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Fun Video: Sarah Palin Goofs on Washington Times Rusty Humphries, Then Gets Serious

Sarah Palin  Randy Humphries

By Gary P Jackson

Something to lighten the mood. Sarah Palin, who ISN’T ruling out a presidential run, goofs around with Rusty Humphries, then talks serious politics in this exclusive interview, filmed in Phoenix, Arizona:

Rusty included a link to his hour long podcast, where he goes into great detail about his interview and dinner with Sarah and Todd. Listen here.

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New SarahPAC Mailer Strongly Suggests Sarah Palin Will Mount A 2016 Presidential Bid

Sarah Palin at Reagan Ranch on Horseback

Governor Palin, horseback, at the Reagan Ranch in California

By Gary P Jackson

Many long time supporters of Governor Sarah Palin, those of us who have followed her career since early 2007, a year and a half before she was to be chosen as the Republican nominee for Vice President and became an international figure, have been wondering why the Governor has been silent now that several Republicans, including her good friend Ted Cruz, have announced they are officially in for 2016. Maybe, just maybe we have our answer.

Other than jabs at Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney in her Iowa speech, which prompted Rick Moran at PJ Media to say this ….

Palin sounds like a candidate to me. And she’s teeing off on Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney, implying that their establishmentarianism is no better than the status quo — a potent theme that will resonate with the conservative base.
She also implies that Bush/Romney aren’t strong enough to get in the trenches with Hillary and the Clinton machine to duke it out. She certainly describes herself when she says she thinks the GOP candidate should be “considered a bit avante garde.” In fact, the way she describes the ideal candidate is like she’s looking in a mirror…

Palin may have other reasons for running, including denying Romney and Bush a cakewalk to the nomination. Her favorability ratings may be a liability, but her name recognition is far better than any other conservative candidate. Her entrance in the race would be a wild card that could peel off support from both establishment and conservative candidates alike.

I have one pick with Moran’s comments though. The last major poll that included Sarah Palin left her off as a potential candidate, but measured her favorables and unfavorables against a huge field of potential candidates. The 2014 poll had Palin’s favorability at 70%, among Republicans and Republican leaning independents. That’s UP from 67% in 2012 and considerably higher than anyone the pollster, Public Policy Polling, offered up as an actual candidate. Also, people shouldn’t dismiss lightly the fact that Governor Palin has been considered one of the Most Admired Women in the Word in Gallup’s annual survey since 2008, never being ranked lower than third on the list! Palin’s supposed unfavorability is more fantasy than fact!

Governor Palin has focused all of her energy, when it comes to 2016, on Hillary Clinton. She has hammered Hillary for not being able to multi-task, and use one phone for official government business, and one for personal use, going so far as to post a photo of herself, as Governor, holding her newborn son juxtaposed against Hillary’s claimed inability to figure it all out:

Sarah Palin Multi-tasking w Cellphones

In yet another scandal, Hillary was exposed as using her device for both personal and official State Department communications. A big no-no!

Earlier Governor Palin reminded Americans that while Hillary has erased her entire email history at the State Department, after using an illegal computer [something that would have anyone else already serving time in prison] Palin’s own e-mails were put under a microscope with the left wing Washington Post actually asking it’s readers to help scour through some 25,000 emails looking for the “juicy partsWaPo and it’s readers had hoped to find all kinds of incriminating evidence of SOMETHING, but instead found page after page of e-mails proving that not only was Governor Palin incredibly competent, but proved to be one of the hardest working public servants in the country. Something those of us who have followed Governor Plain for the better part of a decade already knew!

Sarah Palin email Truth

The Palin e-mails also put an end to the lie that she supported and took money for a “bridge to nowhere” when they revealed she wanted to give the money back, and earmark it for replacement of the I-35 Bridge that collapsed in Minnesota, killing and injuring many. Of course, as there was no legal way to do that, the money went to Alaska’s general fund. We have a link to many of Governor Palin’s official e-mails, as well as her outstanding record of accomplishments a Governor, here.

Several days ago Governor Palin posted this on Facebook:

America – ready for Hillary? Some of us are. Join us and begin here…

WATCH the Game-Changing New Video That Drops A Bomb On Hillary And Can Finish Her

A truth bomb of epic proportions …

She included a link to Western Journalism and the article America Rising Releases New Hillary Video: ‘Trustworthy?’

Governor Palin has consistently said she is “Ready for Hillary” and not in the way the former Secretary of State and world class criminal thinks!

Which brings us to a new mailer from SarahPAC that is making the rounds on Twitter. The letter is titled “I’m ready for Hillary. Are you? A second header proclaims “The First Shot: Clinton vs Palin” Along with the letter, is a copy of the front page of the Boston Herald, dated January 25, 2015 that screams MAKE WAY FOR SARAH and proclaims: GOP Strategists: A Palin ’16 bid is no joke

These mailers are sent to folks who support SarahPAC.

Here are a couple of the tweets, one showing the letter and the newspaper tear sheet, and one with just the newspaper:

The Boston Herald article is now hidden behind a pay-wall, but our friends at Conservatives4Palin archived it. Here’s the important part:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s announcement that she’s “seriously interested” in running for president in 2016 could shake up the GOP field, say strategists, who point to the former vice presidential hopeful’s strong base, fundraising ability and star power.

You’ve got to take her seriously because she can raise a lot of money, she has a big following and she has been through a national campaign, which is important to be competitive in a presidential primary,” Republican strategist Chris Brown told the Herald. “I think she really changes the field and she has the potential to hurt a lot of candidates — especially Tea Party conservatives.”


Former Alabama GOP Chairman Marty Connors said Palin “has built a career around being underestimated.
I would immediately put her in as a top- or mid-tier candidate if she decides to run,” Connors said.
[S]he has a built-in constituency and so she wouldn’t have to raise the money that some of the other candidates would and I think she’d be an exciting candidate that a lot of people would rally around.

As to raising money, I think Haley Barbour got it right when he said of Governor Palin a few years back: “She could raise enough money to burn a wet mule!” In case you don’t speak Mississippian, that means she can raise a hell of a lot of money! But I also agree with Connors, in that she is a known quantity and has not only a huge following, but the ability to attract the news media, who will follow her every move, like the second coming of Elvis!

Governor Palin’s media partner PassCodeCreative recently created a new video for SarahPAC Catch Me If You Can which reminds us about the big stir he bus trip caused a few years back!

Governor Palin and her family drove the media nuts, because she never gave them an itinerary, saying …. rightly so, her trip was about getting out and seeing America and talking to regular Americans, rather than a publicity stunt, like Hillary’s recent Scooby Do bus tour that was a complete and total flop! Governor Palin used this video to make fun of Hillary’s failed tour! And to poke the media again!

In the C4P article we mention above, Steve Flesher links to another Boston Herald article written around the same time by Adriana Cohen that explains the GOP needs a strong Conservative woman, if they intend to defeat Hillary Clinton [or Liz Warren, for that matter]

The GOP needs women on the ticket for many reasons, not least because it steals the Democratic Party’s thunder. They want to be the “first” at breaking cultural barriers and glass ceilings. With Hillary Clinton expected to be their front-runner in 2016, they’ll use her gender as a tactic to gin up support from their base — especially female voters.
I can already see Emily’s List pushing out emails nationwide saying, “Let’s make history by electing the first female president of the United States.”

Cohen goes on to say this about Hillary [and how Sarah is better]: [emphasis mine]

If you’re a female leader on the Democratic ticket, you’re a “hero” regardless of how many times you put your foot in your mouth, embarrass yourself or worse.

We haven’t forgotten Hillary Clinton saying that we should empathize with our enemies or that businesses and corporations don’t really create jobs. Both absurd statements that should disqualify any candidate — male or female — from any race, never mind the top slot.

But if you’re a female conservative? Watch out! Liberals will pounce and do everything they can to marginalize a conservative woman who runs for office no matter how educated, or talented, or accomplished she is. Liberals only “tolerate” others if they agree with them and follow their agenda.


The reality is Sarah Palin draws huge crowds at speaking engagements, has millions of social media followers and just as many supporters across the nation.

Hillary Clinton has been giving speeches to half-filled rooms.

Look, we have absolutely no idea what Governor Palin is going to do, but after she considered a 2012 run, for a long, long time, and then didn’t, causing a lot of disappointment among supporters, it’s hard to fathom she would do that again, especially as aggressive as this latest mailer is.

One of our longtime readers, Joy, made an interesting point a few days ago. If you remember, on September 3, 2011 Governor Palin made a powerful speech, to a massive crowd in Indianola, Iowa, which our Stacy Drake recorded.

While Governor Palin spoke of Liberty and Freedom, the main focus was crony capitalism.

Governor Palin has been going after in corruption in government for over 20 years, ever since her earliest days as the junior member of the Wasilla city council! She famously took down the entire Republican Party machine, in Alaska, which rivaled Chicago, and it’s thug politics, in it’s depths of corruption!

Just a few months after Governor Palin’s well received speech, Peter Schweizer’s brand new book: Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich Off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to Prison was released.

The book caused a massive stir, as well as top billing on 60 Minutes. Congress passed a law [though later it was quietly neutered] banning lawmakers from insider trading. Both former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi [D-California] and current Speaker John Boehner [R-Ohio] have made tens of millions of dollars using secret insider information.

Joy noted that Peter’s new book: Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich which has caused the Clinton’s to loose their minds and their friends in the media a lot of sleepless nights trying to figure out how to protect Hill and Bill, just happens to be coming out at a time Governor Palin has been relentlessly hammering Hillary!

Peter’s new book, which is set for release May 5, 2015 is already a Number One Best Seller at Amazon!

I’m not sure Joy is off base here at all.

Most people know this, but Peter Schweizer served as Governor Palin’s foreign policy adviser after she left office and created SarahPAC. Peter literally wrote the books [plural] on President Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy, which Governor Palin had adopted as the basis for her own, adding new lessons learned.

What is interesting to me, is after serving under Palin, Peter has written exclusively about corruption in government. Clinton Cash will be his third Best Seller in a row on the subject.

Again, we have no idea what Governor Palin is up, but we have it from sources close to the family that her decision not to run in 2012 came down to strong opposition from her mother and her oldest son, Track.

That said, Governor Palin posted this on Facebook January 22, three days before the Boston Herald article was published:

Ha! Believe it or not I received this from… my mom!“:

Sarah Palin Hitchhiking

Take from that what you will!

Is it too early to say Palin-Cruz 2016?!? [or Palin-Jindal]

What exactly is “That woman” thinking about?

Sarah Palin in Western Wear Reflective Pose


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James Delingpole: “God, I wish Sarah Palin would stand for president”

James Delingpole and Fan

James Delingpole left, with a fan

By Gary P Jackson

A little housekeeping from last week’s CPAC 2014 event and Governor Sarah Palin’s earth-shaking headliner speech.

James Delingpole, Executive Editor at Breitbart London and author of Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism made the trek across the pond to attend CPAC 2014.

A good time was had by all of the Breitbart gang, as usual!

As I was live tweeting Governor Palin’s speech on Saturday, lots of people were fired up, and many were saying “Run Sarah, Run” in their tweets in response to her rousing commentary. One of those excited by the Governor was James Delingpole:

And later, after the Governor’s speech had a bit of time to sink in:

This is remarkable if only for the fact that Delingpole, while being an admirer of Palin’s, and having written extensively about her, has been on the “she’s better as a cheerleader than a candidate” bandwagon.

We’ve always thought the Governor was capable of being both a kingmaker, as well as “king,” so to speak. Of course, we would love to see Governor Palin in the 2016 race as well.

Palin CPAC 2014 Thumbs Up


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Governor Sarah Palin headed to Iowa


By Gary P Jackson

Sarah Palin is headed to Iowa in November, along with Senator Mike Lee and Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly.

From David Brody:

Well, try this one on for size. Sarah Palin is heading to Iowa next month. Iowa has great people and loads of corn but it is also full of presidential politics. Hmmm…

Palin will be the featured speaker at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Banquet. Read more from their release below:

The Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition (IA FFC) is pleased to announce that Gov. Sarah Palin will be a featured speaker at their 13th Annual Family Banquet on November 9, 2013 in Des Moines, IA. Steve Scheffler, President of IA FFC stated, “We are thrilled and honored that Gov. Palin has confirmed to address Iowa’s top conservative activists, as we kick off the 2014 election cycle. Without a doubt, her appearance will motivate activists to be involved in grassroots politics here in Iowa that will help turn the tide here in Iowa, by electing more family-friendly public officials at all levels.

Palin will join Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Phyllis Schlafly, president of Eagle Forum, at the event.

The mainstream media keeps trying to make Sarah Palin irrelevant, and within the NYC-Washington Corridor she is exactly that. But the highbrow mainstream media might want to put down their lattes and New York Times and embrace the concept that Palin is still relevant.

Her words and endorsements will matter in the 2014 Midterms. And beyond? Who knows.

I wouldn’t read more intro this than Governor Palin going to speak and an event with fellow Conservatives, but we all know she is well liked in Iowa, and certainly would have a strong showing there, should she run.

Our buddy Tony Lee over at Breitbart put together a lengthy article that includes a bunch of videos of Governor Palin, her speech, and events from Iowa in 2011.

Worth a trip over there to check it out!


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Video: Governor Sarah Palin’s Transformational Leadership Style


By Gary P Jackson

A great video put together by Ron Devio and wonderfully narrated by SarahNET Radio’s Kevin Scholla. An interesting look at Sarah Palin’s leadership style, and something folks may want to bookmark for future reference:

Governor Palin is a transformational leader in the grand tradition of Ronald Reagan. When she took office as Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, she took what was essentially a dirt road village, and turned it into the fastest growing city in the state. Mayor Palin built infrastructure, lured major businesses into town, and before long, Wasilla was the trading hub for the entire Mat-Su Valley, an area roughly the size of the state of Delaware. Oh, and she did all of this while actually lowering city taxes!

To this day the current Mayor of Wasilla credits Sarah Palin with the fact some 50,000 shoppers a week come to Wasilla. It was her policies that made the city such a powerful trading hub.

Of course, Sarah’s many accomplishments as Governor have been well documented here. It’s been said that Sarah Palin got more done in her one term as Governor than most politicians, including two term Presidents will in a career, and as a young woman, Sarah has a lot more her career left to add to those numerous [and impressive] accomplishments.

It’s no secret that we support Governor Palin, and would love nothing more to see her run for President in 2016. America needs, and deserves solid, responsible leadership. The kind of leadership Sarah Palin can bring.

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Exclusive: Klenman on Sarah Palin and the Republican Establishment™

By Gary P Jackson

We’re always happy when Norman Klenman weighs in on our articles, and events in general. A long time political observer and strategic thinker, we often hear from Norman through a short email, but at times he’s graciously allowed us to share his thoughts with our readers.

After reading about Sarah Palin’s much better election night, as compared to the Republican Establishment™ in general, and Karl Rove in particular [her 75% success to Rove’s 1%] and the Palin inspired grass roots organization, American Grizzlies United’s equally impressive 66% endorsement success, Norman offered up some interesting thoughts:

This article advertently or inadvertently exposes the essential instinctive wisdom of Sarah Palin. Had Romney won, her advice to the party and to independent conservative voters and supporters would have been continuous, welcome, but low key. Sarah Palin speaking as a wise friend, a good pol with important ideas that would naturally be ignored by the Republicans in Power and by Congress.

But she stayed out of the fray this year for good reasons, her own, most kept to herself. But she watched, waited, and was a non-disruptive supporter on the side.

Now that the Republican house of cards has collapsed, leaving one monster vacancy of leadership in the great yawking maw in the middle of American politics, the field is open to her on her own terms… IF she wishes to re-enter the fray.

She did what most pols don’t do. Pols to get elected to use the old shibboleth of “playing to the middle“. That is, abandoning their obviously debatable but essential original programs and ideas, the positions that must be sold to the nation.

Sarah Palin never abandoned her views. She said Here they are, take ’em or leave em. The Republicans including many who ought to have known better, backed away, and often were rude (as was the otherwise admirable Noonan) in doing so. As to the Republican establishment, they had no beliefs, and no real social program (their economic program was fine).

So now we shall see if Sarah Palin on her own chooses to return front and center for 2016 which is now wide open. No incumbent in the Dems. Mrs Clinton far too old and old fashioned. Not a real conservative with a program and some damn charisma anywhere in sight.

Enter Sarah Palin. Free now to tour the nation, gather supporters and funds, and to sell a new direction for her vast constituencies and a new program to break the restraining bounds of the old two party system. A program for the re-invigoration of America. A program to reframe and reform Congress.

They will be interesting times ahead for American voters.

Norman nails it at the end. The message of reform is a winner. As Stacy Drake points out here, voters in every single demographic, and in both political parties, as well as independents, not only have no faith in government, they see it as corrupt and in need of serious reform. They particularly want an end to crony capitalism, something Sarah Palin has been railing against for years, the Obama regime is up to their eye balls in, and the Romney campaign never really talked about. Cronyism is so prevalent in politics, neither party wants to talk about it, for obvious reasons.

If she chooses to run, Sarah Palin has a winning message, one she’s been perfecting since her earliest days as a member of the Wasilla city council, when she tangled with Nick Carney over an ordinance that would have given his waste management company a city wide monopoly.

Sarah Palin’s real world record of constantly and consistently fighting corruption, even within her own party, is one that will win people over, especially after four more years of Obama’s massive corruption, and the GOP essentially doing nothing about it.

People will want a serious change, and Sarah Palin represents that change.


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GretaWire Readers [By a Huge Margin] See Sarah Palin as the Leader of the GOP Post Election UPDATED

By Gary P Jackson

On Wednesday, Greta put up a poll asking her readers who they thought, at this moment, was the leader of the Republican Party. Readers responded by choosing Sarah Palin by an overwhelming margin over the rest of the field.

Reading the comments it’s pretty plain that many feel Sarah could have fared far better against President Obama than Governor Mitt Romney did. Judging how well Sarah’s hand picked candidates for office did, vs how those in the standard GOP mold under-performed, it’s not much of a stretch to think Sarah herself would have done well and likely led the party to victory.

It’s also clear, reading those comments, that Greta’s readers would like to see Sarah Palin run for President in 2016. It’s way too early to speculate what Sarah will do, and it’s probably best not to speculate until she, herself says something, but I’m one of those who is 100% on board with the idea of a her running.

We need strong leadership from a GOP candidate, and for the last two elections, we’ve had no leadership at all. Timidity cannot defeat evil, and we are staring evil right in the face. We need a warrior at the helm.

Here are the results of the poll as of this afternoon:

Governor Sarah Palin 37.76% (2,137 votes)


As Greta has left this poll open, the vote total has actual grown for Governor Palin, she now is seen by a very clear majority as the leader with 42.13% of the vote. As stated below, this is in no way a scientific poll, but it certainly shows an intensity for Sarah, and a desire for real leadership, something that is totally lacking in the Republican Party.

Oh, and it seems the trolls have found the poll too. Delightful little wizbang creatures that they are.


Senator Marco Rubio 17.62% (997 votes)

Speaker Boehner 13.91% (787 votes)

Congressman Paul Ryan 8.54% (483 votes)

Governor Romney 8.41% (476 votes)

Someone else 6.94% (393 votes)

Governor Chris Christie 3.64% (206 votes)

Speaker Newt Gingrich 3.18% (180 votes)

I’d be curious to learn why Speaker of the House John Boehner rates so high. Maybe some readers took the question literally, as Boehner is the highest ranking Republican in office. It’s just that seeing Boehner and “leader” mentioned together somehow seems wrong to me.

Readers would rather see someone, anyone besides Chris Christie or Newt Gingrich leading the party. I agree.

The poll isn’t scientific in any way, but Greta’s blog is popular with a wide range of people from all points of view, and likely represents the feelings of many, if not most of the GOP faithful.


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