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Everyone knew the euphoria won’t last. The feel good moments if Undefeated release and the Indianola speech were too good to last. So, here we go again.

Stalkers of Wasilla strike with the double hurling of book and movie invective against the Governor. McGinniss with his biased biography and Broomfield with his agenda filmography.

Joe McGinniss’s book due out soon, and received tepidly in advance, dredges up old rumors, innuendo and gossip. The kind of stuff that’s more likely to render unto her actually a good deal of sympathetic support due to the nonsense cited. Todd condemned the ‘creepy obsession’ Joe has about the Governor.

Nick Broomfield (the Brit who, according to our president)  might consider his country exceptional in the same way as we Americans think of America as exceptional camped at Wasilla and points afar to slant Sarah Palin from a liberal perspective.

With these blind attacks, comic strip artist Trudeau piling on, it is obvious the liberal wants to do very little to understand and acknowledge Sarah Palin as a rightful leader of people. Instead they blindly and madly attack her and her family with vitriolic twisting of each and every fact, out of fear of her popular support no doubt.

McGinniss and Broomfield have great achievements to their fame, but these two creative talents basically complete the circle of self-fulfilling prophecy. They dislike her, she distrusts them. They give her nothing to trust them, she will show them nothing that will cause them to like her. She matches their disdain with disregard, they retaliate with further disrespect, only to be dissed altogether. And so it goes. Someone in the media has to break free and start with a new regard for the Governor anew. My guess is it will come from that old standard, the print media. To the extent that it may be free standing, the writers of newspapers have generally been the voice of independent thought that blogs have become. Other media are to interested to titillate to be serious.

The media and the creative talents of this land are overwhelmingly given to an irrational liberal bent of mind, and Sarah Palin will not suffer such fools. Oh, she will indulge them once she becomes a candidate alright, but she will never trust them. For this they will continue to call her a polarizing figure, a controversial leader, and a person without gravitas etc. And all that that will achieve is gradually elevate her status across the voter spectrum. Slowly but inexorably, Governor Palin will America at large for she speaks to America’s heart!

The weather was a perfect metaphor for the day. Will Sarah Palin announce her candidacy or won’t she, was nicely paralleled by the question about the Sun, will he come out or not.  A low pressure system transited through the Des Moines area and Palin supporters waited under dark, drizzly skies, eagerly wishing for Sarah and the sunshine. Eventually the Sun did shine through just as it was time for her arrival.

It was as if Sarah Palin brought sunshine with her. The other question remained: will she say the magic words?

Palin continued at Indianola, Iowa what she does best, keep supporters close, but keep her cards closer. Her rousing speech to the thousands of ardent fans and the tantalized media was again demonstrative of her two-pronged strategy: keep the pressure up, keep her powder dry.

She taunted and teased; postured and promised. She did all but announce her candidacy for 2012 election.

She did in fact stop well short of being definite, but inch a wee bit forward. Her words, tenor and cadence suggested an increase in amplitude, richness of proposals, condensation of verbiage.

While paying a tribute to the spirit of the Tea Party, she hinted that curing what ails the nation is not simply replacing Obama.

So, this is why we must remember that the challenge is not simply to replace Obama in 2012. The real challenge is who and what we will replace him with. It’s not enough to just change up the uniform. If we don’t change the team and the game plan, we won’t save our country. [snip]

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

— let’s enforce the 10th Amendment and devolve powers back locally where the Founders intended them to be.

— We must repeal Obamacare!

— Third, no more run away debt. We must prioritize and cut.

— Fourth, it is time for America to become the energy superpower.

— I propose to eliminate all federal corporate income tax. And hear me out on this. This is how we create millions of high-paying jobs. .. To balance out any loss of federal revenue from this tax cut, we eliminate corporate welfare and all the loopholes and we eliminate bailouts. This is how we break the back of crony capitalism because it feeds off corporate welfare, which is just socialism for the very rich.

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Transcript source:  C4P

Hope versus Real Hope.

By now nearly all of America is familiar with the ‘hopey-changey’ ridicule line that Sarah Palin made her signature taunt. But here comes a more substantive gauntlet thrown. Real Hope. Hope is so 2008, and phony. Real Hope is, well real.  Hope simply promises, and is offered by the one who wants to get elected. Real Hope, it springs forth from practical Americans, full of action-dreams and, ah yes, Commonsense Conservatism.

No less than a dozen times, Sarah Palin used the word real in her speech,  as in Real Reform, and Real Hope. And drew a vivid contrast with the blithe spirit of 2008 that propelled so many naive voters into trusting the Democrat ticket. But bad reality collided nastily with phoney Hope.

Sarah Palin drives home the point that hopelessness wrought by the hype of Hope can now only be redressed by Real Hope.

real hope isn’t in an individual. It’s not in a politician certainly.

Folks, the truth is Barack Obama is adrift with no plan because his “fundamental transformation” is at odds with everything that made this country great. It doesn’t make sense. He doesn’t make sense.

General Election Now, Primary Later:

Candidates usually try to win over the base of party loyalists in the primary first,  and then move to the center later for the general election. Nomination in hand, the candidate reaches out to the wavering, suspicious ‘other’ spectrum of the voter roll.  It’s only rarely that a person can win over large swathes of both parties, and the Independents. Ronald Reagan was one such giant fixture. He got away without having to shift on the stump, the country shifted toward him!  Governor Sarah Palin is planning for something similar. For the past more than two years she has been working to build a following across the political spectrum first. She rarely used skewed party rhetoric. Ideological yes, party line acquiescence no. She is not ‘wired for that’. She just speaks her mind. And the interesting effect of all this is that it feels as if Sarah Palin is  running for the general election now, only to run in the party primary later. And why not indeed, after all she already won the hearts of the party faithful this day three years ago, and can do it again with ease. The 2012 primary calendar favors late season states. The real prize is in the next Fall. Her task is to have all Americans see her as being ready for the  general election without the rigmarole, taint or talk of defining who she really is vis-a-vis the other candidate. Since we already know who that is why not act like it’s the general election, now!

Sarah Palin wants all voters to know who she is for real.  She is in effect taking her fight straight to the street,  even if the media doesn’t realize it, and even if the pundits go on about how she is not taking this step or that. So many would love to be employed by her right now!

Her speech at Indianola is addressed to all Americans, not just the so-called base. It’s aimed at both workers and owners of business. At people on the political right, left and middle. Above all it is aimed at the non-partisans. Sarah Palin just didn’t embrace Tea Party, she pretty much embodies it, hence it’s being demonized. Sarah Palin’s fate is in the hands of the independent minded voter, the pumas, the conservative working class Democrats. It’s the middle that makes the difference, after all.

 Complete coverage courtesy of C4P.

A few memorable lines from her speech:

President Obama, these people – these Americans – feel that “fierce urgency of now.” But do you feel it, sir?

All aboard Obama’s bullet train to bankruptcy.

Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers.

Barack Obama has shown us cronyism on steroids.

Tip: After C4P, one of the nicer summaries of Sarah Palin’s speech can be found at The Tree of Mamre. Give them a visit.

Conclusion:

So then, given these indications why did she not utter the magic phrase? “Today I announce … “

Three explanations quickly offer themselves:

She is saving it for New Hampshire;

She is waiting out the month of September;

She is waiting for the field to winnow itself thin.

1. She is saving it for New Hampshire. The first in the nation primary is a much more substantive, nominally correct and official event while the Iowa Caucuses are fraught with immense logistical issues. While amenable to some grassroots efforts the caucus exercise demands inordinate amounts of ground game that conflicts with Sarah Palin’s overall strategy. Winning Iowa is symbolic at best for Sarah, but it won’t be substantive for the nomination. Barack Obama proved that it takes massive, often fraudulent efforts it takes. Dr. Lynnette Long did extraordinary amount of research into the 2008 season. Even a blog exists documenting her work. DVDs have been made about it. Better to save the big moment for other the big moment. Iowa remains beloved and significant in proving the political mettle overall and will continue to dominate news. But real polling begins at NH. Caucuses should be gotten rid of anyway. Yet the Tea Party people deserved a paean and Iowans live in our hearts.

2. She is waiting out the month of September. The latest kerfuffle about the impending speech by the president puts Palin in context. The Zero August phenomenon makes it doubly tough. Why not give the president another shot at his own fantasy projects, let him speak again about how more of the same is needed. Let him notch another failure on the empty six-shooter! Most experts believe the legal deadlines begin to loom large in October. So Sarah Palin has a few more weeks to play out. Her style of campaigning, her manner of organizing, and her teams that lay dormant across the country since 2008, all of them let her do that to some extent. But once the giant awakens, watch out. It will never go back to sleep even if New York did.

3. She is waiting for the field to winnow itself some. Why deny others the limelight they deserve and enjoy. Let them bask in attention devoid of the Palin Presence that will suck the oxygen out of the air (though no fault of her, but the mindless obsession of the media mavens). Once Palin enters the race all attention will be on her. Some fell already, will Santorum, Huntsman, Paul, and Gingrich be the next ones to exit? They should be. Bachmann will be graceful and yield to Sarah, one hopes, either before or after Palin announces.

Sarah Palin will say something one way or another for sure. By her own admission she will do it sooner rather than never. The world waits with bated breath.

Meanwhile, the air over Indianola is heavy with cool, moist air, and the sun has gone out again. And left everyone wondering when will this all clear up?

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On the surface it looks like a pilgrimage. Visit Iowa State Fair, and then trek on over to Dixon, Illinois. For years now she fashioned herself after Mr. Reagan, as the last great hope for American Renewal on the world stage (instead of being the Apologist-in-Chief). But there is more than meets the eye to Governor Palin’s crossing the Mississippi. After all, punditry has it that besides California and New York, Illinois ranks at the top of the list of states ‘locked up’ for Mr. Obama. Home field advantage for the President is said to be strong, (unlike  Al Gore circa 2000). So why does the Governor choose to play the symbolic gesture toward the land of 2 beloved presidents?

On the day Sarah Palin visited Illinois, Moody’s issued another warning threatening to downgrade the State’s credit rating.

The warning flew by under the radar, but the ever watchful Rich Miller of the mighty CapitolFaxBlog of Springfield reminded his readers of it, even as Sarah Palin was visiting the state.

Items:

The Illinois fiscal 2012 budget doesn’t address the state’s “sizeable backlog of unpaid bills and an unsustainable ascent” in spending for pension benefits, Moody’s Investors Service said…

Because of its financial weakness, Illinois is less well positioned than other states to handle a renewed downturn in the national economy…

Author Rich Miller then goes on to quote a local reporter Bill Cameron:

One of the credit rating agencies – Moody’s – is reportedly thinking about downgrading the credit rating of the state of Illinois and WLS Radio’s Bill Cameron says Illinois Republicans say this is no time for Gov. Pat Quinn to try to do more borrowing.

Republicans say they’ve blocked Quinn from borrowing more billions before and will again if he tries to do it in the current climate of rising interest rates.

 

An interesting side note is the Alaska tops the list of top 10 states that are in good standing per Moody’s. But back to the main point: why Sarah Palin targets Illinois, which may not be a blue state shoo in.

The state is dying fiscally, and dying for a Tea Party Revolt. It already gave the seat held by Mr. Obama to a Republican, and very nearly gave Bill Brady the governor mansion.

Current governor Pat Quinn called the tax increase passage, the proudest day of his life!

Illinois lost one more electoral vote based on the 2010 census.

Disillusionment was rampant at the recent fundraisers held by the  President in Chicago recently. The protesters were his base, not the tea partiers.

Governor Palin has been to Illinois before, but mostly in ceremonial fashion. Today, the situation is different. The state is not exactly ripe for picking, such as say Indiana and Wisconsin might be, but it’s getting there. Considering that so much of Mr. Obama’s margin was new found enthusiasm, and that seems to be waning rather irreversibly, it’s not too far fetched to think that come 2012 Mr. Obama might end up being Al Gore 2000, rather than Walter Mondale 1984.

Considering that President Obama is about to launch a bust tour of the state to whip up his flagging support, Sarah Palin visit to Dixon and Springfield are all the more significant.

It’s been a three million dollar wastage!

Tourism Australia’s much touted windfall from Oprah Winfrey’s Ultimate Australian Adventure failed to materialize. Much to the chagrin of the officials who pushed for it. But then, the Aussies picked the wrong American celebrity.

Instead of inviting Oprah who is winding down, they should have asked Governor Sarah Palin to tour the island continent, and imbue it with some of the ascendant politician’s aura and celebrity.

Consider this: Oprah mostly appeals to women, children, and nutty leftwing domesticated individuals and the artsy crowd. Whereas Sarah Palin appeals to men, women and children in all walks of life, specially the adventuresome ones.

sarah_runningSML Sarah Palin would have been perfectly at home in the legendary Australian outback. As a genuine outdoors person, athlete and brave heart she fits right in with the world’s idea of an Aussie. Actually the fact that she comes from one of  the coldest parts of the world will have had added fascination for the people of Australia. Indeed, only a genuinely activity oriented, physically engaged person such as Sarah Palin would have fully appreciated the finer aspects of Australia’s rugged beauty.

Alaska and Australia are the perfect bookends weather-wise. One might even say they are truly poles apart. That alone would have made Sarah Palin an excellent choice. Her television shows on Alaska are amazing. There can be no doubt that an entire segment of humanity now thinks of Alaska differently, even some right here at home. It’s really the last place for frontiersperson after all.

Australians were misadvised. I think. Oprah is no doubt a world-wide phenomenon. But this Aussie trip probably helped Oprah’s ratings more than Australia’s. Too bad that it’s too late for this mistake to be corrected what with the election season coming up. (And we know the Governor is planning something.)

Who can argue with celestial coincidence?

On a day that America’s Mama Grizzly lights up the Indian stage with her long-awaited speech ‘My vision of America’  an enormous, glittery supermoon will light up the evening sky across the globe.

On Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the moon will arrive at its closest point to the Earth in 2011:  a distance of 221,565 miles (356,575 kilometers) away. And only 50 minutes earlier, the moon will officially be full.

The Super-Moon will have been closest to the earth in 18 years. It may appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter. Ocean tides will be higher as a result,  but rest assured no tsunamis or tidal waves.

Equal to this celestial event will be the terrestrial magic taking place in India. Just hours away, I am quite confident, will be the rousing reception and applause for Sarah Palin’s speech.

The website Space is a great resource, thanks are due to them for this graphic. Visit them for more information, data and links galore.

Learn what makes a big full moon a true 'supermoon' in this SPACE.com infographic.
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If you are a tweeter, use hash tag #ITConclave to opine. A brief glance reveals a lot of warm support as well as the usual hateful dopes fully on. They need to be replied to!

Enjoy this once in a life time cosmic double play.

Sarah Palin and the Super-Moon, it’s not just a coincidence, it’s a portent.

UPDATE:

Keep your eye on this page for an upload of the full video of Sarah’s  speech.

Update:

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She sets the conservative minds aflame, and patriotic hearts aflutter. She represents the post-liberal American Truth. As reflected in 2010 election results. First she went rogue, now she wins America by heart. That’s our Sarah. The new leader for a new America. The Big Dipper.

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Done! While the rest of the nation obsessed over cyber Monday, sent away for a signed copy. My hundred for your defence, Sarah! Nay, for the defense of America, by my heart! Excerpts will follow in due course. It’s the readers’ turn now.
Original Post Begins Here:

The midterm elections showed the political acumen, electoral prowess and the intuitive genius of Governor Sarah Palin. Not for the first time since leaving office, to serve the country better, did she show display the leadership qualities she is made of.

Her influence was felt everywhere on election night. In the media, on the internet and, across the world. As results trickled in, bloggers and news commentators couldn’t resist bringing her up again and again to give context to their comments, and to give meat to their argument. In the process, they revealed themselves to be less gracious, and some even less begrudging in their admiration of the Governor’s political wisdom.

Such has been the influence of Sarah Palin on election 2010 that, besides the obligatory note that the 2012 season began that night, headlines writers made a beeline to frame the entire election as a verdict on the Governor’s own political clout, ambition and future. Few dared to frame it in the obverse of the coin – it was massive Fail for the president.

Palin effect’ screamed Politico, but couldn’t resist the cheap shot that Sarah herself was somehow the beneficiary of it all. As if it were not the American people, not the candidates, and not the millions who felt empowered and energized through these dispiriting times. It’s the people, stupid! Read the rest of this entry »


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