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The Time Is Now as a Run by Sarah Palin Seems Imminent

By Gary P Jackson

Politico ran a story on Tuesday that got tongues wagging: [Drudge made it his headline story]

Ken Vogel and I both have sources telling us that calls were made on behalf of a mystery candidate to various early states to determine presidential filing deadlines.

The calls were made by representatives of the law firm Baker Hostetler – a firm that employs lawyer Mark Braden, who represents Sarah PAC, her political action committee.

As Ken notes, while he nor representatives of Palin’s campaign would comment on the calls, Palin is the only GOP politician eying the presidential race who is represented by the firm.

More here.

Baker Hostetler is an international law firm that is celebrating it’s 95th year. They specialize in business law and high finance. According to Wikipedia:

Baker Hostetler played a role in the recovery of funds for victims of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. The firm was selected to help resolve one of the largest and most complex fraud cases in the nation’s history based on its prior work in the fields of corporate finance, complex business litigation, white collar criminal investigation and bankruptcy law.

The Baker team includes the Trustee overseeing liquidation of the brokerage house—as well as related investigations and litigation—and the firm serves as Trustee’s counsel. So far, more than $1.5 billion has been recovered for distribution to victims.

Major League Baseball is a longstanding client. Baker Hostetler has represented the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Foundation’s HIV/AIDS Initiative since 2003. Other major international clients are listed here.

A lot of pundits I saw on commenting on Tuesday were “concerned” about when these calls were made. They seemed to put some importance in that. I have a different take. I’m more interested in the timing of this leak. As someone who has followed the Governor since 2007 one thing I’ve learned is she runs a pretty tight ship. The only real news that ever leaks out of her inner circle is news she wants leaked out. What better way to let her supporters know it’s on, without announcing it, than to let this bit of info get out there?

October is going to be an incredibly busy month for Sarah. She has three major events, including the Extraordinary Women’s Conference in Lynchburg, Virginia that has been sold out for months, and will be simulcast in 1000 churches nationwide, as well as a trip to South Korea. At the World Leadership Forum Sarah will give a US leadership perspective on how to lead the world out of the latest crisis. She also has an event with Glenn Beck this Friday in St Louis.

With these three events Sarah will be addressing fiscal conservatism, social conservatism, and foreign policy, all on the world stage. The timing of these events also point toward a pending run.

As we understand it now, the first filing deadline to be on a state ballot is October 31, in Florida. The next day, November 1stis the deadline in South Carolina, and then November 15th for Michigan. I look for her to announce well before these dates.

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The Undefeated Number 3 On Amazon’s Best Seller List

The Undefeated director Stephen K Bannon’s epic documentary of Sarah Palin’s career has hit number three on Amazon’s best sellers list of documentaries. Ken Burns’ Prohibition is number 2. Buck, a documentary about training horses is number one.

The Undefeated has been on sale at both Amazon and Walmart [online] for a month. The DVD went on sale in Walmart stores on Tuesday. It can also be seen on pay-per-view.

This is a must see movie. Steven K Bannon does a masterful job of setting the record straight on Sarah Palin. Throughout the movie, Bannon uses the people who were there, and helped change Alaska, to tell the story. Even if you think you know Sarah’s real record, and all she has accomplished, you’ll know more once this movie is over.

Long at two hours, the movie is so compelling, and moves so fast, you’ll not notice.

Get your copy now, and start sharing it with your friends. You won’t be disappointed.

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Stephen K Bannon: Todd Palin A Modern Day Gary Cooper and a Man’s Man

When you move forward and want to make change you’re gonna piss people off, you know, but Sarah doesn’t care.

~ Todd Palin on how Governor Palin created a coalition and got things done for the Alaskan people.

By Gary P Jackson

Stephen K Bannon interviews Alaska’s former First Dude, Todd Palin. This is the essential interview. Todd and Stephen talk extensively about Sarah Palin’s career as Mayor and Governor.

Todd goes into the details of the situation that lead up to Sarah’s resignation as Governor and reminds listeners the role Barack Obama and his associates played in it all.

Todd is also a world champion snow machine racer, winning the grueling Iron Dog, a 2274 mile endurance race though Alaska’s roughest terrain, and the championship, four times. This is the longest snow machine race in the world. Todd is a real racer and you can hear the passion for it in his voice.

Todd is a man of few words, but really opens up here.

The Undefeated DVD goes on sale Tuesday at WalMart and can also be seen on pay-per-view.

Audio courtesy SarahNet.

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SarahNet Radio: Jedediah Bila Joins The Palin Update with Kevin Scholla

By Gary P Jackson

Jedediah Bila talks about why she supports Sarah Palin. She talks about Sarah’s consistency, her record, and why she could, and should be our next president.

Audio courtesy SarahNet Radio.

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Total Dominance! Red State Straw Poll: Sarah Palin 52.4% Herman Cain 21.4% Ron Paul 10.2% Rick Perry 7.3%

By Gary P Jackson.

I find this truly and absolutely delicious.

There have been a lot of presidential straw polls since silly season started, some going all the way back to a year ago this month. I’ve seen all kinds of results, but I’ve never seen such a blow-out victory for any candidate.

The website Red State ran an interesting poll in September. They asked readers who their first choice was for the Republican nomination for President, then ask who would be second choice through fifth choice. The results for first choice:

Sarah Palin 52.4% Herman Cain 21.4% Ron Paul 10.2% Rick Perry 7.3% Mitt Romney 2.4% Newt Gingrich 2.0% Michele Bachmann 1.1%. None of the other candidates were able to garner as much as 1% of the vote.

Red State did something different, telling voters they could only vote for a person once. In other words, you couldn’t vote for your candidate for first choice, then go on to vote for them as second choice and so on. They told voters that ballots with multiple votes for the same person would be voided.

It’s no surprise then, that Herman Cain was the overwhelming second choice candidate, with 33.7% of the vote. Newt Gingrich was third choice with 19.9% of the vote. Page four sees Newt again with 16.8%. Page five has Newt once more winning with 13.2%.

Out of the five chances for his fans, Rick Perry never gets more than 9.3% of the vote.

As a Palin supporter, this poll is very gratifying. Red State has been little more than Rick Perry Central since the Texas Governor entered the race. Red State and it’s editor Erick Erickson have been notoriously anti-Palin since day one. In fact, Erickson totally flipped out on Friday as the end of the month, and the media hyped “drop dead date” for Sarah Palin to announce her candidacy came and went. You can read about what Sarah Palin really said here.

On Friday Erickson took to Twitter and used his website to attack Sarah Palin and her supporters on an almost hourly basis. It was rather childish, and as William A. Jacobson pointed out, wasn’t doing his candidate Rick Perry any good. Having dealt with Perry fans, Erickson’s behavior is pretty typical though. In another post Jacobson warned Perry that throwing in with the likes of Erick Erickson will do you more harm than good.

Run, don’t walk, away from people who put their own self-aggrandizement and ego ahead of your campaign’s best interests.

Good advice.

A lot of bloggers wrote about Erickson’s meltdown, but we enjoyed HillBuzz’s Kevin DuJan’s a lot!

Wow. Erik Erikson at Redstate is having a complete mental breakdown on his site today, consumed with his obsessive hatred of Sarah Palin

Read it all here.

Red State and the editor’s obsessions have certainly not helped their candidate Rick Perry, but Perry hasn’t helped his own cause either, and new national polls show him fading fast.

The Red State poll, like all straw polling, is not scientific, but is a good indicator of support. Although not a fan of Red State in any way shape or form, we feel they put in the proper safeguards to make sure this vote is legit.

In these sort of polls, it’s the trends that matter. We’ve watched these straw polls for a year now, and the one take-away is Sarah Palin wins these more often than not, and has a solid base of support that never wavers. We see other candidates get hot and then come crashing down. Sarah Palin stays strong and steady. Her support is real and stable.

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November 13, 1979

By Gary P Jackson

Lot of the anti-Palin forces are losing their minds today, as the phony deadline they have created for Sarah Palin’s presidential bid is upon us. These same people have been proclaiming it’s “too late” for Sarah Palin to enter the race for months now.

It’s nonsense, of course, but they keep shouting it anyhow.

Oddly enough, these same people are cheering on the likes of Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee and want them in.

It’s not too late for a couple of back benchers, but it’s too late for a former Mayor, Governor, and vice presidential candidate who enjoys almost 100% name recognition, and who’s record is unmatched by any candidate currently in the race?

How stupid do these people think we are?

Sarah Palin has thousands of supporters who have spent the better part of a year setting up networks in the early states, and will be ready to put things in high gear the moment she announces her candidacy. Her network rivals anything any candidate has, and it’s all organic and independent of Sarah herself.

The folks at Organize4Palin have done all of this on spec, because they believe in Sarah Palin’s message, and they believe in Sarah Palin. They believe she is the one who can put her message into action. This is like nothing in modern history.

As I sit back and laugh at fools like Erick Erickson over at Red State, who is going berserk trashing Sarah Palin on his website and on Twitter, even claiming that “Reagan didn’t get in late,” I thought it a good idea to not only remind people that Reagan did, indeed get in late, November 13, 1979 to be exact, others have waited as well.

The left wing media is actually celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s announcement this weekend! That’s right, Clinton announced in October. For those too young to remember, John F Kennedy didn’t announce his candidacy until January 2, 1960, the year of the election.

These three late comers all became President of the United States.

Sarah Palin waiting to announce at the time of her choosing in not unprecedented in any way.

It’s only a recent thing that presidential hopefuls feel the need to get in almost a year before the first primary elections. These early birds usually enjoy some success in the polls, but peak too early, and fade away.

Look, no one but Sarah Palin knows for sure what she’s going to do. That said, she’s not going to let a bunch of Establishment™ hacks intimidate her one bit. Sarah will do this on her timetable, and no one else’s.

I continue to think she will run. She knows of the herculean efforts of those Organize4Palin volunteers, and has been asked repeatedly since July [by the media] if she wanted to tell these hard working supporters to stand down. Her response has always been to encourage then to work harder.

Having followed Sarah Palin’s career since early 2007, I feel she is a person of good character, and simply wouldn’t allow people to continually spend their own time and money on a campaign that would never happen. That would take an incredibly cold-hearted person to pull that off. That’s not Sarah Palin.

I think what amazes me most about the anti-Palin crowd is how worried they are about her announcement. Their actions betray their fear.

Palin supporters only care that she announces. The date is inconsequential.

Instead of pissing and moaning like the GOP elite, how about we sit back and enjoy the great Ronald Reagan’s historic presidential campaign announcement, November 13, 1979, instead:

Ronald Reagan’s announcement for Presidential Candidacy

11/13/1979

Good evening. I am here tonight to announce my intention to seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States.

I’m sure that each of us has seen our country from a number of viewpoints depending on where we’ve lived and what we’ve done. For me it has been as a boy growing up in several small towns in Illinois. As a young man in Iowa trying to get a start in the years of the great depression and later in California for most of my adult life.

I’ve seen America from the stadium press box as a sportscaster, as an actor, officer of my labor union, soldier, officeholder and as both Democrat and Republican. I’ve lived in an America where those who often had too little to eat outnumbered those who had enough. There have been four wars in my lifetime and I’ve seen our country face financial ruin in depression. I have also seen the great strength of this nation as it pulled itself up from that ruin to become the dominant force in the world.

To me our country is a living, breathing presence, unimpressed by what others say is impossible, proud of its own success, generous, yes and naïve, sometimes wrong, never mean and always impatient to provide a better life for its people in a framework of a basic fairness and freedom.

Someone once said that the difference between an American and any other kind of person is that an American lives in anticipation of the future because he knows it will be a great place. Other people fear the future as just a repetition of past failures. There’s a lot of truth in that. If there is one thing we are sure of it is that history need not be relived; that nothing is impossible, and that man is capable of improving his circumstances beyond what we are told is fact.

There are those in our land today, however, who would have us believe that the United States, like other great civilizations of the past, has reached the zenith of its power; that we are weak and fearful, reduced to bickering with each other and no longer possessed of the will to cope with our problems.

Much of this talk has come from leaders who claim that our problems are too difficult to handle. We are supposed to meekly accept their failures as the most which humanly can be done. They tell us we must learn to live with less, and teach our children that their lives will be less full and prosperous than ours have been; that the America of the coming years will be a place where – because of our past excesses – it will be impossible to dream and make those dreams come true.

I don’t believe that. And, I don’t believe you do either. That is why I am seeking the presidency. I cannot and will not stand by and see this great country destroy itself. Our leaders attempt to blame their failures on circumstances beyond their control, on false estimates by unknown, unidentifiable experts who rewrite modern history in an attempt to convince us our high standard of living, the result of thrift and hard work, is somehow selfish extravagance which we must renounce as we join in sharing scarcity. I don’t agree that our nation must resign itself to inevitable decline, yielding its proud position to other hands. I am totally unwilling to see this country fail in its obligation to itself and to the other free peoples of the world.

The crisis we face is not the result of any failure of the American spirit; it is a failure of our leaders to establish rational goals and give our people something to order their lives by. If I am elected, I shall regard my election as proof that the people of the United States have decided to set a new agenda and have recognized that the human spirit thrives best when goals are set and progress can be measured in their achievement.

During the next year I shall discuss in detail a wide variety of problems which a new administration must address. Tonight I shall mention only a few.

No problem that we face today can compare with the need to restore the health of the American economy and the strength of the American dollar. Double-digit inflation has robbed you and your family of the ability to plan. It has destroyed the confidence to buy and it threatens the very structure of family life itself as more and more wives are forced to work in order to help meet the ever-increasing cost of living. At the same time, the lack of year growth in the economy has introduced the justifiable fear in the minds of working men and women who are already over extended that soon there will be fewer jobs and no money to pay for even the necessities of life. And tragically as the cost of living keeps going up, the standard of living which has been our great pride keeps going down.

The people have not created this disaster in our economy; the federal government has. It has overspent, overestimated, and over regulated. It has failed to deliver services within the revenues it should be allowed to raise from taxes. In the thirty-four years since the end of World War II, it has spent 448 billion dollars more than it has collection in taxes – 448 billion dollars of printing press money, which has made every dollar you earn worth less and less. At the same time, the federal government has cynically told us that high taxes on business will in some way “solve” the problem and allow the average taxpayer to pay less. Well, business is not a taxpayer it is a tax collector. Business has to pass its tax burden on to the customer as part of the cost of doing business. You and I pay the taxes imposed on business every time we go to the store. Only people pay taxes and it is political demagoguery or economic illiteracy to try and tell us otherwise.

The key to restoring the health of the economy lies in cutting taxes. At the same time, we need to get the waste out of federal spending. This does not mean sacrificing essential services, nor do we need to destroy the system of benefits which flow to the poor, the elderly, the sick and the handicapped. We have long since committed ourselves, as a people, to help those among us who cannot take care of themselves. But the federal government has proven to be the costliest and most inefficient provider of such help we could possibly have.

We must put an end to the arrogance of a federal establishment which accepts no blame for our condition, cannot be relied upon to give us a fair estimate of our situation and utterly refuses to live within its means. I will not accept the supposed “wisdom” which has it that the federal bureaucracy has become so powerful that it can no longer be changed or controlled by any administration. As President I would use every power at my command to make the federal establishment respond to the will and the collective wishes of the people.

We must force the entire federal bureaucracy to live in the real world of reduced spending, streamlined functions and accountability to the people it serves. We must review the functions of the federal government to determine which of those are the proper province of levels of government closer to the people.

The 10th article of the Bill of Rights is explicit in pointing out that the federal government should do only those things specifically called for in the Constitution. All others shall remain with the states or the people. We haven’t been observing that 10th article of late. The federal government has taken on functions it was never intended to perform and which it does not perform well. There should be a planned, orderly transfer of such functions to states and communities and a transfer with them of the sources of taxation to pay for them.

The savings in administrative would be considerable and certainly there would be increased efficiency and less bureaucracy.

By reducing federal tax rates where they discourage individual initiative – especially personal income tax rates – we can restore incentives, invite greater economic growth and at the same time help give us better government instead of bigger government. Proposals such as the Kemp-Roth bill would bring about this kind of realistic reductions in tax rates.

In short, a punitive tax system must be replaced by one that restores incentive for the worker and for industry; a system that rewards initiative and effort and encourages thrift.

All these things are possible; none of them will be easy. But the choice is clear. We can go on letting the country slip over the brink to financial ruin with the disaster that it means for the individual or we can find the will to work together to restore confidence in ourselves and to regain the confidence of the world. I have lived through one depression. I carry with me the memory of a Christmas Eve when my brother and I and our parents exchanged modest gifts – there was no lighted tree as there had been on Christmases past.

I remember watching my father open what he thought was a greeting from his employer. We all watched and yes, we were hoping for a bonus check. It was notice that he no longer had a job. And in those days the government ran radio announcements telling workers not to leave home looking for jobs – there were no jobs. I’ll carry with me always the memory of my father sitting there holding that envelope, unable to look at us. I cannot and will not stand by while inflation and joblessness destroy the dignity of our people.

Another serious problem which must be discussed tonight is our energy situation. Our country was built on cheap energy. Today, energy is not cheap and we face the prospect that some forms of energy may soon not be available at all.

Last summer you probably spent hours sitting in gasoline lines. This winter, some will be without heat and everyone will be paying much more simply to keep home and family warm. If you ever had any doubt of the government’s inability to provide for the needs of the people, just look at the utter fiasco we now call “the energy crisis.” Not one straight answer nor any realistic hope of relief has come from the present administration in almost three years of federal treatment of the problem. As gas lines grew, the administration again panicked and now has proposed to put the country on a wartime footing; but for this “war” there is no victory in sight. And, as always, when the federal bureaucracy fails, all it can suggest is more of the same. This time it’s another bureau to untangle the mess made by the ones we already have.

But, this just won’t work. Solving the energy crisis will not be easy, but it can be done. First we must decide that “less” is not enough. Next we must remove government obstacles to energy production. And, we must make use of those technological advantages we still possess.

It is no program simply to say “use less energy.” Of course waste must be eliminated and efficiency promoted, but not an energy policy. At best it means we will run out of energy a little more slowly. But a day will come when the lights will dim and the wheels of industry will turn more slowly and finally stop. As President I will not endorse any course which has this as its principle objective.

We need more energy and that means diversifying our sources of supply away from the OPEC countries. Yes, it means more efficient automobiles. But it also means more exploration and development of oil and natural gas here in our own country. The only way to free ourselves from the monopoly pricing power of OPEC is to be less dependent on outside sources of fuel.

The answer obvious to anyone except those in the administration, it seems, is more domestic production of oil and gas. We must also have wider use of nuclear power within strict safety rules, of course. There must be more spending by the energy industries on research and development of substitutes for fossil fuels.

In years to come solar energy may provide much of the answer but for the next two or three decades we must do such things as master the chemistry of coal. Putting the market system to work for these objectives is an essential first step for their achievement. Additional multi-billion dollar federal bureaus and programs are not the answer.

In recent weeks there has been much talk about “excess” oil company profits. I don’t believe we’ve been given all the information we need to make a judgement about this. We should have that information. Government exists to protect us from each other. It is not government’s function to allocate fuel or impose unnecessary restrictions on the marketplace. It is government’s function to determine whether we are being unfairly exploited and if so to take immediate and appropriate action. As President I would do exactly that.

On the foreign front, the decade of the 1980’s will place severe pressures upon the United States and its allies. We can expect to be tested in ways calculated to try our patience, to confound our resolve and to erode our belief in ourselves. During a time when the Soviet Union may enjoy nuclear superiority over this country, we must never waiver in our commitment to our allies nor accept any negotiation which is not clearly in the national interest. We must judge carefully. Though we should leave no initiative untried in our pursuit of peace, we must be clear voiced in our resolve to resist any unpeaceful act wherever it may occur. Negotiations with the Soviet Union must never become appeasement.

For the most of the last forty years, we have been preoccupied with the global struggle – the competition – with the Soviet Union and with our responsibilities to our allies. But too often in recent times we have just drifted along with events, responding as if we thought of ourselves as a nation in decline. To our allies we seem to appear to be a nation unable to make decisions in its own interests, let alone in the common interest. Since the Second World War we have spent large amounts of money and much of our time protecting and defending freedom all over the world. We must continue this, for if we do not accept the responsibilities of leadership, who will? And if no one will, how will we survive?

The 1970’s have taught us the foolhardiness of not having a long-range diplomatic strategy of our own. The world has become a place where, in order to survive, our country needs more than just allies – it needs real friends. Yet, in recent times we often seem not to have recognized who our friends are. This must change. It is now time to take stock of our own house and to resupply its strength.

Part of that process involves taking stock of our relationship with Puerto Rico. I favor statehood for Puerto Rico and if the people of Puerto Rico vote for statehood in their coming referendum I would, as President, initiate the enabling legislation to make this a reality.

We live on a continent whose three countries possess the assets to make it the strongest, most prosperous and self-sufficient area on earth. Within the borders of this North American continent are the food, resources, technology and undeveloped territory which, properly managed, could dramatically improve the quality of life of all its inhabitants.

It is no accident that this unmatched potential for progress and prosperity exists in three countries with such long-standing heritages of free government. A developing closeness among Canada, Mexico and the United States – a North American accord – would permit achievement of that potential in each country beyond that which I believe any of them – strong as they are – could accomplish in the absence of such cooperation. In fact, the key to our own future security may lie in both Mexico and Canada becoming much stronger countries than they are today.

No one can say at this point what form future cooperation among our three countries will take. But if I am elected President, I would be willing to invite each of our neighbors to send a special representative to our government to sit in on high level planning sessions with us, as partners, mutually concerned about the future of our Continent. First, I would immediately seek the views and ideas of Canadian and Mexican leaders on this issue, and work tirelessly with them to develop closer ties among our peoples. It is time we stopped thinking of our nearest neighbors as foreigners.

By developing methods of working closely together, we will lay the foundations for future cooperation on a broader and more significant scale. We will also put to rest any doubts of those cynical enough to believe that the United States would seek to dominate any relationship among our three countries, or foolish enough to think that the governments and peoples of Canada and Mexico would ever permit such domination to occur. I, for one, am confident that we can show the world by example that the nations of North America are ready, within the context of an unswerving commitment to freedom, to seek new forms of accommodation to meet a changing world. A developing closeness between the United States, Canada and Mexico would serve notice on friend and foe alike that we were prepared for a long haul, looking outward again and confident our of future; that together we are going to create jobs, to generate new fortunes of wealth for many and provide a legacy for the children of each of our countries.

Two hundred years ago we taught the world that a new form of government, created out of the genius of man to cope with his circumstances, could succeed in bringing a measure of quality to human life previously thought impossible.

Now let us work toward the goal of using the assets of this continent, its resources, technology and foodstuffs in the most efficient ways possible for the common good of all its people. It may take the next 100 years but we can dare to dream that at some future date a map of the world might show the North American continent as one in which the peoples and commerce of its three strong countries flow more freely across their present borders than they do today.

In recent months leaders in our government have told us that, we, the people, have lost confidence in ourselves; that we must regain the spirit and our will to achieve our national goals. Well, it is true there is a lack of confidence, an unease with things the way they are. But the confidence we have lost is confidence in our government’s policies. Our unease can almost be called bewilderment at how our defense strength has deteriorated. The great productivity of our industry is now surpassed by virtually all the major nations who compete with us for world markets. And, our currency is no longer the stable measure of value it once was.

But there remains the greatness of our people, our capacity for dreaming up fantastic deeds and bringing them off to the surprise of an unbelieving world. When Washington’s men were freezing at Valley Forge, Tom Paine told his fellow Americans: “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” We still have that power.

We—today’s living Americans—have in our lifetime fought harder, paid a higher price for freedom and done more to advance the dignity of man than any people who ever lived on this earth. The citizens of this great nation want leadership—yes—but not a “man on a white horse” demanding obedience to his commands. They want someone who believes they can “begin the world over again.” A leader who will unleash their great strength and remove the roadblocks government has put in their way. I want to do that more than anything I’ve ever wanted. And it’s something that I believe with God’s help I can do.

I believe this nation hungers for a spiritual revival; hungers to once again see honor placed above political expediency; to see government once again the protector of our liberties, not the distributor of gifts and privilege. Government should uphold and not undermine those institutions which are custodians of the very values upon which civilization is founded—religion, education and, above all, family. Government cannot be clergyman, teacher and parent. It is our servant, beholden to us.

We who are privileged to be Americans have had a rendezvous with destiny since the moment in 1630 when John Winthrop, standing on the deck of the tiny Arbella off the coast of Massachusetts, told the little band of pilgrims, “We shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world.”

A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; that we will uphold the principles of self-reliance, self-discipline, morality, and—above all—responsible liberty for every individual that we will become that shining city on a hill.

I believe that you and I together can keep this rendezvous with destiny.

Thank you and good night.

~ Ronald Reagan

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Sarah Palin: Whatever It Takes to Retire the Permanent Political Class We’re Going to Do It!

By Gary P Jackson

Sarah Palin starts out her interview on Freedom Watch by saying she’s holding her political cards close to her chest. Then she takes on Juan Williams for erroneously saying she disrespected Herman Cain when interviewed by Greta Van Susteren.

Sarah also talks about the debates, their worth, and the voters’ responsibility to do their homework looking into candidates and their records. Something we advocate as well.

Sarah then talks about the role of government, and how the larger, more remote government is, the more danger to Liberty and Freedom there is. She also goes after the “permanent political class,” crony capitalism, and corporate welfare.

Sarah brings up Solyndra and calls it “crony capitalism on steroids.” Says whatever it takes to retire the permanent political class that embraces it: “We’re going to do it!

For readers who may not know, this is how Sarah Palin won big in Alaska. She took on the massive corruption and cronyism, in both parties. She ran as a Republican, but whipped the sitting Republican governor like a rented mule. Once in office she worked day and night reforming government, and removing the incentives that made it so easy to corrupt the system.

Sarah championed legislation that made cronyism a crime.

There are many problems in our nation right now: A collapsing economy, high unemployment, energy issues, illegal immigration, just to name a few.

Once one gets past the political ideology, at the bottom of it all you will find cronyism. Some special interest group that heavily supports a political party, or individual, has spent serious bucks to make sure their position is the winning position.

From the “green” lobby, getting billions of dollars to prop up products and services that are commercially nonviable, to people like Charles Butt and Bob Perry who work to defeat any law in Texas that restricts the activities of illegal aliens, big money is everywhere in politics, in both parties, at every level.

The only way America will be saved is to get the money out of politics. To restrict the lobbyists, and take away the opportunities for cronyism to continue.

Sarah has alluded to one of the best ways to do this. Reforming the U.S. tax code will go a long way towards stopping cronyism by simply taking away deductions and loopholes. Situations within the tax laws that allow favoritism toward certain companies and individuals.

Ethics reform, as she did in Alaska, is the second way we can get this done.

The permanent political class, the Ruling Class, has harmed our nation greatly. It’s time they all go and we replace them with honorable and ethical people. We need this from the top down.

Video courtesy SarahNET

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Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels: Run Sarah Run!

By Gary P Jackson

More evidence that even the Republican Establishment™ is sick of the current GOP field. First it was Mitt Romney, now it’s Mitch Daniels.

From The Hill:

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who disappointed many of his fellow Republicans when he decided against joining the field for the 2012 presidential nomination, said Friday that he would welcome former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R) entering the race.

My attitude all along has been the more the merrier,” Daniels said Friday on the Laura Ingraham Show.

Could Daniels be angling to be on Sarah Palin’s short list for vice presidential picks:

Still, Daniels said “in the end I was not prepared” to mount a presidential run. Yet in an interview Tuesday, he left the door open for joining a ticket as a vice presidential candidate.

You can’t say you wouldn’t answer if someone called,” Daniels said. “It seems so improbable to me and certainly nothing I anticipate and something I hope doesn’t happen.

Interesting times.

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Even Mitt Romney Is Dissatisfied With Current GOP Field Wants A Real Leader To Join The Race

By Gary P Jackson

Mitt Romney, in a rare interview with USA Today, says he wants Sarah Palin to run for President:

Romney, who has given a very limited number of interviews this year, declined to speculate about why he hasn’t demonstrated more appeal with the GOP’s conservative base. He did say he hoped Alaska governor Sarah Palin would run for president, a decision she has said she would make by the end of this month.

She would make the race that much more exciting,” he said.

Well, duh!

Sarah Palin will shake the Republican Establishment™ and their candidates Romney and Perry, to their very core.

Most of the interview is spent ripping on Rick Perry and his inability to win, or govern.

Sadly, for Romney, he allows this interview to stray from the issues of the day to talk about appealing to “the center” [a losing strategy] and things like Perry calling social security a ponzi scheme. This questions Romney’s ability to win, or lead as well.

Romney missed a golden opportunity to talk about the massive system of cronyism that has been set up over the past decade in Texas by Rick Perry. Corruption in government [at every level] is going to be one of the key issues in the Republican primaries, as well as the general election. Both Rick Perry and Barack Obama are neck deep in it.

Mitt may be reluctant to go there though, as he and Perry have some questionable dealings together.

With the debates tonight, we hope someone will challenge Perry on cronyism and corruption, as well as illegal immigration, and the fact Texans are demanding he suspend his campaign and come do his job.

We look forward to a presidential campaign from Sarah Palin. She will go after corruption in both parties and once elected, actually do something about it!

There is no question that she has the ability to lead, win, and govern. Her record speaks for itself.

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