Nooo...that was a joke. ;-)
It ain't gonna happen, but it surely looks scarier than any horror movie.
Well, this cover comes pretty close to a parody as well, but when you deal with Sarah Palin, truth and lies, reality and alternate reality just blend in nicely together.
Does she want to be President?Or just rich and famous?
"The following are excerpts from a series of e-mails between TIME's Jay Newton-Small and Sarah Palin as the former Alaska Governor crisscrossed the country for candidates and then for her book tour over the last six weeks."
I somehow get the impression that Jay Newton-Small never actually made any research about Sarah Palin. I also get the impression that she apparently believes that Sarah Palin WROTE the big pile of turd called "America by Heart" HERSELF.
Political Competition - It's Good For Everyone (MS Word Document)
One Man's Trash Is Another's Treasure (MS Word Document)
Sarah Palin...Who's Yer Daddy? (Ms Word Document)
Palin candidacy promises good things for state (Ms Word Document)
Palin's ethical resolve continues to set standard for Republicans (MS Word Document)
I get the impression that even before Sarah Palin "rose to fame" a few years ago, "Palinese" was already firmly established:
One Man's Trash is Another's Treasure
According to final standings, Anchorage dominated last week's boy's state basketball tournament. Sports fans who don't believe in miracles and safely bet against underdogs probably predicted that outcome. Nothing diminishes the big city's victory over the Valley squad, but equal to exciting contests was the significance of another venue drawing countless Mat-Su devotees to support their teams. The sea of Valley school colors at the Sullivan reflected something more than the fan base our schools enjoy.
The optimism and energy in the bleachers help explain why so many are choosing to move here.
Much is reported on the booming Mat-Su and accompanying growing pains. It's ironic that the same commentators can note our breathtaking pace of progress, yet still grossly, wrongly intimate that the Valley isn't a most desirable place to live, based on someone's subjective judgment of a town's aesthetics or income level.
It's generally reported that economics are the sole criterion families use when choosing to move here.
But attend Mat-Su events, you'll get a glimpse of who we are and why people are coming.
Some find unfamiliarity in external changes disconcerting, so come inside the gym where along with the new remains the unchanging and comforting sight of our revered "old timers", rooting their favorite Hawks, Knights, Moose, Warriors, et al. It seems they've been there forever. We honor them for building the community. They represent all that is right with the Valley. These respected activists are joined by welcomed newcomers who quickly get plugged in and connected via energies put towards our youths' activities.
Plato said you can learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Same goes for cheering next to someone caught up in the insane intensity our Valley teams bring out in their fans. That's because diverse demographics coalesce with the elation and heartbreak shared on the roller coaster ride called "Competition".
"Alaska craves leaders who grow stronger when up against the ropes. That's what happens in competition. Champions expose themselves to pressure, ignore fears of defeat and actually relish contests they'll face in the ring where there's no room to shirk from confrontation.
UCLA coach John Wooden reminded his players always to place team welfare above personal desires. He stressed straightforwardness and humility and wasn't impressed with self-claims of competency and qualifications because self-aggrandizement isn't only unimpressive, it's downright annoying. Campaigns: Spare us the same annoyance by welcoming opponents, so results from a trusted selection process can honorably speak for themselves! Then doubts are erased. Victories are earned and legitimized.
I trust that most in the party of Abraham Lincoln have the right agenda for Alaska, but we won't realize GOP-won benefits if Alaskans continue to struggle with questions concerning fairness in the candidate selection process. All the campaign funds in the world won't buy positive results if voters question the integrity of actions that give unearned, unfair advantage to anyone. So instead of fearing contests as dreaded, dangerous affairs, realize the most important thing incumbents and challengers can do to establish themselves and explain their positions is to run inspiring, open campaigns from here on out."
"I shall continue supporting and working for commonsense conservatives who will run for office and serve Americans for all the right reasons. Media mischaracterizations of my administrative record and what I stand for won't deter. The "reporters" who continue to cite "unnamed GOP insiders" as hard news sources will soon be deemed impotent by the American public as we rise up and say, "The state of journalism today stinks. Let's clean it up and expect some accountability." Shoot, if I read and believed all the lies these guys write about me I wouldn't like me either!
I'm not entirely sure where the intensity of the leftwing vitriol comes from. My positions are not at all controversial. The majority of Americans agree with me across the board on the issues. I think it's a personal thing that probably stems from media demonization of me and mischaracterization of what I stand for."
Well, I am so glad that Time Magazine cleared that up!
More often than not when people out here in the real world run into me they don’t say, “Oh, so you’re Alaska’s Oil and Gas Commissioner? Or, “Oh yeah, you ware that mayor.” Nope. They say, “So you’re Mr. Heath’s daughter? Cool! He’s my favorite teacher of all time!” I wouldn’t wish it any other way.
My dad is in Zimbabwe today. He and mom are celebrating their 42nd anniversary trekking through some African jungle. They regularly do things like that. They recently returned from their umpteenth season working on an Aleutian island where they “shoo away” birds from an airstrip so Villagers’ airplanes can land safely. Before that they spent their second season on Palm~, volunteering for The Nature Conservancy “shoeing away” giant rats that have inhabited TNC’s remote, tropical island In between gigs they worked clean up at the site of the World Trade Center rubble.
Their travels arid adventures, always together, never end. But they always make it back by fall so they won’t miss the start up of the school year, ready and rare to go with new found excitement and perspective that they’ve gained from some recent exploration. Anxious to teach about the wonders of nature, especially the nature here in our Great Land.
Sometimes I haven’t a clue, coming from non-political Chuck Heath, why l remain passionate about wanting to change the world through Alaskan politics. But I know without a doubt that my Dad’s love for this state, his Independence, his strong work ethic and right priorities are my foundation and influence for every decision I make. He’s my most loyal supporter. Me, the media-stamped ‘bard core conservative Republican”! He’s also the number one fan of one of his best buddies and hunting partners, Dr. Curt Menard, the well known democrat. See, he’s much too smart and way too nice to base relationships on politics.
A Boston marathoner, Chilkoot Trail hiker, cross-country skier, snowmachine traveler and obsessed angler. A lucky escapee of avalanche and bear scares and close calls in duct taped-together airplanes. He’s done it all and he keeps going back for more.
I’m thankful for all my dad taught me and allowed me to do. I’m glad he dragged my butt out of bed early, early autumn mornings to hunt ducks with him before cross-country running practice. He taught me to bag a caribou, fillet a fish, dig buckets of darns, and find the plumpest blueberries. He wouldn’t put up with my wimpy reasons why I couldn’t thaw frozen fish egg bait in my mouth, like he does, when ice fishing. But he did understand when I looked up at him quizzically once upon his request to “please hold those” while he searched for something to put our freshly butchered moose’s eyeballs in so his students could observe them later that day. He graciously understood, and I didn’t have to hold those ungulate’s warm parts that morning in the alders.
So seeing the “thumbs down” on the newspaper editorial scoreboard with the suggestion that my dad may not be the right dad to allow me to progress towards some political position that probably isn’t in the cards for me right now anyway... well, I got to think about just who my dad is today. I thank the ADN for that.
‘Who’s Your Daddy?” In my book he is rich because he continues to share the wealth. I’m proud of him and thankful for his humble, adventuresome spirit and energy and compassion. And especially for his love far Alaska and for teaching others about this Great Land. In fact, the next time my name is in that newspaper, they should go ahead and use my maiden name. Sarah Heath Palin. Because my dad is Mr. Heath, and he’s a teacher.
But the old days are gone. "Sarah Palin" nowadays for example writes op-ed's in the Wall Street Journal, and boy, has the daughter of a substitute teacher learned a lot. See what she wrote today:
"The Roadmap would also replace our high and anticompetitive corporate income tax with a business consumption tax of just 8.5%. The overall tax burden would be limited to 19% of GDP (compared to 21% under the deficit commission's proposals). Beyond that, Rep. Ryan proposes fundamental reform of Medicare for those under 55 by turning the current benefit into a voucher with which people can purchase their own care.
On Social Security, as with Medicare, the Roadmap honors our commitments to those who are already receiving benefits by guaranteeing all existing rights to people over the age of 55. Those below that age are offered a choice: They can remain in the traditional government-run system or direct a portion of their payroll taxes to personal accounts, owned by them, managed by the Social Security Administration and guaranteed by the federal government. Under the Roadmap's proposals, they can pass these savings onto their heirs. The current Medicaid system, the majority of which is paid for by the federal government but administered by the states, would be replaced by a block-grant system that would reward economizing states.
Together these reforms help to secure our entitlement programs for the 21st century. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Roadmap would lead to lower deficits and a much lower federal debt. The CBO estimates that under current spending plans, our federal debt would rise to 87% of GDP by 2020, to 223% by 2040, and to 433% by 2060. Under Rep. Ryan's Roadmap, the CBO estimates that debt would rise much more slowly, peaking at 99% in 2040 and then dropping back to 77% by 2060."
What was the world like before twitter? Future generations will never know.