Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin attacked President Obama and “corporate crony capitalism” in a populist speech delivered at the Tea Party of America rally in Indianola, Iowa, on Saturday. Though the speech sounded much like one of a presidential contender, she did not announce whether or not she has decided to run.
“Some of us saw this day coming,” Palin said. She then reminded the crowd that it was the three-year anniversary of the day she spoke at the Republican National Convention and accepted the nomination to be vice president of the United States. She read part of that speech in which she described what she thought an Obama presidency would entail.
“In my speech, I asked America, 'when the cloud of rhetoric has passed, when the roar of the crowd fades away, what exactly is Barack Obama's plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet? The answer is, to make government bigger, to take more of your money, to give more of it to others, and to take more orders from Washington. And, to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world.'” more >>
It’s probably not shocking news to learn that Fox News’ personalities go easier on their colleague Sarah Palin than other networks do. However, what has created a media stir up this week was just how honest two personalities, Greg Gutfeld and Bob Beckel, were when talking about their coverage of Palin on Wednesday.
Gutfeld and Beckel, co-host of the Fox News program, The Five, were discussing Palin’s defense of the Tea Party this week. Gutfield announced that he felt awkward when talking about the possible GOP candidate because to him she is “like a coworker.”
“If I say something bad and I see her in the hallway I feel really awkward and wrong," Gutfeld said. more >>
Sarah Palin will soon hold the rights to “Sarah Palin,” her brand name. The former Alaska governor’s trademark request is due to be approved within the next month. Once approved, her name will be trademarked for “educational and entertainment services” and “motivational speaking services in the field of politics, culture, business and values.” This move is rare for politicians, but Sarah Palin has a maverick-style history of not abiding to the political norm.
However, what does Sarah Palin think of this move? No, not Sarah Palin the former governor, but Sarah Palin the 20-year-old University of Texas at Austin student with the same name as the 2008 vice-presidential candidate. Time interviewed the young Sarah Palin, whose middle name is Beth, about her thoughts and experiences on sharing the same name as the governor.
Sarah Beth revealed to Time that for the past three years she has been overwhelmed “with jokes, insults and emails intended for her more famous namesake.” She said she had never heard of the former governor until one day in 2006 when she decided to google search her name and information about the Alaskan governor popped up. more >>
Sarah Palin’s expected visit to Iowa on Tuesday further fuels the speculation of her aspirations for the presidency. Palin, however, is not in Iowa to make the usual political appearances that are typical of candidates before the primary.
Instead, she is in Pella, Iowa, to attend the premiere of the documentary by Stephen K. Bannon entitled, “The Undefeated.” This film is expected to paint her in a positive light. It traces her beginnings as a worker on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska that she co-owns with her husband, Todd Palin, to her rise as governor, reports Reuters.
Bannon told Reuters that the film shows her taking on vested interests. “She’s not part of any social or cultural or political elite,” says Bannon, as quoted by Reuters. more >>
Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is in a virtual dead-heat with Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination. Today, she made her campaign official by announcing in her childhood home of Waterloo, Iowa.
Bachmann had announced her exploratory plans on-stage during the first Republican debate, first capturing the attention of millions of voters interested seeking to engage in the infancy of the campaign. Since then, she has remained front and center, even as some of her colleagues have announced and taken bold stands on major policy positions.
“We can’t afford four more years of Barack Obama,” Bachmann said in her prepared remarks. more >>
Bristol Palin reveals in her memoir, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, that she lost her virginity while drunk. She also talks about her experiences during the 2008 campaign trail.
The 20-year-old single mother wrote on the night she conceived, “I didn’t know that girl flavored wine coolers were just as likely to get you drunk as the hard stuff” while she was on a camping trip with then boyfriend Levi Johnston.
Before the incident, she vowed to wait until marriage but with no memories of what happened, she got pregnant regardless of being on birth control pills to treat cramps. more >>