Stop Bashing Sarah – It’s Not Her Fault!!!!

I’ve had just about enough of the Sarah Palin bashing.  She is not at fault for McCain losing the election.  the fault is McCain’s staff.  The electoral college may seem like a landslide victory for Senator Obama but many of the battleground states were really close.  Governor Palin is the reason why it was so close.  Without Governor Palin, Obama would have completely wiped the floor with McCain. To use Trucker Randy’s term….

THAT’S A LOAD OF CRAP!!!

Remember that John McCain was not popular at all with the Conservative base of the Republican Party.  They were scattering either to Bob Barr, Charles Baldwin, or deciding to just stay home.  things changed in an instant with McCain’s selection of Governor Palin as his running mate.  If it were not for the financial crisis that move might have won McCain the White House.  Even after the crisis having Palin on the ticket kept the race close and got enough Conservatives to the polls to keep the Democrats from gaining a super majority in the Senate down ticket.

If there is any blame to go around it has to go to McCain’s staff and advisers.  they did not allow McCain to be the man he was when he gained popularity in 2000.  He only really got to show it during his concession speech.  For all intensive purposes it was way too late.  His staff also needed to use his surrogates more wisely.  In many of the battleground states that McCain lost Mike Huckabee was popular and he was rarely used, if ever.  He could have won those states (like Ohio and Iowa) for McCain by himself if allowed to stump for the ticket more often.

Also I believe pulling out of Michigan was a fatal error.  I think the ticket had a better shot to switch the map there than in Pennsylvania.  The move had me and many others scratching our heads.  The move handed Michigan to Obama on a silver platter and hurt races down ticket and cost Republicans in the state dearly who could have done better on the coattails of McCain/Palin.  However after some thinking the move makes sense.  Who is the de facto force behind Michigan’s republican Party and who had a large presence among McCain’s staff?  That’s right, Mitt Romney.  Why else would McCain’s staff be bashing Governor Palin, especially because she could be a threat to the former Governor in 2012?

So stop bashing Governor Palin!  She inspired a lot of Conservatives during this race (including myself).  She provided a lot of excitement and muscle to the ticket and she is a rising star in the Republican Party  I look forward to more great things from her.  God bless Palin, her husband, and her wonderful children!

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EMERGENCY CALL TO ARMS – IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SAVE ’08

EMERGENCY: NATIONAL “CALL TO ARMS” 
         
 I need YOU to do me a personal FAVOR!!!

My Fellow American,

1.)  Please go to http://www.save08.org/ and read the Mission Statement 

(the light blue letters) posted there on the middle/bottom of the left
side of the home page.  If you agree, please click on the “Join Today!” link.
Please fill out the form with your information, and in the “Recruited By” box,
scroll down and put me “Bishop, Trucker Randy-Traverse City, MI” as your recruiter.  
Check the “I agree” box and then click the “Join!” button. 
2.) As a Truck Driver, I need to plan out my day and to think about my 
time that is available for me to do the most important things first. 
Take a moment and reflect on the amount of time you spend online every day.   
3.)  Then, please take 25% (1/4) of the time you are spending online,
and re-direct or add that amount of your time to doing the following
steps:

a)  Write down on a piece of paper, the names of at least two people
in your life that would come to your rescue, if you ran out of gas on
the highway,…and, the names of at least two people that would (if
money was no object) get on a plane and fly in from out of state, to
see you in the hospital if you had been badly hurt,…and, the names
of at least two people that share your values, (but may not be able to
bring you gas or come see you in the hospital) and want to take our
Country back from the liberals and their media!!!

b)  Then, please call the people on your list and ask them if “they
could do you a personal favor?”

c)  While on the phone,…ask them to go online.  If they can’t go online right then, 

ask them to go online whenever they can, and call you back once they are online.
d)  Once they tell you that they are online,…ask them to go to: http://www.save08.org/
When they open the homepage, ask them if they have joined in the past.  
NOTE:  If they have joined before, ask them to send an email to: Bill@hucksarmy.com
asking Bill to change their “Recruited By” to your name.  
If they haven’t joined before,…go to the next step.  
e)  After they open the home page, ask them to read the Mission
Statement (the light blue letters) posted there on the middle/bottom
of the left side of the home page.

f)  After they read that paragraph, ask them if they plan to vote for
McCain/Palin,…and
if they are a registered voter in Michigan,…ask them if they plan to
vote for Jack Hoogendyk to replace Senator Carl Levin in the U.S.
Senate.

g)   If they say YES,…then ask them to do this personal favor for
you!!!  Ask them to click on the link named,…”Join Today!”.  Ask them
to fill out the form while you are on the phone.  Have them put in
their information,…and have them click on your name listed in the
“Recruited By”: box.

h)  Then ask them to read the statement below the Recruited By:” box.
Then ask them to check mark the box:  “I agree to the above
statement”
,… and then have them click the “Join!” button.

i)   Then ask them to make a list, just like you did when writing down
your names, using those three questions you used to make your list.

j)  Then ask them to commit 25% of their time,  to calling the people
on their list and do the exact same things you are doing, per this
“Call to Arms” e-mail message!!!

WHY AM I ASKING YOU TO DO THIS???

  • We need to take our Country and the State of Michigan,…back from the direction it’s going!!!
  • We need to defeat Obama/Biden and make sure that the McCain/Palin ticket wins!!!
  • We need to make sure McCain picks the next Supreme Court Justice,…not Obama!!!
  • We need to replace Senator Carl Levin with Jack Hoogendyk.  Michigan needs your help!!!

If we can get One Million (1,000,000) names on this website by next 

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 by 9:00 pm EST…we will be able to get
some national media attention about our Grassroots Coalition’s efforts.

If we can get Three Million names on this website by the following 

Tuesday, September 30, 2008, we are going to submit the website’s 
list of names to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and try to get 
some money from them for Jack Hoogendyk’s campaign against Carl Levin.
Right now, they are not willing to give any money to Jack, because
they (the National GOP) do not think that Jack can beat Carl Levin.
We are going to replace Carl Levin,…this year!!!

We want to prove to the world that our grassroots efforts
can take out a very powerful and rich liberal incumbent in the U.S.
Senate, while putting McCain/Palin in the White House!!!

Mike Huckabee is coming to Michigan to do a fundraiser for Jack Hoogendyk on OCTOBER 22, 2008.
I am personally picking Mike up from the airport and taking him to this event.  
My plan is to print out the website’s list of names and give the list to Mike personally.
I hope that we can show Mike what we have done as his supporters.  
I think his heart will be touched knowing what we have done for our Country.

We want all the headlines on newspapers across America to read on
November 5, 2008:

“Governor Sarah Palin is the first woman to become Vice President of
the United States of America,…and a Michigan Miracle defeats Senator
Carl Levin”!!!

PLEASE,…consider taking the time to do the actions stated in this
e-mail and help us make the above headlines a reality!!!  For our
Country,…our children and their children, please be a part of
something that can really make a difference in this year’s election.

The website, http://www.save08.org/, has been setup and paid for by Bill Goins,…

the man that helped Mike Huckabee win the caucus in Iowa,…using this
exact same “Call to Arms” plan!!!

Thank you for everything you are about to do,…please know that you
are going to make a difference
 in the outcome of this election!!!

Thank you for doing me this personal favor!!!

Let’s Roll !!!

Trucker Randy
A Truck Driver from Michigan

P.S.  I know times are tough.  Fuel prices are killing me, too.
Could you find it in your heart to go to http://www.jackformichigan.org/contribute/
and donate $10 to Jack’s campaign, and ask the people on your list to do the same?
I know Mike is paying the bill to come to Michigan for Jack.  Maybe by us giving
$10, we can help Jack, like Mike is.  Thanks again for doing me this favor!!!

LIVE BLOG – Mike Huckabee Fills In For Neal Boortz

I will be Live Blogging Mike Huckabee’s fill in for Neal Boortz.  He will be on the air live from 10 AM-1 PM Eastern.  I am getting started early to set everyone up so that they can listen and participate:  


As far as listening live you can click this link HERE.  In addition to see which radio stations are affiliates of the Neal Boortz show you can click this link.  Locally in Atlanta you can call into the show at 404-872-0750 or you can call toll-free at 1-877 310-2100  


It is currently 9:47 AM Eastern.  As soon as the show starts and thereafter I will update this post as we go along.  It’s going to be a fun morning.  Stay tuned!  


9:57 AM – We are just minutes away from the show.  Local host Herman Cain just finished his 1 1/2 hour fill in for Neal and will pass the baton to Huck after the news.  DON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL!!


10:05 AM – Weather and Traffic will soon be replaced by the winner of the Georgia GOP Primary, FairTax supporter, and my hero and champion Governor Mike Huckabee!!


HERE COMES HUCK!!!!!  🙂  


10:07 AM – Mike starts the show by remarking on on the hurricane, LA train wreck, and the trouble on Wall Street and then after introducing himself and why he was filling in for Neal, Mike mentioned that Merril Lynch has been sold to Bank of America and Leeman Bros. has filed for Chapter 11 and how atrocious it all is for us struggling in the current economy with high gas prices and truck drivers.  “Only in the financial world do bosses get a bonus for running their company into the ground”  With all of this “After this weekend our country is in a world of hurt.”  Mike now explains how Hurricane Ike impacted more than the Gulf Coast.  Also that “We are resilient!”


10:14 AM – Back to Leeman Brothers.  Mike says that a major reason why they ended up claiming bankruptcy is because they expected the Government to bail them out and credited those in charge for doing the right thing and not bailing them out.  Mike now goes into the FairTax and why we need it now more than ever and it would really help our economy out now.  “The economy is one of the most challenging issues today.” 


10:16 AM – COMMERCIAL BREAK


10:22 AM – We’re back!  “I wish term limits could get rid of some of these people.”  If in charge he would support term liomits for Congress and he says it might give a better chance to pass the FairTax because the people in Washington would not be power hungry.  A caller asked about the Bush tax cuts and he commented on how great they were but pushed the FairTax for a more permanent solution.  Mike says now the harder you work and the more money you make the more you are penalized you are under the current tax system.  “Let’s not penalize hard work.  There is a long line of callers.  My friend Don Williamson has now called in and he explained to Mike,  John Oxendine’s efforts to pass the FairTax via Constitutional conventions and Mike supports it. whole heartedly.  Don goes on to explain the true impact of the Huckabee Republican movement and how supporters are now running for local office.  


10:30 AM – NEWS BREAK  Mike is doing a fantastic job.  Between this and filling in for Paul Harvey occasionally he is now having an impact on the radio like Ronald Reagan did.  People seem to be interested in talking to him because the phone lines are packed to the gills!  Keep up the great work this morning Mike!  Also notice that he is spending a lot of time talking about the economy…he did not have a lot of time in the spotlight to talk about these issues and was hurt by it when he was running for President.  


10:35 – News is ending and Mike is coming back on the air.  “I’m on a high horse today and I’m not going to get off!”  He doesn’t mind the guy at the top getting a nice paycheck but it shouldn’t be disproportionate to the workers and he shouldn’t be paid for failure.  Airline workers are working really hard and it is not fair that their employers are being paid to drive the companies into the ground.  Mike gives stas on how bonus have increased while revenues are not increasing too much.  Mike esplained  that this is not a good way to run your business.  


The next caller Steve asked a question why Conservative leaders failed to get behind Mike during the primary but they are demanding Mike give commentary for them.  Mike said it had to deal with the way the money was flowing.  Some of it will be explained in his new book.  He was very frustrated especially with the way it was covered and that it was all about the money instead of the issues.  Candidates are now echoing Mike’s stances on the issues after he was laughed off the debate stands for having them.  


The next caller asked why more people are not behind the FairTax – Mike said that some of those people don’t understand it.  He was once one of those people.  Mike was won over when a supporter gave him “The FairTax Book” at a rally in Southwest Iowa last year (probably last spring based on my known time line of events). “I am now a strong unabashed supporter of the FairTax” Back to term limits – “You could go through the phone directory and pick 535 random names and they would do a better job than the current crop!”


10:45 – ANOTHER BREAK IN THE ACTION – Wow what a great show so far.  Mike is doing a fantastic job! 


10:51 AM – Mike is back.  Joe Biden has released 10 years of Tax returns.  and not much of it was donated to charity.  Anthony asks how the media became so biased.  “There is no such thing as pure unobjectivity in the media”  Mike says that if he read an article written about himself andh e couldn’t tell if he was a supporter than that is a good journalist.  


The next caller, Fabian is a Democrat and explained why he was a supporter and that because the GOP nominee is not him will be voting for Obama.  Mike will not press his luck and try to change his opinion and Mike respected his opinion.  


Rodney from Jacksonville asked about the Electoral College and Mike explained why it is needed.  If there was no Electoral College none of the smaller states would ever see a candidate and everything would be decided by the larger states.  “We have learned that from the past few election cycles.”   


10:57 – END OF THE FIRST HOUR  Phew!  time to rest my fingers for a few minutes.   I am really impressed with Mike’s radio skill and that he is talking about issues that are most important to us average everyday people.  I should not be surprised and I am not because this is what endeared me to Mike throughout his Presidential campaign.  


11:07 AM – START OF HOUR TWO  “The phone lights are lit up like a Christmas tree!” Mike read an E-mail and got a chance to explain that the Government shouldn’t force the companies to line up their salaries fairly…it should be up the the boards instead of the Government will take care of it because of public demand.  Mike does not want Government regulating it at all.  “That will only make the problem worse.”  “That is why we need the FairTax.” Mike said.  


The next caller James spent a long time railing on the Republican policies.  Mike is just letting him speak in Neal Boortz fashion.  James broke the ice, “if it wasn’t for that Movie Star you would have won South Carolina”  Mike understands James’ frustration.  “Republicans have not been acting like Republicans” on many issues.  When they go back to the basics and act like Republicans “We do fine” but they have not and that is why we lost the last cycle but the Democrats haven’t done any better.  Mike finished the thought, “There is a lot of blame to go around”


The next caller spoke about Ike and then the FairTax.  Mike said not only do we have to deal with a free spending Congress but they are spending money that they don’t even have!  Mike says that that is wrong!  


11:17 AM – TIME OUT!!  


11:23 AM – Mike is back on the air after the commercial break.  People are lining up on the phone lines.  Great response to his appearance!  Tina Fay’s spoof on Governor Palin on SNL.  Mike said it was very humorous.  the next caller, Ann wanted to talk about her.  The far left feminists have been down right nutty according to Huck.  “NOW is not a woman’s organization.  It is a leftist, feminist organization.”  they are hypocrites according to Mike because while they talk about how household duties should be shared that is exactly what Todd and Sarah do with their children.  “the NOW should applaud them” but they don’t because she is conservative and pro life and doesn’t fit their ideology.  “Sarah is drawing record crowds”  Mike was not optimistic about his parties chances a few weeks ago.   He did not see the base excited.  They were not going to be involved at the grassroots level.  However according to Huckabee, that has completely changed now thanks to Governor Palin!  


11:28 AM – TIME FOR NEWS BREAK – Wow how the time just flies.  We are now halfway through the program!  INCREDIBLE!  I wish Huck was on my radio everyday!  


11: 35 AM – Mike is back on the air!  More on Palin and the energy she has given to the campaign.  61% of Republicans are now more likely to donate money to the cause. Mike says that Governor Palin is authentic and she has run a small business and is the only person on a ticket that has signed a paycheck.  “If I knew being a woman was so important than I would have run in high  stiletto heels, lipstick and a wig!”  Mike is very appreciate to us Georgians for giving him a big win on February 5th and attributes a big part of it to us, the FairTax supporters!  


I missed the last call typing.  Sorry.  I am surprised it hadn’t happened yet.  I must be doing a better job than I thought I would.  I am a fast typer but I have to go back to fix my typos a lot.    


The next caller went back to executives…or at least he wanted to…Mike was able to elucidate and cleared the air.  The caller went on to talk about gas prices. Mike clarified his position on executive salaries again.  Mike wants to let the executive take home all he can as long as the wealth is shared for the hard work of the employees but Government shouldn’t force the issue – “I’m not for government regulations. I’m a free market guy!”


Grace in Kansas is up next  (mentioned Huck’s Army!  Great plug) and asked about the black vote. Mike noted it is a big mistake to go to their community to reach out their hand in October.  “They should start at the beginning.”  the GOP doesn’t have to refine its message it just has to be clear from the beginning and reach out at the very start of the cycle.  The preceived notion that all blacks are liberal is nonsense.  there are lots of them that are conservative but they are not hearing from a lot of Republicans who think they matter or are authentically respected.    


11:45 AM – BREAK TIME


11:52  AM – Here we go again!  Mike is commenting on the news.  One of the stories going over the wire is that Obama is questioning why the Iraqis won’t wait to drawback troops until after election.  Mike is steamed.  “Obama better answer that and answer it soon” 


The next caller, Dan wondered if a political commentator had to present his credentials publicly before an interview.  Mike thought it was interesting and a good idea but said it will never happen.  Mike says that the commentators were more interested in their own credentials while hosting the debates.  That frustrated him a lot!  


11:58 PM – END OF HOUR TWO   While you listen to the news I am going to go get the mail.  Maybe I got some Birthday cards today (Mine is on Friday!).  Nope…not today.  Just a stupid Credit Card offer.  I hate those!  😦  


12:06 PM – Mike is back for the final hour of his fill in for Boortz.  Mike says that Obama has been claiming that he is the agent of change and that he would bring a new breeze to Washington.  Washington Times now claims that John McCain has been partnered 55% of the time with Democrats in the Senate over the past two terms.  Take that!  


Mike is now joined by WSB Washington Correspondent Jamie Dupree.  Dupree says that the state of New York now has a 5 percent lead for Obama (down from 18 %).  Jamie Dupree agrees with Mike in that the establishment and the Washington chattering class are eating their hats on the Palin selection.  Jamie thinks they are jealous and that people can identify with her and the more they look down on her the more the people support Sarah.  Mike says at the convention there was a sigh of relief that Joe Lieberman was not picked.  Mike even says he would not have spoken at the convention if McCain had done that.   Than Governor Palin invigorated the delegates and energized the party base.  Jamie Dupree says the bounce while it will eventually receded it will take a long time to do so – “Whomever wins three out of four between FL, MI, PA, and OH will win the election.”  They went on to discuss the Charlie Gibson interview.  There were many got cha questions and Jamie said that we in the media look bad when we ask those.  In other words Gibson and ABC looks terrible for asking the questions that they did of Governor Palin.    They both agreed that this has galvanized the Conservatives and it is working.  They also agreed that Palin is now in Obama’s head and has really hurt him.  Mike is criticizing both campaigns for not talking to the American people and focusing on the issues and neither have lately according to Mike.  


12:17 PM – END OF SEGMENT AND COMMERCIAL BREAK


12:22 PM – Mike is back from the break.  Mike is talking about the Charles Rangle scandal with his tax returns.  He helped write the current tax code and he screwed up on his returns.  there are demands that he step down from the Ways and Means Committee.  “Neal would not be as polite as I am to Charlie”  My friend Lisa is now on the line and she asked about their (McCain/Palin) position about the FairTax.  He does not know about Governor Palin’s position but that he hopes John McCain would consider it and he thinks he will and hopes he will support it.  Mike would like to see the IRS out of business within the next few years and definitely in his lifetime.


i missed the last caller of the half hour cause I had to feed the cat.  Sorry.  


12:29 – TIME FOR NEWS  


12:35 PM –   The last break for News is over and the last half hour of the show has begun.  Wow.  Time flies.  “What would Neal Boortz do if he couldn’t find anyone good to fill in for him when he was gone?  He got me!”  Mike hopes to get Sarah Palin on board wit the FairTax as a response to a caller in North Carolina.  The next caller  wishes that every time Obama said change that people would hear “towards socialism”.  Mike agrees and while Obama wants change he doesn’t advocate change that he wants or that we need.  Mike ran into a small business owner last night and she is worried about Obama because his economic policy would kill her business.  Mike understands and he agrees.  Now he is advocating the FairTax for the 100th time today (it seems).  He is talking about the New Hampshire stump story about the 2nd job someone took to help her job and that it wasn’t helping because he was basically being taxed everything from that 2nd job. where he noted that the only way he could get assistance for his daughter would be to quit both jobs.   


Mike is now taking a deluge of calls and it is hard to follow.  Many of them are talking about the FairTax and/or people are hailing Mike and telling him that they voted for him.  One caller commented about the bias in the media and Mike said the only way it will stop is if the ratings and money go away and mentioned that MSNBC is now tanking because of their bias.  Mike doesn’t want Government to regulate it and he supports free press.  


12:46 PM – FINAL COMMERCIAL BREAK  One of the many soldiers in Huck’s Army is recording the show and will be splitting it up by segment.  Stay tuned for those.  


12:52 PM – FINAL SEGMENT BEGINS – Mike says thanks to Neal’s staff for helping him and for helping Neal and to Neal for supporting the FairTax.  Here comes another deluge of calls.  First topic  up is offshore drilling.  Mike is explaining  that there is not as much environmental concerns to get oil today than there once were.  Mike says we need energy developed of all types.  Mike is next asked about the cabinet. Mike doesn’t think he will be asked and is not really interested.  H wants to stay out there to help push the issues important to him.  “Never say never though”  The last caller asked about Obama and why he did not donate much money to help education initiatives.  


Mike finshes the show. “It was a pleasure.  God bless and have a nice day!”  


12:58 PM – AND THE SHOW IS OVER


Phew.  I’ll have more and add to this later in the coming hours and days.  I am going to get lunch now.  If you missed it there are some affiliates that run the show on tape later and WSB plays the show back from 1-5 AM the next morning.  So he would be on from 2-5 AM if you are up at that ungodly hour.  Thanks for hanging around with me for the past three hours.  It’s been a pleasure enjoying the show with you.  

PRESS RELEASE – Our Mourning Is Short Lived

PRESS RELEASE: Huckabee Grassroots Coalition,…
Our Mourning is short lived!!!
Contact: Debra Mantey  989-551-7493

September 4, 2008

Our preference for John McCain’s Vice President, Gov. Mike Huckabee was not selected!!!  We were disappointed, and could not figure out why John McCain didn’t “get it”,…”get” what things Mike would bring to the ticket.

But, after seeing and hearing Gov. Palin at the roll-out event in Dayton, Ohio, at the O’Fallon, MO rally, and last night at the RNC in MN, we know know that…John McCain made a great executive decision in picking Gov. Palin to be his Vice President!!!

Even Gov. Huckabee said the day following the announcement: 

“Sarah Palin is a pleasant surprise for those of us who had hoped that Senator McCain would pick a principled and authentic conservative pro-life leader.  Sarah Palin is both principled and authentic.  As a Governor, she also brings an important balance of understanding of the critical domestic issues that is needed and that the Democrats have ignored with their ticket.  Governor Palin is smart, authentic, tough, and a dynamic choice that will remind women that they are not welcome on the Democrat’s ticket, but they do have a place with us Republicans.”
Trucker Randy, Huckabee Grassroots Coalition Founder added:
“I hope Gov. Palin gives John McCain a personal tour of ANWR, and shows him the real place that they want to drill for oil,..and that hopefully influences John to change his position on drilling for oil there!!!  If John does, the energy debate is over with Obama’s position,…it’s CHECKMATE!!!  Also, I’m so glad that the women of our country who are the foundations of our families,…now have a real wife and mother who they can relate to and support with their vote!!!”
RGeorge Dunn, Huckabee Grassroots Coalition Historian commented:  
“John McCain has done the right thing in appointing Sara Palin as the VP.  The unifying from choosing Sara has already brought the Huckabee Coalition Leaders forward enthusiasticly endorsing the McCain/Palin Candidacy including Dr. Dobson.  The greatest message that comes from picking Palin is Senator McCain’s willingness to take on the Beltway elites and be a Maverick for the Constitution and the Tenth Amendment, teaming up with another Maverick.  Both are for doing what is right, not what is politically expedient.  We the people can look forward to a Federal Government that is going to have to behave it self, finally.  We can also expect that the Judicial appointments will be those of Good Behavior as clarified by Alexander Hamilton and demanded by the Constitution.  Our support and hopes for Mike Huckabee are still the focus for us and for another day.  Till then, we will stand up for this McCain/Palin Executive.  Though Governor Huckabee has said ‘no’ to a cabinet position, maybe the future President John McCain can persuade Mike to be the Secretary of State.”

Liz Sipfle, Huckabee Grassroots Coalition Legal Counsel said
“We are pleased to support this ticket, and will work to get them into the White House!!!”
Debra Mantey, Huckabee Grassroots Coalition Press Secretary, said:
“A woman who made a personal decision to value life in all conditions and all stages, even when it might be ‘inconvenient’ and difficult, knowing her child and her family would face hard challenges if she chose to give life to a disabled child–that is real CHOICE.  Choosing to value and see purpose in each life, and trusting God who gives it.  That is real character and integrity.  It’s what great leaders and presidents are made of.  Making hard decisions when it really counts.  Sarah Palin is ONE of US–a soccer mom, an outdoorswoman, she knows what real traditional values mean and how much we cherish them, she is a common sense conservative, who understands us and the problems of Main St. Americans, not pandering to the Washington elites, but standing up to them.  She is a female Mike Huckabee to me.  I don’t support her because she is a woman, but because she has proven that she is not afraid to stand up for what is right.”

Randy Davis, Huckabee Grassroots Coalition of Iowa said: 
“I recall, last fall our conservative friend, Glen Williams from Alaska contacted me and wondered if there was anything I could do to get Governor Huckabee to come to Alaska.  At the time, I was working as a Regional Coordinator for Mike here in Iowa.  Glen told me a little about Sarah Palin (his Governor) and as I remember it…. said that she was a supporter of Huckabee and wanted to campaign with him in her state to generate more votes for Huckabee in the primary.  I sent several e-mails to the campaign and made some calls to this end.  At that time, Mike was extremely busy campaigning here in the main part of the nation.  As I remember it, Janet Huckabee ended up going to Alaska in place of Governor Huckabee.
He is a Saint Bernard breeder and specialist.  We have a Saint Bernard and we “met” through e-mail because of our dog, Harrison.  Glen is a Christian and a big Huckabee supporter.  Back at this time, I researched Sarah Palin because I had heard she had just given birth to a Down’s Syndrome baby.  Since we have a Down’s Syndrome daughter named Wendy (see www.chalkartist.com), we were automatically interested in her story.  I was impressed with what I learned about her but never really thought about her being an eventual VP pick.”

Brian Donnegan, Huckabee Grassroots Coalition from GA:
“From our perspective we see Sarah Palin as one of us.  She is a member of the new breed of Republicans trying to take the party back from corrupt country-club conyism and handing it back to the people (as Reagan did).  Palin has fought corruption tooth and nail.  She has fought pork and tax increases in a big way in Alaska (against her own party).  She is also 100% Pro-Life and a proponent of off-shore drilling and fighting for our energy independence by any means necessary.  While it might not be Huck, McCain has made an awesome choice!”

Gary Glenn, Michigan American Family Association President, found Governor Palin an advocate for the family:
“As a candidate for governor, Sarah Palin rightly called the termination of prenatal life an ‘atrocity,’ supported a Marriage Protection Amendment to her state constitution, and said creationism should be taught alongside evolution in public schools. She’s a former state champion and captain of her high school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a hockey mom of five children including an Army infantryman deploying to Iraq, and a gun-owning life member of the NRA.  And she’s the only member of either party’s ticket with executive experience in government.  As they get to know her, Gov. Palin will excite not only conservative Republicans who are less than enthusiastic about Sen. McCain, but American voters at large, and their election in November will obviously be a barrier-shattering even of historic proportions for women.

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Sarah Palin – What A Great Choice!

It is now official!  The Republican ticket is now McCain/Palin.  Sarah Palin is the ultra popular, one-term Governor of Alaska.  I am very pleased and excited by this pick.  While myself and many others pushed for and hoped for Mike Hukcabee to be VP I think this choice may have been McCain’s best option.   Yes, part of the decision was based on the fact that Palin is a woman but I think it is more complex than that.  

Through the Summer the Conservative base has been very lathargic and tepid in ther excitement.  I could see it through the media and I got to see it first hand when I attended a Walton County (GA) GOP BBQ on Memorial Day Weekend.    Almost instantly the base has been charged and jacked up. I have received multiple press releases (too many to share here) from Conservatives and Conservative groups and the excitement could not be any higher about this pick.  There is also a surprise factor here.  This was not expected at all.  Palin was not really in the discussion at all.  She was almost completely off the radar screen.  My jaw literally hit the floor as I heard the possible news on TV this morning! 

Maybe the most shocked and pleasantly surprised are Huckabee supporters.  After a sleepless night of dispair we have awoken to joy and ecstacy over McCain’s choice.  While a Romney or Huckabee choice might have benn a good one choosing one of them over the other would have continued the schism (and maybe exacerbated the situation).  It is very clear that all sides are now untied together to support the ticket.  That was not case in the Democratic Party afterr Obama’s pick of Joe Biden. 

From our prespective we see Sarah Palin as one of us.  She is a member of the new breed of Republicans trying to take the party back from corrupt country-club conyism and handing it back to the people (as Reagan did).  Palin has fought corruption tooth and nail.  She has fought pork and tax increases in a big way in Alaska (against her own party).  She is also 100% Pro-Life and a proponent of off-shore drilling and fighting for our energy independence by any means necessary. 

While it might not be Huck, McCain has made an awesome choice!  I therefore endorse the ticket with my whole heart!  John & Sarah – This member of Huck’s Army is reporting for duty!   

VEEPSTAKES – John McCain Chooses Governor Sarah Palin!!

There was a reason I did not comment further on the previous post last night with the news that Governor Mike Huckabee was not McCain’s choice.  First of all I was not in an emotionally stable mindset to post something that made sense logically.  Another reason is I wanted to wait to hear who the actual choice would be.  Numerous sources now claim that Senator John McCain has chosen Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin as his running mate.  It is very ironic.  About a year ago in a blog roundup I shared a link to a blog that campaigned for Palin to be the VP choice of whomever won the GOP’s nomination. 

I am extremely pleased.  I really like her a lot.  McCain has made a fantastic choice!  More on this later…after I return from lunch. 

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