Sarah Palin

OkieScot

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What do you think of her stepping down as governor of Alaska? How do you think this will effect her political career? I love her timing. Most of the conservative talk show hosts and tv news commentators were on vacation. She let the subs handle it.

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mdawg4x4

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I was surprised as well. I don't think it will help her political career. That may be over. I do not think we have all the facts yet either.
 

Shift_Avenger

Active Member
I think it sucks, but with a ton of legal fees I cannot blame her. She will be back, after all they have nothing on her.
 

OkieScot

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I too am surprised, but I do understand the abuse she was taking. It is a shame that the State of Alaska and the Palin family have to pay the court costs when she has been found innocent on every charge. What bothers me most is the way that even the conservatives are attacking her on this decision. Why didn't the Republican party come forth with some money to help defray her court expenses.

Bill O'Reilly was attacking her tonight and I dislike him even more now than I did before. You can bet your life that the Republican party will never see another red cent from me until they change their outhouse ways.

I have prayed for God's direction for her political career that is best for her family and for our country. She said that she had prayed about it as well so I feel sure that this is the correct move for her even if I do not understand it. When I pray for God's guidance in my life I often do not understand the whys and wherefores. Sometimes I see it after the fact and other times I never do see why things happen as they do.

What I do know is that whatever happens to me He is in control and that is all that matters to me.

OkieScot
 

mdawg4x4

Administrator
Okie, That has been my belief for the past 30yrs. God is in control of everything. We often don't know why and may never know. I believe He doesn't cause some things to happen, but does allow them to happen. God tells us He will not put any more burden on us than we are capable of bearing.
 

OkieScot

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I think she's going to become a TV Talk show Host!
WW

I have heard talk of that as well, but then the comment is that it would kill her chances politically. I have been praying for her and her family since she first came into the national political arena and for direction for her political career that is best for her family and the country. Since she was praying about this also I feel sure that she is in God's will.

Only God and she know what that is and she may not even know the direction yet. Time will tell. I think she will hit the speech trail for a while to stump for conservative candidates and to pay off all of the lawsuit costs.

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krh2

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Here is what she is up to.. Palin 2012!!!!

The 'Cap And Tax' Dead End


By Sarah Palin
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

There is no shortage of threats to our economy. America's unemployment rate recently hit its highest mark in more than 25 years and is expected to continue climbing. Worries are widespread that even when the economy finally rebounds, the recovery won't bring jobs. Our nation's debt is unsustainable, and the federal government's reach into the private sector is unprecedented.
Unfortunately, many in the national media would rather focus on the personality-driven political gossip of the day than on the gravity of these challenges. So, at risk of disappointing the chattering class, let me make clear what is foremost on my mind and where my focus will be:
I am deeply concerned about President Obama's cap-and-trade energy plan, and I believe it is an enormous threat to our economy. It would undermine our recovery over the short term and would inflict permanent damage.
American prosperity has always been driven by the steady supply of abundant, affordable energy. Particularly in Alaska, we understand the inherent link between energy and prosperity, energy and opportunity, and energy and security. Consequently, many of us in this huge, energy-rich state recognize that the president's cap-and-trade energy tax would adversely affect every aspect of the U.S. economy.
There is no denying that as the world becomes more industrialized, we need to reform our energy policy and become less dependent on foreign energy sources. But the answer doesn't lie in making energy scarcer and more expensive! Those who understand the issue know we can meet our energy needs and environmental challenges without destroying America's economy.
Job losses are so certain under this new cap-and-tax plan that it includes a provision accommodating newly unemployed workers from the resulting dried-up energy sector, to the tune of $4.2 billion over eight years. So much for creating jobs.
In addition to immediately increasing unemployment in the energy sector, even more American jobs will be threatened by the rising cost of doing business under the cap-and-tax plan. For example, the cost of farming will certainly increase, driving down farm incomes while driving up grocery prices. The costs of manufacturing, warehousing and transportation will also increase.
The ironic beauty in this plan? Soon, even the most ardent liberal will understand supply-side economics.
The Americans hit hardest will be those already struggling to make ends meet. As the president eloquently puts it, their electricity bills will "necessarily skyrocket." So much for not raising taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year.
Even Warren Buffett, an ardent Obama supporter, admitted that under the cap-and-tax scheme, "poor people are going to pay a lot more for electricity."
We must move in a new direction. We are ripe for economic growth and energy independence if we responsibly tap the resources that God created right underfoot on American soil. Just as important, we have more desire and ability to protect the environment than any foreign nation from which we purchase energy today.
In Alaska, we are progressing on the largest private-sector energy project in history. Our 3,000-mile natural gas pipeline will transport hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of our clean natural gas to hungry markets across America. We can safely drill for U.S. oil offshore and in a tiny, 2,000-acre corner of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge if ever given the go-ahead by Washington bureaucrats.
Of course, Alaska is not the sole source of American energy. Many states have abundant coal, whose technology is continuously making it into a cleaner energy source. Westerners literally sit on mountains of oil and gas, and every state can consider the possibility of nuclear energy.
We have an important choice to make. Do we want to control our energy supply and its environmental impact? Or, do we want to outsource it to China, Russia and Saudi Arabia? Make no mistake: President Obama's plan will result in the latter.
For so many reasons, we can't afford to kill responsible domestic energy production or clobber every American consumer with higher prices.
Can America produce more of its own energy through strategic investments that protect the environment, revive our economy and secure our nation?
Yes, we can. Just not with Barack Obama's energy cap-and-tax plan.
The writer, a Republican, is governor of Alaska.
 

OkieScot

New Member
I was talking yesterday to an ex friend about the health care issue and after telling me he is a moderate liberal he started lock-step using the far left loon spiels to trash Sarah Palin. Yes, I said ex friend.

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krh2

New Member
OkieScot said:
I was talking yesterday to an ex friend about the health care issue and after telling me he is a moderate liberal he started lock-step using the far left loon spiels to trash Sarah Palin. Yes, I said ex friend.

OkieScot
Speaking of health care....

Congressman John Fleming (Louisiana physician) has proposed an amendment that would require congressmen and senators to take the same healthcare plan they force on us (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt). Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go on his Website and sign his petition (very simple - just first, last and email). I have immediately done just that at: http://fleming.house.gov/ . If Congress forces this on the American people, the Congressmen should have to accept the same level of health care for themselves and their families.
Well congress voted against it yesterday......go figure.
 

OkieScot

New Member
Thank you for the information. I just sent my approval support and signed up for his email letter. My Representative Mary Fallin supports him. She is running for Governor next term to hopefully replace a liberal Democrat.

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