Thursday, December 18, 2014

Full Article/Video Link"Sportsman Channel’s “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” Premieres Second Season on January 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT


Alaska Dispatch has triailer and full article Video: Palin's 'Amazing America' returns, redder, whiter and bluer"

Sportsman Channel’s “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” From Gilmer Mirror (Texas)

Sportsman Channel’s “Amazing America with Sarah Palin”
Premieres Second Season on January 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Legendary Musician Ted Nugent Guest Stars in Third Episode

NEW BERLIN, WI (December 18, 2014)– Season Two ofSportsman Channel’soriginal seriesAmazing America with Sarah Palin,produced by Pilgrim Studios, premieres onJanuary 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.In 12 new episodes, the “First Lady of the Outdoors” takes viewers across the United States to share inspiring stories of outdoor enthusiasts/personalities, craftsmen, and other notable Americans who go out of their way to help others.

For a look at this season’s video promoclick here.

Ted Nugent, legendary rocker, “Motor City Madman,” outspoken advocate of the Constitution’s First and Second Amendments and host of Outdoor Channel’sTed Nugent Spirit of the Wildjoins former vice presidential candidate and Alaska GovernorSarah Palinfor the January 29 episode.

“Ted Nugent is not only a rock-n-roll icon, but a true American outdoorsman who practices what he preaches,” saidPalin. “His outspoken candor regarding America and our civil liberties is a breath of fresh air. I’m so excited he’s joining me for an episode this season.”

“Sarah Palin is a great American and a great friend to freedom lovers everywhere,” proclaimedNugent. “She will go down in history as a strong, courageous freedom fighter for‘We the People’ in this diabolical culture war. I am proud to stand with her.”

This season,Amazing Americawill visit the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, featuring archery, shooting and wheelchair basketball competition for injured veterans; discuss “Operation Home,” a program that builds houses for veterans, with former Army infantryman andDancing with the StarswinnerJR Martinez; travel to Maine to learn training techniques from a Wilderness Rescue team; and go behind-the-scenes at the Bristol Motor Speedway and the city’s bomb squad, as well as many other adventures.

Palin has been a dynamic figure in the media since 2008, when she was nominated as Senator John McCain’s vice presidential running mate. She is a three-timeNew York Timesbest-selling author (Going Rogue, America By HeartandGood Tidings and Great Joy), has generated almost 100 million Google hits and has more than 5.5 million organic and engaged social media followers.Time Magazinehas named her as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” twice (2009 and 2010). Governor Palin has been married to four-time Iron Dog champion Todd Palin for 26 years. They reside in Wasilla, Alaska, and have five children and two grandchildren.

Nugent, a tireless constitutional rights advocate and award-winning host of Outdoor Channel’sTed Nugent Spirit of the Wild, is a proud member of the National Bowhunters Hall of Fame, and author of more than 40 publications, includingNew York Timesbest-sellers –Ted, White & Blue:  The Nugent Manifesto;God, Guns and Rock ‘n’ Roll;Kill It and GrillIt;BloodTrailsandBloodTrails II.

In addition to hostSarah Palin,season one co-hostJerry Carrollwill return for Season Two.Miss USA 2006 Tara Connerwill join Carroll this season as a co-host in the field.

In its first season,Amazing America with Sarah Palinhelped propelSportsman Channelto triple-digit growth among households and key male demographics. 

Amazing America with Sarah Palinis produced by Pilgrim Studios. Craig Piligian, Jake Shelton and Brett Boydstun are executive producers.

Sportsman Channel is dedicated to providing the most entertaining and informative hunting, shooting and fishing multimedia content while also promoting conservation and the tradition of the sportsman lifestyle.

About Pilgrim Studios: Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios produces a wide variety of unscripted and scripted programming for television, including hit seriesFast N’ Loud,Misfit GarageandStreet Outlawsfor Discovery; Ghost Huntersfor Syfy; The Ultimate Fighter for FOX Sports 1; Down East Dickeringfor History; Orange County Choppers andSwamp Pawnfor CMT; Welcome to Sweetie Pie’sandRaising Whitley for OWN; David Tutera’s CELEBrations for WEtv; Wicked Tuna andWicked Tuna: North vs. Southfor National Geographic Channel;Amazing America with Sarah Palin, Camp StewandSaving Private K-9for Sportsman Channel;Bring It!for Lifetime; and the recently launchedSomebody’s Gotta Do Itwith Mike Rowe for CNN. The company also produced the breakout movieMegalodon: The Monster Shark Livesfor Discovery’s 2013 Shark Week, as well as the movieShark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarineand the specialMegalodon: The New Evidencefor the channel’s Shark Week 2014. In the scripted realm, Pilgrim has produced the pilotRecovery RoadABC Family. The company’s original movies for Lifetime include Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In ItalyAbducted: The Carlina White Story, which earned a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing In A Motion Picture; and the crime thriller Stalkers.

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of KSE Outdoor Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online atthesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.



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Friday, December 12, 2014

Will Palin Address Falling Oil Prices And Global Financial Collapse Implications?

Is the reverse oil price shock the "Black Swan" financial moment that will doom Hillary 2016 and usher in Palin versus Warren?

"I am expecting that we will soon see Sarah Palin begin educating America on the next emerging crisis that is going to hit like a financial/geopolitical global tsunami in probably the next 6 months.
That crisis is going to emerge to a large degree in a subject area that she knows more about than any politician alive: Oil.
What is happening in oil at the present moment is quite complex with long lasting impacts that 99% of Americans find difficult to comprehend or see coming.
We are witnessing an historic drop in the price of oil. Most of us see it as a welcome relief at the gas pump. But there are more fundamental consequences to the global financial system and to the geopolitical balance of power in the world. And therefore to the U.S. economy and to U.S. national security.
These interconnections of oil and energy to the stability of the world economy and political stability and to our own economy, political stability and national security will shape the 2016 election cycle political discourse.
Linked here is a superb primer on the risks to us and to the world from falling oil prices. The 27 minute video lays out those risks in a way that most people can understand.
A key threat is the loss of income to oil exporting states. Those countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Venezuela, Iran, the UK, Norway and others rely on oil income to subsidize daily life in their domestic economies and more importantly from our perspective to invest in financial assets. Falling oil prices drains liquidity out of the global financial markets.
Another threat stems from the Financialization of Oil. Oil and more specifically the income stream anticipated to flow from oil production undergirds a mighty superstructure of DEBT used to facilitate production. Oil is the collateral of a highly leveraged speculative pyramid. That collateral is now impaired. It's worth less in the ground and in the pipelines and in the storage tanks. It is worth less in the future.
Impaired collateral should send shivers down your back. Think 2008 and the Sub-Prime debacle. The oil business is reprising the real estate business. Everybody thought real estate could go only one way--up. Similarly, everybody BET that oil was going only one way--up.
The consequences of a break in the RE market in 2007/2008 were monumental because the collateral of the trade got severely impaired in value setting up a cascade of adverse consequences in the derivative markets which led to Lehman Brothers and massive government intervention into the financial markets which continues to this day.
We have not yet begun to see the consequences of the impairment of the collateral that supports trillions of dollars of leveraged investments related to the production and distribution of oil. But those consequences are going to be GIGANTIC perhaps surpassing the Sub Prime crisis in order of magnitude.
It's about those credit derivatives based on $100 oil. With oil at $68 and some saying on its way to $50 the debt is de-collateralized and imperiled. Somebody is going to get burned here. Guess who?
What was it that Nancy Pelosi was raving about in her opposition to the Obama/Boehner CRonybus Act of 2014 yesterday afternoon? Oh yeah, the provision allowing the 4 Big Banks to walk away from their $300 Trillion Credit Derivative insurance business liabilities by shifting those liabilities to FDIC insured affiliated entities that firewall their "good" earning assets behind legal barriers that will withstand the claims of the holders of that insurance. And by the way creating an existential crisis for the FDIC and the rest of the banking system as a form of "collateral damage" (no pun intended). But no matter the 4 Too Big To Fail multinational gambling casinos will be out of harms way from the cascading effects on the world economy.
I believe Sarah Palin will begin shortly to walk us through these complexities and the implications for our country (especially the security aspects in a rapidly destablizing international political environment) brought upon us by this EVIL alliance between Big Business and Big Government.
We throw these terms Crony Capitalism and Permanent Political Class around a lot. But the impact of this relationship is about to hit the average American like an unstoppable tsunami.
I'm pretty sure Sarah Palin is fully aware of the economics and the geopolitical consequences for us. I expect a series of presentations in some format that will outline it all for us together with her proposals to mitigate the damage from it.
This discussion will drive the 2016 political dialogue of that I am in no doubt whatsoever. The LEADER who can lay these complex interrelated issues all out for the average American in simple to understand no BS language together with a path forward that makes sense will be the next POTUS of the United States.
This is right in Sarah Palin's wheelhouse."

The above commentary appeared anonymously at Conservatives4Palin and is reproduced with permission. At the same time the following commentary appeared at Yahoo Finance as the share market reacted violently to the oil price drop;

"Stocks Just Had Their Worst Week in Years

U.S. stocks sank, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average capping its biggest weekly drop in three years, as oil continued to slide and Chinese industrial data raised concern over a global economic slowdown

Twitchy Highlights My Tweet About Lib's Falling For "Daily Currant Palin Spoof's

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"Epic fail in progress, cont.: More morons falling for a different fake Sarah Palin story on immigration"


Twitchy reported in November on a number of Tweeters who fell for a satirical news story in The Daily Currant on Sarah Palin wanting to deport illegal immigrants to Mexico on a boat, and it looks like it happened again.
A new fake story posted by the Currant alleges Palin thinks the solution to the immigration crisis lies in converting Mexicans to Christianity:

n excerpt from her made-up interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity:
“Sean, you’re embarrassing yourself by saying that Mexicans worship Christ,” she responded. “Every time I see a Mexican praying they’re saying ‘Hey Zeus!’ I hate to break it to you, but Zeus is not a Christian god.”
And here is some of the anger directed at the former governor (and “dumbest human”) from folks not bright enough to figure out the story they’re reading isn’t real:






It’s really at the point where the funniest thing about the fake Daily Currant stories is reading the tweets from all the people who get fooled. Wise up!
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From Steven K Bannon:PALIN ON OBAMA/BOEHNER CROMNIBUS BILL: 'IT STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN'"

From Steven K Bannon at BEITBART LINK


EXCLUSIVE–PALIN ON OBAMA/BOEHNER CROMNIBUS BILL: 'IT STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN'

1. What do you think of Speaker Boehner having President Obama 'whip votes' from the White House in order to pass this bill?

It stinks to high heaven. Did arrogant politicians not get the memo that Obama’s agenda was decisively defeated in last month’s historic midterm landslide? Good Lord, America said loud and clear not just “no” but “hell no” to Obama’s failed policies. Americans who pay attention said absolutely no to Obama’s amnesty for illegal aliens. 
We also said no to the mother-of-all unfunded mandates, Obamacare, and voters believed promises that they would ratchet down the $18 trillion debt. Well, our bad for apathetically trusting politicians. No, on second thought, it’s not “our bad.” Some of us warned and worked hard to elect candidates who would buck the status quo. Many conscientious Americans did all they could to open the eyes of low-information voters. It was tough going up against Obama’s lapdogs in the media and the power liberals have to play their politics of personal destruction against commonsense conservatives. 
But really how out-of-touch do these politicians have to be to misunderstand our recent mandate to stop Barack Obama's fundamental transformation of the greatest nation on earth? 
2. Only 162 Republicans voted for this bill--a bill that will take decision making away from a Republican controlled Congress in 4 weeks--does that strike you as outrageous?
It’s baffling really. The Republican Leadership in the House just flipped American voters the bird by sidelining the new Congress we just elected. I want the names of all 162 yahoos who would squander the opportunity to respect the will of the people and get America on the right track. Please print their names so we can ask them, “What the heck are you thinking?!”
And thank you to the 67 House Republicans who did vote no. Let's remind everyone of their names also.
3. Do you believe that the 162 Republicans that voted for the bill will face a backlash by conservatives?
Hope so! I’ll do my part and I call upon every citizen to do their civic duty to save our country. It's easy; understand RINO season opens soon and don’t hold back. 
4. Do you believe that Speaker Boehner working with President Obama effectively tried to 'nullify' the sweeping Republican victory in the 2014 mid-terms?
That’s the result thus far, so yes. This is an example of the GOP establishment campaigning one way and then governing another. It’s quite nauseating. They promised they would do everything in their power to stop Obama’s executive amnesty – I heard their darn campaign speeches promising to do so! – and yet when they have the power to do so (power that we the voters just gave them) they tacitly endorse Obama’s failed agenda. They’re shining that boot that liberals have on the neck of our economy. They’re carrying Barack Obama’s water even more so than Nancy Pelosi if you can believe it. 
5. Do you think John Boehner should be re-elected Speaker of the House given his actions over the pass few days? 
Constitutional conservatives who understand government’s balance of power and the grave danger in Obama’s lawlessness, and those of us who want smart and principled leadership, should be perplexed and disappointed if stale leadership is re-elected, considering that the midterm election was all about “the status quo has got to go.” It’s time for new energy and steel-spined commitment to stop Obama’s bizarre behavior against this country! Surely there are more of us than not who know that our Founders’ memory, our vets, and our children deserve better that what we’re underneath today. Keep the faith that there are more of us than there are of them who think broken campaign promises and a broken government are just dandy. 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

PALIN TO GOP: "BLOCK OBAMA AMNESTY" The Power Of Palin On Display

Governor Palin's Facebook Post
Grant me this use of America's voice:
When you cut through all the “inside baseball” stuff in this Omnibus Spending Bill that's in front of Congress, you're left with two cold hard facts: this bill doesn't defund Obama's amnesty (so he gets to reward lawbreakers with your tax dollars) and it adds to our dangerous, unsustainable debt. It also breaks campaign promises made by quite a few of our incumbent politicians on both sides of the aisle. Hey, if you thought we wanted more of the same as we worked our butts off to get good folks elected in November, then why did we vote to oust liberals who got America into this mess in the first place? Guess what, GOP: our victory party is over and voters are wide awake and trusting you to keep your promises to America. Get a handle on your debt. Stop Obama's amnesty to illegal aliens. Support our military. Bottom line: we elected you to stop Obama's “fundamental transformation of America.” Do it – especially you Republicans who promised to do it. Or face America's wrath next go 'round because an elephant never forgets.

Some more on what the solution is:http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/mitch-mcconnell-ted-cruz-lame-duck-session-111017.html

GOP leaders already going wobbly, hoping us peons won't notice:http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/12/09/GOP-Whip-Steve-Scalise-Comes-Under-Fire-For-Supporting-Obama-s-Executive-Amnesty-Via-Omnibus-Backing

- Sarah Palin
Photo: Grant me this use of America's voice:
When you cut through all the “inside baseball” stuff in this Omnibus Spending Bill that's in front of Congress, you're left with two cold hard facts: this bill doesn't defund Obama's amnesty (so he gets to reward lawbreakers with your tax dollars) and it adds to our dangerous, unsustainable debt. It also breaks campaign promises made by quite a few of our incumbent politicians on both sides of the aisle. Hey, if you thought we wanted more of the same as we worked our butts off to get good folks elected in November, then why did we vote to oust liberals who got America into this mess in the first place? Guess what, GOP: our victory party is over and voters are wide awake and trusting you to keep your promises to America. Get a handle on your debt. Stop Obama's amnesty to illegal aliens. Support our military. Bottom line: we elected you to stop Obama's “fundamental transformation of America.” Do it – especially you Republicans who promised to do it. Or face America's wrath next go 'round because an elephant never forgets.

Some more on what the solution is: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/mitch-mcconnell-ted-cruz-lame-duck-session-111017.html

GOP leaders already going wobbly, hoping us peons won't notice: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/12/09/GOP-Whip-Steve-Scalise-Comes-Under-Fire-For-Supporting-Obama-s-Executive-Amnesty-Via-Omnibus-Backing 

- Sarah Palin

photo credit: Sportsman Channel “Amazing America with Sarah Palin”


photo credit: Sportsman Channel “Amazing America with Sarah Pali

At Brietbart LINK

SARAH PALIN THROWS DOWN GAUNTLET TO GOP: BLOCK OBAMA AMNESTY FUNDS OR FACE 'AMERICA'S WRATH


Matthew Boyle

In a post on her Facebook page late Wednesday evening, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin—the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee—said that Republicans in Congress must block Obama’s amnesty and his “fundamental transformation of America” or face “America’s wrath” in the next elections.

“Grant me this use of America's voice,” Palin asked her audience of millions of followers. “When you cut through all the ‘inside baseball’ stuff in this Omnibus Spending Bill that's in front of Congress, you're left with two cold hard facts: this bill doesn't defund Obama's amnesty (so he gets to reward lawbreakers with your tax dollars) and it adds to our dangerous, unsustainable debt.”
“It also breaks campaign promises made by quite a few of our incumbent politicians on both sides of the aisle,” Palin added. 
Hey, if you thought we wanted more of the same as we worked our butts off to get good folks elected in November, then why did we vote to oust liberals who got America into this mess in the first place? Guess what, GOP: our victory party is over and voters are wide awake and trusting you to keep your promises to America. Get a handle on your debt. Stop Obama's amnesty to illegal aliens. Support our military. Bottom line: we elected you to stop Obama's "fundamental transformation of America." Do it – especially you Republicans who promised to do it. Or face America's wrath next go 'round because an elephant never forgets.
Palin linked to two different news stories. The first is a Politico story that details how Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell differ greatly on how to handle this lame duck session of Congress.
The second story is a Breitbart News article on how the new House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, is in serious political jeopardy back home for his role in backing up Obama’s executive amnesty by providing material support for Speaker John Boehner’s 1,603-page, $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. Scalise took over in the whip slot this summer after now Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy moved into Eric Cantor's slot, when now Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) beat Cantor in a primary this year. 
The story discusses conservative U.S. Senate candidate Col. Rob Maness—who Palin backed in the lead-up to Louisiana’s Nov. 4 jungle primary election against now GOP senator-elect Bill Cassidy and Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, who just lost to Cassidy in the runoff. Maness lives in the heart of Scalise’s district, and while those close to him wouldn’t comment for the Breitbart News story questioning whether he’d run against Scalise, he’s a wildly popular conservative in the state who got more than 200,000 votes with almost no outside help and little money in the statewide Senate race.
Maness has since been successful in connecting with top GOP leaders in Louisiana, getting particularly close with Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), who used to represent Scalise’s House district years ago. Maness is also close with Gov. Bobby Jindal, a conservative who’s been calling on the Louisiana delegation to buck this omnibus spending bill and back efforts from Vitter and other conservatives to block Obama’s executive amnesty funding. Jindal also used to represent Louisiana’s First Congressional district before Scalise.
Scalise’s office hasn’t responded to a series of press requests from Breitbart News over the past couple weeks about why he’s backing the Boehner omnibus and whether he’d be working to whip votes for it, but a Wednesday night post from Politico confirmed that he is in fact supporting the bill that provides material support for Obama's executive amnesty.
“The mood was tense in the Capitol Wednesday when GOP leaders started whipping the bill and Senate Democrats were unsure how many of their House counterparts would vote for the bill,” Politico’s Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan wrote. 
But Pelosi and Boehner have been in close contact. On Wednesday morning when they spoke, Boehner demurred when Pelosi asked how many Democratic votes he needed. That responsibility falls to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, Boehner answered. Boehner warned Pelosi that if the large bill failed, he would have a short-term funding bill ready for immediate consideration. If Republican defections swell, Scalise could catch blame, but if the GOP posts better-than-expected numbers, he’ll start off the 114th Congress with a stronger hand.


Palin also backed Tea Party activist Katrina Pierson against House Rules Committee chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) in a primary earlier this year. While Pierson—a first-time candidate who took a drubbing from the liberal media—lost, she did manage to get 36 percent of the vote after getting into the race late with little funding or outside help outside of Palin’s support. In the wake of Sessions’ work to help Boehner get this omnibus bill backing Obama’s amnesty to the finish line—and his likely vote for it on Thursday, should it actually come up for the vote if it doesn’t falter beforehand—Pierson has floated the possibility of running against him again in 2016 and has made appearances on major national media like Fox Business Network fueling speculation she’s getting ready for another run.



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Dustin Hawkins:"Should Sarah Palin Run in 2016? The Case for a Palin Candidacy for President

From Dustin Hawkins at About.Com  LINK

Should Sarah Palin Run in 2016?

The Case for a Palin Candidacy for President


(Editor's note: This is not an endorsement. Leading up to the 2016 presidential nominating contests - which rest assured have already begun - all leading possible contenders will be analyzed from a conservative perspective. We will highlight the major benefits of all possible candidates.)
Democrats claim they would love for Sarah Palin to be the Republican nominee in 2016. They constantly write articles of her "irrelevancy," and mock her and write story, after story, after story about her. Because that's what you do with irrelevant people. Many Republicans are even wary of what her nomination would bring, noting that the media and entertainment industry assault on her has currently destroyed her public image. (Admittedly, the multiple family reality shows might be a self-inflicted wound.) And while they might say she is not electable, both John McCain and
Mitt Romney were supposed to be very, very electable. The last Republican elected President was George W. Bush. He was pegged as an idiot. They laughed at his accent. The media set up "gotcha questions" to embarrass him. He was a silly born-again Christian and a right-wing extremist and a war monger. Sound like the media description of someone else? Oh, and he won.

Sarah Palin is Unafraid

If there is one thing about Palin, it is that she is not afraid to go after her opponents. She is tenacious. She would not back down. She would not apologize. She would not have conservatives hopping mad in her refusal to go on offense. McCain and Romney played nice while candidate Obama pounded them into the ground.
Should Hillary Clinton wind up the 2016 Democratic nominee, no nicey-nice candidate will defeat her. One could not have asked for a more reasonable, competent, and qualified nominee than Mitt Romney was in 2012, and it was mostly pointless. The only time Romney surged into the polls was when he methodically dismantled him in the first debate and went on the offensive. He then went on to play it safe in the final two debates - attempting to protect a lead - and the rest was history. Nice guys finish last, unfortunately
We know the media will not go after Hillary Clinton. Whether conservatives want to admit it or not, both Bill and Hillary remain two of the most popular people in politics. No matter how bad everything might be by the time Obama is finishing his second term, she would be held no more responsible by the media than Obama was in 2012. While the Benghazi episode would have been enough to take anyRepublican administration down, neither Clinton nor Obama were held even remotely accountable. She will get a free pass, and the only person who can change the narrative is the nominee for president. But that nominee must also be willing to change the narrative. Palin might lose. But a week-kneed and "safe" Republican would be but a sacrificial lamb in the electoral slaughter that would be headed the Republican's way.

The Palin Myth: People Hated Her

any think a Palin candidacy would be DOA because of her poll numbers. But are those poll numbers a reflection of what people actually have seen of Palin or just a reflection of the portrayal and constant mocking of her over the years? I made the same case for Romney as he was "disliked" in polls by people who had never heard him speak a word. When his poll and favorable poll numbers were low, I reminded people it was a result of both how the media focused on him and the image set by the Obama campaign. But when people actually saw him for the first time in the first debate, a strange thing happened: they liked him. Yep, he was nothing like what voters thought. His favorable numbers rose dramatically, and they were even above 50% by election day. He didn't win, but a lot more people liked him after they actually saw him than when they expressed an opinion based on a caricature of him. The same could be true with Palin. If anything, the caricature of her is so borderline-silly that most people would be shocked to find out she could recite the alphabet. And how many people think she actually said "I can see Russia from my house"? Palin took a beating far worse than any candidate in recent history. Could she reshape her image? While many memories of the 2008 campaign might have been erased, I've noted before that after her 2008 VP acceptance speech, Palin was easily the most popular of the four candidates:
A week after the selection of Palin, the Republicans would hold their nominating convention and Palin delivered a speech for the ages. Her favorable numbers immediately soared. In fact, her favorable numbers at that point were greater than those of Barack Obama. A CNN Poll had Palin's favorable ratings at +30 (Obama was +26), Newsweek had Palin at +30 (Obama at +20), and NBC News had Palin at +20 (Obama +21). The McCain-Palin ticket suddenly led Obama-Biden in 7 polls, tied in 3, and trailed in just 2.In that speech, she went after Obama big time. She was not friendly. She was incredibly likeable and the public approved. It wasn't until the 2-month media offensive and character assassination (and as just a VP candidate, a relatively small platform with which to respond) did her numbers start to turn. The media set the narrative that she wasn't experienced enough to be vice-president by constantly writing "Does She Have Enough Experience" pieces. Ironically, while those pieces were written about a governor, mayor, and state commissioner about a VP role, they were never asked of her opposing presidential candidate who was a part-time state legislator and freshman US Senator.

Palin is Already Vetted

Finally, Palin is a known commodity. We've seen her at her best and her worst. (And her "worst" is more what others have done to her rather than something she has done to herself.) She is very conservative with a populist stretch. She is inclusive. She reaches out to everyone. She is an effective speaker. The media has already investigated every hair on her head, read every email she ever wrote, and even accidentally discovered she was a good governor after all. One thing with Palin is sure: there is nothing left to be vetted except her ideas. Would Palin be a risky move? Well, how did the last two guys work out for us and who among the Republicans would be a better force to at least try to stomp her opponent the way they will stomp back?
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