- Sandy Stringfellow
The BBC’s Jackie Long recently spoke with Governor Sarah Palin in Big Lake,
Todd Palin competed in this year’s Iron Dog, finishing in second place after his left snowmobile ski was damaged from an impact, losing first place in the last 100 miles of the race. Todd has been on the winning team four times since the Iron Dog (originally the Iron Dog Iditarod) races began in 1984.
“Can you tell me about the race; can you tell me why it’s so important?”
Gov. Palin responded:
“It is pretty uniquely Alaskan, you know, 2,000 miles across rugged conditions… a lot of us are living sort of vicariously through the Iron Doggers, because so many of us would love to be tough enough to do what they’re doing.”
What the Iron Dog Competition RepresentsGov. Palin’s candid expression of forth-right admiration for the independent, daring, can-do spirit of individuals competing in the Iron
One doesn’t “fake it” in a place like Alaska, where so much is demanded merely in order to survive. It takes old fashioned hard work and dedication to the task at hand; a level of physical and mental toughness that few will experience, lest one fall prey to the forces of nature and the unforgiving elements that present an ever-present danger.
After a question about Todd’s possibility of winning this year’s Iron Dog, the BBC reporter followed up with this question:
“And [may] I just ask you, of course, the big race everyone is interested in, outside of the Iron Dog, is the presidential race; what are your thoughts on that: are you going to run?”Gov. Palin responded:
“Well, there again, you enter a race to win the race, so there are still a lot of considerations that have to be made. We haven’t made up our mind or desired to make an announcement yet as to what it is we will be doing.”The BBC reporter responds with this question:
“I mean, what are the considerations at the moment; what are the things you’re weighing up?”Gov. Palin responded:
“Well, understanding that Obama has already said, you know, he’s going to rake in and spend a billion dollars in this race; money is certainly going to be a consideration.”
“And then, just the idea of…will the American electorate be ready for someone a bit unconventional in terms of a candidate who calls it like she sees it, and who will not be beholden to special interests, or such obsessive partisanship as to let a political machine get in the way of just doing what’s right for the voters?”
An Unconventional CandidateYes, Gov. Palin, most definitely yes…the 70% of us for whom our lives in the United
It has become quite clear (as of this writing), through the recent behavior of Speaker of the House John Boehner, that it’s not enough for the Tea Party to merely win a landslide mid-tern election. These candidates were elected to establish the most well-defined Conservative mandate since 1980: defund Obama-care, however it can be done, by any and all means possible; kill the bill that socializes our health care, and do it immediately.
Tea Party candidates who were swept into office campaigned on doing exactly that. Speaker Boehner ran on the same platform as well, and has stated publicly that he would do the same.
Immediately following the election, Speaker Boehner hand selected his lieutenants, bypassing the normal process of having contenders vying for various positions of leadership compete for support among their peers.
Speaker Boehner’s blatant gamesmanship and heavy-handed tactic of political maneuvering to cement his authority guaranteed that he would have no dissenting voices among associated leadership positions in the House of Representatives.
The opportunity to pull the trigger and defund Obama-care was before Speaker Boehner, yet predictably, as an entrenched career political hack, he didn’t have the guts or the integrity to do it.
Only Conservatism Can Save the U.S.A.Gov. Palin: we, the people, understand that it’s still business as usual in Washington, D.C., and that you are the only electable Conservative on our national political stage with the political will to change the culture of elitist Establishmentarian political opportunism and crony capitalism through the strength of your exceptionally principled leadership, based upon a profound love of country and sense of moral responsibility.
As Mark Levin has so accurately stated, “Only conservatism will save America.”
Gov. Palin, with your twenty years experience as a trail blazer in cost cutting, ethics reform, and a consistent track record of Reagan Conservatism, nobody else in the Republican field of presidential pretenders can come close to your authenticity or credibility in exhibiting the philosophical Conservative essence of “a servant’s heart.”
In short, Gov. Palin, there is no one that can remotely compare with your career accomplishments in public service regarding the desperately called-for and immutable qualities of duty, honor, and dedication to country. Your uncommon courage in continuing to speak truthfully and forth-rightly, while your opponents have spared no effort to destroy you politically, has provided further proof you are most qualified to become the 45th President of the United States of America.
Please believe me, Gov. Palin: we, the people, are ready for your 2012 presidential campaign, and we are willing to fight for you with all that we have, in every meaningful way imaginable, to insure that you will be our next President and that the U.S.A. will once again become “the land of the free”, as our Founding Fathers intended, and as so many other brave and selfless Americans’ have fought courageously to preserve.
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Sandy Stringfellow is a writer and musician with an interest in history, economics, and politics.
A fifth generation Floridian, he was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida.