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:
No, you’re not. I’ve always heard that about southern Baptists. I went to a christian school in Oklahoma and one of my classmates told me that this SB guy came up to her and told her she was going to hell for wearing pants. She couldn’t believe it, neither could I. We just steered clear of him for the rest of our schooling. I imagine his head has been exploding for the past 11 months now.
I don’t see that. I am Baptist and I know a Baptist preacher and many, many Baptist friends and all are for her.
Whenever I visit a Baptist church on a Sunday, I make sure I’m wearing a dress or skirt for that very reason! Just trying to be respectful and abide by their customs.
If she knew football like she knows politics, she’d be wearing a Giants sweatshirt.
That’s silly. I have been to Baptist churches many times and women wear pants and even jeans.
Not around here they don’t!
Maybe on Wednesday nite bible study, but on Sundays, the tradition of “Sunday Best” still holds.
Nothing wrong with that. I haven’t worn a dress since ‘93 and my church is casual dress.
You can remind your friends that the Lord raised up Esther to save the Jews from destruction. In the New Testament, woman aren’t supposed to be over men in ministry/teaching the Word. Maybe Sarah is being ‘raised up’ for a similar reason; to save the US from destruction.
LOL!!!-With a name like rabidRALPH, that’s a brave admission that you no longer wear a dress! Good on ya! ; )
(PS...That pic on your homepage is funny! Yep, he certainly is a giant Stinkhorn, ain’t he? One of these days I’ll have to get mine done.)
She's done her time in kitchen. Five kids prove that. And I would not consider any media-overblown family issues as disqualifiers for any goals or dreams she may entertain.
While I am not a fan of ordaining women for reasons(Scripturally based) that I will not delve into here, I think that care needs to be exercised when trying to bring Scriptural prohibitions into areas where they may not apply, such as women in elective office. What I see Sarah doing is filling a vacuum of leadership and character created by compromising RINOS such Huckabee and Romney and McCain and the rest. What really shines her star is her credibility. She doesn't have to proclaim that she is one of us, we know it instinctively! And we laugh when these other RINO clowns choke on their own proclamations of commonality. They are pitifully transparent. We are so over them.
I think your friend is just jealous because he's not Todd Palin!
Nope, do not see it on Youtube. But the Democrats continue to act like a bunch of sexist pigs. This guy was a bigshot from Biden's campaign. Not sure what his name was, but he should have had his butt handed too him for such a sexist comment.
That’s how I like to think of it about her.
But at the same time, if a woman is called to preach the Word-I don’t have the least problem with it. The usual “rules” don’t apply in the end times, imo. God will use whom He will.
LOL! No, I’m a woman. My screen name is for my old roommate’s dog, Ralph the pug.
Very well put, Tonytitan!!
She is indeed filling a vacuum! Much like Debra, when there was no man with a spine to lead Israel, she took up the slack.
As for my friend....he certainly ain’t no Todd, that’s fer sure! LOL
Sarah is one lucky gal! ; )
Ha! I was hoping as much.
And hoping you’d get the humor.
LOL! That's kind of like the kid who get caught with his hand in the cookie jar just as dad walks into the room.
It would seem that if you're going to disobey Gods directives, just as he's 'walking' into the door isn't the best time to do so.
Here’s the video.
We both err in assuming to know the mind of God.
We’ll all know the truth one of these days. But I am sure of my salvation just as you are of yours.
I ain’t up to a theological debate right now, it won’t change my mind or yours.
I gots to get to work now to support my younguns.
Have a bless’d day, Mr. Eagle.
Amen and Amen!
I wasn’t agreeing or disagreeing with your take on womens involvement. Based on your post you seem to think there is disapproval from God for such.
I was simily commenting on the timing of your disobediance.
You must have a very interesting kitchen.
Lot’s of stuff here.
But I thought everyone hated her. I bet they all shouted really pointed insults at her. What? They didn’t. Impossible. The media has said she is hated so it must be true.
Coming from a rural area, I’ve had similar experiences to what you describe. I think there are probably clusters in rural areas, that have little to do with Church doctrine, and more to do with “how it was always done before”. I’m not sure of the religious affiliation of the few men who have told me they didn’t think a “woman could handle the job” and “she should be running, she needs to be with her family”, but I know they consider themselves “deeply” religious. I usually make them angry anyway, because I will defend Sarah tooth and nail (and I’m sure, my being a woman grates them more.)
I don’t, however, think it’s a big group of people. Most people I know, even ministers of various faiths, like her, and support her. Ironically, the “deeply religious” ones who hate her are Huckabee supporters, so maybe there is a correlation, or maybe they relate to his experience as a former minister. Like I said, though, I live in a rural area with more churches than people, so take it for what it’s worth. :)
Huckabee is a modern day Elmer Gantry. Sarah is authentic and Huckabee knows it. His phoniness can't compete with her authenticity. And he knows it.
.....Sincerity is everything. If you can fake that, youve got it made.
I can always find something to laugh about and FReepers have some of the best senses of humor.
Speaking from the vantage point of many years inside Baptist churches -- Yes, you are 'way off base!!!
I’m SBC and the reason that there aren’t women preachers in SBC is that there are scriptures against it (I could look them up, but I’m lazy). However, there are no scriptures against women holding public office.
As for the pants issue, it really depends on where you are. I wouldn’t dare wear pants to church in the south! I don’t know if things have changed, but when I was growing up in AR you either wore a suit and tie or a nice Sunday dress to church. Here in the North West you can pretty much wear anything (within reason) to church and no one really cares. I usually wear nice jeans and a sweater in the winter.