I wonder what Obama thinks about the fact that Sarah Palin is still quite in the spotlight, inspirational, politically productive, and politically persuasive. Is he thinking about her positioning for the 2012 Presidential election? I am, and admiring her the whole way.
"It looks like Sarah Palin won't be fading away. Not if Saxby Chambliss has anything to say about it. "I can't overstate the impact she had down here," said Chambliss shortly after his surprisingly solid 15-point victory in the December 2 Georgia Senate runoff. Chambliss, who went from a 49.8-46.8 percent lead on November 4 to a 57-43 victory over Democrat Jim Martin in the runoff (Georgia law requires an absolute majority), credited Palin with helping his campaign "peak" with four hugely attended election-eve rallies.
Despite the best efforts of the media, left-of-center feminists, and a brigade of political elites, including more than a few Beltway Republicans, to write obituaries for Palin's national political career, she continues to be the second biggest phenomenon of the 2008 election cycle, behind only the president-elect." -- Team Sarah
"Palin Pardons One Turkey; Others Get Screwed
Yesterday, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin followed tradition and pardoned a turkey right before Thanksgiving. Then, in a break with tradition, she decided to give a TV interview at a turkey farm while turkeys were being slaughtered in the background. While some more sensitive bloggers were shocked, others said "deal with it" and pointed out that turkeys have to die before they are eaten. If you want to skip the slaughter and the meat this year, the Huffington Post has 10 reasons to pardon a turkey." -- US News
"December 10, 2008, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin met today with members of the Alaska State House and Senate leadership. The Governor provided a preview of the FY 2010 operating and capital budgets. The goal of the meeting was to stress the opportunity and importance of working together for the best interests of Alaskans. " -- www.gov.state.ak.us
"Is Sarah Palin intentionally snubbing Oprah?
Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has basically spoken in front of most cameras put before her. So why has she yet to appear on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”?
Winfrey, who won’t be hosting her own ball for President-elect Barack Obama during the inauguration but will broadcast her show from D.C. that week, hasn’t forgotten about having the governor on.
In fact, she seems surprised that Palin hasn’t come on the show yet, despite her efforts.
“I said I would be happy to talk to Sarah Palin when the election was over,” Winfrey told Extra. “I went and tried to talk to Sarah Palin and instead she talked to Greta Van Susteren. She talked to Matt Lauer. She talked to Larry King, but she didn’t talk to me. But maybe she’ll talk to me now that she has a book deal.” -- The Insider
Sounds like Oprah may be jealous that there is another female who is a world power player. Is Palin taking away some of Oprah's glory?
"Sen. Barack Obama delivered an impassioned defense of the Constitution and the rights of terrorism suspects tonight, striking back at one of the biggest applause lines in Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's speech to the GOP convention.
It was in St. Paul last week that Palin drew raucous cheers when she delivered this put-down of Obama: "Al-Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America and he's worried that someone won't read them their rights." -- Washington Post
Isn't it interesting that Obama can put down the constitution, stating that it is "flawed", and then turn around and defend it when someone with a great deal of political punch puts the issues infront of him?
"Arsonist burns Sarah Palin's church
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Gov. Sarah Palin's home church has been badly damaged in an arson fire.
Damages to the Wasilla Bible Church were estimated at $1 million, authorities said today. No one was injured in the fire, which was intentionally set while people, including two children, were inside.
"This fire is definitely suspicious," said Central Mat-Su Fire Chief James Steele.
Pastor Larry Kroon declined to say if the Friday night blaze was politically based or directed at Palin, the failed Republican vice presidential candidate. He also declined to say whether the church has received any recent threats.
"There are so many variables," he said. "I don't want to comment in that direction."
Palin stopped by the church this morning. Her spokesman, Bill McAllister, said Palin told an assistant pastor she apologizes if the fire was connected to the "undeserved negative attention" the church has received since she became the vice presidential candidate on Aug. 29." -- Heraldnet
So, you see, there are many who may not like her, but she still provides hope and motivation for others who see that the country, this great United States of America, is in need of change that is different than that currently dwelling in Washington D.C. (much of the whole lot), and different than that shortly assuming office in Washington D.C.
Do you love her or do you hate her? What do you feel about her running for President in 2012?