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Crowd of 1,000+ turns out for Palin's Wasilla picnic
Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | Saturday, July 25, 2009 | Josh Painter

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"

- JP


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: palin; palinpicnic; picnic; sarahpalin; wasilla
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1 posted on 07/25/2009 5:19:13 AM PDT by Josh Painter
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To: Josh Painter

ThousandS, not 1,000


2 posted on 07/25/2009 5:20:06 AM PDT by The Wizard (Democrat Party: a criminal enterprise)
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To: Josh Painter
more than a thousand people

later in the piece it suggests as high as 4,000

3 posted on 07/25/2009 5:23:12 AM PDT by The Wizard (Democrat Party: a criminal enterprise)
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To: Josh Painter

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.


4 posted on 07/25/2009 5:24:45 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Josh Painter

Anything less than 8,000 folks would be considered a small, private event for Palin! ; )


5 posted on 07/25/2009 5:30:46 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Ah, but what do I know?)
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To: The Wizard

I love her and wish her God speed, she is in my prayers.


6 posted on 07/25/2009 5:31:23 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Josh Painter

7 posted on 07/25/2009 5:37:01 AM PDT by StandUpChuck
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To: Always Right
Huckabee was worthless...

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.

8 posted on 07/25/2009 5:37:50 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: SolidWood; euram; Al B.; Jeff Head

PING


9 posted on 07/25/2009 5:48:47 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Josh Painter; All

Just WOW! Methinks that the anklebiters will ultimately see a tough time of it in Alaska from here on in...

10 posted on 07/25/2009 5:51:35 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Josh Painter
Sarah will now get her book out, go on tour, give speeches and promote conservatie principles all over this country in the midst of the Obama administration disaster and gain great political capital in the process. Then she will support conservative candidates in 2010 and help them win, amassing much more political capital. She will then take all of that and make an awesome, stunning run for the Presidency in 2012.



MANY MORE STICKER DESIGNS HERE

11 posted on 07/25/2009 5:52:54 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Always Right

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.
barbra ann


12 posted on 07/25/2009 5:56:56 AM PDT by barb-tex (Regardless of what you may have heard Sarah is not gone!)
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To: Tonytitan
Ok, I'm going to go way out and a limb here (and pull on my fireman bunkers, too.), but wasn't Huck a former So. Baptist preacher? As I understand it, most Baptist churches have an issue with women in leadership (ministerial) positions. Could that be where some of his ire comes from?

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?

13 posted on 07/25/2009 6:02:00 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Ah, but what do I know?)
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To: Josh Painter

Can’t wait to see how the anklebiters turn this into an ethics complaint somehow.


14 posted on 07/25/2009 6:08:53 AM PDT by kevkrom (Obama: Stuck on "Stupidly")
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To: Always Right

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.


15 posted on 07/25/2009 6:15:25 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Josh Painter

No FIrst Dude?


16 posted on 07/25/2009 6:17:50 AM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation)
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To: ozark hilljilly

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.


17 posted on 07/25/2009 6:22:04 AM PDT by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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To: Always Right
Did you see that idiot on O’Reilly last night. Huckabee let the Dem operative get in a whole bunch of cheap shots at Sarah

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.

18 posted on 07/25/2009 6:33:07 AM PDT by McGruff (Barack Obama. You're no better than John Murtha. Apologize to those police officers.)
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To: HiramQuick
Thanks for clarifying that, Hiram.
But I'm thinking a lot of the SBC churches in rural areas missed the memo. They may not state it publicly, but they really don't like women preachers.

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?

19 posted on 07/25/2009 6:37:30 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Ah, but what do I know?)
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To: McGruff

If you want to contact Mike Huckabee and tell him what you think, here you go:

http://www.mikehuckabee.com/index.cfm?fa=Contact.Home


20 posted on 07/25/2009 6:41:02 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: ozark hilljilly

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.


21 posted on 07/25/2009 6:45:27 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: ozark hilljilly

I don’t see that. I am Baptist and I know a Baptist preacher and many, many Baptist friends and all are for her.


22 posted on 07/25/2009 6:49:24 AM PDT by surelyclintonsbaddream (show us your birth certificate---millions of babies can't show us theirs)
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To: rabidralph

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.


23 posted on 07/25/2009 6:51:09 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (This tagline is false.)
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To: StandUpChuck

If she knew football like she knows politics, she’d be wearing a Giants sweatshirt.


24 posted on 07/25/2009 6:51:23 AM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: surelyclintonsbaddream
It might be where you live. We are about as isolated and rural as you can get. But then again, my preacher friend may be an anomaly and just letting his 'man bias' get in the way.
25 posted on 07/25/2009 6:53:39 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (This tagline is false.)
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To: ozark hilljilly

That’s silly. I have been to Baptist churches many times and women wear pants and even jeans.


26 posted on 07/25/2009 7:02:51 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: squarebarb

Not around here they don’t!
Maybe on Wednesday nite bible study, but on Sundays, the tradition of “Sunday Best” still holds.


27 posted on 07/25/2009 7:05:59 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (This tagline is false.)
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To: ozark hilljilly

Nothing wrong with that. I haven’t worn a dress since ‘93 and my church is casual dress.


28 posted on 07/25/2009 7:06:51 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: ozark hilljilly

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.


29 posted on 07/25/2009 7:10:12 AM PDT by Vor Lady ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." JFK)
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To: rabidralph

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.)


30 posted on 07/25/2009 7:14:19 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (This tagline is false.)
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To: ozark hilljilly
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.

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!

31 posted on 07/25/2009 7:16:00 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: McGruff
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.

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.

32 posted on 07/25/2009 7:17:01 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Vor Lady

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.


33 posted on 07/25/2009 7:17:35 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (This tagline is false.)
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To: ozark hilljilly

LOL! No, I’m a woman. My screen name is for my old roommate’s dog, Ralph the pug.


34 posted on 07/25/2009 7:19:17 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: Tonytitan

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! ; )


35 posted on 07/25/2009 7:21:57 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (This tagline is false.)
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To: rabidralph

Ha! I was hoping as much.
And hoping you’d get the humor.


36 posted on 07/25/2009 7:24:48 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (This tagline is false.)
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To: ozark hilljilly
The usual “rules” don’t apply in the end times, imo

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.

37 posted on 07/25/2009 7:37:47 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries for the American farmer.)
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To: Always Right; All

Here’s the video.

http://www.freedomslighthouse.com/2009/07/dem-strategist-insults-palin-repeatedly.html


38 posted on 07/25/2009 7:42:01 AM PDT by McGruff (Barack Obama. You're no better than John Murtha. Apologize to those police officers.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

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.


39 posted on 07/25/2009 7:45:13 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (This tagline is false.)
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To: ozark hilljilly
God will use whom He will.

Amen and Amen!

40 posted on 07/25/2009 7:45:59 AM PDT by Vor Lady ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." JFK)
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To: ozark hilljilly

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.


41 posted on 07/25/2009 7:53:21 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries for the American farmer.)
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To: Tonytitan
"She's done her time in kitchen. Five kids prove that."

You must have a very interesting kitchen.

42 posted on 07/25/2009 8:03:39 AM PDT by jim macomber (Author: "Bargained for Exchange", "Art & Part", "A Grave Breach" http://www.jamesmacomber.com)
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To: SoCalPol; Victoria Delsoul; cripplecreek; PennsylvaniaMom; KansasGirl; Perdogg; jla; ...

Lot’s of stuff here.


43 posted on 07/25/2009 8:16:50 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Josh Painter

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.


44 posted on 07/25/2009 8:29:51 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (I AM JIM THOMPSON! Huckaboob is Joy Behar's Favorite Republican RuPaul=W.Jennings Bryant of today.)
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To: ozark hilljilly

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. :)


45 posted on 07/25/2009 8:37:40 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (I AM JIM THOMPSON! Huckaboob is Joy Behar's Favorite Republican RuPaul=W.Jennings Bryant of today.)
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To: ozark hilljilly
....but wasn't Huck a former So. Baptist preacher? As I understand it, most Baptist churches have an issue with women in leadership (ministerial) positions. Could that be where some of his ire comes from?

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, you’ve got it made.”

46 posted on 07/25/2009 8:39:00 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin is our Iron Lady from the North)
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To: ozark hilljilly

I can always find something to laugh about and FReepers have some of the best senses of humor.


47 posted on 07/25/2009 8:46:49 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: Josh Painter
Check out this totally pedestrian, just-the-facts-Ma'am (as I see them) story from Politico on the governor's picnic. The author used every opportunity to explain away the large crowd.
48 posted on 07/25/2009 8:50:25 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: ozark hilljilly
"I am way off base? "

Speaking from the vantage point of many years inside Baptist churches -- Yes, you are 'way off base!!!

49 posted on 07/25/2009 8:55:35 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: ozark hilljilly

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.


50 posted on 07/25/2009 9:03:19 AM PDT by Evie Munchkin (Sarah in 2012!)
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