Together we do stand with gratitude for our troops who protect all of our cherished freedoms, including our freedom of speech which, par for the course, I’m going to exercise.Anybody who reads $arah Palin's twits or listens to her speeches would think someone is trying to revoke the 1st Amendment and the country went to war to protect it. As a matter of fact, $arah doesn't understand the 1st amendment at all. She has moved on from "a task that is from God" to fighting to preserve freedom of the press, as far as fighting the present wars is concerned. Apples and oranges, fruit salad, word salad, take your pick.
And first, some straight talk for some, just some in the media because another right protected for all of us is freedom of the press, and you all have such important jobs reporting facts and informing the electorate, and exerting power to influence. You represent what could and should be a respected honest profession that could and should be the cornerstone of our democracy. Democracy depends on you, and that is why, that’s why our troops are willing to die for you. So, how ’bout in honor of the American soldier, ya quit makin’ things up.
As for making things up, she should take a leaf from her own book. The media consistently fail to report a lot of stuff about $arah Palin and are very sloppy in verifying the truthfulness of some of her statements, such as ALL ethics complaints having been dismissed and how much they really cost the state, for example. They didn't report much about the energy crisis in Western Alaska or how she took six weeks to act and that her only response was to take Franklin Graham's evangelical circus and some cookies to the wrong villages. The media didn't challenge her version of events regarding the wild ride from Texas to Alaska so Trig could have an Alaskan birth certificate. They haven't reported on the real issues surrounding her "legal" fund: the wording of the trust agreement and the implications of the conflict between what's on the AFT website and what's in the agreement.
If the media really did their homework and researched things properly, they would be informing the electorate more accurately. They gave $arah Palin a free pass on a string of issues. She should be grateful for their sloppyness.
I promised that we would manage our fish and wildlife for abundance, and that we would defend the constitution, and we have, though outside special interest groups they still just don’t get it on this one. Let me tell you, Alaskans really need to stick together on this with new leadership in this area especially, encouraging new leadership… got to stiffen your spine to do what’s right for Alaska when the pressure mounts, because you’re going to see anti-hunting, anti-second amendment circuses from Hollywood and here’s how they do it. They use these delicate, tiny, very talented celebrity starlets, they use Alaska as a fundraising tool for their anti-second amendment causes. Stand strong, and remind them patriots will protect our guaranteed, individual right to bear arms, and by the way, Hollywood needs to know, we eat, therefore we hunt.Delicate, tiny Ashley Judd and the rest of Hollywood will be shocked to learn that Alaskans eat wolves!
Alaskans will remember that years ago, remember we sported the old bumper sticker that said, “Alaska. We Don’t Give a Darn How They Do It Outside?” Do you remember that? I remember that, and remember it was because we would be different. We’d roll up our sleeves, and we would diligently sow and reap, and we can still do this to carve wealth out of the wilderness and make our living on the water, with strong hands and innovative minds, now with smarter technology. It is what our first people and our parents did. It worked, because they worked. We must be prudent and persistent and press for the people’s right to responsibly develop God-given resources for the maximum benefit of the people.This bit sounds like something out of the AIP manifesto. It seems to be a constant theme in her speeches... I wonder how her adoring fans from the Lower 48 feel about being called lazy and unresourceful. Well, people have the icons they deserve. They choose to follow her, hang on her every word, so be it.
Now, people who know me, and they know how much I love this state, some still are choosing not to hear why I made the decision to chart a new course to advance the state. And it should be so obvious to you (indicating heckler). It is because I love Alaska this much, sir (at heckler) that I feel it is my duty to avoid the unproductive, typical, politics as usual, lame duck session in one’s last year in office. How does that benefit you? No, with this decision now, I will be able to fight even harder for you, for what is right, for truth. And I have never felt like you need a title to do that.
There must be quite a lot of lame ducks all over the country. At least the media didn't swallow that one!So, as we all move forward together, let’s vow to keep championing Alaska, to advocate responsible development, and smaller government, and freedom, and when I took the oath to serve you, I promised…remember I promised to steadfastly and doggedly guard the interests of this great state like that grizzly guards her cubs, as a mother naturally guards her own. And I will keep that vow wherever the road may lead.Grizzly mama bear again. How come she's going back on her oath to serve and protect her Alaskan cubs?
Todd and I, and Track, Bristol, Tripp, Willow, Piper (hesitation), Trig…I think I got ‘em all. We will forever be so grateful for the honor of our lifetime to have served you.As far as the electorate is concerned, SHE was supposed to have served them, not Todd, Bristol, Tripp, Willow, Piper, er...Trig. Alaskans elected $arah Palin, not her whole family.
Trig nearly slipped her mind. Oh dear...