Skip to comments.The Non-Quitter: Sarah Palin
Posted on 06/15/2011 11:40:40 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
The letter she wrote to her family before the birth of Trig gives us a glimpse into the soul of the penultimate "NON-quitter."
In her email Palin imagines a letter from God to the family about to launch on its challenging child-rearing experience together.
"Then, I put the idea in your hearts that his name should be 'Trig', because it's so fitting, with two Norse meanings: "True" and "Brave Victory"."
"I've given Trig's mom and dad peace and joy as they wait to meet their new son. I gave them a happy anticipation because they asked me for that.I'll give all of you the same happy anticipation and strength to deal with Trig's challenges, but I won't impose on you... I just need to know you want to receive my offer to be with all of you and help you everyday to make Trig's life a great one."
"This new person in your life can help everyone put things in perspective and bind us together and get everyone focused on what really matters.The baby will expand your world and let you see and feel things you haven't experienced yet. He'll show you what "true, brave victory" really means."
She did not quit on her baby, which 90% of her peers choose to do away with. She did not quit on her family, and above all, she did not quit on her GOD. She did not quit her faith for the sake of convenience or self-preservation, but prepared her heart for sacrifice and the unknown.
GOD does not reward quitters.
Shouldn’t there be an asterisk after “Non-Quitter”?
What does this author mean by “penultimate non-quitter?” Penultimate means second to the last. Does this, then, mean second-to-the-last non-quitter? I’m perplexed, flummoxed, confounded.............
“If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”
well, the ultimate model of anything good is always Christ — so I was thinking of using “penultimate” as a way of “a level right underneath ultimate” —but maybe “ultimate” would have been more correct and appropriate. :)
She did not quit on her baby. She did not quit on her family, and above all, she did not quit on her GOD. She did not quit her faith for the sake of convenience or self-preservation, but prepared her heart for sacrifice and the unknown.
Your screenname is most appropriate.
Sarah Palin leaves the press conference announcing her resignation. This is NOT the face of a quitter, but one who is saying, "Look out Libs; I'm attacking in a different direction!"
I read that ‘letter from God’ that Sarah Palin wrote to her family and friends to lovingly announce the impending birth of her ‘special’ son, Trig and I was very moved by it, as any person with an ounce of compassion would be. It shows Sarah Palin’s character in a way no speech or TV appearance ever can. For those of us who have long admired this lady, it deepened our support and for those Freepers who have been ambivalent about Palin and may want another politician as the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, based in any part on the ‘quitter’ label the left has tried to pin on her, you may want to take another look. Sarah Palin’s love for her newborn child doesn’t qualify her to be president, but it does indicate a person with real compassion, not the false ‘group compassion the left likes to brag about. Palin’s compassion is authentic, just as she is in every other way. God bless her.
The Democrats attacked her regularly with ethics complaints and scandals and untruths.
The biggest untruth is that she quit in Alaska as Governor.
In reality she left in order to do what was best for her State,which was suffering because of attacks on her.
I haven’t seen anything other than her campaigning for McCain which I can hold against her, and I choose to give her a breakk on that.
If she runs I will vote for her and I will send her a check, if she doesn’t run and the RINO’s put in Romney I will write her name in.
Watching the debates I saw no winner. Just a pack of wannabee’s.
Here here Venturer! And isn’t it a blessing that McCain DID lose and that she didn’t become VP? She would have had to be associated with all kinds of RINO initiatives and such and it may have damaged her legacy...No, Palin is called to be nothing less than “top dog.” :)
Wait a minute. I thought we are constantly told by the MSM that Palin is illiterate and not intellectually curious. How can she be rattling off definitions about old Norse words?
which is why I closed the post with "GOD does not reward quitters."
Quitting goes against every fiber of her body, it's completely opposed to her very nature. Her resignation was NOT quitting. It was the EXACT opposite. And thankfully once she's President, she will have protections that she was not afforded as Governor in Alaska when she was being hounded and bankrupted by all sorts of frivolous lawsuits thrown at her by Obama, DNC, and Romney-operatives who were so threatened by her, they camped out in her state after the election was over.
Don't retreat. RELOAD!
SHE DID NOT RETREAT. SHE RELOADED, AND SHE WILL HAVE THE FINAL VICTORY. "TRIG" means "TRUE, BRAVE VICTORY."
I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who would have handled this with the grace and compassion that Sarah Palin did.
That’s the day she first said “Game On”, only no words were spoken., the face says it all.
What if she doesn’t run?
As Adrienne Ross of Conservatives4Palin.com so aptly stated, “you can’t chase someone who isn’t running.”
So, until the media and public stops chasing her: she’s running.
That is a Denali sized mound of 200 proof bullshit if there ever was one.
good post. I can’t wait. she and her supporters have been forged over the last three years. The whines better be prepared for the rigors of defending their candidate’s record. We will compare and contrast. Palin will not be held up to the “perfect candidate” any longer now we can compare her to the Mutts of the world. And they will be found wanting.
Who's the ultimate non-quitter?
Well then E-Star. Please enlighten us about this 200 proof BS about which you speak.
Thank you Jim. With FR at my back, we are definitely attacking the Libs in a different direction.
If you are truly a Servant of the Cross then why are you proudly assuming the role of a Gestapo style informant?
Who’s the ultimate non-quitter?
Actually, people who aren't official candidates for office get chased all the time. But leaving that aside, what if she chooses not to officially enter the race for Presidency. What then?
You do understand of course that once you start by having to “explain” you have already lost, don’t you?
That I believe, no unfortunate facts matter to Palin cultists. She quit the people of Alaska because things got too tough. Will it be easier as a Presidential candidate?
Personally I like the massive gains that conservatism in America has made since she resigned her job in Alaska to come down here and fight the left rather than to be cut off, frozen out, and killed off in isolation, by the national media, and GOP machine here in the contiguous United States, but I know that not everyone supports those conservative advances.
LOL, we are still explaining Reagan and every other conservative thing, it never ends, the left and right will continue to argue about past actions of politicians, theirs and ours, just as we have to defend ours against you today.
In Sarah's words, handed down from her father: Don't retreat. RELOAD!
SHE DID NOT RETREAT. SHE RELOADED, AND SHE WILL HAVE THE FINAL VICTORY. "TRIG" means "TRUE, BRAVE VICTORY."
NAH...you are ignorant.
If you liked that 2010 election, then you better be glad that Palin chose to come down here and lead the fight, rather than be choked off in remote and distant Alaska, where she would have been finished off with no way to fight back.
You guys keep sounding more and more desperate, and frankly, out of ammunition.
haters gonna hate....
Saying all that doesn’t make it true. There are plenty of people in this country who have used the phrase “don’t retreat, reload”, and similar mantras. Belief in them, and even belief in yourself, doesn’t magically get you elected President.
Bless his little heart. What difference does it make to name a child after a Norse pagan God, whatever its arcane meaning may be? Is that Pentecostal or Scientology?
I can see in the debates if Palin jumps in, that very same question. Her response will not play so easily on 75% of the voters who don’t know much about her. And it will be asked and played over and over throughout her entire campaign.
Her following is looking for every reason they can to explain why she quit so suddenly, but the voters will not do any such thing. It is her biggest obstacle between her and the American public.
You are wacky, Sam!
She has my vote if she runs!
Be Ever Vigilant!!
I liked the election of 2010 fine after we got the Tea Party express to back pedal on the endorsement of the rat Minnick and we revealed the candidate Palin backed Vaughn Ward was a fraud who plagiarized from Barack Obama. His being married to an overpaid , over bonus ed Fannie Mae exec was further evidence of Palin's incompetence in vetting.
“Sarah Palin leaves the press conference announcing her resignation. This is NOT the face of a quitter, but one who is saying, “Look out Libs; I’m attacking in a different direction!”
Your people have rewritten history that Sarah was forced to resign, can you point out in the photo who was holding the gun?
Your people? Seriously? You know, when you say the same things as the current AG, Michael Moore and people at DU ('Palin's a quitter' blah, blah, blah), it may be time to stop, reflect and revise your rhetoric.
pssssst...Star Wars was not real life....don’t tell anybody.
Are you kidding! Better that we have four and possibly eight years of obama’s destruction just so long as palin’s image remains untarnished....you are nuts.
Palin had the most successful record of endorsements, and pushing the primaries to the right that we have ever seen.
I liked that.
I submit this thread as Exhibit A in defense of my post: With regard to Sarah Palin, I see two common types of posts (neither being 'good' IMHO): 1) she can do no wrong and is our ONLY hope (um, no); and 2) she can do no right, will never be able to win, blah, blah, blah (could have come straight from DU). FR is better than this.
Resigning is the EXACT opposite of quitting? In what universe? Certainly not on earth.
From the thesaurus....
Main Entry: resign
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: give up responsibility
Synonyms: abandon, abdicate, bail out, bow out, capitulate, cease work, cede, demit, divorce oneself from, drop, drop out, end service, fold, forgo, forsake, give notice, give up the ship, hand in resignation, hand over, hang it up, leave, ***quit***, relinquish, renounce, retire, secede, separate oneself from, sign off, stand aside, stand down, step down, ***surrender***, terminate, ***throw in the towel***, turn over, vacate, waive, walk out, wash hands of, ***yield***
Resign = quit, surrender, throw in the towel, yield.
You are flipping nuts if you really believe that you can re-define the language for the American voter.
And, the fact that you feel you have to re-define words to mean the opposite of what they do just shows how desperate you are.
Be definition, resignation can never be the antonym of quitting.
The Mainstream media isn’t real truth...
I hope the media asks her the question.
That question is a softball pitch that Palin will use to her advantage as it gives her an opportunity to give a spontaneous and moving answer about America, her beloved Alaska, the biased media, the personal destruction of liberal politics, and her wildly successful, conservative, national crusade, every time a reporter is dumb enough to bring it up, it wont take long for them to quit laying up that pitch if she decides to run.
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