Sarah Palin, At High Noon. After watching the classical movie “High Noon” with Gary Cooper, he was amazed at the similarities between Governor Palin’s take charge, fearless and formidable approach to current issues and Obama. He also describes how Outlaw Obama and his posse (main stream media) have come to take over the town and desperately attack Sarah Palin at every opportunity, while claiming she is irrelevant. I posted part of the article:


I thought of another strong, gutsy, bold, stand on principles hero, a woman, Sarah Palin in her own modern day version of High Noon. Sheriff Palin rode into America Town on a white horse with conservative guns blazing and saved a dead McCain campaign. She brought hope to weary and battered conservative town folks and gave them a reason to vote.


Outlaw Obama and his posse, the hate filled liberal media/democrat gang, came to town a gunnin' to politically kill Sheriff Palin. They ambushed her at Miss Katie Couric's CBS saloon. Though shot and wounded numerous times, Sheriff Palin survived.


She bravely stood tall and rode high in the saddle while ungrateful, weak kneed republican town folks ran for cover, hid in their homes and peeked nervously through the curtains.


Why is Outlaw Obama and his gang so committed and desperate to destroy Palin? Could it be they recognize her destiny, like Moses, to set her people free? And why is she so despised by them? Obama's gang hate Palin for all the reasons we LOVE her. Sheriff Palin is a good, decent and strong character driven conservative leader. Palin also believes in God. Such humility and virtues are as repulsive to liberals as showing Dracula the cross.


Something that sticks in the craw of lib women is in their youth, they brought into the feminist rhetoric, “women's liberation means no husband and family”. Tragically, they find themselves aging and alone. Meanwhile, this CONSERVATIVE woman has it all, great career, fine family and a husband who loves and respects her. Adding insult in injury, Sheriff Palin looks mighty fine in her jeans.


Recently, the libs sent an old washed up gunslinger, the Letterman Kid, to challenge Sheriff Palin to a shoot out. Palin planted two bullets between the pathetic old dude's wrinkly eyes before he could un-holster his gun.

Despite Sheriff Palin's courage and willingness to fight, Outlaw Obama and his posse rule America Town. They are in the process of taking over EVERYTHING! Obama took over the livery stable and banned horses. While he and his posse continue riding horses, we town folks are forced to ride miniature ponies.


But in the spirit of what has made America Town great, an uprising is a brewin'. A HUGE conservative posse is building daily. Our first battle will be in 2010 to win back America Town's House and Senate. Then, in 2012, God willing and the creek don't rise, Sheriff Palin will lead us to VICTORY in the battle of Little Big Washington DC. Years earlier, another great lawman cleaned up America Town, Sheriff Ronald Reagan.


After Sheriff Palin sweeps out the Obama gang, perhaps once again, we will be as what Sheriff Reagan affectionately called us, “a shining city on a hill”.


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RedCountry.com: Sarah Palin, At High Noon



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Governor Palin: Remembering 9/11: We Are Americans

Friday, September 11, 2009 1 Response

It has been eight years since the United States suffered the worst attack on our soil since Pearl Harbor. As we look back, we should take stock of what has transpired since then. We have sent our nation's soldiers into battlefields far from home to defend us. These brave men and women live in treacherous conditions, facing improvised roadside bombs, suicide bombers and other attacks. Yet they fight on in their mission to defend the United States and all of us without complaint.


Our all-volunteer service is made up of Americans of all races, creeds, and economic backgrounds. These soldiers are on the front lines of this battle, and there are others in the fight as well. We must continue to give our utmost support to the United States military and those that support their efforts. In light of this, I have added my name to a letter sent to President Obama urging him to remain committed to prosecuting the War on Terror in Afghanistan. Never have so few defended the liberty of so many. We must continue to support their mission because they will continue to fight for us.


President Reagan ended his first inaugural with this story:


Under one such marker lies a young man-Martin Treptow-who left his job in a small town barber shop in 1917 to go to France with the famed Rainbow Division. There, on the western front, he was killed trying to carry a message between battalions under heavy artillery fire. We are told that on his body was found a diary. On the flyleaf under the heading, "My Pledge," he had written these words: "America must win this war. Therefore, I will work, I will save, I will sacrifice, I will endure, I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the issue of the whole struggle depended on me alone." The crisis we are facing today does not require of us the kind of sacrifice that Martin Treptow and so many thousands of others were called upon to make. It does require, however, our best effort, and our willingness to believe in ourselves and to believe in our capacity to perform great deeds; to believe that together, with God's help, we can and will resolve the problems which now confront us. And, after all, why shouldn't we believe that? We are Americans. God bless you, and thank you.


As we look back to that tragic day eight years ago we take pride in the fact that we came together as a nation in the days, months and years that followed. We rose to the challenge that fateful day and we still can. And why shouldn't we believe that? We are Americans.


I thank all our servicemen and women, in and out of uniform, for keeping us safe over the last eight years in the face of enormous odds.


Please thank a veteran today. They certainly do not look for those thanks, but they have more than earned it.


- Sarah Palin


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Governor Palin’s Response To ObamaCare Speech

Thursday, September 10, 2009 2 Responses

After all the rhetoric is put aside, one principle ran through President Obama’s speech tonight: that increased government involvement in health care can solve its problems.


Many Americans fundamentally disagree with this idea. We know from long experience that the creation of a massive new bureaucracy will not provide us with “more stability and security,” but just the opposite. It's hard to believe the President when he says that this time he and his team of bureaucrats have finally figured out how to do things right if only we’ll take them at their word.


Our objections to the Democrats’ health care proposals are not mere “bickering” or “games.” They are not an attempt to “score short term political points.” And it’s hard to listen to the President lecture us not to use “scare tactics” when in the next breath he says that “more will die” if his proposals do not pass.


In his speech the President directly responded to concerns I’ve raised about unelected bureaucrats being given power to make decisions affecting life or death health care matters. He called these concerns “bogus,” “irresponsible,” and “a lie” -- so much for civility. After all the name-calling, though, what he did not do is respond to the arguments we’ve made, arguments even some of his own supporters have agreed have merit.


In fact, after promising to “make sure that no government bureaucrat .... gets between you and the health care you need,” the President repeated his call for an Independent Medicare Advisory Council -- an unelected, largely unaccountable group of bureaucrats charged with containing Medicare costs. He did not disavow his own statement that such a group, working outside of “normal political channels,” should guide decisions regarding that “huge driver of cost ... the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives....” He did not disavow the statements of his health care advisor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, and continuing to pay his salary with taxpayer dollars proves a commitment to his beliefs. The President can keep making unsupported assertions, but until he directly responds to the arguments I’ve made, I’m going to call him out too.


It was heartening to hear the President finally recognize that tort reform is an important part of any solution. But this concession shouldn’t lead us to take our eye off the ball: the Democrats’ proposals will not reduce costs, and they will not deliver better health care. It’s this kind of “healthy skepticism of government” that truly reflects a “concern and regard for the plight of others.” We can’t wait to hear the details on that; we look forward to working with you on tort reform.


Finally, President Obama delivered an offhand applause line tonight about the cost of the War on Terror. As we approach the anniversary of the September 11th attacks and honor those who died that day and those who have died since in the War on Terror, in order to secure our freedoms, we need to remember their sacrifices and not demonize them as having had too high a price tag.


Remember, Mr. President, elected officials work for the people. Forcing a conclusion in order to claim a “victory” is not healthy for our country. We hear you say government isn’t always the answer; now hear us -- that’s what we’ve been saying all along.


- Sarah Palin


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Obama Scared Of Sarah Palin? Tonight's speech includes The Governor!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 3 Responses

The Politico posted a lovely piece: White House talking points blast Palin. I feel this post sums up Obama’s frustrations with Governor Palin.



OUR White House cannot resist but to focus on Governor Palin and make her the center of opposition. Sounds like communist methodology. You have to give credit to The Governor when she speaks we all listen. Although I will not be listening to the speech tonight


Here's that section dedicated to The Governor:



On Gov. Palin's Attacks


Every non-partisan organization that has looked at her claims say they are false. And the ideas in her op-ed are both scary and risky. Eliminating Medicare and giving our seniors vouchers instead is a bad idea that we shouldn't adopt.


The fact that Obama needs to respond tells me Sarah Palin WINS again!


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Gov Palin: Written Testimony To NY State Senate Aging Committee On ObamaCare

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 0 Responses

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

Chair, New York Senate Aging Committee

Legislative Office Building

Room 307

Albany, NY 12247


September 8, 2009


RE: H.R. 3200: America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 and Its Impact on Senior Citizens


Dear Senator Diaz,


Thank you for asking me to participate in the New York State Senate Aging Committee’s hearing regarding H.R. 3200, “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009.” You and I share a commitment to ensuring that our health care system is not “reformed” at the expense of America’s senior citizens.


I have been vocal in my opposition to Section 1233 of H.R.3200, entitled “Advance Care Planning Consultation.”[1] Proponents of the bill have described this section as an entirely voluntary provision that simply increases the information offered to Medicare recipients. That is misleading. The issue is the context in which that information is provided and the coercive effect these consultations will have in that context.


Section 1233 authorizes advanced care planning consultations for senior citizens on Medicare every five years, and more often “if there is a significant change in the health condition of the individual … or upon admission to a skilled nursing facility, a long-term care facility… or a hospice program.”[2] During those consultations, practitioners are to explain “the continuum of end-of-life services and supports available, including palliative care and hospice,” and the government benefits available to pay for such services.[3]


To understand this provision fully, it must be read in context. These consultations are authorized whenever a Medicare recipient’s health changes significantly or when they enter a nursing home, and they are part of a bill whose stated purpose is “to reduce the growth in health care spending.”[4] Is it any wonder that senior citizens might view such consultations as attempts to convince them to help reduce health care costs by accepting minimal end-of-life care? As one commentator has noted, Section 1233 “addresses compassionate goals in disconcerting proximity to fiscal ones…. If it’s all about obviating suffering, emotional or physical, what’s it doing in a measure to ‘bend the curve’ on health-care costs?”[5]


As you stated in your letter to Congressman Henry Waxman of California:


Section 1233 of House Resolution 3200 puts our senior citizens on a slippery slope and may diminish respect for the inherent dignity of each of their lives…. It is egregious to consider that any senior citizen … should be placed in a situation where he or she would feel pressured to save the government money by dying a little sooner than he or she otherwise would, be required to be counseled about the supposed benefits of killing oneself, or be encouraged to sign any end of life directives that they would not otherwise sign.[6]


It is unclear whether section 1233 or a provision like it will remain part of any final health care bill. Regardless of its fate, the larger issue of rationed health care remains.


A great deal of attention was given to my use of the phrase “death panel” in discussing such rationing.[7] Despite repeated attempts by many in the media to dismiss this phrase as a “myth”, its accuracy has been vindicated. In the face of a nationwide public outcry, the Senate Finance Committee agreed to “drop end-of-life provisions from consideration entirely because of the way they could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly.”[8] Jim Towey, the former head of the White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, then called attention to what’s already occurring at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, where “government bureaucrats are greasing the slippery slope that can start with cost containment but quickly become a systematic denial of care.”[9] Even Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, a strong supporter of President Obama, agreed that “if the government says it has to control health care costs and then offers to pay doctors to give advice about hospice care, citizens are not delusional to conclude that the goal is to reduce end-of-life spending.”[10] And of course President Obama has not backed away from his support for the creation of an unelected, largely unaccountable Independent Medicare Advisory Council to help control Medicare costs; he had previously suggested that such a group should guide decisions regarding “that huge driver of cost . . . the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives….”[11]


The fact is that any group of government bureaucrats that makes decisions affecting life or death is essentially a “death panel.” The work of Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, President Obama’s health policy advisor and the brother of his chief of staff, is particularly disturbing on this score. Dr. Emanuel has written extensively on the topic of rationed health care, describing a “Complete Lives System” for allotting medical care based on “a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated.”[12]


He also has written that some medical services should not be guaranteed to those “who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens…. An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.”[13]


Such ideas are shocking, but they could ultimately be used by government bureacrats to help determine the treatment of our loved ones. We must ensure that human dignity remains at the center of any proposed health care reform. Real health care reform would also follow free market principles, including the encouragement of health savings accounts; would remove the barriers to purchasing health insurance across state lines; and would include tort reform so as to potentially save billions each year in wasteful spending connected to the filing of frivolous lawsuits. H.R. 3200 is not the reform we are looking for.


Thank you for calling attention to this important matter. I look forward to working with you again to ensure that we keep the dignity of our senior citizens foremost in any health care discussion.


Sincerely,


Governor Sarah Palin


1 See http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf

2 See HR 3200 sec. 1233 (hhh)(1); sec. 1233 (hhh)(3)(B)(1), above.

3 See HR 3200 sec. 1233 (hhh)(1)(E), above.

4 See http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf

5 See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/07/AR2009080703043.html

6 See http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/letter-congressman-henry-waxman-re-section-1233-hr-3200

7 See http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=113851103434

8 See http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/54617-finance-committee-to-drop-end-of-life-provision

9 See http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204683204574358590107981718.html

10 See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/10/AR2009081002455.html

11 See http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/03/magazine/03Obama-t.html?_r=1&pagewanted=1

12 See http://www.scribd.com/doc/18280675/Principles-for-Allocation-of-Scarce-Medical-Interventions

13 See http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/Where_Civic_Republicanism_and_Deliberative_Democracy_Meet.pdf


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Governor Palin's Letter To Obama: Very Concerned About Afghan Strategy

Monday, September 07, 2009 0 Responses

Washington, DC – A distinguished group of Americans active in the foreign policy debate expressed support today for the U.S. effort in Afghanistan, and called upon President Obama to continue to provide the necessary resources requested by his commanders on the ground to ensure success. In an open letter organized by the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), the group offered its appreciation for the president’s decision earlier this year to deploy 21,000 additional U.S. troops to the country, and urged him to continue to properly resource the war effort. Given increasing public concern about the U.S. commitment in Afghanistan, the letter also suggests that the President make it a priority to explain to the American people why it is important to remain committed to winning in Afghanistan, and why such a victory is feasible.

The letter’s signatories write: “The situation in Afghanistan is grave and deteriorating…Since the announcement of your administration’s new strategy, we have been troubled by calls for a drawdown of American forces in Afghanistan and a growing sense of defeatism about the war. With General McChrystal expected to request additional troops later this month, we urge you to continue on the path you have taken thus far and give our commanders on the ground the forces they need to implement a successful counterinsurgency strategy. There is no middle course. Incrementally committing fewer troops than required would be a grave mistake and may well lead to American defeat. We will not support half-measures that repeat the errors of the past.”

The letter’s signers so far are: Steve Biegun, Max Boot, Paul Bremer, Christian Brose, Debra Burlingame, Eliot A. Cohen, Ryan C. Crocker, Thomas Donnelly, Eric Edelman, William S. Edgerly, Jamie M. Fly, David Frum, Abe Greenwald, John Hannah, Pete Hegseth, Margaret Hoover, Thomas Joscelyn, Frederick W. Kagan, Robert Kagan, William Kristol, Tod Lindberg, Herbert London, Clifford May, Robert C. McFarlane, Joshua Muravchik, Sarah Palin, Keith Pavlischek, Beverly Perlson, Danielle Pletka, John Podhoretz, Stephen Rademaker, Karl Rove, Jennifer Rubin, Randy Scheunemann, Gary Schmitt, Dan Senor, Ashley Tellis, Marc Thiessen, Daniel Twining, Peter Wehner, Kenneth Weinstein, and Christian Whiton.

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Pawlenty: Governor Palin A Remarkable Leader

Monday, September 07, 2009 1 Response

I don't view Palin as a competitor for anything, says Pawlenty From CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart


(CNN) – Minnesota’s Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who was a contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, said Sunday that he does not view himself as being in competition with his party’s most recent vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Asked about his own 2012 plans, Pawlenty was coy and judicious, suggesting that his recent travels to many states likely to be important in the next White House race were because of his duties as the vice chair of the Republican Governors Association.

“Part of my responsibility,” Pawlenty told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King on Sunday’s State of the Union, “is to travel the country when appropriate, as time allows, to help Republican candidates for governor get elected or re elected. So that’s part of it. And, as time allows, I’m going to speak to issues that I think my party needs to improve on – both here in Minnesota and nationally. I believe that’s an important opportunity and responsibility.”

But Pawlenty was clear that he does not view himself as competing with Gov. Palin. The Alaska Governor is “a friend,” Pawlenty told King, “I don’t view her as somebody who’s a competitor for anything. I view her as a teammate.”Pressed on his view of himself relative to Palin, Pawlenty reiterated, “I view her as a friend. And I think she’s somebody who has been a remarkable and strong leader in Alaska under difficult circumstances. I don’t know what the future holds for her.”

Pawlenty also appeared to hold no ill will over Sen. John McCain’s reported decision to pick Gov. Palin over Gov. Pawlenty for the vice presidential nod on last year’s Republican ticket. “I’m a huge fan of Sen. McCain. I think he made the choice he felt was right for not only his ticket but for the country in the circumstances of the time,” said Pawlenty. The Minnesota Republican added that he thought McCain made the right in choosing Palin as his running mate.


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CNN: Sarah Palin Has Emerged As The Tea Party Leader

Saturday, September 05, 2009 0 Responses

Looks like even CNN has had enough of this embarrassing socialist doing everything to destroy America. I would say Obama is Jimmy Carter on steroids with a muslim element. Not Good!


Looking for a leader, Tea Partiers issue invite to Palin

Posted: September 3rd, 2009 05:11 AM ET


From CNN All Platform Journalist Jim Spellman


EL PASO, Texas (CNN) — As the Tea Party Express makes its way across the country, Sarah Palin has emerged as a favorite daughter of the movement, and organizers have invited her to join the tour — or at least come to the final stop in the nation's capital. The bus is scheduled to end its nationwide journey in Washington on Saturday, September 12.


"We've been in touch with her people, letting her know the response that we've gotten. She's very suportive of the movement," says Joe Wierzbicki, one of the organizers traveling on the Tea Party Express. So far, no politician has emerged as a leader of the Tea Party movement – and the question of just who might eventually take up the mantle is a hot topic on the bus. Nobody may be better positioned than Palin — but organizers, some of the most motivated members of the conservative base, still say she'll need to earn that title. "Right now there's a handful of people who strike a chord with the tea party base, and she is certainly one of those people," says Wierzbicki. "Whether or not she emerges as one of those leaders, that's between her and the American people."


Sal Russo, another organizer of the Tea Party Express, launched his career in conservative politics working for Ronald Reagan's California gubernatorial campaign in 1966. Russo thinks Palin might emerge as a leader of the Tea Party movement – but she'll have to earn that title first. "I think it's a possibility," he says. "When the election was over in November, I think her support was a lot stronger than it is today. She's got to kind of get her act together, and develop a presence with the public that inspires some confidence.


"She could be the kind of person that becomes the leader of the Tea Party movement, but she hasn't done anything yet to assume that role." At tea party protests, Palin's is the name heard most often amongst participants. In El Paso, Texas Wednesday, the crowd chanted "Sar-rah, Sar-rah." One hot item: "Draft Sarah Palin 2012 t-shirts. Tom and Susan Mendez came to the tea party in Albuquerque looking for a leader. They have two homes in foreclosure. Tom, a general contractor, is having trouble finding work.


"This movement needs direction," he told CNN. He said he fears the concerns of the tea partiers may not be heard in Washington.

"They're not getting the message from us, so they need to get the message from someone. Maybe Sarah Palin." His wife Susan lit up at the mention of Palin's name. She voted for Ron Paul last year, and has a dream ticket in mind. "Palin and Paul sound good to me," she said.

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The Examiner: Prelude to Sarah Palin Defeating Obama In 2012

Thursday, September 03, 2009 0 Responses

A very interested article by D.K. Jamaal, of The Progressive Examiner, tells us like it is. The left continues, not only underestimate Governor Palin, but to discredit her at every opportunity while losing every single debate.

It’s not even 2012, and Sarah Palin, the “lightweight” Caribou Barbie stupid dumb right-wing inexperienced unqualified unaccomplished religious wacko birther enabling nut that came from Wasilla, has already defeated President Obama.


CLICK HERE to see SLIDESHOW of the Palinator! She has trounced Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. She has trumped MoveOn, ACORN, and Obama’s mass army of volunteers at Organizing for America. She has out-demagogued the three stooges of MSNBC Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and Rachel Maddow. Oh, and she did it with Facebook notes. Read that again: she did it with Facebooknotes. The notion that Obamacare would include panels making end-of-life decisions for Americans had floated unnoticed in the ether for months, before Palin’s Facebook note dated August 7, 2009 – ominously warning of “Obama’s death panel” stocked with “evil” government “bureaucrats” who would deny care to the “sick, elderly, and disabled.”


Now, let’s keep in mind that Mrs. Palin is (should be?) little more than a celebrity curio at this point. She holds no elected office. She is not a party official, nor the head of any chartered political organization. She is not a Fortune 500 businesswoman, not a powerful member of the prognosticating pundit class, not a cited academic authority.


She is a private citizen. But, oh, what a private citizen! How should those who disagreed with this private citizen’s assessment of the health care debate have responded to her allegations? Simple.


They should have ignored her, as they would do any one they really considered a rubewith no credibility and no power. But many Obama supporters aren’t that intelligent, and the ones who are know Sarah Palin is nobody's village idiot. That's why they -- stupidly -- tried to silence her so viciously. Oops.


Palin-the-puppetmaster uttered “death panel” and the left-wing, right on cue, went running after the thrown bone, tails wagging and tongues slobbering in hyperventilation. The self-defeating inability of Democrats to ignore the Palinator magnified the “death panel” claim.


They kept Palin squarely in the mainstream, made “death panels” the talk of the town. And by the time you hear something enough it becomes true. Seniors were scared. Independents were worried. And the debate was completely hijacked. Palin distracted health care progressives at a time when we should have been explicating an optional government plan to compete with predatory private insurance companies as the pragmatic alternative to socialist single-payer and the laissez faire rapaciousness preferred by Wall Street-Washington oligarchs. Democratic talking head Paul Begala got a lot of press by summing Palin up as a "whack job" and a “lightweight.


In the meantime, Palin kept releasing healthcare killing Facebook notes – spreading conservative anti-Obamacare articles (August 8 and 9), doubling-down on death panels (August 12), accusing reformists of wanting to ration health care (August 13), and pushing tort reform (August 21).


As the arguments gained traction, and as Obamacrats continued bending to the big pharamaceutical lobby in compromising away real reform, liberals – instead of pushing back with relentless, focused talking points for price controls, public options, and mandates – frothed at the mouth, launched sexist attacks against Palin, and denigrated town hall protestors.


The result of all this? Counseling is out of the proposals – just like Sarah Palin the Lightweight of Wasilla wanted. And as an added bonus, the neglected public option is now off the table, with the President unwilling to fight for it. Government ability to bargain for lower drug prices? Denied. Consumer ability to buy cheaper drugs from other countries? Gone. A universal mandate? Obama wouldn't even support that in the primaries. So that’s all folks. There goes real health care reform. I wish I, a private citizen,could write some Facebook notes and get the kind of health care bill I wanted.It is, as Hillbuzz.com put it, “truly, truly remarkable.”


If Palin can manage to throw Obama off message with Facebook, I shudder to think what Palin can accomplish with the entire right-of-center electoral apparatus behind her at the top of a national ticket. When the Democratic Congress finally passes its Palinized, Obamagutted health care non-reform bill with nothing in it resembling cost control, competition, or anything remotely progressive, the epitaph should read: “Here lies health care reform: killed by Facebook, buried by Obama.” By Facebook. By Sarah Palin’s Facebook notes.


You don't have to agree with Palin's policies to be wowed by this -- or to get a kick out of seeing the misogynist, working class-hating East Coast manchild geeks get their butts handed to them by this PTA mom. This is populism at its most stunning. Whack job? Depends on your politics.


But lightweight? Ha! Whatever you say, Begala. See you in 2012, private citizen Palin. Do your thang, babe. Lightweight your way right to the Oval Office.


Godspeed.


For more info: 1) CLICK HERE to read about Obama's final health care reform betrayal. Then 2) CLICK HERE to read about why the witch hunt against the CIA will ruin everything.


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http://www.examiner.com/x-19823-Progressive-Examiner~y2009m9d2-Prelude-to-2012-how-Democrats-let-Sarah-Palin-destroy-health-care-reform-with-Facebo?cid=exrss-Progressive-Examiner


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