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Red Diva ^ | 7/23/09 | Red Diva

Posted on 07/23/2009 3:40:28 PM PDT by American Dream 246

From the time of her announcement as the Vice Presidential selection by Senator John McCain, Governor Sarah Palin has been the target of a nearly solid wall of attacks from the Democrats. It was obvious to them from the very beginning that with her popularity rating in her home state of Alaska, her knowledge of the issues, added to the fact she is an attractive, young woman with a family must have terrified them. Could it be that she could actually lead the Republicans to the White House in 2009?

Speaking from a Conservative viewpoint, I think it goes without saying that Senator John McCain, while a real American hero and patriot, was not the strongest candidate the Republican Party could have nominated. Many of his political views present a more moderate slant than many voters would have preferred. It is when he is compared to the Democratic Party candidate of 2008 that his Conservatism becomes more noticeable.

The one thing that most Conservatives will agree with candidate McCain was his Vice Presidential selection. Here was the epitome of Conservatism at its best. A strict Constitutionalist and Federalist, Governor Sarah Palin embodies everything we hold most closely to our hearts where our Founding Fathers and the documents of Democracy they left for us are concerned. In Sarah Palin, the Conservatives of America found the whole package – beauty and intelligence bundled inside a knowledgeable politician firmly grounded in the Constitution of the United States. This is exactly the reason the Democrats feared her then as well as now.

The Obama campaign immediately began looking for anything they could find to use against her. They weren’t alone in their search. The George Soros funded groups with ties to used their networking to offer as much as $5000 for damaging employment or personal information about Mrs. Palin’s husband, Alaska’s “First Dude”, Todd Palin.

It was impossible for them to find the bombshell of embarrassment they sought. They resorted to exploiting incidents that would appear questionable to the public at large. With the careful use of embellishment and untruths, they crafted a carefully choreographed strategy to destroy the humanity of the woman Sarah Palin is; dedicated to her God, strongly family oriented, self-confident and emotionally and mentally grounded in the ideals of Democracy.

According to an Obama media adviser, the DNC was asked to “coordinate surrogates” to replace the Democrat women which had been used in advertising to this point. According to, "Last Friday, the Democrat women they put all looked old and tired, nothing like what folks were seeing from Palin," says an Obama media adviser. "It was like, 'we don't have any good-looking younger representatives to put up?'"

A headline in the September 9, 2008, issue of The Chicago Tribune would seem to confirm that the Democratic Party listened to the Obama media adviser.

Also contributing to the barrage of attacks was The Wasilla Project, a series of four videos by “independent filmmakers” comprised of interviews with several Alaska citizens, not all of whom are from Wasilla, but who all had reason to oppose Governor Sarah Palin’s Republican nomination. In some cases it may have been a job loss or the fact that Governor Palin terminated a contract with ConocoPhillips and one of their partners, Pioneer Natural Resources, a company doing business on the North Slope of Alaska for which one of the interviewed citizens works.

Others had different reasons, but the opposition was extremely limited which is perhaps the reason the Wasilla Project interviewed only ten Alaskans (Andree McLeod, Zane Henning, Victoria Naegele, Dianne Woodruff, Howard Bess, Eric Croft, Tara Henry, Dr. Colleen Murphy and Geran Tarr) using some of them multiple times in separate video clips.

A simple web search for The Wasilla Project returns the following credits:

Paul Lundahl, Director Erik Johnson, Executive Producer/Research/Internet Strategist Arianna Pilram, Co-Producer/Research/Assistant Editor Julie Griesert, Co-Editor Eric Ladenburg, Co-Producer/Co-Editor David Driver, Director of Photography Glen Janssens, Director of Photography Jordan Weill, Co-Producer, Photographer, Online Editor Michael Becker, Composer Chris Krotky, Composer Carla Hardaway, voiceover Rachel Gaunt, Project Angel

Several of the people involved with The Wasilla Project are employed by eMotion Studios ; some are not. Among those not employed by eMotion Studios are Erik Johnson, a Senior Director in Product Research for Epicor Software, who had worked with this same group of people from eMotion Studios prior to The Wasilla Project; Eric Ladenburg, an Instructor for Bay Area Video Coalition; Michael Becker, a composer; Carla Hardaway, an actress whose voice is used in many videos; Rachel Gaunt, an expert in Life and Executive Coaching.

The eMotion Studios web site states their “… purpose is to help our clients develop a human connection with their audiences. Pretty simple. Very potent. The most direct path to people’s mind’s and hearts is through stories, imagery and technology that surprises and engages them.” This is the reason they allegedly were chosen by the Democratic National Committee and George Soros funded enterprises, for this smear campaign against Governor Sarah Palin.

In an interview with the Anchorage Daily News on October 8, 2008, Paul Lundahl expressed to Kyle Hopkins, writer for the Alaska Politics section, his political stance for creating the first four-minute video in the series of four by saying, "If we didn't do this and McCain's elected on Nov. 4 and we felt like ... people didn't know who Sarah Palin was, it would feel really bad."

The article points out that a fund-raiser was held in the home of an unnamed female friend of the project most likely during the period from September 26-28, 2008. Speculation as to who this “friend” is includes Andree McLeod, Val Henning, Shannyn Moore, Linda Kellen Biegel, Jeanne Devon, Dianne Woodruff, and others.

There is also the possibility that in an attempted ruse, this dinner wasn’t actually hosted by a “she”, but rather a “he”; specifically, Phil Munger. In my research, I came across this quote in a Huffington Post article of April 22, 2009, written by Shannyn Moore: Right after the nomination of Sarah Palin for VP, Wasilla blogger, musician, professor, and all around renaissance man, Phil Munger, threw a party at his home-the first of many. Secrecies were sworn; we were not alone in front of our computers-we had each other; Mudflats, Immoral Minority, Writing Raven, Celtic Diva, Progressive Alaska, Alaska Report, What Do I Know, and myself, Just a Girl From Homer. Documentary crews interviewed us and protected anonymous identities at the time.

It would be easier to win the battle against Governor Palin in the court of public opinion if the Democrats could use the Republican Party against her. This, they set out to do. There are times that one simply has to do what one has to do. At some point there is a time of pay-back. The Democrats, with the assistance of their friend and financial supporter, George Soros, found it time to collect on some of those debts the Republican owed them.

When doing research for any form of writing, locating some pieces to the puzzle is an easy task. Others require the researcher/writer to accept the information found regardless of how much the opposite would be preferred.

The McCain campaign didn’t offer much in the way of support for reported leaks which began very shortly after Governor Palin joined the ticket. When the source of leaks from inside the McCain camp was finally revealed regarding the purchase of clothing for Sarah Palin, the Vice Presidential candidate, and her family, and charging that Palin suffered from post-partum depression among other leaks to the media, a war of words ensued between William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard and Steve Schmidt, campaign manager for McCain.

Even these leaks were not enough to break the momentum the newly energized Republican campaign felt at the inclusion of Governor Palin. Political polling numbers began to rise, larger crowds began showing up at political rallies, funding increased and support grew consistently.

George Soros had a single goal, according to an interview The Washington Post published on November 11, 2003. In this interview, Soros said that removing President George W. Bush from office was the "central focus of my life" and "a matter of life and death." He said he would sacrifice his entire fortune to defeat President Bush, "if someone guaranteed it."

From his vast resources, Soros donated $3 million to the Center for American Progress, $5 million to MoveOn and $10 million to America Coming Together. These are all organizations known to be funded directly by George Soros and his Open Society Institute. On September 28, 2004, he dedicated more money to his campaign to defeat the Republican incumbent and began his own multi-state tour starting with the National Press Club in Washington, DC, with a speech titled “Why We Must Not Re-elect President Bush.”

During his unsuccessful campaign for the Republican nomination for President in 2000, Senator John McCain sports many moneyed organizers. One of these organizers was George Soros. It does not require a stretch of the imagination to wonder if this move in the 2000 Republican race was intended by Soros as part of his major push to defeat George Bush in 2004.

Of course the possibility exists that not only was the effort to continue his political vendetta against George Bush, George Soros was building up political capital to spend at a later date as he supported the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, which was intended to end "soft money" contributions to federal election campaigns.

There is also the connection between these two, John McCain and George Soros, through John McCain’s Reform Institute (RI). They both benefit from the assistance of Rick Davis, shown to be a consultant to John McCain’s RI, and the connection between McCain and the funding. This list of funding for the Reform Institute includes The Tides Foundation and OSI, Soros’ Open Society Institute.

Could this single connection be reason for Conservative Palin supporters to ask the McCain campaign: Why was McCain's staff receiving paychecks from George Soros while at the same time Soros' groups were savaging his running mate? Furthermore, why was there an apparent lack of defense strategy during the campaign? Why the lack of support for Governor Palin after the election? Finally, why did the McCain staff leak lies and rumors about the Governor?"

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1 posted on 07/23/2009 3:40:29 PM PDT by American Dream 246
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To: American Dream 246

They weren’t alone in their search. The George Soros funded groups with ties to used their networking to offer as much as $5000 for damaging employment or personal information about Mrs. Palin’s husband, Alaska’s “First Dude”, Todd Palin.

I am OUTRAGED that any group would try to destroy a family like this, offering MONEY for DIRT. Liberals must be the sickest form of bacteria known to man.

2 posted on 07/23/2009 3:47:16 PM PDT by Republic (Ubama OWES Sgt Crowley a HUGE APOLOGY right away...if he can man up, he will do this immediately)
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To: American Dream 246

Good post.

3 posted on 07/23/2009 3:49:50 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Republic

I am shocked they only offered $5000.

4 posted on 07/23/2009 3:50:34 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: American Dream 246
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers, some of whom are currently working for Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin's bid for the White House,
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide, now working for McCain-Palin.
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
He's in charge on November 5th.'"
The Prowler added: "Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Romney supporters in the McCain campaign had access to internal polling which indicated well in advance of the November 4 election that McCain had no chance to win.
So they began working to position their man Mitt for a run in 2012. Just two days after the election,The Palmetto Scoop reported:
"One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
These aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
Erick Erickson, who organized Operation Leper, said:
"Here’s what I think: I think there are some staffers on the McCain campaign who seriously screwed up the roll out of Sarah Palin, to which Governor Palin herself objected.
These staffers are now out trying to finish her off thinking, as typical D.C. types do, that if they don’t do it to her, she’ll do it to them. They just never understood who Palin is or what she is about."
"Likewise, I do think there are some staffers and others who expect Mitt Romney to run again in 2012,
they decided McCain could not win, and decided to undermine Sarah Palin and her chances hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."

"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign? (Mark Wallace, Romney pimp)
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."

Who benefits most from Sanford meltdown? Californian (that's right) Mitt Romney

"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"


"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"

5 posted on 07/23/2009 3:50:46 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: American Dream 246

This is one of the most important blogs ever written about Sarah and her Alinsky-type treatment by the Obama war room. I know that Sarah is fully aware this is true but thanks Red Diva for bringing her supporters up to speed as well.

To you folks who support Sarah and love America this piece reflects the true and evil nature of the enemy, and why we must resolve not be CHARITABLE to Obama or the Far Left any longer. They are like vermin that must be stamped out.

6 posted on 07/23/2009 3:52:21 PM PDT by techno
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To: techno

next election Palin gets my vote, not Liberal Mitt from Mass, he is not even one notch different than McCain.

7 posted on 07/23/2009 3:54:01 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: American Dream 246

Maybe cause McCain is not to be trusted? Anyone who pushed for what he did (McCain-Feingold) is no “patriot.”

8 posted on 07/23/2009 3:54:17 PM PDT by PghBaldy (
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To: techno

We knew McCain was “off” and it seemed he was trying to throw the election.... with each passing day I feel more and more his comments in that WI townhall wasn’t a fluke, no way McCain could have really believed what he was saying... that Obama was a good man and would make a good president.

9 posted on 07/23/2009 3:55:25 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: American Dream 246
The fact that George Soros has been able to accumulate such a vast fortune, devote it to such evil causes and live to an old age to see the fruit his diabolical ambitions is proof enough for me that, as the Bible says, Satan is the Prince of this world, able to bestow all it has to offer--riches and authority, as he offered to Christ if He would renounce God--on those who make themselves useful to his destructive desires.

I hope George is enjoying his Lex Luthor moment, because payback is going to be a bitch.

10 posted on 07/23/2009 3:58:03 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (E)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

"Our staff is attacking Gov. Palin's children."


"A political party cannot be all things to all people.
It must represent certain fundamental beliefs
 which must not be compromised to political expediency
or simply to swell its numbers."

--  President Ronald Reagan

"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
 over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
 to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn’t make any sense at all.""

--  President Ronald Reagan

11 posted on 07/23/2009 3:58:28 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: American Dream 246
I always wondered where McCain's money was coming from in the primaries. Romney had alot of personal money and backers and Guiliani had a big war chest as well. Huckabee ran a low budget campaign on alot of personal contributions.

But how did McCain go from being at the bottom rung of the polls to being able to run a ton of ads, hire a huge staff and pay for travel? WHich eventually brought him to win

12 posted on 07/23/2009 3:59:27 PM PDT by Fast Ed97
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To: Diogenesis

Great picture of the two biggest Rino’s.


13 posted on 07/23/2009 4:02:14 PM PDT by LuigiBasco (PALIN POWER: She's Reagan in heels, Teddy Roosevelt in a dress & like Rummy at a press conference!))
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Whatever his motives, that day McCain LEGITIMIZED Obama for many Americans who might have been on the fence towards Obama’s ability to do the job as POTUS.

AC, when you think about it if you were not a partisan or had any skin in the game or apolitical what consideration would you most take into account in determining who you would vote for assuming equality of charisma. I think the ability to the job of POTUS might rate pretty high.

14 posted on 07/23/2009 4:02:55 PM PDT by techno
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To: American Dream 246

“Many of his (McCain) political views present a more moderate slant than many voters would have preferred.”


15 posted on 07/23/2009 4:06:44 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: American Dream 246

That last 2 months of the campaign, I swore McCain was sabotaging his own chances. THIS explains it all. Soros money talks, and it explains how McCain rose so quickly to the top. It also explains McCain/Feingold.

Sarah, you were trashed from inside the McCain camp, NEVER trust those weaklings again! Keep an eye out for snakes inside camp!

16 posted on 07/23/2009 4:18:11 PM PDT by moodyskeptic (the counterculture votes R)
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To: moodyskeptic


17 posted on 07/23/2009 4:38:30 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Always Right

Remember James Carville accusing Republicans of dragging a dollar through the trailerpark?

18 posted on 07/23/2009 4:46:49 PM PDT by browniexyz
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To: American Dream 246; brytlea; Diana in Wisconsin; Kakaze; Tammy8; unkus; metmom; Cap Huff; svcw; ...

Palin Ping

19 posted on 07/23/2009 4:56:23 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (There is no justice at the Dept. of Justice when Black Panthers are cleared for terrorizing voters.)
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To: techno

I guess I’m too close to all of this, I never liked or trusted the man; personally I didn’t like McCain, either... our choices sucked last November, but I still held my nose and voted for the old guy.

20 posted on 07/23/2009 4:56:56 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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