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A Reason to Believe: My Nights as Sarah Palin
Written by rintense | 11/1/08 | rintense

Posted on 11/01/2008 8:59:41 AM PDT by rintense

Halloween for many adults is a time to be a kid again, albeit sometimes a drunken kid. Who would have thought it would give valuable insight into election 2008, and quite possibly, a big reason for McCain/Palin supporters to believe in victory? No tricks like illegal voter registrations or unrevealed birth certificates, only lots of treats in high fives, photo requests, thumbs ups, and even a few indecent proposals. Where did all this optimism and reason to believe begin? Quite simple- I was Sarah Palin for Halloween.

It all began last weekend at a friend’s Halloween party. Being Sarah Palin was a natural choice for me- we shared identical values and beliefs, a love of sports and knee high boots. Of course, doing a spot on voice impression, quite by accident, sort of made the Halloween choice obvious. So, I grabbed a nice new black suit, which I needed anyway, put the hair up in that oh so naughty librarian style, and headed to the party. It was a small party, but the reactions to being Sarah Palin were overwhelming positive. Party goers wanted to get their pictures with Sarah, most of which were supporters of the McCain/Palin ticket. And the high fives and ‘yes!’ shouts from party goers started to reveal something, either there are a lot of unknown, unpolled McCain/Palin fans out there, or a lot of happy and tipsy Halloween goers. Perhaps both.

But the bigger surprise came on Halloween night as I once again dressed as my alter ego Sarah, and headed out for the big parties. Again, arriving at a friend’s house before we headed to the party, the folks loved Sarah. Lots of high fives and photo requests again. This time, many were willing to talk politics- and many laid it all on the table. It was quite surprising how many admitted they do not trust Barack Hussein Obama. Others said the whole idea of spreading the wealth was, well, I can’t type those words, but you can bet they were not good. Even a few party goers insisted Obama is really a Muslim and is adding that to his long list of lies. In many ways, talking with fellow party goers was like blogging with Republicans and conservatives- but in the flesh.

So we headed to the party at a local popular nightclub in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The crowd was full of various costumes including a lot of Michael Phelps. Guys, a word of advice : unless you have a smokin’ body, you really can’t pull off the Phelps look, let alone parade around in a speedo. But I digress. As I was walking into the bar, the shouts of ‘Sarah!!!’ began. I did my Sarah wave, point and smile, and the revelers loved it. The ladies would tug on my suit coat and say, ‘Oh my God, I love Sarah!’ One woman was dressed as an Eskimo and wanted a picture with Governor Palin. And the guys, well, I’m sure you can imagine as words like, ‘hot’ were oh so common. It was pretty clear that many party goers had Palin fever.

During one of the many hot laps (a term for walking around the bar), I ran into lots of people dressed in political garb. One woman was dressed as Auntie Sam with McCain/Palin stickers and buttons on. Of course, there were a few others who tried to pull of Sarah Palin, but didn’t quite succeed due to wrong glasses, hair, etc. There were even a few John McCains. Yes, even the one, that one, was there. With an entourage of secret service guys wearing ‘Yes We Can’ buttons, a man with an Obama mask made his appearance. The mask thing was quite ironic in my mind since no one really knows the real Barack Obama. It truly was a fitting way to depict the chosen one. The Obama group saw me and the ‘Sarah!’ shouts began along with hand shakes, and more requests for pictures. It was very light-hearted and fun, with the Obama guys quipping that I was going to lose on Tuesday. Of course, Sarah just graciously said, ‘we’ll see… we’re going to win and shock everyone’. The surrounding crowd jumped into the political merriment and agreed with me. One guy asked me what I thought about healthcare and government involvement. My reply was simple: Government is quite often the problem and has no place in healthcare. As I was doing a photo op with Obama, a SWAT team member asked if I was going to win on Tuesday. A ‘you betcha’ reply with a wink was his answer. That, of course, prompted another photo op with the guys dressed as a SWAT team. While the photos were being taken, they whispered in my ear, ‘I’m voting for you on Tuesday.’

At the end of the night, the crowd was asked to vote for best costume. The SWAT guys and Obama were some of the finalists. When the SWAT guys went on stage, the crowd went nuts. And Obama? Completely drowned out with boos. I, of course, found a sinister level of delight in it all. The symbolism was huge. This is Michigan, a blue state that by all accounts, should go to Obama. Yet, this crowd had chosen, and they had not chosen the chosen one. That, along with the overwhelming glee and giddiness my costume evoked, gave me pause to wonder, to hope, and a reason to believe.

There is no science behind my conclusion, no polls to give statistics and numbers, no mainstream media spin. There is only first hand experience with hundreds of 21-50 year old Michiganders. This Tuesday, the country and the world may be in for a shocking upset that even the best sports analogy wouldn’t do justice. What a treat that will be.


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1 posted on 11/01/2008 8:59:41 AM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense

Rosalyn
You have to show the ‘finger’ photo, imho, that is the best one.


2 posted on 11/01/2008 9:01:56 AM PDT by mnehring (We Are Joe!)
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To: rintense

Thanks for posting...and given your description of them, thanks for leaving out the Michael Phelps impersonators!


3 posted on 11/01/2008 9:03:43 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: rintense
Thanks for that report...and there is great reason to hope and believe because these types of things are happening all over the country.

Here's a bunch more!

MEET THE PEOPLE WHO WILL DEFEAT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA




















































4 posted on 11/01/2008 9:03:51 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: rintense

Awesome...

You should have went out with this one though...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HGp8vqX0rw


5 posted on 11/01/2008 9:04:48 AM PDT by bahblahbah
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To: rintense

You’re cute and interesting. ;) Double win!


6 posted on 11/01/2008 9:05:41 AM PDT by CE2949BB (I voted.)
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To: bahblahbah

I posted that video in a thread on this board and before it ever appeared it was bounced to General/Chat. Weird...


7 posted on 11/01/2008 9:06:37 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: rintense

Great to hear! I feel very good about this election.


8 posted on 11/01/2008 9:07:12 AM PDT by conservative cat (I am voting for Sarah and against Obama.)
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To: rintense

KEWL...and nice “report”.....wouldn’t it be GREAT for Michigan to surprise the nation!????


9 posted on 11/01/2008 9:07:24 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Socialism is great until you run out of someone else's money (M. Thatcher))
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To: rintense

Your experience has been my experience. When I talk to people about politics, for some reason they think I’m an Obama person and don’t want to talk back to me. I think the “get in their faces” comments was a big, big mistake. As soon as they know I am a Republican, the look of relief comes over them and they open up more. How scary is that in America?


10 posted on 11/01/2008 9:07:25 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: mnehrling
This one?


11 posted on 11/01/2008 9:08:01 AM PDT by rintense (All da mavericks in da house put yo hands up!)
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To: rintense

Oh yea!!!!!


12 posted on 11/01/2008 9:08:30 AM PDT by mnehring (We Are Joe!)
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To: rintense

You’re ADORABLE!! Congrats on pulling off, with style and wit, a great costume.


13 posted on 11/01/2008 9:09:41 AM PDT by CaliGirlGodHelpMe
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To: rintense

Thank you for the post. The guy next to you in picture #1 sure looks like Alan Keyes.


14 posted on 11/01/2008 9:11:12 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Hope in one hand and Change in the other. Which hand gets dirty first?)
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To: Hildy

Yep, same here. Though at work yesterday, as Sarah, I got some nasty looks. Some of the ladies I work with loved the outfit, but then snidely said, ‘I’m still not voting for you.’ I’ve come to to conclusion that the women who are voting for Obama are vapid, brainless, celebrity sycophants with no grasp of common sense at all.


15 posted on 11/01/2008 9:11:15 AM PDT by rintense (All da mavericks in da house put yo hands up!)
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To: rintense

Great story, and nice pics. A person that can flip someone off with a smile on their face is to be feared!


16 posted on 11/01/2008 9:12:07 AM PDT by Textide
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To: CE2949BB

Conservative Women have beauty AND BRAINS... Lib women pretty much have neither, or at best ONE of the two.


17 posted on 11/01/2008 9:14:01 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (HITLER offered Hope and Change!!)
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To: Textide

The smile says all the things I was thinking but not saying. :)


18 posted on 11/01/2008 9:16:29 AM PDT by rintense (All da mavericks in da house put yo hands up!)
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To: CaliGirlGodHelpMe

It was really fun. Kinda felt like a celebrity! Thank God it was only for a day or two.


19 posted on 11/01/2008 9:17:15 AM PDT by rintense (All da mavericks in da house put yo hands up!)
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To: DogBarkTree

He does, doesn’t he?


20 posted on 11/01/2008 9:19:01 AM PDT by rintense (All da mavericks in da house put yo hands up!)
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To: CE2949BB

Well thanks!


21 posted on 11/01/2008 9:19:33 AM PDT by rintense (All da mavericks in da house put yo hands up!)
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To: rintense
Great job! I can't stop laughing at this guy though!


22 posted on 11/01/2008 9:25:37 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: JZelle

Best. Costume. Ever!


23 posted on 11/01/2008 9:27:36 AM PDT by rintense (All da mavericks in da house put yo hands up!)
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To: JZelle

LMAO!

First time I’ve seen that.


24 posted on 11/01/2008 9:27:49 AM PDT by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: rintense; PJ-Comix; mikrofon; martin_fierro
It was really fun. Kinda felt like a celebrity!

This happened to me one Halloween. Back in the day (close to 20 years ago) when I was in really good shape, I went as pro wrestler Randy "Macho Man" Savage. Same height, same weight, same age, looked like him, could do the voice, the whole nine yards. I even got asked for autographs!

BTW, rintense, you do a good Sarah Palin! Hope you have at least another four years to employ this!

25 posted on 11/01/2008 9:30:35 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Obamanomics: That'll leave some Marx.)
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To: JZelle

Too funny! Now wipe this diet coke off my screen or buy me a new monitor! :)


26 posted on 11/01/2008 9:33:07 AM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: rintense
Hey there cute-stuff ! Mrs Nam Vet and I went to a country western honky tonk last night, and the 2 Sarahs were super popular too.

Super Couric greeting, may I say.

Nam Vet

27 posted on 11/01/2008 9:33:07 AM PDT by Nam Vet (Obama is the radical left's ' moist dream ' for America.)
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To: rintense
It is always amazing to me how good looking conservative women are... especially when compared to liberal women. You are among the best looking of all conservative women, Rintense.

Thank you for your Halloween story; I hope it is very scary for followers of The One.

28 posted on 11/01/2008 9:33:34 AM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: rintense; NeoCaveman; xsmommy; secret garden; CholeraJoe; SoothingDave; VRWCmember

Awesome story. We WILL win.


29 posted on 11/01/2008 9:34:11 AM PDT by tioga (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.)
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To: rintense

Oops, should have mentioned SMART, too.


30 posted on 11/01/2008 9:35:16 AM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Swordmaker

Thanks, but its the costume. I’m a jeans and baseball hat kinda gal. :)


31 posted on 11/01/2008 9:35:16 AM PDT by rintense (All da mavericks in da house put yo hands up!)
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To: JZelle

Looter guy! great costume, just great!


32 posted on 11/01/2008 9:35:34 AM PDT by tioga (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.)
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To: Charles Henrickson; rintense; PJ-Comix; mikrofon; Tijeras_Slim
Back in the day (close to 20 years ago) when I was in really good shape, I went as pro wrestler Randy "Macho Man" Savage. Same height, same weight, same age, looked like him, could do the voice, the whole nine yards.

Charlie and Slim.

33 posted on 11/01/2008 9:36:05 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: JZelle

Good Lord, thanks for the belly laugh! Looter guy is the epitome of the Obama supporter.


34 posted on 11/01/2008 9:38:13 AM PDT by Textide
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To: rintense

Cool!

I was up until really late, and went out to the convenience store for an ice cream bar about 3 o’clock this morning. Talked to the clerk there. He basically said he had thought Obama was going to turn out to be a great candidate, but he’s decided that the big O is a big 0.


35 posted on 11/01/2008 9:38:33 AM PDT by john in springfield
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To: Jeff Head

awesome pics!!

many I hadn’t seen yet...they encourage me!

thanks!


36 posted on 11/01/2008 9:43:19 AM PDT by Faux_Pas ("If I know the answer I'll tell you the answer, and if I don't, I'll just respond, cleverly." ~R.)
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To: rintense
Great post!

Thanks... here in central Wisconsin we have our share of Obama signs, (This a huge democrat base... Dammed if I know why.) but more and more McCain/Palin signs have been creeping into the picture. More so than when Bush ran for re-election in 04.

I am optimistic of a McCain victory. I just voted absentee and it felt good to vote for McCain!

Loved reading your story. You make a great Sarah Palin!

You maverick you! ; )

37 posted on 11/01/2008 9:44:41 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: JZelle
LOL!

Ya know I never noticed the upside down beer bottle Looter Guy's back pocket.

38 posted on 11/01/2008 9:54:05 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: rintense
Hot is hot is HOT !!


39 posted on 11/01/2008 9:55:00 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: rintense

Love the one finger salute for Katie. Nobody is more deserving. Great costume!


40 posted on 11/01/2008 9:55:27 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: rintense

Well Palin has given hope to brunnettes. Who says blondes have more fun. Although I hate the knee high boots look. UGHH!!!!!!!


41 posted on 11/01/2008 9:59:47 AM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (If McCain loses I'm moving to Alaska!!!!)
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To: Jeff Head

Joe the Plumber reminds me of the guy from Ghosthunters. Am I the only one?


42 posted on 11/01/2008 10:02:32 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If You Have A BRAIN - You'll Vote For MCCAIN)
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To: Jeff Head

Check the guy in the stripes in the second row of pictures. “What the F... did you say?”


43 posted on 11/01/2008 10:07:48 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I can't vote for a guy who's name sounds like my cat puking up a hairball. Baaarrraaaacccck!)
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To: JZelle

Cooter!!!

That is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a while! Must. Stop. Giggling.


44 posted on 11/01/2008 10:23:14 AM PDT by Evie Munchkin (GO SARAH GO!)
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To: Hildy

I started a new job recently, and for some reason I think my new boss (a Republican) thinks I’m an 0bama person, too. Not sure why. But I need to let a hint drop that I’m a conservative without injecting politics into our work relationship.


45 posted on 11/01/2008 10:25:14 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: rintense

Thread of WIN.


46 posted on 11/01/2008 10:27:38 AM PDT by steve0
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To: rintense

You look great as Sarah Palin.


47 posted on 11/01/2008 10:28:20 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: rintense
Sarah is awesome!!! Palin fever has taken hold of the country and the libs and MSM are dismissing and dissing at their peril.

Now rintense, if I may say so, I think you are HOT in every way! Love those pics, excellent writeup, awesome profile! Beauty, brains and a Republican. Thanks! you made my day. ;O)
48 posted on 11/01/2008 10:44:07 AM PDT by Lux-In-Domino
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

“Well Palin has given hope to brunettes.”

Brunettes have ‘always’ been hotter than blonds, Imho.

the Deets

McCuda08


49 posted on 11/01/2008 10:51:52 AM PDT by ebiskit (South Park Republican ( I see Red People ))
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To: Faux_Pas
GREAT! Glad it helps. Please pass them around.

Here's a link to email:

MEET THE PEOPLE WHO WILL DEFEAT OBAMA
http://www.jeffhead.com/obama/obamadefeat.htm

50 posted on 11/01/2008 11:10:40 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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