Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sarah's "Team"

There is a great video over at Conservatives4Palin today. It is an add for "ProjectGOPink," a conservative women's group that will be meeting in Washington, D.C., on November 17-19. Sarah has been invited to speak, but has not yet indicated whether she will do so.

The video was made by Pass Code Creative, which made Sarah's PAC videos, and it has her input all over it. It is another indication of what I think is a conscious strategy on her part. If she had run for president, the media would have made the election all about her. As it is, she is transforming the attention directed at her, diverting it to other conservative women, who will take the next step to getting our country back on track. Sarah is ensuring that the movement to do that is broad-based. She has always said that this movement is not about her; it is about all of us. Remember, she is a team player. Steve Bannon's movie shows how she gave credit to the members of her administration.

Picture credit: MoreThings

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mama Grizzly

I just came back from a short trip to Washington, D.C. One of my favorite places to visit there is the National Portrait Gallery, which shares quarters with the newly named Smithstonian Museum of American Art. It was at the latter that I saw this painting by the artist W. Herbert Dunton (1878-1936). The painting is entitled Fall in the Foothills. Dunton worked in the Southwest, principally Taos, but I thought of the Alaskan Mama Grizzly when I saw this painting. (Here is a much better image of the painting.) I wonder if Sarah has seen this? She would certainly like the Museum of American Art.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

They'll have to find a new line of work

As disappointed as I am, these two people are one reason why Sarah's decision may have been wise. There has been too much of a media circus around her for the last three years. Hate-filled cable personalities have filled their programs with invectives about her. They trashed her, but couldn't get enough of her. McGinniss is even taking credit on his website for chasing her out of politics. Ha! There went his book sales.

I have had a disagreement with my husband about Tina Fey. It shows you how little I know about popular culture, because I said no one would ever have heard about Tina Fey if she hadn't had her gig imitating Sarah. He insisted that she was a well-known commodity. Whatever the case, if Sarah had run, Tina Fey would have been front and center stage for the next year and half and into the future. No more Emmies for you, no more public adulation. Good by, Tina, and good riddance.

I can't help thinking that some of this media circus went into Sarah's calculations. She realizes that her message -- and we all know what it is -- would simply become beside the point.  We have to keep in mind that Sarah has not only always exceeded expectations, but she also defies them. Thus, the pundits who say she is finished now, has shot her wad, will have no further role, etc. are simply projecting their own desires. Howard Kurtz, who today opines that her role as a serious political broker are over, doesn't get Sarah. If you listened to her words in her interview with Greta last evening, her intention is not to be a power broker. She is going to lead in the "fundamental restoration of America." It is not the political class and its hangers-on on which she has set her sites. She is going to go directly to the people. Go, Sarah, go!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I guess she won't

I always suspected that she didn't want to run, but in the end I thought she would because, well, who else is there to support? The candidate in the lead -- Mitt Romney -- doesn't fully embrace conservative goals. I have a feeling that Rick Perry threw her off of her plans by jumping in. She may not think the office of the president, as long as it is Republican, is essential. More important is to get a rock-solid conservative House and Senate and also fill up the governorships with conservatives.

We love you, Sarah, and look forward to your next move.