What I’ve put together here on Sarah Palin is collected from years past, but my new website is able to present it to viewers at their convenience, as her achievements are so remarkable, always displayed on my site.
This article gives all who choose to drop by and refresh a memory or learn anew involvements Sarah was in, yes on this great lady, Sarah Palin.
I first started noticing this exceptional lady when she resigned as governor of Alaska half way through her 4 years in office, 2008.
It seems her elected Legislature that was put into office without regard for their qualifications, were working against her, and she felt stymied, and would not be able to get anything done for her renaming two years in office.
I thought it would be interesting to viewers to display some of what I’ve collected down through the years, to make aware of what a noteworthy person this lady is, rarely does someone come along with these qualifications.
We need to have someone capable of stepping into the presidency in 2024 after our great leader President Donald Trump finishes his last hopefully four years in office.
I became a big political fan of Sarah Palin back in 2008 at the republican convention in august when Sarah gave her acceptance speech for the Vice Presidency for John McCain.
Rush Limbaugh said she almost carried McCain to the White House. If it wasn’t for Sarah, McCain would have been a no go from the start! When alive and in office he turned out to be very disappointing in Congress.
When Sarah was selected for the BP the ever so diligent Democrat Party sent 30 snoopers up to Alaska to find anything unfavorable they could hang on her, but came back empty.
Sarah Palin first made history on December 4, 2006 when she was sworn in as the first female governor of Alaska.
Under her leadership as Governor:
- Alaska invested $5 billion in state savings
- Overhauled education
- Funding and protected Alaska’s natural resources.
- She created Alaska’s Petroleum Systems Integrity Office to provide oversight and maintenance of oil and gas equipment, facilities and infrastructure.
- The Climate Change Subcabinet to prepare a climate change strategy for Alaska.
- During Governor Palin’s first year in office, three of her administration’s major proposed pieces of legislation passed—an overhaul of the state’s ethics laws, a competitive process to construct a natural gas pipeline and a restructuring of Alaska’s oil valuation formula.
- Palin is past chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a multi-state government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment.
- She also served as chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) Natural Resources Committee, which was charged with pursuing legislation to ensure state needs are considered as federal policy is formulated in the areas of agriculture, energy, environmental protection and natural resource management.
- Fiscal restraint, limiting the size of government, resource development, education, equitable oil valuation, as well as transportation and infrastructure development, were all her priorities.
- Palin fought for ethics reform and transparency in government.
Palin lived in Juneau during the legislative session and lived in Wasilla and worked out of offices in Anchorage the rest of the year.
Palin has a long record of achievement and experience in public office.
Prior to her election as Governor, Palin served two terms on the Wasilla City Council, beginning her entrance into politics. Campaigning for mayor and winning, Sarah served two terms as the mayor of Wasilla.
During her tenure, she reduced property tax levels while increasing services and made Wasilla a business-friendly environment, drawing in new industry.
Sarah Palin resigns as governor after serving only two years.
The elected Legislature so many times not qualified that got them elected, are not able to discern good law or have certain ideologies and will work against a governor.
In governor Palin case after two years the the state Legislature were working against her, and she felt stymied, and would not be able to get anything done for her renaming two years in office, so she decided to resign.
It must also be noted that some 2 dozen trumped up frivolous ethics complaints were filed against her by from insiders and outsiders accusing her of violating and abusing Alaska law.
None of them stuck except one where she had to pay for her young kids traveling with her on government business, Sarah felt that her children were part of the package as governor.
It cost the Palins $500,000 in attorney fees, because of the ethic charges, and her husband Todd had to go back to work at a previous job. Back then a defense fund was set up for her. The defense fund was set up by others for contributions to pay for her attorney and other fees, I don’t know how long it was up.
Alaska had a plane for the governor to travel on, but Sarah sold it to save money for the state. Palin followed through on a campaign promise to sell the Westwind II jet, a purchase made by the Murkowski administration for $2.7 million in 2005 against the wishes of the legislature.
In August 2007, the jet was listed on eBay, but the sale fell through, and the plane was later sold for $2.1 million through a private brokerage firm.
Back in 2008 I found out Sarah had a Facebook Page, I started collecting her articles
After some 3 or more years I had collected 242 articles, so much were on Barack Obama. An article I found and noted its content, wow, what goals, 18 steps indicating her brilliance is shown here next:
From the article, An Open Letter to Republican Freshmen Members of Congress
- government spending
- preserving our freedoms at home
- restoring America’s leadership abroad
- health care law President Obama and the Democrat Congress passed earlier this year, Obamacare is a job-killer, a regulatory nightmare, and an enormous unfunded mandate.
- Tough decisions need to be made about reducing government spending.
- Stopping earmarks (because abuse of the earmark process created the “gateway-drug” that allowed backroom deals and bloated budgets).
- Canceling all further spending on the failed Stimulus program.
- Rolling back non-discretionary spending to 2008 levels.
- Check the growth of spending on our entitlement programs, in order to avert a fiscal disaster. That will be a huge challenge, but it must be confronted head on. We must do it in a humane way that honors the government’s current commitments to our fellow Americans while also keeping faith with future generations. We cannot rob from our children and grandchildren’s tomorrow to pay for our unchecked spending today.
- We need to encourage zero-based budgeting practices in D.C.
- If we want real job growth, we must create a stable investment climate by ending the tidal wave of overly burdensome regulations coming out of Washington. Businesses need certainty – and freedom that incentivizes competition – to grow and expand our workforce. The last thing our small businesses need is tax hikes. Permanently renew all of the, 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. It would remove from households and businesses the threat of a possible $3.8 trillion tax hike hitting all Americans at the worst possible moment. With our economy struggling to recover from a deep recession democrats must be reminded that the people they are dismissing as “rich” are the small business owners who create up to 70% of all jobs in this country.
- Border security.
- On foreign policy and national security, I urge you to stick to our principles: strong defense, free trade, steadfast opposition to America’s enemies. We are the most powerful country on earth and the world is better off because of it. If we withdraw from the world, the world will become a much more dangerous place.
- Stand against Iran’s nuclear aspirations using whatever means necessary to ensure the mullahs in Tehran do not get their hands on nuclear weapons.
- You need to say no to cutting the necessities in our defense budget when we are engaged in two wars and face so many threats – from Islamic extremists to a nuclear Iran to a rising China.
- As Ronald Reagan said, “We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.”
- You can stand with allies like Israel, not criticize them. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, not a settlement.
- Reagan’s wise words: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.”
She created Alaska’s Petroleum Systems Integrity Office to provide oversight and maintenance of oil and gas equipment, facilities and infrastructure and the Climate Change Subcabinet to prepare a climate change strategy for Alaska.
During Governor Palin’s first year in office, three of her administration’s major proposed pieces of legislation passed—an overhaul of the state’s ethics laws, a competitive process to construct a natural gas pipeline and a restructuring of Alaska’s oil valuation formula.
Palin is past chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a multistate government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment.
She also served as chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) Natural Resources Committee, which was charged with pursuing legislation to ensure state needs are considered as federal policy is formulated in the areas of agriculture, energy, environmental protection and natural resource management.
Some history on Sarah Palin first move to Alaska
Born on February 11, 1964, in Sandpoint, Idaho, Sarah Heath moved to Alaska with her mother and father, Chuck and Sally Heath at the age of three months, when her father took a teaching position in Skagway, Alaska, before eventually settling in Wasilla.
Palin played flute in the junior high band. She attended Wasilla High School, I understand where her dad Chuck” Heath taught, he was a science teacher and track-and-field coach.
In high school she was head of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a member of the girls’ basketball and cross-country running teams. During her senior year, she was co-captain and point guard of the basketball team that won the 1982 Alaska state championship, earning the nickname “Sarah Barracuda”, for her competitive streak.
While in high school and before graduating from Wasilla High School, It must be noted, Sarah talents were emerging. Palin won the Miss Wasilla beauty pageant In 1984, and finished third (as second runner-up) in the Miss Alaska pageant, where she won the title of “Miss Congeniality”.
In the talent portion of the contest She played the flute. A college scholarship was presented to her, remarkable. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in communications-journalism from the University of Idaho in 1987.
Sarah Palin was the keynote speaker at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, (CPAC), February 11 2012.
After four years of consistently rejecting the top spot at the high-profile conservative conference Sarah gave a great speech. She got the best applause over anyone else giving a speech.
Then after her discourse she signed autograph for fans for an hour. For her speech Sarah Palin was introduced by, American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas.
“As we ready for the critical 2012 election, I’m honored to welcome Governor Palin to the Conservative Political Action Conference for the first-time ever.”
“Few national conservative leaders in America today energize and inspire our grassroots activists like Governor Sarah Palin. Her strong record of leadership, championing of our shared principles and magnetic personality have made Sarah Palin a hero to millions of conservatives across the country,”
Sarah Palin gives keynote address for Ronald Reagan’s 100 birthday at Reagan’s Ranch out of Santa Barbara, 2011
Festivities celebrating the 100th anniversary of former President Ronald Reagan’s birthday were held on The weekend of Ronald Reagan’s 100 birthday at the Reagan’s ranch Center close to Santa Barbara.
Palin will headline the opening banquet, giving the keynote address Friday at the Reagan Ranch Center, the event was sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation. The nonprofit organization’s has been sharing the values of President Reagan with young people for more than 40 years.
They are committed to preserving freedom’s future. Republican vice-presidential candidate Dick Cheney will be speaking Saturday as part of the event. A series of panel discussion on Reagan and his politics were held by distinguished guests.
The well known Oliver North was there. Horses were brought in for those guests who wanted to ride, Sarah Palin and family rode.
This big weekend feature party will include Reagan intimates and former Secret Service agents John Barletta and Dennis LeBlanc, artist Steve Penley, filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon, Reagan administration alumni Frank Donatelli and Michelle Easton, Young America’s Foundation president Ron Robinson, director and author Wynton Hall, and vice presidents Kate Obenshain and Andrew Coffin.
Yes! Sarah Palin gave the keynote address for Ronald Reagan’s 100 birthday at Reagan’s Ranch out of Santa Barbara, that gal is something else!
Memorial Day Event in Washington DC, Rolling Thunder, 2011
This was an event that took place back in 2011 that Sarah Palin took place in, the reason I have listed it here is I’d like to see more events like this or similar take place ever so often, when appropriate.
This year in 2011, 100,000 motor cycles participated in an event called, Rolling Thunder. The event starts at the Pentagon parking lot, goes down the Potomac river, and winds up at the Lincoln Memorial.
This year Sarah Palin her husband Todd, Piper and Bristol rode on motor cycles in the event. Sarah was on the back of a local Harley Davidson’s dealers cycles. Dressed in a black leather suit with a helmet and dark glasses driven by one of their employees.
Todd was driving a Harley Davidson with Piper riding with him. Bristol was on the back of another of the Dealers bikes driven by one of their employees. The next day the local news paper here had a front page article with Sarah’s name in the title. Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense, spoke at the event, Sarah did not.
Visiting Reagan’s Humble and Inspiring Beginnings
Posted on August 13, 2011
Sarah Palin wrote this back in 2011, and it gives us a glance of the Great President Ronald Reagan early days as a young man, also we are shown Sarah’s writings some more, brilliant, memorable, distinguished.
Ronald Reagan once said, “While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.”
It’s because I believe in America’s future that I take such inspiration from our past. We just visited Ronald Reagan’s childhood home in Dixon, Illinois.
This beautiful small town along the Rock River is where Reagan learned the values that shaped him, the same values that have historically made America strong, thrift, hard work, fortitude, optimism, and courage in the face of adversity.
As a nation, we must reconnect with those values if we’re to truly restore all that is good and strong about the USA. Meeting the fine Americans in this small town on the river where Reagan saved 77 lives brought all this home for me.
Thanks to the wonderful volunteers who keep Reagan’s memory alive. The restoration and tours of our beloved President’s home are significant.
Thank you, Dixon!
– Sarah Palin
P.S.: Allow me to share below the piece I wrote for USA Today’s special commemorative edition on President Reagan’s Centennial:
I had the privilege of coming of age during the era of Ronald Reagan. I like to think of him as America’s lifeguard.
As a teenager, Ronald Reagan saved 77 lives as a lifeguard on the Rock River, which ran through his hometown of Dixon, Ill.
The day he was inaugurated in 1981, a local radio announcer famously declared, “The Rock River flows for you tonight, Mr. President.”
The image of the lifeguard seems to represent what Reagan was to America and to the freedom-loving people of the world. He lifted our country up at a time when we were in the depths of economic, cultural and spiritual malaise.
We were told that we must accept that the era of American greatness was over; but with his optimism and common sense, President Reagan held up a mirror to the American soul to remind us of our exceptionalism.
Reagan showed us that despite a deep recession, there could still be morning in America. He could speak to the economic troubles facing ordinary Americans because he understood what it was like to live through a Great Depression where families scraped to get by.
And yet, he saw us recover from our Great Depression, and under his leadership we experienced the greatest peacetime economic boom in our history.
He could speak to our fears that our years as a superpower were over, because he understood what it was like to see America at war and really fear that we might lose.
And yet, he saw us win two world wars, and under his leadership we won the Cold War without firing a single shot. Reagan’s belief in American greatness was rooted in historic fact, not blind optimism.
He was a sunny optimist because he knew that our best days are yet to come. Today, when we hear the worry in the voices of Americans wondering where the jobs will be for our children and grandchildren and wondering if the world will be safe and prosperous in the years to come, we should remember Reagan’s faith in our inherent heroism and greatness.
When we see people around the globe looking to the White House for leadership, we should remember Reagan’s steel spine. He understood America’s purpose in this world and what we need to do to secure liberty.
As Margaret Thatcher said of him, “He sought to mend America’s wounded spirit, to restore the strength of the free world, and to free the slaves of communism.”
He sought those things and he succeeded. This year, as we celebrate the centennial of Reagan’s birth, let’s remember the lifeguard from the Rock River who rescued us with his optimism and common sense.
We need more lifeguards like him.
A noteworthy remark that happened when Sarah Palin gave her acceptance speech for the VP for John McCain in august 2008
As she spoke I thought, wow, what a great speech, and then the famous lipstick remark. They say the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull is lipstick.
Some years later I heard while Sarah was giving her acceptance speech the Teleprompter quit working and she kept right on speaking like nothing happened, I couldn’t tell any difference. The impression was given the Teleprompter wasn’t really needed.
Sarah Palin’s Alaska, an 8 part Series on The Learning Channel.
Each one of the series lasted for an hour. I don’t recall any commercials.
My ear was glued to the broadcast, each one of the series was extremely interesting. How broadcast:
- The first week was 1,
- The second week was 2 and 1 replayed,
- The third week was 3 and 2 and 1 replayed,
- The forth week was 4 and 3 and 2 replayed,
- The fifth week was 5 and 4 and 3 replayed,
- And so on.
It was informative hearing each one repeated. The eight, last week was the last segment. I still recall how interesting each one was.
Can be bought as a set on Amazon.
- Sarah Palin’s Alaska, DVD Set Includes, BONUS and Deleted Scenes
- And, Atlas Shrugged: Part One. Atlas Shrugged is an interesting movie, illustrating a viewpoint on a certain subject.
- Note, Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 is available
- Sarah Palins Movie, The Undefeated
What Got the Movie The Undefeated Started:
The former Alaska governor asked her close aide, Rebecca Mansour, to discuss a hush-hush assignment: Reach out to conservative filmmaker Stephen K Bannon with a request.
Ask him if he would make a series of videos extolling Palin’s governorship and laying to rest lingering questions about her controversial decision to resign from office with a year-and-a-half left in her first term.
It was this Give up approach of her duties and obligations as governor Palin knew, that had made her damaged goods in the eyes of some Republicans who once were eager to get behind her potential 2012 presidential campaign.
The response was more positive than Palin could have hoped for. Conservative Stephen K. Bannon made the feature-length movie, and it was directed by himself, financing was appropriated. Bannon, is a former naval officer and ex-Goldman Sachs banker.
The result was a two-hour-long, sweeping epic! The film is poised to serve as a galvanizing prelude to Palin’s prospective presidential campaign an unconventional reintroduction to the nation that she and her political team have spent months eagerly anticipating, even as Beltway Republicans have largely concluded that she won’t run.
Documentary, a first step in rebuilding her image to those who gave up on her
Bannon, who first gained the support of Palin after his Tea Party documentary, Generation Zero sees his documentary as the first step in Palin’s effort to rebuild her image in the eyes of voters who may have soured on her.
It was first shown at the 111-year-old Pella Opera House in Iowa. Numerous Tea Party shirts dotted the crowd , with many prepared to support her if she chose to run.
The Undefeated also included several clips showcasing Palin’s past speeches, many of them referring to Sarah’s referrals to American values, work ethics that we all embrace.
The film will also appeal to staunch Palin supporters who have long celebrated her biting rhetoric and conservative populism. Also those that know little about her record in Alaska and have perhaps written her off as presidential material.
Some noted Highlights:
To convey Bannon’s view of the reason behind Palin- unpopularity with many, the film begins with a fast-paced sequence of clips showing some of the prominent celebrities who have used sexist, derogatory and generally vicious language to describe her.
Rosie O’Donnell, Matt Damon, Bill Maher, David Letterman, and Howard Stern all have brief cameos before comedian Louis CK goes off on a particularly ugly anti-Palin riff.
“The Undefeated” chronicles Palin’s entry onto the national stage via the Republican National Convention, the McCain/Palin campaign, and beyond.
Bannon intersperses segments of Palin’s speeches with commentary from Mark R Levin, Tammy Bruce, Kate Obenshain, Andrew Breitbart, and other charismatic contributors.
Well developed scenes provides fantastic parallels between the TEA Party movement and the Reagan Revolution, as well as highlights the similar manner in which many in the GOP establishment have gone after both Reagan and Palin.
Tammy Bruce pulls no punches in presenting Palin as a woman led by authenticity of purpose and commitment to principle right from the start. The Undefeated features interviews from Palin supporters, both residents of Alaska and conservatives like Andrew Breitbart.
Palin herself does not appear on camera to answer questions, “The Undefeated” also features a look at Palin’s resignation from the governorship, spurred on due to frivolous, costly ethics complaints filed by those seeking to destroy her after her entrance onto the national scene.
The film’s culmination, includes clips of President Obama that serve as a bold contrast to the message of the TEA Party and that of Palin.
Bannon has done more than simply document the policies and vision of Sarah Palin. He has highlighted a woman who has consistently and reliably stood for something from her first days as a city council member, a brave woman who took on everything from establishment candidates, to oil companies to exposed unethical behavior in the GOP.
“The Undefeated” is a compelling, thought-provoking journey through the accomplishments of a competent, ambitious, principled woman who entered the political arena for the right reasons and has consistently cut through the nonsense to get things done.
Perhaps most importantly, it is the story of a woman who has never been afraid to ruffle the establishment feathers in order to do what’s right for her city, her state, or her country.
He is married to Sarah Palin, a lifelong Alaskan, a great guy, and a busy performer since he was in high school. A big job he had was working as a production operator on the North Slope, has a fishing boat that Sarah and himself caught salmon in the month of July, and is a four-time champion of the Iron Dog, the world’s longest snow machine race, 2000 miles.
They have five children. Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, Trig. The Iron Dog, a catchy name relating to a dog sledge, is actually a snowmobile. The Iron Dog he races in, small and compact, can fly on the snow at 70 miles an hour, can get up to 100.
I got to give Greta Van Susteren a salute for her courage, riding on Todd’s Irondog in the Palin’s large area behind their house. They got up to 70 miles an hour. I don’t think you can get me on that Irondog with your rear end so close to the snow at 70 MPH, I’ll pass.
Todd did have a Piper Cub 2 seat airplane that he kept in a hanger in their back yard. Not sure what they have now. Todd will shoot a Moose for its meat, and Sarah is a great hunter herself.
You can learn about them in the Sarah Palin’s Alaska, an 8 part Series on The Learning Channel. Can be bought as a set on Amazon in CD format.
- Sarah Palin’s Alaska, DVD Set Includes, BONUS and Deleted Scenes
- Along with Atlas Shrugged: Part One
- Note, Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 is available now.