Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sarah Palin rides to the sound of the guns

James Pethokoukis: Palin in Madison - Veni, Vidi, Vici

Palin rides into Wisconsin, sword unsheathed and goes to head to head with the Wisconsin Teacher's Union, the GOP establishment and Barack Obama.
Sarah Palin rides to the sound of the guns. It was a chilly, wet and blustery afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin — one more appropriate for a late-season Packers game than a springtime political rally. The stirring NFL Films theme, “The Classic Battle,” would’ve been a more apt musical choice than Van Halen’s “Right Now” to accompany Palin as she entered the stage outside the state capital building to address thousands of Tea Party members, along with a good number of extremely hostile, expletive-hurling government union rowdies.
Read more of Pethokoukis's column here.

Sarah Palin goes where the battle is. Dan Riehl adds to the imagery that best describes our Alaskan warrior:
Whether it's talking about death panels, or blood libel, to now showing up in Madison - that's not former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. As I said to a friend and colleague tonight, wherever the current battle is, that's very often where you can find Palin. One of the first requirements for leadership is to show up out front. No one will ever accuse Palin of not doing that. Doing so also has an interesting side benefit for any would be leader. When you lead, people tend to follow and support you, even if not at first.
Ride fearlessly into the dark night and we will follow you into morning in America, Sarah.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Trig Truthers, maybe you ought to try to find Obama's birth certificate instead

We all know about the derangement of Jesse Griffin, Palingates, Andrew Sullivan and Joe McGinness when it comes to myth making and story telling regarding Trig Palin. Their cockamamy story that Sarah Palin is not Trig's real mother have been passed around like a venereal disease amongst the Palin hating class since 2008.

Enter so called "professor"  Bradford Scharlott of Northern Kentucky University. This dirtbag has written an "academic paper" with the help of Jesse Griffin of the Immoral Moronity Minority blog trying to prove something that never happened. Julia O'Malley of the Anchorage Daily News sets the record straight:
The journalists, including me, who covered Palin at the time believed she was pregnant because she was pregnant. Even before the announcement, she seemed to be putting on weight. She wore baggy jackets and scarves. Before the announcement, she acted nervous when photographers tried to take her picture. Later on, her face filled out. Her fingers swelled. She had a noticeable belly. And it wasn't made out of foam.
Consider that nonsense debunked.

There is a great post by Robert Stacy McCain at The Other McCain blog which you should read here. There is also a post here which is linked at Conservatives4Palin.

A lot of conservatives are trying to quiet everyone down about the birth certificate issue. But this is not about being a birther or trying to portray the conservative movement as a bunch of extremists. This is about tactics, folks. This is about throwing elbows.

As long as the liberals want to throw marbles and tacks on the floor and laugh as we all fall down, birtherism to me is a bananna peel we set for the left. I'm not a birther; but I'm all for turning Alinsky's rules on them.

My advice to the Trig Truthers I mentioned earlier: why not spend all your time and put that level of effort into finding Obama's birth certificate? You just might find they come up empty handed on that conspiracy as well.