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Governor Palin Applauds 'American Idol' For Their Highest Standards
Conservatives4Palin ^ | Thursday, November 18, 2010 | Sheya

Posted on 11/18/2010 3:41:36 PM PST by onyx

Governor Palin’s book America by Heart is set to be released this coming Tuesday. As with every book, advanced copies are released to the press for reviewing purposes only. Those advanced copies usually come with conditions attached which include not disclosing any part of the book until a certain agreed date.


It appears that some in the media have lost all of their integrity and no longer have any respect for the law and have decided to release parts of the book to no others than to sites trashing Governor Palin.

So out of a 304 page book, those Palin haters have opted to nitpick the one thing they “thought” might embarrass the Governor and, what do you know, the entire media followed suit.

The following paragraph, taken way out of context, is now being circulated and in some twisted way used to argue that Governor is a hypocrite for Bristol's appearance on Dancing with the Stars:
"Did you ever wonder where the producers of American Idol come up with the seemingly endless supply of people who can't sing but are deluded enough to get up in front of a national television audience and screech out a song anyway?"
Now, I haven’t read the book, all I have read is what has been leaked.

For starters, Governor Palin has publicly stated that she wasn’t so enthusiastic about Bristol going on the show in the beginning. The Governor warned Bristol of the criticism that would come, but when Bristol pointed out she would be criticized no matter what she does so she might as well dance, the Governor went along and has supported Bristol all the way.

For those who don't have any common sense at all, as apparently the LSM doesn't, there is a huge difference between Dancing with the Stars and American Idol. In Dancing with the Stars the producers seek out famous people who can’t dance, they contact them and invite them to join. On American Idol it’s the contestants who apply to join the competition.

The whole concept of Dancing with the Stars is to bring in amateur dancers and famous people who have never danced before; they are trained by professional dancers to compete against each other and the competition is all about advancement and who has more stamina. Neither Bristol nor any other of the contestants has claimed to be great dancers and if you watch their weekly interviews they are very consistent about that always happy they just made it through the week.

Not so with American Idol.

American Idol is a talent competition to find people who already have talent and would usually be unable to make it on the big stage. Contestants who believe they have the talent contact the show and they audition, giving those talented voices an opportunity they would otherwise be unable to obtain.

For years the LSM has been going after the Governor questioning what she reads. It's about time we throw the question straight back at them. Hey, Lamestream media, what do YOU read? You obviously can't read more than one sentence of an entire book. I did. Let’s take a deeper look at the entire context of what the Governors point is, something those in the media won't tell you - or can't read - because it goes against everything they have been pushing. The Governor continues:

Many of the contestants’ ability (or. More accurately, inability) to carry a tune reminds me uncomfortably of me. But they get up and sing anyway and are unaccepting and horrified when the judges’ critiques begin. No one they’ve encountered in their lives – from their parents to their teachers to their president – wanted them to feel bad by hearing the truth. So they grew up convinced they could become big pop stars like Michael Jackson.

On American Idol, of course, these self-esteem-enhanced but talent-deprived performers eventually learn the truth. After they’ve embarrassed themselves for the benefit of the producers, they are told in no uncertain terms that they, in fact, can’t sing, regardless of what they’ve been told by others. But in the wilder world, these kinds of instances of hard-truth-telling are increasingly rare. Instead of eventually confronting the limits of their inflated egos when it comes to paying the rent and putting food on the table, Americans are increasingly being told not to worry about it. Someone else will provide for them. I think a large part of the appeal of American Idol is the spectacle of Simon Cowell pouring cold water over the heads of these young people. Cowell can be a little harsh at times, but he upholds the highest standards, and something in us recognizes and responds to that.

Unfortunately, Cowell is almost alone in his willingness to tell hard truths. Instead, a growing chorus of voices is trying to convince our kids that hard work isn’t necessary anymore, that they’re entitled to a lengthening list of benefits paid for by others, and that they don’t have to accept the consequences of their actions when those consequences are bad. These voices seem to think that the purpose of government – the purpose of America – isn’t to promise equal opportunity but to produce equal outcomes. If we all just magically had the same number of material possessions, we’d all be happy. And their preferred way to bring about magical situation is by redistributing income. During the campaign, Obama called it “spreading the wealth.” Whatever the term, it means government taking from some and giving to others.

I’ll let the Governors words speak for themselves. Governor Palin doesn't attack American Idol, on the contrary, she applauds them for their courage and honesty. The Governor's point is that in today's politically correct world, we are so afraid to confront our kids with the hard truth that in the long run it only ends up hurting them. God forbid they may actually learn something.

As for Bristol and Dancing with the Stars, Bristol didn't go onto the show self-deluded, thinking that she was the greatest dancer in the world, on the contrary. She's worked hard to get to where she is, and no one can argue that Bristol Palin didn’t accept the consequences of her actions. The reason some won’t accept that is because for Bristol the consequences turned out to be a beautiful boy named Tripp.

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1 posted on 11/18/2010 3:41:39 PM PST by onyx
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To: trisham; Radagast the Fool; DefeatCorruption; Fast Moving Angel; mpackard; dayglored; Vinnie; ...
SARAH PALIN'S PING LIST


2 posted on 11/18/2010 3:43:24 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Thanks for the ping! Excellent article.


3 posted on 11/18/2010 3:48:58 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx

People VOLUNTEER and line up to be on American Idol.

They INVITE “celebrities” to be on DWTS.

It is common knowledge many are poor dancers such as octogenarian Buzz Aldrin, or that Sports Center guy who has now made a career on the show because he was their worst dancer ever.

There is no comparison, furthermore Bristol is improving as adancer and got “9’s” on one dance from all three professional judges.


4 posted on 11/18/2010 3:53:13 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Williams

Precisely! Well stated, Williams.
Thank you very much!!


5 posted on 11/18/2010 4:00:22 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx
Well written AND insightful, and revealing of an amazing philosophy of excellence based upon ability, not self-esteem.

In a test on Math and Science, American school kids did almost the absolute worst; yet when asked to rank how they thought they did - they all seemed to think they did a much better job than they actually did. Americans: #49 out of 50 in actual results, but #1 in self esteem. Ouch! Palin hit the nail on the head with this one...

“But in the wilder world, these kinds of instances of hard-truth-telling are increasingly rare. Instead of eventually confronting the limits of their inflated egos when it comes to paying the rent and putting food on the table, Americans are increasingly being told not to worry about it. Someone else will provide for them. I think a large part of the appeal of American Idol is the spectacle of Simon Cowell pouring cold water over the heads of these young people. Cowell can be a little harsh at times, but he upholds the highest standards, and something in us recognizes and responds to that.”

6 posted on 11/18/2010 4:00:27 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: onyx

Very good read.


7 posted on 11/18/2010 4:03:13 PM PST by Gator113 (Sarah Palin can win, and she will win.)
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To: onyx

American Idol is going into the gutter this year, you can probably bank it.


8 posted on 11/18/2010 4:04:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: allmendream

self-esteem = selfish steam


9 posted on 11/18/2010 4:06:12 PM PST by b9 (P rinciple A uthenticity L eadership I ntegrity N ational pride)
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To: onyx
Unfortunately, Cowell is almost alone in his willingness to tell hard truths. Instead, a growing chorus of voices is trying to convince our kids that hard work isn’t necessary anymore, that they’re entitled to a lengthening list of benefits paid for by others, and that they don’t have to accept the consequences of their actions when those consequences are bad.

Glad to hear it Sarah. You've got wonderful values as a person. You are courageous, patient, and positive. Now go learn something about history, military strategy, and economics before running for President. Reagan spent years traveling the country with a GE VP learning how manufacturing works in the real world. He studied de Toqueville, Montesquieu, and the writings of the Founders. I suggest you do something similar. I cringe every time you open your mouth with yet another empty sound bite. You might make a fine President someday. You are not ready yet.

10 posted on 11/18/2010 4:08:34 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The power to manage "The Environment" is the power to control the entire economy.)
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To: allmendream
In a test on Math and Science, American school kids did almost the absolute worst; yet when asked to rank how they thought they did - they all seemed to think they did a much better job than they actually did. Americans: #49 out of 50 in actual results, but #1 in self esteem.

Ouch! Palin hit the nail on the head with this one...

YES! Sarah Palin can sure write brilliantly. Her degree in journalism is shining through. If she can articulate her visions and solutions for America, only half as well as she write, she's going to sweep to the nomination and the presidency.

I think we're now into Week #3 of "STOP SARAH" (Alinksy style) and now I see the lamestream is going after daughter Willow, --- wild child and rumored pregnancy.

May God bless and protect Sarah Palin and her family. There is never any let-up from the lamestream.

I can barely wait until my book arrives!

11 posted on 11/18/2010 4:10:50 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: GeronL

Sans Simon Cowell, well DUH.
:)


12 posted on 11/18/2010 4:11:44 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: allmendream

The Tortoise and the Hare ~
a great lesson, it would seem.

One has humble confidence,
the other, selfish steam.


13 posted on 11/18/2010 4:13:24 PM PST by b9 (P rinciple A uthenticity L eadership I ntegrity N ational pride)
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To: onyx

They just can’t resist one Palin thread. Can they?

And Bristol told Mark that she drove down from Alaska to Cali in her truck to get there. She was 19 and made up her mind to do it. Sarah couldn’t have stopped her anyway.


14 posted on 11/18/2010 4:14:49 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: ReneeLynn
They just can’t resist one Palin thread. Can they?

Nope, not a one.

Pit - tee - full.

15 posted on 11/18/2010 4:17:45 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx
SP just tweeted on this book excerpt subject:

SarahPalinUSA The publishing world is LEAKING out-of-context excerpts of my book w/out my permission? Isn't that illegal?MT @C4Palin http://bit.ly/cD6DOQ

16 posted on 11/18/2010 4:23:14 PM PST by Al B.
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To: Al B.

Thank you very much for the information!

You betcha it’s illegal and I found the original source last night. I’ll think I’ll let her know “via channels.”


17 posted on 11/18/2010 4:25:24 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Syncro; Al B.

Ping to Al B.’s post.
It’ll all make sense to you, soon.


18 posted on 11/18/2010 4:26:17 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx
Pit - tee - full.

ROFL! Using your best "Jed Clampett" impersonation I take it.
Well Done!
I can almost hear 'ol Jed sayin'
Pit - tee - full. Jes Pit - tee - full.

And he'd be right too
LOL

19 posted on 11/18/2010 4:30:42 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Fiddlstix

LOL. Yep, that’s the voice I intended!


20 posted on 11/18/2010 4:43:23 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Honestly I’d like to see Sarah go away for a while. By the time 2012 comes around people will be so sick of her they’ll be looking for someone else. She’ll end up being like Obama where people just tune her out because they’re sick of hearing about her.


21 posted on 11/18/2010 4:54:11 PM PST by ejdrapes (Obamacare is both too complicated to succeed and to broken to repair)
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To: onyx

and jsut remember that it is and has been Mitt Romney’s staff that has continually attacked Sarah Palin from the start. I would no more vote for that idiot than I would Ted kennedy. Just my thoughts


22 posted on 11/18/2010 5:07:27 PM PST by dirtymac
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To: ejdrapes

Well, there’s no way she’s going away right now, with her TLC series and her new book tour. At least, she is defining herself. God knows the lamestream keeps taking its shots to tear her down, so she can’t just run away and hide.


23 posted on 11/18/2010 5:12:27 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: dirtymac

Thanks for the reminder, and you’re right.
Romney is a snake. I won’t vote for him either.


24 posted on 11/18/2010 5:13:29 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: trisham

Thank you so much for the truth of what was written. I read on another blog that Nygel was blasting Sarah over her comments about AI. Of course, they didn’t read what she really wrote, but, nonetheless, the haters have chimed in with their hate-filled comments. Just go read mjsbigblog, and how this ultra-liberal applauds Nygel for standing up to Sarah’s remarks. Of course, neither one have read the book. Then you have the boot licking, butt-kissing, fans of MJ, agreeing.

These people are sickening!


25 posted on 11/18/2010 5:17:01 PM PST by Catsrus (Have)
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To: onyx

This is funny.... If that’s the best they got then the PDS leftists must be on suicide watch....

They’re not fit to shine Sarah Palin’s boots.


26 posted on 11/18/2010 7:41:10 PM PST by Enchante (What if the Olberdork returned to the air - and no one notices.... or cares?)
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To: Carry_Okie
Glad to hear it Sarah. You've got wonderful values as a person. You are courageous, patient, and positive. Now go learn something about history, military strategy, and economics before running for President. Reagan spent years traveling the country with a GE VP learning how manufacturing works in the real world. He studied de Toqueville, Montesquieu, and the writings of the Founders. I suggest you do something similar. I cringe every time you open your mouth with yet another empty sound bite. You might make a fine President someday. You are not ready yet.

How would you know what Sarah knows or does not know?

How would you know what she reads in her free time?

How would you know what she is educating herself in or has educated herself in?

Quit paroding the left-wing press, they don't need any help.
27 posted on 11/18/2010 7:59:20 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
How would you know what Sarah knows or does not know?

I listen to her speak.

How would you know what she reads in her free time?

She cannot be doing what she is doing publicly, raising Trig, and doing that much reading. It's impossible.

How would you know what she is educating herself in or has educated herself in?

It's easy. She speaks, I listen. There has been no improvement.

Quit paroding the left-wing press, they don't need any help.

That would be "parroting" and I'm not.

28 posted on 11/18/2010 8:04:47 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The power to manage "The Environment" is the power to control the entire economy.)
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To: onyx

Wow, Sarah nails it.
I’ve said for years this ‘self esteem’ business is preventing the youths of today learning how to deal with adversity.
They can’t take criticism . If they are ‘disrespected’ they go get a gun and shoot you.


29 posted on 11/19/2010 3:56:56 AM PST by Vinnie
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