Saturday, November 22, 2008
http://www.2012draftsarahcommittee.com/ for more information. I volunteered to be their Florida Organizer. They (we) are so far the only registered group in the Draft Sarah movement that is a legal Political Action Committee registered with the FEC.
The web site is in it's early stages and it will have more as the team developes. So far we have 12 state coordinators and are looking for more. If you are interested in helping out you can email me or contact the Committee Chairman, Paul Streitz, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 Draft Sarah Committee
David L. Kelly, Treasurer, & Media Contact Sarah2012media@gmail.com
P.O. Box 63562
Colorado Springs , CO 80962
2012 Draft Sarah Committee - Florida Organizer
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I saw this opinion peace yesterday on The Politico; http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15696.html
I have heard several good names tossed out there, two of which, Michael Steel and Newt Gingrich being two of the more talked about but Lewis is making a case here for Fred Thompson. I too like this idea as Fred was who I supported in the primaries. Whoever it turns out to be I hope they are effective communicators but most of all I hope they are true conservatives in the vein of Ronald Reagan!
... and what are your thoughts?
The presidential race is over, but for a few top Republicans, the campaign is just beginning. At its winter meeting in January, the Republican National Committee will elect a new chairman, and a slew of hungry candidates are already lining up for the job.
Some might consider the RNC chairmanship to be a low-profile position, but there’s already no Republican Senate majority leader or House speaker and soon there will be no Republican president. For at least two years, the chairman will become the de facto national leader and face of the GOP — and will arguably be the most powerful Republican in the United States.
Unlike recent predecessors, the new chairman not only will need to oil the party machinery but also to be the primary mechanism for advancing the Republican message. This will require enough gravitas and personal magnetism to play loyal opposition to the Obama administration. Furthermore, Republican voters are angry at the party leadership right now — angry enough to break out the guillotines. We need a chairman who can both combat the Democratic president and control the stampeding elephants.
Where can we find such a superhuman being? Does such a person even exist?
Right now, several qualified and worthy state GOP chairmen are seen as potential candidates. In fact, they’ve been generating buzz for almost a year.
When the party is without a sitting president or a powerful leader such as Newt Gingrich (who, sadly, has said he is not interested in the position), a talented state chairman might be just the way to go. Two state chairmen stand out: Katon Dawson of South Carolina and Saul Anuzis of Michigan. As solid spokesmen who have labored in the vineyards of party politics, both are fine men who would be good for the RNC chairmanship. Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele also is running.
But there is a nationally recognized leader who should also be thrown into the mix: former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson.
During his short-lived 2008 presidential run, Thompson often seemed a better advocate for others than for himself. After dropping out of the presidential race, he served as one of Sen. John McCain’s most eloquent, hard-hitting and effective surrogates. With his Hollywood ties, he’s also a pretty good fundraiser. As RNC chairman, he could continue in that role without the pressure to become president himself (which, frankly, didn’t seem to appeal to him).
Of course, there are other dynamic leaders who could enter the mix. Rudy Giuliani, for instance, could definitely make a strong case for himself. Giuliani has the chutzpah to shake things up and the personal magnetism to be an effective leader. The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder noted possibly the most intriguing pre-Election Day speculation, when he said that “some activists want Sarah Palin — assuming she doesn’t become vice president — to run.”
I really like that idea. I still want Thompson, of course, but it’s still one heck of a good idea. Then again, why not have both?
Yes, it’s possible. Take a gander at the Rules of the Republican Party, specifically Subsection One of Section A of Rule No. 5. It reads, “A chairman and a co-chairman of the opposite sex ... shall be elected by the members of the Republican National Committee.” I’m not sure who decided to write affirmative action into the Republican Party’s rules, but in this case, it could work to the GOP’s advantage. If Thompson were elected chairman, the party has to elect a female co-chairman anyway. Why not use that technicality to elect Palin and get two stars for the price of one?
Forget about simply countering Barack Obama. With the party in the hands of a high-wattage Thompson-Palin tag team, I’m pretty sure that the two could seize the offensive and leave the new president in the dust. I realize this idea sounds mildly insane, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t work. The Boston Tea Party probably seemed like a pretty stupid idea at the time, but in hindsight, those dudes in the freaky Indian costumes were pretty darn smart.
Decorum and tradition probably dictate that the next RNC chairman be a stodgy partisan apparatchik, but since when did decorum ever get us anywhere? It certainly didn’t do us much good this year. In fact, it probably lost us the most important election in modern history.
So let’s dispense with the pleasantries and actually shake things up for once. After four years of Obama’s socialist policies, something tells me that the American people are going to be ready for another tea party. With Thompson and Palin leading the charge, we might be able to throw Obama’s elite liberal administration (and their soy chai lattes) overboard.
Matt Lewis is a contributing writer for Townhall.com, a leading conservative opinion website to which former Sen. Fred Thompson also contributes.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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Monday, November 17, 2008
Below are four seperate clips of that interview. Good stuff!
This is just one more way to get to know Governor Palin and why you should support her.
Is Sarah Palin the Future of the Republican Party? Well I think if conservatives get behind Governor Palin she will be. As I have said in past post, in my opinion Sarah Palin is RIGHT choice for the Republican Party and the RIGHT for America.
Friday, November 14, 2008
A Book Review (of sorts) Part 2 - Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment on Its Ear
In the closing chapter of the book author Kaylen Johnson wrote “Sarah's siblings sat nearby, marveling at how someone as down-to-earth as Sarah could reach such extraordinary heights by standing firm for her beliefs.” Let us stand firm WITH Sarah and take the Republican Party back to her conservative principals then return this nation to those same principals that made this the greatest nation on earth, the greatest nation ever. In case you do not know what those principals are: Here a few Fiscal Conservatism, Supply-Side Economics, Social Conservatism, Pro-Life, Pro Traditional Family, Pro Defense and Pro Business. I am sure I am missing several but that is what comes to my mind.
I urge you to buy this book read it and you will discover for yourself why I like millions feel like we have found a voice that will represent us. That voice being that of Sarah Palin.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Below content is from http://www.palinforamerica.com/
Sarah's parents arrived in Alaska in 1964 to teach school in Skagway.
Palin was the point guard for the Wasilla High School Warriors when they won the state small school basketball championship in 1982.
In 1984, Palin competed in the Miss Alaska contest after being chosen Miss Wasilla that year. In the Wasilla contest, she played the flute and also won the title of Miss Congeniality.After moving to the Valley and graduating from Wasilla High, Sarah earned her Journalism degree from the University of Idaho. She worked in media and the utility industry before beginning her public service 14 years ago.
Sarah was elected to two terms on the Wasilla City Council, and then two terms as the Mayor / Manager of Alaska's fastest growing community. During her tenure as Mayor she reduced property tax levels while increasing services and made Wasilla a business friendly environment drawing in new industry. The responsibility of managing dozens of employees including a growing police department and public works department, and overseeing the multimillion dollar capital and operating budgets provided her with hands-on, 21st Century relevant administrative experience. Sarah's demonstrated leadership was also recognized when she was elected by her mayoral peers as President of the Alaska Conference of Mayors. In this role, she worked with local, state and federal officials to promote solutions to the needs of Alaska's communities.
Sarah served as Chairman of Alaska's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which regulates Alaska's most valuable non-renewable resources: oil and gas. She also served on the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. Sarah was named one of Alaska's "Top 40 Under 40", Alaska's Public Works "Person of the Year", and was recently inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society at Alaska Pacific University.
Sarah is currently an elected board member of Valley Hospital, has served on numerous boards and commissions throughout the State, and stays active as a marathon runner, sports team mom, hockey manager and school volunteer.
Palin is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Her husband, Todd, works for BP at an oil field on the North Slope and is a commercial fisherman. On September 11, 2007, the Palins' son Track joined the Army. Age 18 at the time, he is the eldest of her five children. She also has three daughters, Bristol, 17, Willow, 13, and Piper, 7. On April 18, 2008, Palin gave birth to her second son, Trig Paxson Van Palin, who has Down syndrome. The Palin family lives in Wasilla, about 40 miles north of Anchorage.
A Book Review (of sorts) Part 1 - Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment on Its Ear
As I said in a previous post I can relate to Sarah Palin in so many ways. One of those ways is her faith in God. I am currently reading "Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment on Its Ear," by Kaylene Johnson. It’s not a long book but it is a revealing book. It reveals what makes Sarah Palin who she is and from what I have read and seen from her on the stump, her faith in God is the biggest building block in her character. This post is not a chapter by chapter review of that book, it is more of what stood out to me. I suggest you get this book and read it for yourself and make your own conclusions.
In chapter two of this book author Kaylene Johnson recounts a time in Sarah’s life where she came to realization that God was speaking directly to her. Here is an excerpt of that part. "Over time, however, she began to notice that the words being spoken from the pulpit seemed directed not just to the general congregation but specifically to her. She found, too, that the music lifted her spirits in a way that nothing else did. And she discovered that when she prayed, she felt the presence of something far greater than herself." I think so many of us feel that draw or call from God into a relationship with Him and relate to Sarah’s religious foundation found only in Christ. Some of us find that at an early age and some later in life. Regardless of when it happens, it is something at the core of our very being. Johnson stated Palin held fast to the verse from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. In my opinion that is such a great verse to hold onto.
Palin also experienced a great deal of growth in her life from her involvement in High School sports. In her senior year of High School her basketball team made it to the state finals. Sarah had suffered an ankle injury just before the state tournament. Sarah playing hurt in the championship game scored the final points. I particularly liked what her coach said also in chapter two about that win. Here is an excerpt of that part. “Coach Teeguarden said that the girls showed what they were made of in that tournament. Sarah, like other players, believes basketball taught her what she needed to know about life. Teeguarden sees it differently. "Basketball doesn't create a person, it reveals who you are," he said. "Sports, like anything we do that requires effort, provide an opportunity for growth. You find out things about yourself and sometimes you find out that you have to make adjustments to become more productive and content.” What a true statement. I wrestled in High School and learned the same thing in my experience.
In chapter 5 after Sarah lost her bid for Lieutenant Governor, Sarah showed her beliefs and faith in my opinion by taking the loss in stride and saying “all things happen for a reason, and that there was a greater plan at work”. I feel this loss to Obama/Biden was for a reason as well. I think that reason is 2012 and is in part why I set up this blog site.
I’ll finish reading the book tonight and write more on my impressions. At this point all I can say is the more I learn about Governor Palin (from this book) the more I like her as a person and a public servant.
Oh Don't forget to sign the Run Sara Run Petition if you haven't done so already.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
You say, ok I agree with you, and that our party has lost its way. What do we do about it? It’s quite simple… get involved. Get involved in your local party structure. Most every county in America has a Republican Executive Committee and every state has a state party structure. Visit http://www.rnc.org/ go to the tab near the top of the page and click on the “State Parties” button then find your state. Go to your state party’s web page and look for a link to find your county’s information. Find out when your county party meets and join them. If your precinct does not have a committeeman in place let them know you would like to be voted on to fill that spot. After you are on your local REC you will have a direct voice in taking our party back and returning her back to the sound principled conservative philosophy.
Keep Fighting The Good Fight,
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
This site is dedicated to encouraging Sarah Palin to run for President in 2012. There are several great sites out there and I encourage you to seek them out and join them in their encouragement of Governor Palin to run in 2012.
If you are like me she was one of the main reasons you were encouraged to vote for McCain. As a conservative I was not enthused about McCain. The add of Sarah Palin to the ticket excited me to the point of not only voting for McCain but actively campaign for the ticket.
There are several reason I support Sarah Palin. First and foremost is her Reaganesque philosophy. Her unapologetic pro-life stand, her pro energy independence stance and her pro second amendment record.
I set up a petition to encourage Governor Palin to run in 2012. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/palin2012/