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Palin's Strengths Rooted in Alaska (It's actually POSITIVE!!)
The Washington Post ^ | October 2, 2008 | Sally Jenkins

Posted on 10/01/2008 11:35:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

WASILLA, Alaska -- The valley where Sarah Palin was raised is vast and tree-packed, and so quiet that once, when Palin's parents left a door open in their antler-festooned house, a moose poked its nose into their den.

You can't blame the moose for being curious. The wood-plank loft home of Chuck and Sally Heath is known for its odd, bristling lawn art. A towering sculpture of bleached antlers sits by the driveway. Bright buoys and fishing lures dangle from silver birch trees. But this riot of objects is merely a warm-up for the interior: Fox pelts. Orca teeth. Bear fangs. Owl wings. A brown, bony thing with a huge span occupies the living room wall. "That's a walrus scapula," Chuck Heath says brightly.

The unusual collection has been amassed over a lifetime by the inspiring Heath, a hard-chested, cinch-waisted 70-year-old retired public school science teacher and an inveterate naturalist. Children skitter in and out of doors: Palin's daughter Piper is newly arrived from New York. Piper's cousin, a small boy named Heath, hums to himself beneath the snarling pelt of a grizzly bear.

"Can I have a soda?" the child asks. "I want a soda."

"Did you earn it?" Chuck asks sternly.

That's how it goes in the Heath home, and how it has always gone. It's a household that explains much about Palin, 44, and how she acquired her set-jawed, swaggering demeanor, one that her mother first noticed "about the time she started to walk." Above all, the house suggests how she came by her dissident, out-of-category feminism, a code by which she tackles old-boy networks relentlessly, while remaining blank if not unsympathetic on traditional women's issues with a capital W, such as sexism in the workplace.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008debates; 2008veep; biden; debate; election; electionpresident; elections; palin; palinping; palinpraise; sallyjenkins; sarahpalin; wasilla
You could knock me over with a feather. What next? An endorsement?
1 posted on 10/01/2008 11:35:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: Norman Bates; TitansAFC; BillF; Angelwood; ExTexasRedhead; pissant; Unmarked Package; ...
PAGE ONE POSITIVE SARAH STORY PING!!
2 posted on 10/01/2008 11:51:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There shall be a scathing one after the debate.


3 posted on 10/01/2008 11:53:34 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But this too is a ruse. They are afraid she may actually do well tomorrow night and they have to be ready. In other words, if the `story goes right from ``I can see Russia from my house`` to Sarah kicking ass in the debate, they will have too much egg on their face. They want to pre-empt any victory she may achieve. Am I wrong about this?? Maybe I`m way off but it seems like the media line of the last 24 hours has been to say `Hey Sarah may do ok after all, don`t underestimate her`. This will be remembered as the campaign when the old Media lost all of its cred.


4 posted on 10/01/2008 11:58:52 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sheesh! And to think Dad would shoot a Moose on a family outing just to get meat in the icebox.


5 posted on 10/02/2008 12:04:19 AM PDT by eyedigress ( My first 4 wheeler was on the rocks in Fairbanks)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ive mentioned this before but it bears repeating.

Had a few friends over for beer and dominos awhile back. All fairly recent political refugees from Cuba and they all disliked Obama, kind of liked McCain but loved Sarah.

One said in broken English, “She is real American people”....

Something for all of us to think about.


6 posted on 10/02/2008 12:07:01 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A positive article on Palin, on this side of the Atlantic? Hell has frozen over.


7 posted on 10/02/2008 12:09:57 AM PDT by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: MHGinTN

PING!


8 posted on 10/02/2008 12:21:24 AM PDT by GWMcClintock (Right after Lib Democrats, the most dangerous politicians are country club Republicans. T. Sowell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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9 posted on 10/02/2008 12:28:47 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Sarah Palin 08 12 16 20)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Very nice.  The things in this article must have hurt like hell to admit.


10 posted on 10/02/2008 12:29:27 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Thursday, October 2, 2008; A01"

A01? Did the Washington Post really put that on page 1 ???? A01?

A positive story about Sarah on page 1 ???

Sarah has more experience than Obama and they have done nothing but torn this great woman to shreds. What's their angle this time to "pretend" to be nice to Sarah Palin?

Palin is going to rip Biden a new one tomorrow and they lib idiots know it!

11 posted on 10/02/2008 12:44:45 AM PDT by avacado
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For the Media. . .'Fair goeth before a fall'?

What next? Did someone with children at WaPo suddenly realize what 'tomorrow' means in Obamaspeak? Was it the 'kids sing for Obama'? A desperate need to puff her up; before debate; so the can drop her on her head, the next morning?

Oh well, too many questions, for sure. . .

12 posted on 10/02/2008 2:07:41 AM PDT by cricket (America's Freedom Rings! Thank You ~ U..S.A. Military~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The DU blogs probably have a 'barf alert' on this one.

Hers IS an amazing story and life; it is the story of 'roots' that our opposition inauthentically claims. But Sarah IS nothing but 'authentic'; and so is hated for it.

This is the 'Walton Family' living a Northern Exposure' life. Hollywood was good with the ideas; just not the realities here.

Sarah is a kick-back to America's fundamental, core values. . .a revisiting, our Country desperately needs so as to move forward, in the best possible ways, into a very challenging future.

13 posted on 10/02/2008 2:28:58 AM PDT by cricket (America's Freedom Rings! Thank You ~ U..S.A. Military~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The author, Sally Jenkins, co-wrote Lance Armstrong’s books. She has an affinity for athletes and sports, having written a number of sports books.


14 posted on 10/02/2008 3:41:52 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This whole Palin worship thing is oddd. I guess you’ve found your new “W”. Of course, we know how the last one turned out.


15 posted on 10/02/2008 4:43:38 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BTTT

Great Article!


16 posted on 10/02/2008 4:57:09 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


17 posted on 10/02/2008 5:35:35 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: SMCC1
There shall be a scathing one after the debate.

This is the Washington Post we're talking about. It's probably already written.

They are just going to drop in a few lines from the actual debate and put it to press.

18 posted on 10/02/2008 6:55:29 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: GWMcClintock
Thanks for the ping!

In this election, odd as it is for the media to pose the veep of one side to the media favored pres candidate of the side, we are seeing if our real, Governor Sarah Palin, can trump the democrat fake, fabricated man, Barack'ACORN'Obama. I do not recall an election in my lifetime where the media has gotten away with this bait and switch, this misdirection play.

Truly, we are discovering that the media in this Republic have become the covert enemy fifth column seeking to herd the masses.

It wasn't enough for media leftists to merely be rabid secular socialist opinion pushers, they have lept over the line to take up active attacking of our Republic and anything conservative.

Let's pray that our fellow moderate and conservative Americans will get off their 'watching from afar' butts and vote to preserve the nation and reject the socialism/Marxism of Barack'ACORN'Obama.

Jack Anderson was fond of touting We The People as the true sovereigns of the United States. If he were alive today, I think he would be shocked at how easily the sovereigns are being usurped by vote cheating and minstream media propaganda aimed at ushering in a Marxist 'leader'. The video of the children being brain washed to worship Obama, in a manner seen in Stalin's Soviet UNion, or in North Korea, or Nazi Germany (Jack lived in that era) would infuriate that man!

19 posted on 10/02/2008 6:59:16 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

Have you seen this?

http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=3126975&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/

I am praying that the Lord will stop this somehow! the GOP took this to court THREE times and lost, and petitioned the SoS (a big-time Kennedy Dem) for Poll watchers and were denied! They are BUSSING people in, homeless, college kids, (OSU) and one man on camera said that he was from Illinois!!

Yet I know that none of this has taken Our Lord by surprise! He’s our ONLY hope to thwart this on sooo many fronts! I pray he will have mercy to save us from ourselves!


20 posted on 10/02/2008 7:07:57 AM PDT by GWMcClintock (Right after Lib Democrats, the most dangerous politicians are country club Republicans. T. Sowell)
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To: GWMcClintock
Democrats have no moral compass. They are liars and cheats, and if they can cheat their way to power they will do it in a heartbeat. As evidence of their perfidy, I offer the decades of promoting abortion as a means to empower their democrat party capital.

Cheating in elections is treason in my book. It disenfranchises your lawfully cast vote by drowning it in illegal votes cast by dead people, people not in actual existence, and votes not lawfully cast in the district they are sent to (as in the 50,000 plus illegal ballots cast in Pittsburgh and Philly in 2004!).

Stuffing the ballot box with illegal ballots is a democrat methodology changing election outcomes as far back as Kennedy's presidency in my memory. Liars and cheats serve their father, the fathe rof lies a murderer from the start. It is no coincidence that college students are the willing accomplices in this devilish behavior.

To stop this evil will require two vital steps: 1) every real American must vote this election

and when Obama is kept out of office,

2) the incoming administration must make it a priority to enact laws which will come down very hard on vote cheating, especially organized false registrations and casting of false ballots, and repeat offense should have svere penalties, even life in prison without parole.

By not stopping this, Republicans are allow liars and cheats (read Democrat Party) to overthrow the Republic!

21 posted on 10/02/2008 8:04:32 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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