UPDATE: The “Palin Report” has posted.

UPDATE Sunday: The cover of Newsweek has been released:

The Newsweek article: Palin Plots Her Next Move (HT Chuck in Comments).

I was going to wait to post this when I was done with the “Palin Report,” but with the release of a new, and I believe significant, Palin Facebook post I thought I’d post this Weekend Edition of the Palin Lounge now. As with the other Lounges, the usual no-links rule is lifted due to the nature of lounging and sharing 🙂 Comments including links, however, will still be moderated.

I’m starting up the “Palin Report” now and will post here when it’s finished. In the meantime, here’s her Facebook post from this afternoon. The tone and attitude I think is quite important. I’ll expand more on the PR about my assessment of this. I do believe it’s a precursor to running, so Palinistas, keep your powder dry!

Sarah Palin: The Sugar Daddy Has Run Out of Sugar; Now We Need New Leaders

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  1. Artgal says:

    I am reading this the same way, Tammy!

    • JEN says:

      My read is that the Gov. got tired of waiting for the GOP to do the right thing.Seeing its not gonna happen shes taking the bull by the horns and calling them out all of them including the candidates.
      As far as Mr. Obama goes its “High Noon” outside in the street with the whole town watching like in the Gary Cooper film…
      Its about time Gov. just about got this bit chewed thru…

  2. RuBegonia says:

    Today Tammy tweeted this: “In my humble opinion–latest Palin post sounds like a preface to running. Keep your powder dry Palinistas!” http://is.gd/ENhYPH ~ That prompted a little backwards sniffing to find this ~ http://is.gd/FQDy8E .

  3. BostonBruin says:

    What’s so significant about this FB post is that she not only smacked Obama and the GOP establishment upside the head, but she also told Bachmann, Romney and TPaw to get the hell out of her way!

    Mama Grizzly and millions of her cubs are heading to DC with a pitch fork in one hand and a flaming torch in the other!

  4. DosMasCervezas says:

    Expecting this week’s Palin Report to be a doozy. Game ON.

  5. danthebarbarian says:

    She makes the case for herself getting in the race:”As we approach 2012, there are important lessons we can learn from all of this. First, we should never entrust the White House to a far-left ideologue who has no appreciation or even understanding of the free market and limited government principles that made this country economically strong. Second, the office of the presidency is too important for on-the-job training. It requires a strong chief executive who has been entrusted with real authority in the past and has achieved a proven track record of positive measurable accomplishments. Leaders are expected to give good speeches, but leadership is so much more than oratory. Real leadership requires deeds even more than words. It means taking on the problems no one else wants to tackle. It means providing vision and guidance, inspiring people to action, bringing everyone to the table, and with a servant’s heart dedicating oneself to striking agreements that keep faith with our Constitution and with the ordinary citizens who entrusted you with power. It means bucking the status quo, fighting the corrupt powers that be, serving the common good, and leaving the country better than you found it. Most of us don’t see a lot of that real leadership in D.C., and it’s profoundly disappointing.”

    And:”I know from experience that cutting government spending isn’t easy. As governor, I made the largest veto cuts in my state’s history, and I didn’t make many friends doing it. But we will never recover, we will never get free of devastating debt, unless we make tough choices now. We don’t hear talk like this from leaders in D.C. or from those running for office because they say what they think we want to hear rather than what must be said.”

  6. redbrightandtrue says:

    Still practicing patience, waiting on Sarah & ready to #FightLikeAGirl when she growls to say go.

  7. jeaneeinabottle says:

    Now that’s a leader!!!!! People will be shocked to hear one because we haven’t had one in a long time. What I know and believe is when they do hear it they’ll know it and do the right thing, how exciting!!!! woooohoooo!!!!! 🙂 grrrr

  8. HughM says:

    After being educated by Tammy on politics and what to watch for, I have had absolutely no doubts Sarah was going run. Especially after the Michigan speech.

    That was totally Presidential. This is good news.

  9. The Prince of Heft says:

    It’s getting hot in here:) Palin’s use of rhetoric is just as effective as it is priceless. There has to be at least 30 zingers in this latest post:) She speaks right over the heads of the left and right establishment and connects directly with the people. Love the part about becoming as exceptional as Greece;) For the past 2 years even socialist Europe has been begging the US to stop spending so much. One of many ironies yet to play out, is that the very crisis that hit during the final weeks of the last campaign was what put Obama over the finish line. Due to his über reckless spending, and extremely anti-free-market policies, it will still be there to do him in on the next election. Run Sarah Run!

    • niner says:

      Sarah is skilled at speaking in code, just as Rock n”Roll music did in the 50s and 60s!

      • The Prince of Heft says:

        indeed:) I probably ripped off the line from Ms. Bruce regarding speaking over the heads of the establishment and connecting directly to the people. But it is sooo true, and should be repeated often:)

  10. otlset says:

    The tribes of the Palin nation are gathering across the land, bound by common spirit.

    Soon we of the Tammy Army, the elite of Governor Palin’s military forces, will engage in support of her campaign.

  11. JEN says:

    I dont believe this will hold till 2012 we wont have a country left by the time O and his cronies are done. The Gov. knows that the leadership in the house or senate aint makin it. So its just about time to jump into the fray boots first. I been waiting for this moment my whole life and now its here…
    Maybe tonight ill go out and howl at the moon…

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    BTW, what a FB post from the Governor! I love it when she endorses herself in her posts. 🙂

  13. dennisl59 says:

    My takeaway from her 1,142 word FB post and campaign speech.
    The discussion points:
    Leadership, The Debt and Natural Resources(Energy).
    I predict that she will continue to let all the other candidates for the Republican nomination spend money on meaningless campaign stops, chicken dinners and phone banks.

    She will announce on LABOR DAY, Monday, September 5th, @ High Noon, Eastern Time.

    God Willing.

  14. mytorpor says:

    She speaks to us as adults…and makes it clear she knows we can handle the truth. I am sick to death of politicians using double talk to confuse the most simple of truths. We have allowed our government to spend far too much for far too long, but the time for blame has passed and we need to get down to the hard work of turning that around.

  15. Maynard says:

    Palin here articulates the most vital and fundamental truths of our era. The fundamental problem is that it our political leaders stray from those truths as they ascend to power. I’m not talking about Palin here, just in general. I was shocked by the Republican spending orgy, and candidate Obama was explicitly clear in his commitment to stop kicking down fiscal can down the road and making an ever-bigger mess for the next generation. Then he goes on to make George Bush’s spending orgy look fiscally prudent.

    At this point, the nation is so addicted to the spending that any serious push toward solvency will be painful in a way that will cause serious civil disorder. I’m talking riots and bloodshed; something akin to a small-scale Civil War. What president is willing to have that happen on his watch? Better to kick that can again; unborn children not only don’t vote; they don’t riot when you abuse them.

    The tragedy of Obama is that, as a man that inherited a troubled scenario, he could have used his early momentum and popularity to push those hard choices through and save the nation. Instead, like George Bush before him, he took the politically easier path of playing sugar daddy. And it’s not working because, as Palin says, we’re out of sugar.

    In these early stages of the Republican contest, at this point we have Romney as the clear winner. Nobody’s really happy with the current selection, and I figure some conservative hopeful will rise to prominence, and then the internal battle will be between Romney and that candidate. But who? Of course Palin is heavily favored among TAMs, but I can’t see it. Tammy has prognosticated that either Palin or Perry would get into the race, one or the other but not both. I think she may be right about that, and it wouldn’t surprise me if Perry ends up jumping in and getting Palin’s endorsement. Oddly enough, I see in Palin’s Facebook entry here some indication that she may not run herself. She speaks of the need for an experienced president who doesn’t get his training on the job. One of my issues with Palin (and I know plenty of you would argue with me here, but this is what I see) is she doesn’t have the resume for the presidency. I would have liked to see her as VP, which would have given her that resume; too bad that didn’t happen. I might go on to speculate that I suspect Palin is more aware of her limitations than some of her fans are. And I don’t mean this as an insult. You can like someone or even love them, but you still need the right tool for the right job. We got Obama because people fell in love with a man who wasn’t ready. Palin is obviously better than Obama in that her underlying philosophy is sound rather than toxic, and she’s had executive experience. But the devil is in the details.

    Anyway, my fundamental question of any candidate is whether they’re willing to make and defend the hard choices that both George Bush and Barack Obama have evaded. Whether liberal or conservative, will a candidate pledge to work, as Palin demands in her essay, that we move rapidly to becoming again a nation that lives within its means? It’s easy to say and hard to do. Palin’s role in saving the nation may be to bang our leadership onto the right track.

    • JEN says:

      With all due respect M there is only one that can pull this off. All of it.She wont be backed into a corner by no one by being pushed into this race before she intends to.
      The Gov. is the only one the dems and rinos are petrified of cause they know whats gonna happen when shes in charge. Out with the rakers and reavers that have ben pilfering the system for as long as i can remember.No more free lunches Boys and girls time to start bringing your own if you even remember how to make it…
      I suspect starting tomorrow and monday the stuff will hit the fan and continue until Nov. 2013…

    • flaggman says:

      Maynard, with all due respect: she’s not throwing the *entire* political establishment under the bus for the purposes of throwing her support behind an establishment player. That simply makes no sense. And the establishment runs away from her support, anyway. Her only power is as a candidate, and she knows it. Also, I see no indication that she believes her own experience is insufficient based on the criteria she sets out. Time will certainly tell who’s right – but it makes more sense that Tammy is correct, that this is another precursor to running.

      • Maynard says:

        flaggman, the basis for your comment is a fundamental assumption that’s worthy of discussion. This is the question of how much a president can do when he or she is getting sniped at in every way possible.

        Right now Obama is killing us, but the new Congress is putting the brakes on some of his toxic nonsense. Yes, they’re not doing enough, and the Tammy show brings out the gory details. But they’re doing something, and the next election will likely bring both Houses to the Republicans. If that happens, then a Republican president would in theory have a strong hand.

        However, as Tammy notes, the Republican machine can and will stab us in the back. And the machines are not going away.

        So a president is stuck with the damn machines, and they can’t just be steamrolled into submission. I would wish that weren’t the case if we had a president who wasn’t a dirtbag, but of course at moments like this I want the outsiders to be able to poke a stick in the spokes.

        So the model in my mind is that the machines are inevitably a powerful part of the framework. It stinks, but this is the nature of our fallen world. Thinking in terms of that framework, I want to see the machines become slightly more functional.

        Ross Perot made the country a better place even without winning the presidency. He helped bring the focus of the debates onto fiscal sanity and a healthy business climate. For a while there, the politicians gave some small amount of service to Main Street.

        Some will point out that President Reagan made progress with a hostile Congress. Could President Palin do the same? I wonder. Palin resigned as governor because she’d become paralyzed by the non-stop sniping. I don’t fault her for this; her strength as a national player is greater now. But her adventure is a reminder of how a chief executive can get stymied (as we hope to do to Obama). Would Palin’s popularity be enough to keep that from happening?

        The question in my mind is, how can Palin wield the most influence? And of course my thoughts tend to reflect my own prejudices. I don’t mean anything as base as simple misogyny. But in my own life, I think I’m most effective working quietly in the footlights. It’s not in my nature to put my name out there; thus I assume others can be most effective operating in the same model. On the other hand, Tammy has made her name and likeness famous throughout the known universe. That’s what makes Tammy effective; naturally it will be her first thought that the same model will make Sarah Palin most effective. (In making this point, I’m not even considering what’s right, and of course I’m vastly oversimplifying. So I’m not making an argument here; I’m just thinking about how our minds work. Perhaps not directly relevant, but this stuff interests me. That’s another reason I’ll never be a leader; I want the freedom to chase tangents as I see fit.)

        If I was trying to make a point, I guess I’ve either done it or forgotten it entirely.

        • JEN says:

          just a short note on speaker Boehner. Since the election in 2010 there hasnt been many chances the house could control the language in washington.The short term spending bills which the speaker cantor and mcarthy really flubbed up and caused missed chances im not just whistling dixie here Congressman steve king and others will attest to this. when cong. king tried to change the rules in committee to defund obama care the GOP virginia wolf and dryer from ca. shut Mr. king down In my book my friends thats obstruction. more than likely coming from the leadership to much of this frackin nonsense has been going on .It really needs to stop.,but not without replacing these no accounts in the next election.
          The Gov. FB post yesterday is a response towards all of it. This is gonna be the ride of a lifetime but alot of work. Im looking forward now to Nov 2013…

        • flaggman says:

          LOL. You do make a good point, but I think it’s academic. All signs point to a presidential run, not a kingmaking role. If she was looking to be a kingmaker, she wouldn’t be throwing everyone under the bus, and establishing a vision for the next President that only she herself fits. Finally, she is not Ross Perot, she’s not like anything that’s come before, and she’s not doing things according to any established convention, which is why it’s hard for pundits to accept what’s in front of them.

          • Maynard says:

            Ecclesiastes 1:9-10

            That which has been is what will be,
            That which is done is what will be done,
            And there is nothing new under the sun.
            Is there anything of which it may be said,
            “See, this is new”?
            It has already been in ancient times before us.

            Everything has been done before. I call myself “conservative” because I try to learn from what’s been done before. (Admittedly, it’s a tricky business finding the most appropriate analogy. We tend to force it based upon our prejudices.)

    • imacat says:

      Uh, Maynard, have you seen “The Undefeated”? If not, you need to — pronto!

    • sandyl says:

      Loved Sarah’s facebook post. She is definitely telling us she is stepping up to save this country, because no one else will or can. Flaggman is right–“she’s not throwing the *entire* political establishment under the bus for the purposes of throwing her support behind an establishment player.”

      Maynard, you are right about “the devil is in the details.” The details are that Sarah has the right experience, and has made the hard decisions, to the extent of even giving up a job she loved, because it was best for her state. Years of experience, in and of themselves, aren’t enough. Our greatest Presidents were those that did not have much experience. They were ordinary citizens who were not born into greatness, but would have greatness thrust upon them.

      Politicians, who want only to serve themselves, have always been around. That’s why the founders purposely created a system where there was no “experience” prerequisite to serve America. They believed that the success of this country lay in the hands of the ordinary citizens, not experienced politicians. They wanted to instill in us love of freedom and country. They knew that when the elite political class would inevitably get out of control, once more a leader would arise from “We the People.” I believe Sarah is that great leader, not only because of her experience, but because of her love for this country and our founding principles. She doesn’t need to know the “Bush doctrine” because she knows our forefathers’ doctrine!

      Oh, and one last happy note: I especially loved the way she ended her post with the last words being—
      “…November 2012 -Sarah Palin” 🙂 Perfect!!!

    • Tammy says:

      Excellent and thoughtful points Maynard as always.

    • otlset says:

      In Governor Palin’s case, I believe the angel is in the details. The closer you look, the better and more competent she appears. All the details of her fine resume speak volumes to me, exemplified by the finest detail resolution of 24,000 emails showing a diligent, honest, hard-working hands-on governor setting about real reform and putting her state’s welfare as her main priority. And in the time she served as governor she accomplished the main goals she set forth.

      This politician with a servant’s heart is also a woman of substance and strong moral foundation. Indeed, she is one of the few politicians I’ve sensed to be truly honest, and will not lie — characteristics very important to me (especially in contrast to Obama’s continous and infuriating lying right to our faces) now in a public servant. Her moral character and native intelligence are the foundation from which her decisions are and will be made.

      I believe Governor Palin has the moral grounding, intelligence, love of country, work-ethic and drive (again in contrast to the golfer in the White House), instincts to surround herself with the best and most knowledgable advisors and confidants, and finally her brave spirit to make the hard choices for America’s best interest. I think she could be the best president we ever had. We all just need to be brave like she is, and optimistic. Governor Palin needs and in my opinion deserves your support.

      And one more thing not often mentioned as a serious Palin asset — her charisma and personal charm. I believe if elected, her appearance and cheerful persona will be a major factor in America’s favor in a diplomatic and image sense. She will ‘wow’ the world with her sparkling optimism and representation of American exceptionalism, and thus grease the diplomatic skids so to speak.

    • Kimj7157 says:

      Hi, Maynard. In your post from Ecclesiastes (above):

      “Is there anything of which it may be said,
      ‘See, this is new’?
      It has already been in ancient times before us.”

      At least for America, in this place in time, Sarah Palin undeniably falls into the “See, this IS new” category. 🙂

      A few days ago I heard an LA radio show morning guy express his disdain for Sarah Palin for stringing people along by allowing the “will I run or won’t I run” question to continue to loom. He thinks she is a shameless self-promoter who has no intention of running for president. Either that, or she is a brilliant political strategist. He obviously doesn’t believe the latter, but that’s where he’s right. She has never been, and never will be, conventional and doesn’t care about being politically correct or about mincing words when it comes to the problems facing us. NO ONE else out there has been as honest and straightforward. “The devil is in the details”, and Sarah Palin knows that. She has a CLEAR vision of what our Country needs, has articulated that in a way that nobody else has had the guts (or intelligence) to do, and has the experience, sound judgement and passion to turn things around. She certainly doesn’t know everything there is to know about everything. But, she is honest and smart and, I think, a good judge of character and will surround herself with those who can supply her with all the facts and information and advice needed to make any decision needed–the “right tools for the right job”, so to speak.

      She’s running.

      I say, let go and let Palin. 🙂

  16. ShArKy666 says:

    tammy when i saw this post on facebook, i got shivers up & down my spine…how cud she NOT run after all she knows about the condition of our country? it wudn’t be like her as a person to just sit back and watch everything go down in flames..when she runs, it’ll be an incredibly exciting & i believe dangerous time in out country’s history because the rabid dog-like left WILL try and maybe even physically destroy her…i just hope she has the best security in the world & can sleep well at night…she is just such an amazing person, and i just wanna say THANKS for all your inspiration to us because it’s very encouraging….we luv u tammy 😀

  17. Trish S says:

    Palin’s latest facebook message is as breathtaking in its content, as is her timely presence to serve her country when she is most needed! The energy that Sarah’s truthful words create, and we saw this at the onset,(2008 RNC Convention) invigorates us to be hopeful, hardworking and unrelenting towards getting her elected President of the United States! Thank God for Sarah Palin! We also must keep our hearts and minds focused on this warrior, as we move forward through the muck being thrown at us by the establishment. BO’s days are numbered if we do our job right! Sarah Palin has already shown us how to stand strong and do the right thing.

  18. katieh09 says:

    SarahPAC is still giving a DVD of the “Early Release” of “The Undefeated” for a $100 donation.

    Tammy or anyone else have you seen both the early release and official release so you can give a comparison here?

    • Jeffrey says:

      10 fresh mint leafs
      1/2 fresh lime
      Simple syrup
      White Rum
      Club Soda

      This is the best recipe (in my opinion) for a classic TAMO-JITO! Signature drink served here in the Palin Lounge 🙂

      Excellent Palin Report- Curious along with Katieh09 on which version of the early release DVD from SarahPAC will be sent out? Maynard needs a pic and I’m still hoping for Tammy’s JammieCam! After Palin’s last post, how do you muster up anything other than this GAME ON is SO TOTALLY ON? See you tomorrow via the TSL.

  19. BostonBruin says:

    Hope all you PalinTAMS have seen this priceless photo!

  20. LJZumpano says:

    GovPalin knows what she is up against. The entire power of the establishment is against her. I think she’s willing to take them on, but she needs to know we understand how hard it will be. Maynard knows what we are up against. I don’t think he means to discourage us, he wants us to go into to this with our eyes wide open. It’s going to get nasty. Do we have the guts to see this through to the end? We can’t allow Palin to get in if we aren’t ready to be the army she will need. We are going to move into territory which will make us uncomfortable. Palin knows how uncomfortable that is and made a personal decision to do it. She needs to know we will too. Can we stand up to the abuse hurled at her? It may be very painful for some to make that serious a commitment. She can do this, the question is, can we?

  21. Palin2012 says:

    Early-release DVD version of the Undefeated. Donate $100 or more http://bit.ly/eydBc

  22. strider says:

    Living and working as governor of a state with an arctic climate zone would teach that you can’t go on making mistake after mistake and survive.

  23. Jeffrey says:

    Ooops! I’m posting in Katieho9’s Reply- That’s it, I’m cut off!

  24. ckreider says:

    She is The Kwisatz Haderach Re:In Frank Herbert’s fictional Dune universe, Kwisatz Haderach (pronounced /ˈkwɪsɑːts ˈhɑːdəræk/[1]) is a term which refers to a prophesied messiah and superbeing.

    • Maynard says:

      As you certainly are aware, the Kwisatz Haderach is male. As a female, Palin’s place would be in the Bene Gesserit. Perhaps she might aspire to be a Reverend Mother or, as we say around here, a Kwisatz Haderach-maker.

      And if you think that’s sexist, don’t blame me. I don’t make the news, I just report it. Go dig up Frank Herbert and kick his ass.

  25. ckreider says:

    After The Palin Report…I’m going to cross my legs and smoke a cigarette(cigar really) and start packing to move to New Hampshire Before the Primary…God has called forth a champion!

    • The Prince of Heft says:

      That sounds like you have a real commitment to preserving this great country:) Are they letting out of state students claim residency? I thought I read that somewhere.
      I for one am not making much money, but I plan to fire off $200 bucks to Sarah PAC the day she announces. Imagine the sweat on Obama’s forehead once he sees how much grass roots money pours in on day one:)

  26. BostonBruin says:

    Here is a debate schedule. The Las Vegas debate on July 10th was cancelled and has not been rescheduled. Next debate is August 10th in Iowa.

    • BostonBruin says:

      Correction: the Iowa debate is August 11th. The Iowa straw poll is August 13th. There is a deadline sometime the last week of July to get your name on the straw poll ballot.

  27. Jeffrey says:

    What’s going on with the NEWSWEEK cover- Is it just me or does it look like her head has been photoshopped onto another body? Unrelated to this BTW, I was on Rebecca Mansour’s Twitter page and her last post was May 20th, what up wit dat? I heard Tammy mention something about The Daily Caller treating her badly and I’m just wondering where she is and is she still working with the PALIN CAMP?

  28. Chuck says:

    Am I the only one distrusting Newsweek, especially after this infamous cover? Will this be a new interview or an article?

    • Rob_W says:

      Thanks for the reminder, Chuck. Maybe Newsweak is taking her more seriously. Maybe they are that desperate to get their circulation numbers up. Bottom line, we know who is leading the discussion, and it’s not Newsweek.

  29. Chuck says:

    Here’s the link for the Newsweek story. The magazine released it ahead of time.


  30. The Prince of Heft says:

    So far, all of the other GOP candidates appear to be focusing their criticism on Obama only and not each other, yet they have yet to even come close to putting him in his place like Sarah did in this single post. Can’t wait until she joins the race and politically eviscerates the rest of the GOP field. Not by being mean or attacking their character, but by directly confronting them on their records and views, and public statements.

    Lets see… their first primary debate together would go something like this:

    Question! Based on where we are right now, what course would you take in Afghanistan.

    Mr. Cain: I would prefer to differ…. to my generals that is. I would strongly weigh their advice before announcing my plan to change course in this war.

    Mrs. Palin: I would, for the first time since the war started, clearly define our mission and our goal in Afghanistan. Our goal should be victory! We win! The people of Afghanistan win! The Taliban Lose. Al Queda Loses. I would not play politics with our soldiers lives, and give our men and women all the resources they need to root out the Taliban and hold all the ground they seize until local security, government, and institutions can be established. I would withhold all military aid to Pakistan until they get serious about wiping out the Taliban on their side of the border. We would, for the first time be fully committed to getting the job done with a full and focused commitment from the US government. Victory would mean the the Taliban and Al Queda are so marginalized that they pose no threat to the US, or the people of Afghanistan. We will stay and fight as long as it is clear that the people want us there, and are willing to pick up the burden of freeing themselves with our help. However, we would not stay and fight forever, and if it ever becomes clear that Afghans will not rise up against their enemies of freedom, then other measures will then need to be taken. But in no way would the US ever let the Taliban or Al Queda roam free and operate with impunity in Afghanistan.

    Question! Should the recent health care reform be repealed.

    Romney: I feel it definitely should not remain in its present form, but we don’t want to flat repeal it and nullify some of the more acceptable aspects of it.

    Palin: On day one as president I would phone “The new Speaker of the House” and the new senate majority leader, and insist they immediately submit a bill to repeal every single aspect of Obama care, and replace it with common sense free-market oriented reforms, such as buying insurance in groups or in pools, not allowing insures to drop you once you get really sick, and being able to buy from any insurer in the United States regardless of what state you live in. I would be for tax deductible health savings accounts.

    Question! What will you do if you fail to be the GOP nominee?

    Bachmann: I would continue to fight for the rights of all Americans by seeking a position in the Romney, uuuh, I mean the new Republican administration.

    Palin: Such a scenario would be very unfortunate and I prefer not to think about what I would do in such a case. I would be more concerned with where our country would be in 1 to 2 years from now because, and with all due respect, I do not see anyone else up here that has the right experience and the burning desire to force the Washington elites to make the tough spending cuts, tap our own God given natural energy resources, pass tax and regulatory reform that our country so desperately needs to get the economy not just growing again, but get our economy to literally take off!

    Question! Who is Tim Pawlenty?

    • dennisl59 says:

      Excellent post Mr.Heft!

      But let’s take this ‘One Step Beyond’ and query the other contestants in the Beauty Contest shall we?

      Question for Jon Huntsman: What makes you the best candidate for President?
      Answer: Begins speaking fluent Mandarin Chinese…something about Column A and Column B…and Hot Tea.

      Question for Gary Johnson: What makes you the best candidate for President?
      Answer: Uh, I spaced out for a moment, could you repeat the question?

      Question for Newt Gingrich: Same as the above.
      Answer: Have you heard about our new book and movie? Please go to our website!

      Question for Thaddeus McCotter: Same question Sir
      Answer: I’m the best ’cause I play a Kick-A** Red, White and Blue guitar! Hello Cleveland!

      Question for Rick Santorum: Same question Sir
      Answer: Because I used to be a Senator, does that count?

      Question for Ron Paul: Same question Sir
      Answer: Because I will audit the crap out of the Fed, how’s that grab ya?

      Palin/Rubio 2012

      posted 7/10 530pm Texans for Palin Time.

      • The Prince of Heft says:

        Tusind tak! (As they say over here in Denmark:) Not too sold on Rubio yet. I need more input:) I think there are a lot of Tea Party backed office holders that merely morphed into what Tea Party stands for. I would love Palin/West but then swing voters (or people who have no clue what they stand for, and don’t pay attention until the last 2 weeks of the election) would possibly get too put off by the far rightness of the ticket. What about Palin/McCotter? I still need more info about him, but every time he speaks I feel he gives a fast yet well thought out position. He definitely does not need a teleprompter. What he lacks in pizazz, he more then makes up with having intelligent arguments that he owns. I see him all the time on RedEye:) I heard him on Melissa Clouthier’s pod cast and he had me eating out of his hand by then end. He has a calm voice and says some really to the point, and reassuring things. Not just general optimism like hope/change stuff.

        Would also love Palin/Paul (Rand) but we need him to hold the new majority in the Senate:)

        Would love an all female ticket, but still need to do more research on Bachmann, plus once again the ticket would be too slanted to the right to win.

  31. HiramHawk says:

    PDS is breaking out all over the Newsweek comments for the Newsweek article…
    Liberals apparently consider Newsweek “their” territory and it does not appear that they like us being there… lol


  32. _CarrieP says:

    Here’s a short snippet from the upcoming NewsWEAK article on Governor Palin that really jumped out at me and I immediately thought of Tammy since she’s correctly called out this glaring fact for quite some time now:

    “At the end of the film, Andrew Breitbart criticizes the male Republican establishment for silently standing by, calling them “eunuchs.” When we spoke, Palin agreed with that assessment but added, “It wasn’t just the men—it was conservative women who stood by, too. I went out there and I supported them in their campaigns, and I put some of them on the map. And to this day, we have not heard from them…I’m not wired that way.”


    Although the truth of this is a downright shame, it did my heart good to hear the Governor acknowledge this herself. Let’s just hope that wake of ‘kings & queens’ the Governor’s left behind will also see this too. I’d be pretty embarrassed and ashamed if I were them. But then again, I’m not a politician and therefore, I still have a soul!

    Tammy, please add this little gem to your already stellar record of being right and/or calling them dead-on! 🙂

    • otlset says:

      “…it was conservative women who stood by, too. I went out there and supported them in their campaigns, and I put some of them on the map. And to this day, we have not heard from them.”

      I have noted this myself, with irritation. And I’m looking at you Nikki, Michele, and Kelly.

  33. tamcat says:

    My husband and I have learned that the Grand Junction, Co. Veterans Administration has adopted the cruel policy of rationed care! Get this. My husband has Parkinson’s and MSA (Multiple System Atrophy). While MSA does result in death eventually all patients are different. Life span 6 to 25 years after diagnosis. His blood panel revealed he has an elevated PSA. It is a red flag for Prostate Cancer. Or maybe not cancer. PSA levels can rise for different reasons. My point is this…the primary care Dr. asked if we would like to enroll in HOSPICE! We said no. Then the Doc said why would you want to go through the tests for prostate cancer if you are dying anyway! We were shocked. He also said we (VA) would treat you if you want. It should be needless to say my husband will go for the tests and if he has prostate cancer, he WILL seek treatment. He is only 63 years old! One more note of relevance. Our health insurance is 100% VA. No co-payments. In other words we pay nothing for any medical treatment. Sound like rationed care to you?

    The only candidate I have faith in to stop this cruel policy is Sarah Palin.

    • Rob_W says:

      Our prayers and thoughts are with you both, and that you will enjoy many more years together. Our Veterans deserve much better than this. On so many fronts, only President Palin can lead the reforms we so desperately need.

    • jeaneeinabottle says:

      That’s disgusting tamcat, my dad had prostate cancer 20yrs ago and he’s fine he is 84 now, just think if he was in the same position. I will pray for your husband and do what I can to change this evil administration.

    • naga5 says:

      i am sorry to hear your story and of course prayers up for you guys.
      rationed care is already here as you have found out. the VA sounds like they are taking the path of least resistance with rationing the care. it will be awful when persuasion and questioning your decision to treat turns into bullying. i work for county public health and “least costly alternative” does come up in getting equipment. CMS has been hard at work trying to pare high end DME costs by using a preferred vendor list and effectively limiting the available vendors, even if the vendors are unqualified. yup, DME is going to be rationed.
      palin was absolutely right about death panels as well. single payer means no choice. palin can very effectively pound urkel after she pounds mittenz on obamacare.
      powder is dry here. i can wait for now. but when it’s showtime, we will be bring hell with us.
      game on!

      • tamcat says:

        You got it. Least resistance to start with. Thanks for your compassion. Wanted all TAMS to know what is going on with VA Health Care, under the Obama administration. Elect Sarah Palin and there will be attention paid to the state of affairs of healthcare. Game on!

  34. flaggman says:

    Reply to Maynard below: I love you quoting scripture. You are correct that there is nothing new under the sun, and I in fact use that quote all the time; but of course when I said there’s never been anything like Palin before, I meant in American presidential politics. She was seen under the sun most recently as Lady Thatcher – a woman of modest origins, who conquered her own party against the will of RINO eunuchs, and became a beloved transcendent leader simply by being right and unafraid.

  35. Ladybug13USA says:

    Fellow Palinistas, did you see the 8 pics of the Newsweek Cover photo shoot? http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2011/07/11/sarah-palin-s-newsweek-cover-shoot.html

  36. Ginger says:

    I’m so excited about the facebook note and about the Newsweek cover and article.

    We don’t need “no” sugar daddy. We need sweet Sarah!

  37. Tinker says:

    No, there is nothing new under the sun, but I’ve always taken that as statement about human nature, in the basest sense; meaning we can pretty much predict cycles of behavior personally and as a nation. (good, evil; truth, lies, and the inevitable outcome from each)

    No, Palin isn’t new. Reagan wasn’t new. But Palin, just like Reagan, is part of solution, the remedy God has raised up from among the people. Every American is either part of the solution or part of the problem….label appropriately. (I also mean that in a spiritual sense of course)

    I’ve never doubted her from the very beginning and I never doubted God’s purpose in raising her up. As soon as McCain picked her I knew that that His Grace, maybe God was going to give us one more chance.

  38. Reb says:


    I want to thank you for being so willing to post the Palin Report today as a public podcast. I really appreciate that and I know Liz, Co-Founder of Youth4Palin, does as well.

    It has been such a beautiful way so many separate parts and hundreds and thousands of people are all coming together, each to do as they can, all for our beloved country – and to help ensure Sarah Palin is elected our next President.

    You are a doll and a big asset to Sarah. And, since I already had the privilege to see the movie on 06/30 in Dallas (Grapevine) as one of the co-hosts, I want to tell you what a great job you did. the way Stephen Bannon interspersed comments by you, Mark, and Andrew throughout the film along with all the others who worked with Sarah in Alaska really hit home, even to me who “thought” I knew so much.

    God Bless you Tammy

    • Tammy says:

      Hi Reb, thanks but I’ve had Gina send you an email–I appreciate your enthusiasm and support but it’s important to not post subscriber material before it goes public here on the blog, just for future reference. Thanks.

  39. JEN says:

    I read the post by the photographer that just did the Newsweek shoot one on one for a couple of hours at the home in wasilla with Gov. Palin.
    Like he said it was what most photographers strive for, a chance like that and his writeup made one feel like they were actually there.
    From here on in its going to be up to us all to see to it that the fair lady from up north is our 45th President…

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