Skip to comments.'The Undefeated': New Palin Movie Already a Success
Posted on 06/20/2011 9:36:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The key to the ultimate effectiveness of a documentary like The Undefeated is more than just how many people see it or even who those people are. Certainly that matters to some degree, but so does how the very existence of the documentary changes the national political conversation. Naysayers of the The Undefeated dismiss the films impact by telling us that only Palinistas are going to bother to buy tickets. In other words, since the film preaches to the choir there will be no new converts. Intentionally or not, thats a fairly simplistic declaration that doesnt take into account how the film will impact the political news narrative an impact thats already apparent to anyone paying attention.
Thanks to the overwhelming publicity the film has already generated (along with the fortuitous combination of the email dump), for the first time since Palin arrived on the national scene her impressive record as the Chief Executive of Alaska is finally getting some serious media attention. Today in the Daily Caller, Rick Manning has an excellent piece that touches on this very subject. In an editorial titled Will the New Palin Movie Sway Voters?, he closes with this:
Right now, most Americans are desperate for a leader who will be unfazed by the entrenched big-government culture that pervades D.C. regardless of which political party is in charge.
Most Americans look at the crowd of Republican candidates for the presidency and yearn for someone with guts, charisma and accomplishments.
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“impressive record as the Chief Executive of Alaska”
I’m sorry, but that is silly and only hurts your argument.
Silly, is it......well, prithee, enlighten us.
I guess every governor should walk away from their job so they too can have an “impressive record”. That statement is laughable.
Lets all quit our jobs so we can be considered good at them. Indeed, the new American work ethic.
If this documentary is about Palin’s time as governor it must be nominated for an Oscar for best short film.
What argument might that be?
She had an excellent record.
I don’t recall her pulling BS like voting “present”
You are an idiot with no understanding of what happened.
I don’t lower my standards to Obama. I expect more from conservatives than that. You can’t have an excellent record for a job left undone.
It is like saying you have a great contractor who builds half a house.
So if Al Qaeda gets tough, or the Chi-Coms get tough can we expect a President Palin to quit?
This is the next movie I will see.
America (and FR Trolls)...
Resistance is Futile!
Prepare to be Liberated!
I have alread found 3 articles that call Sarah Palin "Alaska's chief executive". One from CNN, the other from TIME. And one quoting Huckabee.
And that was just the first few that I found.
Your ignorance is showing! She had an 80% approval rating because she did what she said she was going to do and that was to reform and bring about ethic standards within the corrupt state of Alaska - she did this mainly through AGIA and ACES programs plus she cut government. Prove me where I’m wrong
She handed over the reigns to LT Gov Sean Parnell with the greatest confidence that he would execute the agenda that they had worked on and shielded the state of Alaska from paying for frivolous lawsuits by paying for them personally.
Yeah, she really sucks
I’m all for being liberated. I just don’t thank Palin will be around when it happens. Ronald Reagan never quit.
Then if she becomes President I guess we better pray she picks a strong Vice President. Not exactly a high endorsement.
We’re waiting!!!!! Put up or shutup! She accomplish every promised goal that she promise before she left office, all you donis sprout talking points but yet to prove that she didn’t what she set out to do while in office
Of course you know all that, but just enjoy playing the fool, I guess.
Someone has to handle the troll and his two sentence talking points line given to him to type
So she did more in a week than most governors can do in four years? Do you really want me to take this argument seriously?
I guess if all she wanted to accomplish was to get on TV with Kate Gosslin then she was a successful executive.
You CAN’T................not “can”, vis-a-vis a president.
I don’t know how to sugar coat it.
The “Quitter” is shaping the debate
What do you mean you’re not sure she can govern? Have a look at this and don’t tell me she can’t govern:
Governor Sarah Palins Accomplishments that garnished her a whopping 92% approval rating:
Energy Independence, Development, and Environmental Stewardship
*Governor Palins cornerstone accomplishment is AGIA (Alaska Gasline Inducement Act). During the Palin administration, TransCanada and Exxon formed an alliance to build a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the Lower 48. Under Governor Palins governance, the project was expanded and revised from what previous governors had proposed with an open policy process for the Alaskan people. More progress was made on this effort than in the previous 30 years. This is the largest private sector infrastructure project in North American history and helps put us on the path to energy independence.
*Governor Palins administration opened up drilling for oil and natural gas at Pt. Thompson for the first time in decades.
*Governor Palin created the Alaskas Petroleum Integrity Office to oversee all aspects of energy development and to make sure oilfield equipment was safe to operate and a Climate Change Subcabinet to comprehensively and honestly evaluate climate change.
*Governor Palin reduced earmark requests for the state of Alaska by 80% during her administration, requesting only earmarks that would benefit the country as a whole.
* Governor Palin reduced spending in her budget for Fiscal Year 2010 by more than one billion dollars from the previous governors Fiscal Year 2007 budget, a 9.5% real reduction in spending. Her FY2010 budget was $10.57 billion compared to Governor Murkowskis FY2007 budget of nearly $11.7 billion. At the same time, she fulfilled her campaign promise to forward fund education, allowing districts greater flexibility and predictability in their planning.
*Governor Palin opposed much of the “stimulus”, wanting only to accept 55% of the money allocated to Alaska, specifically only dollars dedicated to infrastructure [projects. Although the Alaskan legislature ultimately overturned her veto, she stood firm on her commitment to help Alaska to become more self-sufficient while not adding to not add to the skyrocketing national debt.
* Governor Palin invested $5 billion in state savings.
Walking the Walk on Fiscal Responsibility
*Governor Palin sold the private jet purchased by the previous governor. She state it was an unnecessary financial burden on the state and was unable to land on many of the states landing strips.
* To cut costs that would be incurred by continuing to use a personal driver like previous governors, the governor drove herself from Wasilla to her office in Anchorage. She also dismissed the governors personal chef stationed in Juneau, Alaskas capital.
* Governor Palin accepted less state per diem for herself and her family than her predecessors even though she had a larger family.
10th Amendment Advocacy/Promotion of State Constitution
*Showing that she is a strong supporter of the 10th amendment, Governor Palin advocated for the sovereignty of the state of Alaska.
*Governor Palins administration sued the federal government for placing the polar bear on the endangered species list, as this restriction affected energy development which would increase energy costs.
*A Constitutionalist, Governor Palin signed Alaskas Clear and Equitable Share (ACES) bill into law. The Alaska constitution states that the Alaskan people own the oil and other resources. This law ensures that the “owners”, the people of Alaska, receive a clear and equitable share of oil profits.
*Governor Palin supported ground-based missile defense Ft Greely and other Alaskan Bases around to protect America from Americas enemies. She criticized the Obama administration for cuts that they made to this national defense system.
*Governor Palin, with Senators Murkowski and Begich, fought for retirement benefits from the federal government that were due to the Alaska Territorial Guard members who fought during World War II. These benefits were eventually rewarded to these veterans by the federal government.
* Governor Palin visited Alaskan soldiers in Kosovo and Kuwait.
*Governor Palin signed bipartisan ethics reform legislation into law that helped to hold both the legislative and executive branches accountable.
*Governor Palin put the state checkbook online, allowing all constituents to see how state money was being spent.
*Governor Palin introduced health care transparency legislation which aimed at putting information in the hands of consumers about cost and quality of health care as a way to make health care consumer driven and accessible.
Sanctity and Dignity of All Life
* Governor Palin strongly supported both parental consent and parental notification legislation.
*Governor Palin increased educational funding for special needs children.
*Governor Palin implemented the Senior Benefits Program to support low income seniors.
Positions Held while Governor
* Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.
*Vice Chair of the National Governors Association Natural Resource Committee.
* She served as chair of the Alaska Conservation Commission, which regulates Alaskas most valuable non-renewable resources: oil and gas. She was elected by her peers to serve as president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors. In this role, she worked with local, state and federal officials to promote solutions to the needs of Alaskas communities.
She exposed legal violations and conflicts of interest of Alaska Republican leaders, including the former state Attorney General and the State GOP Chairman (who was also an Oil & Gas Commissioner), who was doing work for the party on public time and supplying a lobbyist with a sensitive e-mail. Several went to jail.
Governor Palin signed several pieces of legislation and resolutions during July 2009. They were:
SB-125: Encourage aerospace development in AK
SB-177: Extend sunset for sport fishing guides and address harvest data collection
Pro-energy development and missile defense resolutions
HJR-27: Alaska a Sovereign State
HJR-25: Hydro-Electric a Renewable Resource
HJR-28: Oppose Federal Restriction on Oil and Gas Development
HJR-12: Support Missile Defense System
SB-88: Power cost equalization
Defending Second Amendment rights.
SB-201: Extends Concealed Carry Permit Expiration to 5 Years from Birthday
HJR-17: Urges Congress not to pass HR-45.The federal legislation would put burdensome licensing and registration controls on individual gun owners.
SJR-10: Urges Congress to pass S-371. The legislation was to ensure that citizens of each state who are licensed or authorized by their home state to carry a concealed weapon, could do so in another state as long as they comply with the laws of that state.
SJR-3: The resolution expresses support to Congress for repealing the ban on carrying a firearm on National Park Service lands.
SB-3 Requiring information sharing between two agencies.
HRJ-19 Supports requirement of escort for loaded tankers traversing Prince William Sound.
The Governor appointed 29 people to boards, commissions and councils and made three judicial appointments between July 6, 2009 and July 26, 2009.
Governor Palin’s total appointments for 2009 was123, including 116 to boards, commissions and councils, five judicial appointments, one legislative and one attorney general. Governor Palin averaged one appointment every 1.67 days during 2009.
The Governor vetoed $28.6 million in stimulus money that would have involved federal interference with the state of Alaska.
Governor Palin signed bills removing experience caps on teacher’s salaries and extending boat safety programs.
Governor Palin signed legislation that gave struggling charter schools a one-year grace period to increase enrollments or integrate with other charter schools. She also signed legislation that authorizes Alaska “to enroll in the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.”
Governor Palin signed legislation granting birth certificates for stillborn babies
Governor Palin signed legislation authorizing the state to fund retirement benefits for Alaska Territorial Guard veterans. The federal government ceased funding benefits on April 1, 2009
Governor Palin signed legislation safeguarding student loans
Sarah Palin was Commander of the Alaska National Guard. Alaska is the first line of defense in our missile interceptor defense system. The 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard is the first line of defense unit that protects the entire nation from ballistic missile attacks. Its on permanent active duty, unlike other Guard units in the United States. As governor of Alaska, Palin was briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counterterrorism daily.
Governor Palin was the commander in chief of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Security’s counterterrorism plans.
Don’t you think the Islamists and the Communists will be tougher to deal with than a lawsuit?
You do realaize, don’t you, that Palin didn’t book Kate and her crazy kids on her show, anymore than “SAY YES TO THE DRESS” requested Kate and/or the Duggars? It’s what TLC does.........often stick one show with people from another on their network.
No, but I bet that YOU do, for some inexplicable reason.
Imagine what she could have done if she hadn’t quit.
You can’t be a great executive only doing half a job. I don’t care how many jets you sell.
VP is mostly a ceremonial role.
She has proven that she has more than that since Biden hit the scene.
That Joe Biden... Whoo what a fireball
I Don’t know about your poster...but “we’re Clear” smacks on scientology mumbo-jumbo.
Half a house...like half an argument?
If she had stayed in office what could she have accomplished while under the barrage of those false frivolous ethics claims...all of which failed. She would have been going bankrupt, spinning her wheels fighting off whether or not it was ok to wear a jacket with a logo, etc. She wouldn't have been able to have a huge effect on the national elections the way she did by campaigning and supporting the Tea Party candidates.
So, stay in office, go bankrupt and accept the fate as prescribed by Andrea McLeod etc. of the RAT Party? Or dodge that bullet and change the national elections? Which one do you really think was better? Which course of action do you think the rats wanted her to take???
If you did your homework instead of sticking to the lib line .. the superficial definition they use .. instead of the truth of the countless frivolous lawsuits for personal attacks of her and her family, the exhorbitant amount of time and dollars being expended by the state and their employess to comply with all these partisan complaints and requests for records, receipts, every manner of transcript, etc. etc. ... to the near paralysis of state employees even functioning in their jobs,
then maybe .. just MAYBE .. you’d find a clue.
Why are you on this thread?
I laugh nowadays when I read such lazy, piffy comments pretending to be clever. Do you really think that you are swaying anyone currently pro-Palin (or at least willing to see her compete for the nomination) by your angry balderdash? I'd say your snipes produce the very opposite effect thus increasing the very "problem" you want relieved.
All that Sarah Palin accomplish as Governor of Alaska is public record and knowledge, obviously you are ignorant of what she did up there in tackling the corruption and tactics of the government and the Oil industry and bringing in a surplus for the State or you would have tried to debunked it or at least tried to downplay it for you talking points discussion.
You have yet to pinpoint what she didn’t do like cutting government, cutting earmarks that came across her desk, reform the tax code for Big Oil that helped them and the State, reformed ethics and accountability, a surplus in funds.....etc - put up or shutup!
So when the liberals bring this up over and over again, Palin will say what? They sued me out of office?
Do you think that the American people will buy that? Is there not a reason her poll numbers are so bad?
I’m not trying to sway anyone. I’m just trying to learn how Palin supporters can deal with this fact. So far they have not done so and if we nominate her against Obama this issue will be used over and over again. And I’m afraid of lawsuits is not an answer.
Agreed on her getting so much accomplished. Example, she got that pipeline thing finally moving after how many years (10 or 15?) of a stalemate?
Reminds me of my old man’s saying when we would knock off early to see a ball game once in ahwile. “We work so hard it doesn’t take all day to put in 8-hours worth of work!” Of course he was self-employed! But - we did get the work done.
I think I read an interview where the producer of the film said the “quitter” label would be minimized based on the film. Perhaps. Put it is so easy for folks to just end any discussion with - “Yeah - but she still QUIT, didn’t she!”
With the tools and laws at her disposal as President, her hands will not be tied in dealing with them, as they were in dealing with frivolous, hostile, destructive nuisance lawsuits as Governor.
We’ve been over this at least a thousand times. I refuse to do it again.
Are you a queen troll-to-be? We just offered all that she accomplished in office and you still ignore it with your talk points and it’s so obvious that you have no clue in the first place so you just keep on blabbering on and on.
But she didn't leave the job 'undone'. Her Lt. Governor, who ran with her, and shared her views on issues, picked right up where she left off.
It's like if a contractor builds half the house, then, because he's continually being harassed by nuisance lawsuits that threaten to bankrupt him, leaves the job to another well respected builder, who he knows will finish the job.
She better come up with an answer. So far she hasn’t.
I really don’t think she will run because she has not been able to address this issue. The majority of Americans won’t vote for a quitter.
That's why I just "shortcut" 'em with pics, nowadays. It's not as if tghey're even pretending to be listening, after all.
We know. You’re VERY concerned.
So by your standard an executive who is not president for life or governor for life does not have an excellent record. No political job is ever over unless you are the last president/governor before a revolution.
So rather than sloganeering, the issues are:
1. Was Governor Palin an effective governor while in office.
2. Did her leaving in any way leave the job any more undone than had she left a year and change later?
My view is the answers are yes and no. You can certainly have an opposing view, but the builder analogy is flawed as these jobs are never finished.
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