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Palin gets her hair done in North Platte, autographs stylist's product bag
The Omaha World-Herald ^ | Heather Johnson

Posted on 04/26/2014 8:19:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Jayme Smith and Sarah Palin stand outside La Quinta Inn and Suites on Friday.

The trip wasn’t all business for those who supported U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse on his campaign tour through North Platte on Friday.

Kay Orr, the former Republican governor of Nebraska, admitted to sneaking in a little early morning shopping at Herberger’s.

“My husband always tells me I don’t have to support every local economy,” Orr said with a laugh.

Another featured guest, former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, took advantage of the beauty services North Platte has to offer.

Jayme Smith, cosmetologist for Studio 54, was recruited to style Palin’s hair.

“I was a little nervous but more excited,” Smith said. “I had researched her past hair styles, but she kind of told me what she was looking for. She was awesome. A real nice lady. She autographed my product bag.”

Smith was asked on April 17 if she would do the job. She was recommended by Barb Fear, manager of La Quinta Inn and Suites, where Palin was staying.

“I was pretty ecstatic,” Smith said of the request.

She went to the hotel so Palin wouldn’t have to be in the salon. The styling process took about an hour, during which time Palin practiced her speech and asked questions about Nebraska.

“She thought it was neat that Kool-Aid got its start here,” Smith said. “And we talked about beef. Steak is a big thing in Alaska. They eat a lot of caribou.”

Smith is excited to have the story to pass on to her kids and grandkids someday.

“The whole thing was very fun,” Smith said. “I’m glad I got to do it.”


TOPICS: Nebraska; Campaign News; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: palin
When do you suppose was the last time Mr. and Mrs. Obama, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton or any other leading Democrat spent a night in a La Quinta or similar establishment? Bueller? Bueller?Another thing: You know that Heather wouldn't be caught dead not adding the appellation "president" in front of Barack Obama's name, but no such courtesy for Governor Sarah Palin.
1 posted on 04/26/2014 8:19:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Or even Plugs Biden.... they haven’t done anything like this in forever


2 posted on 04/26/2014 8:23:15 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great story. Thanks for posting it.


3 posted on 04/26/2014 8:23:31 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shouldn’t this be bumped to Breaking News?

lol


4 posted on 04/26/2014 8:25:09 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Only if they would’ve revealed her hair spray brand.


5 posted on 04/26/2014 8:27:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very nice, and very typically Nebraskan. Anyone who doubts that North Platte is the real deal should read the story of the North Platte Canteen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Platte_Canteen

In WWII, North Platte was a tender point for steam troop trains, and a 26 year old woman got the idea that the people of the town should meet every train that passed through, to show their support for the troops. And through the depths of wartime sacrifice, scarcity, and rationing - they did. All six million servicemen, every train, every day. This is the America many of us remember so well, and are hoping can return some day.

Meanwhile I guess we have to put up with burning oaks telling us Palin is a silly woman and snarks passing judgement about the type of character and values we need in a national leader


6 posted on 04/26/2014 8:27:43 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: aposiopetic

Sarah is so unpretentious!


7 posted on 04/26/2014 8:28:14 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Her Grizzlyness be STYLIN’ !


8 posted on 04/26/2014 8:31:05 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin - Last Man Standing (Ironic, ain't it?))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When is the last time a democrat (see Sharpton, et al) actually paid for a room at a hotel, much less stayed at a La Quinta?

Want to bet that Gov. Palin left a tip from her own pocketbook, rather than sneak out while a staffer gets stuck with the bill (Yo! Hillary!)

9 posted on 04/26/2014 8:36:13 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: hoosiermama

That is one of her many qualities I admire.

Unlike Dear Leader who has many photos snapped of him where his nose is stuck in the air. He carries himself as though he is above everyone. I really don’t understand how so many people fell for him and adore him he turns my stomach.


10 posted on 04/26/2014 8:41:00 PM PDT by funfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; KC_Lion; doc1019; dayglored; death2tyrants; DejaJude; Delta 21; ...
Sarah Palin's Awesome Ping List!


11 posted on 04/26/2014 8:51:30 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; KC_Lion

I wonder how many PDSers this thread will attract?
Hmmmm, maybe there’s already one ...
Good night, God bless and keep you all.


12 posted on 04/26/2014 8:53:18 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx; 2ndDivisionVet
I am sure it will attract many.

I would like JUST ONE Palin thread not to descend into a D.U. Clone.

13 posted on 04/26/2014 8:55:18 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

La Quinta isn’t the Marriott or Ritz Carlton, but they are pretty decent.


14 posted on 04/26/2014 8:59:26 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: aposiopetic

Lucky dogs, I didn’t know she was that close to Wyoming.


15 posted on 04/26/2014 9:02:49 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: onyx

You and DrO have our prayers, Onyx. Get your rest and thanks for all you do.


16 posted on 04/26/2014 9:03:27 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: bigbob

I read about that.
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17 posted on 04/26/2014 9:03:46 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Rome2000

“La Quinta” is a Spanish phrase meaning “next to Dennys”. :)


18 posted on 04/26/2014 9:12:13 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

And down the block from Waffle House!


19 posted on 04/26/2014 9:14:59 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: onyx; KC_Lion; 2ndDivisionVet
Wow! Governor Palin looks lovely and with the new style, I'd say she looks mid-30s tops. She'll utterly demolish Hitlerly in the 2016 elections! I can see her address as 1600 Pennsylvania before much longer.
And, onyx, prayers continue for strength, renewal and recovery.
20 posted on 04/26/2014 9:38:06 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: All

as a comparison, show Kerry getting a manicure.


21 posted on 04/26/2014 10:21:00 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: bigbob

Thanks for thee link,to the story of the WW2 North Platte Canteen.

Imagine, a home grown effort without any government money operates efficiently for four and a half years and serves six million troops, including hospital trains. How American is that!

I hope Sarah Palin, President No. 45, can bring back that spirit.


22 posted on 04/27/2014 1:30:17 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Rome2000
And down the block from Waffle House!

Mmmm...Waffle House!

I could go for a bowl of Bert's Chili right now!

23 posted on 04/27/2014 2:47:40 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: onyx

Pretty makeup job as well. Ah, to have the first pretty female president.


24 posted on 04/27/2014 3:23:15 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Nifster
Or even Plugs Biden.... they haven’t done anything like this in forever

Biden has his hair done at TruGreen ChemLawn.

25 posted on 04/27/2014 5:26:05 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here's a great bad hair day.
26 posted on 04/27/2014 5:32:17 AM PDT by damncat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...La Quinta Inn and Suites, where Palin was staying.”

Love that about her. Nothing fancy, just LEADERSHIP by EXAMPLE.

Granted, I’m sure there are many, MANY perks to being Sarah - but first, you gotta be Sarah! :)


27 posted on 04/27/2014 5:59:26 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: onyx

God bless!


28 posted on 04/27/2014 7:21:36 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...Heather wouldn't be caught dead not adding the appellation "president" in front of Barack Obama's name, but no such courtesy for Governor Sarah Palin.

Considering the source of the story (World Herald aka Weird Harold "out here"), anything positive was edited out even if the reporter screwed up and included it in the first place.

OTOH, didn't seem to be much snark in the story, even if I didn't read all of the thing....

29 posted on 04/27/2014 8:45:34 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (Needs but one foe to breed a war, and those who have not swords can still die upon them.)
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To: Flick Lives

Actually I think the lawn guys probably do a better job


30 posted on 04/27/2014 9:46:47 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: bigbob
RE post 6:This is the America many of us remember so well, and are hoping can return some day.

Good luck with that. I think its gone forever. And that is too bad.

31 posted on 04/27/2014 12:44:48 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

She is very down to Earth. That means something to a lot of people who are struggling making ends meet and seeing her stay in a modest Hotel and using a local hairdresser.


32 posted on 04/27/2014 3:11:57 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: funfan
Unlike Dear Leader who has many photos snapped of him where his nose is stuck in the air. He carries himself as though he is above everyone. I really don’t understand how so many people fell for him and adore him he turns my stomach.

+1000. I despise him and his Mussolini nose up in the air pose.

33 posted on 04/28/2014 7:44:43 AM PDT by Marathoner (When Obama fails, freedom prevails)
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