Posted to Sarah Palin's Facebook page earlier today:
It seems astonishing that someone would be offended by a simple prayer card placed on an airline’s meal tray, but I guess that’s the politically correct world we live in now. A few days ago, Rev. Franklin Graham gave me a heads up that Alaska Airlines may discontinue its nice, decades-long Alaskan tradition of including a little prayer card on flight meal trays. Rev. Graham is a frequent flyer to Alaska on Alaska Airlines because of his missionary work. Of course, as an Alaskan I’m also a frequent flyer on this airlines, which always seems to provide superb service. When I heard from Rev. Graham, I immediately sent the following letter to the CEO and President of Alaska Airlines.
It feels so odd that some may be offended by a little card with an encouraging non-denominational verse from the Psalms, but how often do we hear complaints about tawdry ads or billboard images flashing at us everywhere we turn? People of faith and common decency just shrug and move on from the constant assault on their sensibilities; we don’t call for censorship – at least I don’t. So, why in this day and age must every reference to faith in God be censored from the public square? Why must a private company buckle under pressure from a handful of people who find a little card saying “the Lord is my shepherd” offensive? I’m sure there are many more people who appreciate the cards, or at least are ambivalent about them. More
Sarah Palin, via a SarahPAC email, has announced that the "One Nation Tour" will roll again, this time through historic Iowa. Note that the Palin tour is not being funded by taxpayers. Details here:
Email as sent by SarahPAC earlier today:
We are very happy to jump back on the bus for another leg of our "One Nation Tour"! We accept with gratefulness an invitation to meet folks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines this week. The heartland is perfect territory for more of the One Nation Tour as we put forth efforts to revitalize the fundamental restoration of America by highlighting our nation's heart, history, and founding principles.
In a grossly weakened economy - especially when recovery is thwarted by today's Obamanomics - prudent Americans make sensible decisions to live within their means. This includes seeking affordable participation in more community events, local patriotic parades, and traditional all-American venues like state fairs. State fairs hold a special place in our nation's history and heritage, so my family is honored to highlight one of them on one stop along the One Nation Tour route - America's historic Iowa State Fair! (I'm also excited to try some of that famous fried butter-on-a-stick, fried cheesecake-on-a-stick, fried twinkies, etc. I'll enjoy them in honor of those who'd rather make us just "eat our peas"!) Unlike next week's Obama Bus Tour, taxpayers aren't funding our tour, which is why we so appreciate your support in allowing us to be out there on the open road to visit with you to highlight small towns, big-hearted people, and the important role they play in our most exceptional nation.
You can participate with support for the "One Nation Tour" through SarahPAC.com and following virtually by bookmarking the SarahPAC website. We'll have updates from the road as our Constitution-draped bus travels to shine a spotlight on more of our nation's fine history. Watch this video and let the American road inspire you! Thank you for your continued support of SarahPAC. Let's stay committed to the worthy cause - restoring all that is good and strong and free in America!
Thank you sincerely,
Paid for by SarahPAC Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee www.SarahPAC.com
A special message from Sarah Palin via Sarah PAC:
Our family has been blessed with an opportunity to showcase all that is good and strong and free about our exceptional nation.
Even though the media too often sadly chose sound-bites over substance, they did get lots of substance during our “One Nation” tour from the nearly two dozen opportunities I got to speak candidly with them and talk about policy, politics, history, and everything in between. More importantly, I got to talk with countless everyday Americans who want to get our country back on the right track.
It’s been an extraordinary honor to meet so many fellow patriots who care deeply about this country, who want a brighter future for all of us, and who recognize the undeviating line that connects our history to our future.
Not surprising, some members of the media missed a lot of this due to their relentless and futile search for scuttlebutt. So, we assembled this video to capture the amazing Americana spirit of the places and people we visited. I invite you to enjoy this recap of last week’s east coast bus tour.
Please remember we must learn about our past – our great successes, our bitter struggles, our enduring strength – in order to navigate through the challenges ahead so that we might remain a shining city on a hill and the abiding beacon of freedom.
As we look to our Charters of Liberty and our strong foundation to fundamentally restore America, we'll keep moving forward... and we'll keep reporting on it ourselves.
- Sarah Palin
All photos from SarahPAC:
May 30, 2011
Sarah Palin at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Additional photos here.
On this tour, when I speak of "fundamentally restoring our country," that means restoring it to the ideals found in our charters of liberty. What a great morning we just had seeing the collection of these founding documents at the National Archives!
Visiting George Washington's beloved home, Mt. Vernon. Additional photos here.
A visit at Ft. McHenry in Maryland. Sarah's parents Chuck and Sally Heath are pictured to the right. Sarah's commentary on this visit here.
The last entry of the day after sometime after midnight:
"Happy Memorial Day, everyone. Check back with us tomorrow.'
A special announcement earlier today by SarahPAC took media and supporters alike by surprise. Sarah Palin will embark upon a bus tour of the Northeast which will begin in Washington, DC this weekend. Palin's itinerary has not yet been released; however, I will update this blog as information becomes available.
While there has been no official announcement by Palin that she will make a run for the Whitehouse in 2012, many recent developments seem to indicate that her intent to do so. ~Jackie~
Our nation is at a critical turning point. As we look to the future, we are propelled by America's past. It's imperative that we connect with our founders, our patriots, our challenges and victories to clearly see our way forward. A good way to do this is to appreciate the significance of our nation's historic sites, patriotic events and diverse cultures, which we'll do in the coming weeks on our "One Nation" tour.
We'll celebrate the good things that bring Americans together; those things that will give us the needed strength to meet the heady challenges ahead. I’ve said many times that America doesn’t need a "fundamental transformation," instead we need a restoration of all that is good and strong and free in America! So, together let’s prepare ourselves for the days ahead by reminding ourselves who we are and what Americans stand for.
We'll celebrate the meaning of our nation's blueprints, our Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, which are the threads that weave our past into the fabric necessary for the survival of American exceptionalism. Our founders declared "we were born the heirs of freedom", and despite our difficulties and disagreements, we remain one nation under God in freedom, indivisible. Through visits to historical sites and patriotic events, we'll share the importance of America's foundation.
We encourage you to support the pro-America events we'll be privileged to participate in during these coming weeks. Discover the ties that bind Americans, our history, our traditions, and the exceptional nature of our country!
Follow the One Nation tour at www.SarahPAC.com
Sarah Palin, the former vice-presidential nominee of the Republican Party and Governor of Alaska from 2006-09, said on Tuesday that she is excited to visit India later this week. Palin is due to deliver the dinner keynote address 'My Vision of America' at the India Today Conclave 2011 on March 19.
"There is tremendous interest in political and media circles in America over Sarah Palin's visit to India," said a press release from the India Today Conclave.
About her visit, Palin told the India Today Conclave, "I'm very excited to visit India. Americans have great respect for the world's largest democracy." More
The Iron Dogs are still racing! Checkpoints and details about the racers here.
Iron Dog racers spend countless hours preparing for and riding in the 2,000-mile snowmachine race -- the world's longest. It's also hard on their wives, but for former Alaska Gov. and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin it's part of the routine.
"It's stay out of the way," Palin said as her husband Todd Palin and his Iron Dog teammate, Eric Quam, worked on their sleds on a blustery Wednesday night in Nome. "Those who are closest to these guys know what they need to do."
Spousal support at the Iron Dog is more than just a happy wife cheering her husband on from the sidelines. At the Iron Dog, a race from Anchorage to Fairbanks with a stop in Nome, where average speeds can approach 80 mph on ice-covered rivers in Alaska's remote Interior, spousal support means trekking to Nome for the halfway festivities -- sometimes with snowmachine parts in hand. More
If you want to keep up with the race via GPS tracking, you can go to the Irondog 2011 site. Todd Palin and Eric Quam are Team #11 this year.
From Sarah Palin's Facebook page February 22:
It’s no secret I’m cheering for Team #11 in this year’s Iron Dog race! Todd and his racing partner Eric Quam are doing very well and helping lead the pack as they'll soon be near the 1000-mile half-way point in Nome. They’ve been breaking trail through three feet of new snow! All these athletes are rugged and tough. Please keep all the racers in your prayers. More
More than 200 people paid $100 per plate to hear Sarah Palin speak at the Reno Safari Club this past weekend. It's being reported that Sarah spoke about her family, love of the outdoors and the importance of protecting the enviroment.
Unlike Sarah Palin’s other visits to Northern Nevada since 2008, only early birds with the Safari Club International got to hear the former Republican vice-presidential candidate and former Alaska governor speak in Reno on Saturday night.
Dressed in their formal evening attire, some 2,000 Safari Club members spent $100 each for Reno’s hottest ticket — Palin’s speech behind the closed doors of the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino's Tuscany Ballroom.
Palin’s words, however, could occasionally be heard.
During a 40-minute speech, she talked of her love for the outdoors and the “delicate balance” between hunting and fishing and the outdoors.
“... I personally understand the importance of protecting the environment,” she said.
Hunting and fishing, Palin said, are part of America’s “heritage” and the country’s “exceptionalism.” More