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Palin goes to bat for Chambliss on Monday
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Monday, December 01, 2008 | JIM THARPE

Posted on 12/01/2008 6:28:38 AM PST by redk

Augusta — Several thousand people stood in the cold Monday morning for the chance to get inside the James Brown Arena to see Alaska Gov. — and new Republican star — Sarah Palin.

Palin was in Augusta to start a four-city campaign swing for incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who is locked in a hotly contested runoff with Democrat Jim Martin. The race will be decided Tuesday, and Palin’s appearance is part of Chambliss’s effort to get conservative voters to the polls.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: chambliss; gop; palin; runoff
"More than 2,000 people RSVP’ed the Augusta event, but organizers were expecting 3,000-plus."

I love it. hahaha

1 posted on 12/01/2008 6:28:38 AM PST by redk
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To: redk

Gee, I thought she was a drag on the ticket? </mega_feigned_surprise>


2 posted on 12/01/2008 6:31:37 AM PST by incredulous joe ("No road is long with good company. " - Turkish Proverb)
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To: redk

Seems strange that Chambliss would want someone who “cost McCain the election” to campaign for him..../sarc


3 posted on 12/01/2008 6:34:53 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan (Join me now in the NEW Reagan Revolution, to bring Conservatism BACK! www.reaganaction.com)
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To: redk

I guess McNut turned him down. </sarc>


4 posted on 12/01/2008 6:39:30 AM PST by cowboyway ("The beauty of the Second Amendment is you won't need it until they try to take it away"--Jefferson)
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To: redk
Almost forgot! There are Palin thread rules:


5 posted on 12/01/2008 6:42:07 AM PST by cowboyway ("The beauty of the Second Amendment is you won't need it until they try to take it away"--Jefferson)
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To: redk

BEST MOVE SAXBY EVER MADE!!!!!

I am going today to the 4:00 in Gwinnett! I am so excited! I will take pictures and update this thread and post them as soon as I get back.

BTW can someone tell me how to post the pictures?


6 posted on 12/01/2008 6:48:57 AM PST by HomeschoolMomma (No thanks...I already have a Messiah!)
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To: redk

I just watched her on CNN live feed. She was awesome. This lady could sell snow to an Eskimo. She basically said that tomorrow in Georgia we take the first step in rebuilding America. Right on!


7 posted on 12/01/2008 6:49:52 AM PST by GipperGal
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To: GipperGal

Just floors me that there are weinerheads here on FR who can watch the same thing and call the woman a liability to the GOP


8 posted on 12/01/2008 6:51:12 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: HomeschoolMomma
First upload the photos to a website like photobucket.com

And then you post them here using the direct link that photobucket gives you. Use html code for posting photos.

9 posted on 12/01/2008 6:52:22 AM PST by GipperGal
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

And just where in Georgia are Peggy Noonan, George Will, David Frum and Kathleen Parker appearing today and how many tickets have been issued to the throngs that want to hear them speak?


10 posted on 12/01/2008 6:55:23 AM PST by laconic
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
Just floors me that there are weinerheads here on FR who can watch the same thing and call the woman a liability to the GOP

They're either dippy RINO types or, in one case at least, a lunatic uber Christian Reich member who doesn't think she's socially conservative enough.

I don't put much stock in those fruitloops.

I can see every potential 2012 candidate saying to himself, "If she decides to run, it's over for me. She'll win the nomination without breaking a sweat."

11 posted on 12/01/2008 6:55:40 AM PST by GipperGal
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To: GipperGal

“I just watched her on CNN live feed. She was awesome. This lady could sell snow to an Eskimo. She basically said that tomorrow in Georgia we take the first step in rebuilding America. Right on!”


Anybody have video of this yet? Missed it this morning. I was going to go to the 4pm rally in Atlanta as well, but got sidetracked due to travel constraints.


12 posted on 12/01/2008 6:59:35 AM PST by davek70
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To: HomeschoolMomma

I’ll be there as well.

I’m easily recognized...I’ll be the kinda short, kinda fat, kinda cute guy with a Sony Mavica CD400. Oh, and I’ll be wearing some kinda clothes, too. LOL

Seriously, if you need to post your pics afterwards, FReepmail me and I’ll post them for you.


13 posted on 12/01/2008 7:01:32 AM PST by papasmurf (Impeach the illegal bastard!)
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To: cowboyway


14 posted on 12/01/2008 7:04:08 AM PST by GipperGal
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To: davek70
She has another rally in about an hour (11am eastern). I'm sure CNN live video will carry that one too. She also has a rally at 1:30 eastern as well as the 4:00pm rally you mentioned.

I haven't seen any video yet, but I'm sure CNN will carry a clip of it soon.

15 posted on 12/01/2008 7:07:20 AM PST by GipperGal
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To: GipperGal

I’m on my way to the Savannah Civic Center to see Sarah and ol’ what’s his face that’s running for the US Senate. I’ll vote for him but I’m not happy about it.


16 posted on 12/01/2008 7:15:19 AM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: geezerwheezer

That’s what I mean about Palin being able to sell snow to an Eskimo. She’ll soon sell you on Saxby as the second coming of Churchill. It’s amazing. The lady is a natural.


17 posted on 12/01/2008 7:18:36 AM PST by GipperGal
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To: GipperGal

My God woman - you have Eowyn on your homepage - I couldn’t preach to the choir any more if I tried. You have great taste!


18 posted on 12/01/2008 7:18:36 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: geezerwheezer

My wife, kids and sister are going to the Macon (Perry) ralley. I wish I could go, but I had to work.


19 posted on 12/01/2008 7:20:08 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Join the Constitution Party)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
Chick power!


20 posted on 12/01/2008 7:29:00 AM PST by GipperGal
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To: geezerwheezer

If Saxby doesn’t win, there will be a fillibuster proof Senate. We cannot afford to lose!!! So learn his name - and get others to vote for him too - yeah, it’s that important! I affects every state, NOT JUST GEORGIA!

For years my mother could not understand why I voted party, as opposed to voting for person. This is why!!!

Republican Party People - we must keep the Democraps from getting their hands on that last little bit of control. God only knows what is going to happen with that Al Fraken garbage - He could take it all the way to the SC!

If YOU know someone in GA, call them, tell them to vote SAXBY - He need us now, AMERICA needs him now! SAXBY is the Rebublicans last hope! SAXBY IS AMERICAS LAST HOPE!!!


21 posted on 12/01/2008 7:35:42 AM PST by HomeschoolMomma (No thanks...I already have a Messiah!)
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To: redk
"SARAH! SARAH! SARAH!"
22 posted on 12/01/2008 7:36:26 AM PST by LiberConservative (Typical white guy)
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To: GipperGal
I just watched her on CNN live feed. She was awesome. This lady could sell snow to an Eskimo. She basically said that tomorrow in Georgia we take the first step in rebuilding America.

Those people that see through the lies and media spin flock to Sarah Palin because not only does she have the "she's one of us" thing down pat, but people sense something special about her, the ability to lead and inspire. It's the kind of appeal that makes you want to run through a brick wall for her.

You see those special characteristics in outstanding military leaders, great business people and legendary athletic coaches but in far too few of our political leaders and that's sad.

Ronald Reagan was that kind of leader and I believe she just could be cut from the same cloth. That doesn't make her Reagan but it makes her a special kind of politician, one that the country needs badly. If this nation has any chance to have its course changed back towards its guiding principles, it will take special leaders like her. JMO.

23 posted on 12/01/2008 8:01:20 AM PST by Al B.
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To: Al B.

“...people sense something special about her, the ability to lead and inspire. It’s the kind of appeal that makes you want to run through a brick wall for her....”

I agree. She has “it”.


24 posted on 12/01/2008 8:06:35 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Al B.

Some of the sniveling political-advisor types would have advised her to stay away from coming in as a ‘closer’ to a campaign that’s not a sure thing. But that’s not her style, much to her credit.


25 posted on 12/01/2008 8:43:32 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Al B.
You see those special characteristics in outstanding military leaders, great business people and legendary athletic coaches but in far too few of our political leaders and that's sad.

I know exactly what you mean. I remember a conversation I had with a friend some years ago. We were discussing Joan of Arc, and my friend said that she must have been an extraordinary woman for men to decide to follow her in battle. Imagine a 17 year old girl inspiring thousands of men to risk their lives and charge into battle behind her banner. That, my fried said, is true leadership.

Perhaps it's not for nothing that the Anchorage Daily News dubbed Sarah Palin "Alaska's Joan of Arc".

BTW, I just heard Palin's third stump speech for Saxby. She's amazing. She totally freelances off the text with each of her speeches. She knows how to work a crowd and deliver a stump speech better than any politician I've ever seen.

26 posted on 12/01/2008 11:31:27 AM PST by GipperGal
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To: GipperGal

“BTW, I just heard Palin’s third stump speech for Saxby. She’s amazing. She totally freelances off the text with each of her speeches. She knows how to work a crowd and deliver a stump speech better than any politician I’ve ever seen”


I noticed that as well. She was also speaking much more quickly and freely. It really seems like she “free” of the McCain closet and is really being herself now.

So, I thought the libs and media said she couldn’t speak without a teleprompter? I bet she could do almost any speech without one. That is where her journalism experience really helps her.


27 posted on 12/01/2008 12:36:11 PM PST by davek70
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To: davek70

She’s coming up on CNN live video for her final stump speech. She should be there any minute now.


28 posted on 12/01/2008 1:18:11 PM PST by GipperGal
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To: davek70
They say that she has a photographic memory.

Cindi Adams confirmed it in this article:

Meantime, that already skinny frame has lost weight. Campaign plane eats are crappy. Snack bars, crackers. Her kids bring their own food. Days go 7 a.m. to midnight, bags picked up 8 a.m. Get on a plane, each trip between one and four hours, then a motorcade, then back for the next run. No time to change. No first class. It's total crunch.

She has a photographic memory. Her head is down in the position papers, she blinks twice, never looks up, turns the page, reads some more. Reads, reads, reads. The kids adore her. She's happiest when they're along. Little Piper even has her own fan base and signs autographs. But, on the plane, if one hugs her, she puts her hands up to touch them, never takes eyes off the paper, just keeps reading.

The only time she relaxes is in the car with her family. The shoulders then slump a little, she doesn't seem happy, but, ever a good soldier, she turns it on for the crowds.

Yes, she's gone off the reservation, she feels "trapped," she hates swallowing her own freewheeling thoughts. Her speeches are read and approved by 17 people. She is surrounded by minders whose lot is to control her. She doesn't speak freely. She hunkers down with the only three who make her feel comfortable - Kris Perry, who ran her gubernatorial run, Penny Owen, her Alaska friend from high school who helps with the children, and the Husband. [emphasis added]


29 posted on 12/01/2008 1:30:37 PM PST by GipperGal
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To: laconic
"And just where in Georgia are Peggy Noonan, George Will, David Frum and Kathleen Parker appearing today and how many tickets have been issued to the throngs that want to hear them speak?"

LOL!!

I went to hear George Will speak here in September....lots of old baseball stories, half of which we've all heard a dozen times before......acted like he was bored with the significance of the election.

My "take away":

Voting doesn't matter...democracy doesn't matter...George Will doesn't matter.

30 posted on 12/01/2008 1:42:30 PM PST by cookcounty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why the ship is built." ---Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: davek70
There she was...

The Closer:


31 posted on 12/01/2008 1:58:44 PM PST by GipperGal
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To: GipperGal

The only sane thing McCain did during that entire campaign was pick Sarah Palin.


32 posted on 12/01/2008 2:04:00 PM PST by deannadurbin
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To: deannadurbin
The only sane thing McCain did during that entire campaign was pick Sarah Palin.

Right on. I found it funny how when Palin mentioned McCain's name at the rallies today, the applause was noticeably more muted.

33 posted on 12/01/2008 2:16:43 PM PST by GipperGal
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To: GipperGal
I noticed the same thing. We are watching something truly fantastic in political history. The transformation of a VP candidate from a losing ticket into the front runner for her parties nomination just days after the election. And a woman to boot. And a self made, non-rich, non-ivy educated woman from a small State ( by population ) Truly phenomenal.

Truth be told, without her there as our future it would really be a nightmare to contemplate the next 4 yrs with Bo in the White House. But she gives us something to hang on for.

Hi, Gal....this seems to be a friendlier thread for the time being !!

34 posted on 12/01/2008 2:30:57 PM PST by mick
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To: Monterrosa-24

I hope that she can really influence this election. Again, the massive decline today in the net worth of millions of Americans and I am sure many Georgians is not going to help Chambliss.


35 posted on 12/01/2008 2:34:32 PM PST by brydic1
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To: Al B.
Great point.

I remember a coach yrs ago saying there are two kinds of speeches a coach can make before a game.....the first one the players say, "Boy, that was a great speech" and the second one they say,"Outta my way I want to kick some ass today"! Knute Rockne comes to mind for the second. And as a political speaker, SP is the second also.

36 posted on 12/01/2008 2:39:08 PM PST by mick
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To: GipperGal
In a Savannah TV station's account of the Savannah rally today, there was a quote from someone there that goes back to a big concern of mine -- can she change minds? This was a quote from an Obama supporter:
Barack Obama supporter Gregory Broome was surprised by the governor's speech.

"I think she is wonderful speaker it was invigorating to watch her speak, to see what she had to say, she talked about some core issues and I agreed with her, that was nice," said Broome.

Governor Palin has star power

It's just one anecdote but I think Sarah needs to get in front of as many live audiences as she can in the next couple of years. Problem is how to do that. She's really getting sniped at by Alaska Democrats and the MSM for this political trip. Other politicians make trips and speeches all the time without this kind of heat (Barry...cough, cough), but Sarah takes the heat. She's going to have to figure out how to deal with this.

37 posted on 12/01/2008 2:43:35 PM PST by Al B.
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

“Just floors me that there are weinerheads here on FR who can watch the same thing and call the woman a liability to the GOP”

Most are still stewing in the fact that their RINO relic would have lost even worse had it bot been for Sara.


38 posted on 12/01/2008 2:51:13 PM PST by Grunthor (bush04 - 62, 040, 610 mccain08 - 58, 164, 693.......Moving left is NOT the answer!)
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To: mick
I think there are a number of examples of "I'd run through a brick wall for that guy (or gal)" out there in many areas of society.

Knute Rockne was certainly one of those people. At the risk of drawing the ire of the Coach K haters, I would cite him as a recent example in sports as our Olympic basketball coach. He took a bunch of selfish, egocentric NBA stars and molded them into an awesome team, one that displayed all-out effort and teamwork in reclaiming the gold medal for the USA. As a basketball fan, it was a joy to watch and to a man, these heretofore prima donnas were gushing about him.

Of course, Coach K is a West Point grad and might know a thing or two about leadership. :)

SP has already demonstrated this kind of leadership at the state level. I hope she and others like her get the chance at the national level. They're going to have to rally people to a cause that may be unnatural for them if there is any chance to reclaim our country. I think we're in pretty desperate shape but I'm certainly willing to give people like Sarah a shot.

39 posted on 12/01/2008 4:08:40 PM PST by Al B.
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To: Al B.

My advice to Palin would be for her to stay in AK next year and work on the budget. With the poor economy, many states are going to have serious budget problems. AK is also going to have issues regarding oil. The biggest hurdle for Palin is proving herself to be competent problem solver. If she can handle budget and energy issues successfully, then her Presidential stock will sour.


40 posted on 12/01/2008 7:12:29 PM PST by yongin (Converting people to Mormonism makes the world more conservative)
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