Skip to comments.Crowd of 1,000+ turns out for Palin's Wasilla picnic
Posted on 07/25/2009 5:19:13 AM PDT by Josh Painter
Dwarfing the numbers that traditionally show up for the governor's annual picnic in Wasilla, Alaska, more than a thousand people turned out Friday for Gov. Sarah Palin's last such event that she will host as governor in her hometown.
Some in the crowd came from as far away from Wasilla as Louisiana and Texas. Adrienne Ross, media director, New York State organizer and an executive board member of the 2012 Draft Sarah Committee was there, and she posted an after action report with lots of photos on her blog Motivation Truth here.
Alaskan Tammy Swofford was also there, and she blogged it (also with photos) here. another Alaskan, June, who blogs at Sunhusky's Alaska, blogged with photos here. Another Alaskan transplant, Ben Wargo, blogged it here.
As for the legacy media, KTUU's story and video is here. KTVA's story is here. The AP story is here. Raw AP video of the governor signing autographs, serving hot dogs and mingling with the crowd is here. A video of her speech to the crowed is here.
After the picnic, the governor tweeted:
"Great 3rd(& final) Governor's Picnic in hometown tonite;loved the focus: honoring military&Blue Star families;no politickin' just patriotism"Looking ahead to the Saturday and Sunday picnics, Gov. Palin sent this message:
"Tomrrw host Anch Gov's Picnic; LtGov Parnell/I love these events- literally getting to serve you!Then Sunday Frbnks Picnic/Transition speech"
ThousandS, not 1,000
later in the piece it suggests as high as 4,000
Did you see that idiot on O’Reilly last night. Huckabee let the Dem opperative get in a whole bunch of cheap shots at Sarah comparing her to some cheap TV series slut. Huckabee was worthless turning the no spin zone, into a hate-monger fest.
Anything less than 8,000 folks would be considered a small, private event for Palin! ; )
I love her and wish her God speed, she is in my prayers.
1Kings 22:24 says "Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near and struck Micaiah on the cheek and said, "How did the Spirit of the LORD pass from me to speak to you?"(NASB)
Huckabee is the new Zedekiah that can't stand the fact that the Lord is elevating Sarah over him and putting her credibility on display for all to see while exposing him for the charlatan that he is.
Just WOW! Methinks that the anklebiters will ultimately see a tough time of it in Alaska from here on in...
You can expect no better from the Huck. Like Dems, Huck wishes she would just go away, like the Moon, or Mars or some where.
I'm friends with a man who is a preacher with Baptist leanings and that po’ feller absolutely HATES her-but is hesitant to say exactly WHY he does. I can't help but wonder if maybe that is a reason. It doesn't make any sense, since she embodies all the values that we as Christian Americans hold dear. I'm beginning to think a lot of these folks would prefer she stay in the kitchen, so to speak, and not be an example or leader.
Anyone else thinking this? I am way off base?
Can’t wait to see how the anklebiters turn this into an ethics complaint somehow.
That doesn’t surprise me at all. Huckleberry is a POS that’s still a wannabe and loves to trash Sarah. He may be a RINO but he isn’t a conservative.
No FIrst Dude?
That has no bearing with Huckabee .... what he is, is a shallow dirtbag manipulator that will use anything to get what he wants.
The So. Baptist Convention has many women in roles of leadership. The seminaries have a high percentage of men/women mix.
But quite frankly, the huckster has always been more politician than preacher ... his past speaks for itself. It is called “self-first” It is who he is and who he has always been.
Anybody got a Youtube clip of this? If all of this is true it's time to get The Huckster fired from Fox News or stop watching them.
At least that's what I have heard from parishioners-it's probably not official policy, but rather a holdover from the "old days". I ain't SBC, so I shouldn't even be speculating on it, eh?
If you want to contact Mike Huckabee and tell him what you think, here you go: