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Seeing it Early: Frank Aquila Lobbied to Have Palin on the Ticket

By Patrick S Adams
Three years ago, the Republican Party was about to nominate John McCain for president. As Barack Obama surged in the polls and the excitement that surrounded him grew, it was clear to me that the Democrat Party had just nominated another Jimmy Carter – and we didn’t have a Reagan to put up against him. Or at least I thought. Frank Aquila, president of the South San Joaquin Republicans (SSJR), and a few other political operatives in the GOP saw one warming up in the cold bullpen known as Alaska.

John McCain was having trouble drawing people to his rallies. Then on August 29, 2011, the future of America changed. Still tomorrow’s heroine today, Sarah Palin was introduced to a hungry nation that was first electrified by her before having their views tempered by a lying media. Frank Aquila knew all along that she was the one.

The synopsis of his new book Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere explains how Frank Aquila played a role in the selection of Sarah Palin for vice president.

Frank reveals the actual email correspondence he had with the McCain campaign and the detailed telephone conversation he had prior to Senator McCain’s announcement of Governor Palin as his vice presidential nominee. Frank explains why he lobbied for Governor Palin, how she electrified the presidential ticket and how Governor Palin has the same qualities of President Ronald Reagan.

Aquila was a “California delegate for his county, which positioned him to become chairman of Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential run for the White House for San Joaquin County in California.”

Cynics and skeptics claim that the choice of Sarah Palin was a gimmick designed to help McCain win the presidency by selecting a woman VP simply because she was a woman or because she was attractive. This is far from the truth. Sarah Palin’s record from the PTA all the way through her governorship was stellar, pragmatically conservative and the cause for great popularity among her constituents. Before the masses were brainwashed by the Obama slobbering media, Sarah Palin was political gold, unknown only because she came from the remote state of Alaska.

Many saw Reaganesque qualities in her. Fred Barnes and Bill Kristol saw it before they revealed themselves to be political chickens by not standing behind her through the smear campaign. They simply wanted to use her to push their own neo-conservative agenda. Frank Aquila, on the other hand, stood for her through thick and thin.

Just like a true Palinista, Aquila knew there was nothing wrong with the real Sarah Palin. Vetted like a nun at a TSA airport security checkpoint, Palin was clean. The media had nothing but fabrications, innuendos and whining malcontents to tear her down with. But, Sarah Palin would have none of it. She resigned her governorship to pull the plug on them and then went out on her own where she became a successful author, speaker and political analyst.
Governor Palin holds the future in her hand. She is the rare leader that can take America from today’s depths of despair to tomorrow’s renewal and restoration. It is a testimony to the American spirit that there were people who saw this years ago. If this country is to be saved, it will only be because they got Sarah Palin to us in the nick of time.

Today, Palin’s army is the strongest its ever been. Her support continues to grow as she draws closer to deciding on a presidential run. Long forgotten are the fiction pieces written by Joe McGinniss and Frank Bailey. The Undefeated stands out now as the definitive film about Palin’s record. Now, Sarah Out of Nowhere will stand out as the definitive book about how and why Sarah Palin was introduced to America.

Frank Aquila, author of Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere will be my guest on Patrick’s World USA tonight on BlogTalk Radio at 11pm ET and 8pm PT.

Also check out Gary P Jackson’s review of Sarah Palin Out Of Nowhere here

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A Truly Inspirational Book: “Sarah Palin Out Of Nowhere” By Frank Aquila

By Gary P Jackson

For many Americans, Sarah Palin was “picked out of obscurity” to become John McCain’s running mate in 2008. Many mistakenly think choosing her was some sort of last minute “Hail Mary” attempt to counteract Obama’s “historic” status. These folks would be wrong.

Among Conservatives who were paying attention, Sarah Palin was already seen as a rising star, the likes of which we hadn’t seen since Ronald Reagan was in his prime. A lot of us learned of Sarah not long after she was elected Alaska’s governor. The first reports on her no-nonsense style of governing, and her ability to get big things done caught our attention, as did the fact she had no problem going to war with corrupt Republicans up there.

By early to mid 2007 many of us realized Sarah Palin definitely had what it took to be President of the United States. As time grew on, it only became more apparent. Though 2008 was too early for that, and indeed Sarah wasn’t known to most Americans, there was a dedicated group of people looking to change that.

The media worked hard to build the narrative that McCain choosing Sarah was a “last minute act of desperation,” but nothing could be further from the truth. There was a intense effort to “Draft Sarah Palin” for the VP’s job. Some of this effort was public, with petitions and such, but there was a big story happening behind the scenes as well. This book is about that story.

Frank Aquila was John McCain’s campaign chairman from San Joaquin County, California. Frank was a peace officer from liberal San Francisco, a single father raising two boys, and a political outsider. He was also one of the driving forces behind the decision to choose Sarah Palin to be the Republican Party’s nominee for Vice President. Adam Brickley, who started the “Draft Sarah ” effort was the public face, and Frank’s inspiration, if you will.

In his book, Sarah Palin Out Of Nowhere Frank Aquila takes us through his own process of coming to choose Sarah, his doubts, his revelations, and his successes.

In Chapter One, Franks tells of championing Sarah for the job of Vice President.Frank also points out what we all later learned, that Sarah Palin was already secretly being vetted by A.B.Culvahouse, the former Reagan adviser, and D.C. attorney who headed McCain’s veep search. Still, few knew anything about her.

Franks shares some of the emails sent back and forth and gives us a real feel for how things went, right up to the day he got the call from McCain’s California chairman Bob Pacheco, just before McCain announced Sarah as his choice, saying: “I just want to be the first to say congratulations! You got your girl!

Then Frank takes us through the GOP convention, and gives us some history about Reagan, his supporters, and his detractors.

In Chapter Two, entitled Grassroots Politics, Frank tells us his own interesting story growing up Conservative in a Hispanic family that always voted democrat because their ancestors did. We learn how he was frustrated with the Republican “machine” and how he thought he could make a difference. Frank takes us on his journey from just someone who was concerned, to someone who was participating in the process, a story Tea Party members will know by heart, and appreciate greatly.

We learn of the frustration involved when you deal with the party establishment, but we also learn Frank is a creative, and determined man!

Frank provides things like “letters to the editor” and correspondence that not only give the reader a behind the scenes look, but also provide great ideas that can be used by anyone trying to get involved and make a difference. And make a difference Frank did. He became quite successful at rallying the troops in his precinct.

This is essential reading, not only for it’s inspiration, but to get a look at the back room dealings that go on, including the selling of endorsements by some Republican groups. I’m sure the democrats do the same, by the way.

Frank also talks about the experience of meeting President George W. Bush, as one of his state’s leaders.

Frank also goes into the nuts and bolts of it all, what worked and what didn’t. This chapter alone is worth the price of the book for anyone who wants to seriously make a difference.

Chapters One and Two are just the warm-up though. In Sarah Palin Out Of Nowhere Frank Aquila gives us an incredible behind the scenes look at the 2008 election, the process of selecting Sarah Palin, Sarah on the issues of the day, and much more.

Frank gives us a first-hand look at what it’s like working with the Republican establishment, as well as grass roots groups. He also takes on the communist infiltration of our country, and the democrat party. He takes on the corrupt media and how it has been used to shape the false narratives in support of the democrat party and liberalism. Frank also speaks to the failures of liberalism, and how people’s lives have been negatively affected.

Frank doesn’t complain about all of this evil, he offers up strong insight, and solutions to these problems. He offers up his predictions for 2012 as well.

Reading the book is a joy. I found myself inspired by Frank’s personal story. Here’s a man, like many of us, who was concerned about the situation around him and took time to get involved. His story relates well to any Tea Party member. Frank is living proof that anyone and everyone can make a real difference, if they just get up and do it!

Throughout the book Frank lets us in on the conversations he had with various officials, complete with e-mail exchanges and more. The book is well referenced and well written.

Frankly, if this book was only about Frank Aquila, and had nothing to do with Sarah Palin, I’d recommend everyone read it. It’s that interesting and that inspirational. The story of Sarah Palin from Frank’s unique perspective from within the McCain campaign is icing on the cake.

I strongly recommend Sarah Palin Out Of Nowhere. It really is a must read for any patriot who wants to get involved, but isn’t sure how, or if they even matter. As a reader, you will quickly realize that you most certainly do matter. You will be inspired, I guarantee that!

Sarah Palin Out Of Nowhere is due in book stores and online at Amazon mid-August. Meanwhile, you can stay up to date by checking out the book’s official website here and following Frank on Twitter.

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