This post and the 15 that will follow are dedicated to fellow Fitchburg native Mike Barnicle who took the time this morning to call Governor Palin a “moron” rather than address anything she said at CPAC 2014. To illustrate the absurdity of his statement i’ve ditched my plan to group my 16 Palin clips taken at CPAC into maybe two posts and will instead post a single clip a day and discuss it and some background.
The end result will maximize the ability to people to get her points and keep each segment small enough to so they have time to hear it without having to deal with a full speech,
At CPAC 2014 Sarah Palin was the final thing on the agenda. The straw poll results were in and all the various people campaigns brought in for a single day to look impressive for speeches and or vote in the straw poll were gone.
Anticipating the crush of media who would want to be in the well for the speech I moved toward the front along with Cynthia Yockey of A Conservative Lesbian who had been monitoring her ailing father via her phone during her time in DC.
Al Cardenas was on the stage as I turned the camera to the crowd:
As you can see every seat was full as the crowd waited to hear what the governor had to say.
Now I’m sure that some of you might not think much of her drawing in a partisan crowd but it was not long ago that the popularity of Sarah Palin was a bipartisan affair
The wipeout in the 2006 election left Republicans in such a state of dejection that they’ve overlooked the one shining victory in which a Republican star was born. The triumph came in Alaska where Sarah Palin, a politician of eye-popping integrity, was elected governor. She is now the most popular governor in America, with an approval rating in the 90s, and probably the most popular public official in any state.
Her rise is a great (and rare) story of how adherence to principle–especially to transparency and accountability in government–can produce political success. And by the way, Palin is a conservative who only last month vetoed 13 percent of the state’s proposed budget for capital projects. The cuts, the Anchorage Daily News said, “may be the biggest single-year line-item veto total in state history.”
90%+ of Alaskans approved of her, I guess they were all morons too eh?
That was July 16th 2007 and Sarah Palin kept up that popularity in Alaska right up until John McCain picked her for the national ticket and Democrats and the MSM figured out she was an actual threat to the election of Barack Obama.
That have not stopped attacking her since.
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