Skip to comments.Dems represent at Palin event (They seem worried...) [Palin's Hometown]
Posted on 12/12/2009 10:43:28 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
SANDPOINT Local Democrats turned out Thursday to demonstrate that not everybody in Bonner County buys what Sarah Palin is selling.
We just wanted to show that there were some people who dont think Sarah Palin is the greatest thing since sliced bread, said Laura Bry, chair of the Bonner County Democrat Central Committee.
Bry was among a dozen like-minded folks who gathered at the Sandpoint Business & Events Center to express their viewpoint. Some carried signs, the tone of which covered a broad spectrum of sentiment.
One sign read, Thank God You Lost and was adorned with a smiley face and a cross, while another read, Stop Making Things Up.
Bry, who carried the latter sign, said she went to the former vice presidential candidates book-signing event to peacefully protest, not to pick a fight.
We worked on being polite and not getting into verbal arguments, said Bry.
Not that there werent some harsh words, though.
Some Palin supporters, fresh from meeting a woman they deeply admire after standing in line all day, reacted strongly to the presence of Palin opponents.
There was some nasty jeering and some verbal confrontations.
We didnt really want to be anti-Palin, Bry said of her segment of the protest group. My best friend thinks Sarah Palin is just an awesome woman. I dont want to be disrespectful to my neighbors and I dont want to be disrespectful to Sarah Palin either. I just dont agree with her on almost anything.
Jenni Roberts-Martin said some of the Palin supporters vitriol was directed squarely at her and her children, but has no regrets about exercising her civil rights.
I sincerely hope thats the lesson my children take away from last night that if you stand quietly and refuse to be baited, free speech is a valuable, inalienable right, Roberts-Martin said in an e-mail to The Daily Bee.
Both Bry and Roberts-Martin praised Sandpoint Fire Chief Robert Tyler and Police Chief Mark Lockwood for smoothing some of the ruffled feathers.
Lockwood said it only took a straightforward reminder to ease tensions.
We made it very plan: The woman thats in there signing books is a staunch advocate of having these people out here and letting them exercise their right to do this and that pretty much diffused it, he said.
Lockwood added that he was pleased with how the event ultimately unfolded and said there isnt much he would do differently. He said one of the bigger factors of the evening was Palins deep roots in Bonner County.
The big factor was her family knew so many people, he said.
Were you there for this? What actually happened?
Perhaps they don’t think that someone who is intelligent, attractive, morally sound, law-abiding, and patriotic should ever be in any political office.
There doesn’t seem to be much precedent for it.
She was marketing her book. Dems were free not to buy it. THAT’S FREE MARKET TO ALL OF US.
These protesters are nuts.
THESE PEOPLE DIDN’T KNOW THAT IT WAS STILL A BUSINESS, WITH ORDINARY AMERICAN WORKERS (e.g., people working at printing press, marketing staff, etc.) BENEFITING FOR PALIN’S GOOD SALES TURNOUTS.
AND GOOD PALIN BOOK SALES TURNOUTS WOULD MEAN MORE TAXES FOR OBAMA’S BIG GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER.
Geesh. DEMOCRATS ARE REALLY ANTI-BUSINESS.
Gee a whole dozen? WOW! 12 people. OK I will give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe 13. LOL You are not going to vote for her anyway so Buzz off! ! !
LOL!!! You last sentence nailed it!
Er... I meant not to be disrespectful, of course.
We just wanted to show that there were some people who dont think Sarah Palin is the greatest thing since sliced bread, said Laura Bry,”
Wow, Laura, you musta’ gone plumb BALLISTIC back when that damned ass obama was testifying to the moment when the seas lowered and the heat abated. Right Laura? Musta’skinned his ass alive, girl....right? Right? Ya’ did didn’t ya’?
They must think a dozen socialists equals thousands of Conservatives. I hope they think that way over the next 10 1/2 months.
I often would like to see a police report like this one I ammaking up...
This woman/man came up behind me and started yelling insults at Sarah. Then he/she attempted to bite off my elbow!
He/she attempted to hit me in the knee with his/her nose!
But conservatives don’t often do such things..
I think since they are very, very afraid that she might be the “one” to beat “THE ONE”.
Despite what the reporter may have been trying to do the quotes captured do NOT do what he intended, IMHO. Especially the quote from the chair which implies that the vast majority of folks in Bonner Country DO think she’s the best thing since sliced bread! LOL
Don’t get me wrong though — I agree with you regarding the reporter’s bias completely. I just love it when they are ineffective... Most “regular” folks can see through such one-sided articles, frankly.
Actually, the only problem I have with their PROTEST is that they were making a POLITICAL PROTEST at a NON POLITICAL EVENT.
It does just prove that she remains viable, and a threat to the Marxists’ plans - even though she ISN’T in office, and isn’t running! Since when has ANY former candidate freaked out the Dems this badly? :) LOL
I do get your point though — she is technically a private citizen, but she has transcended politics judging by her reception on the Tonight Show last night. She possesses something they can’t put their finger on as none of their prospective candidates nor elected or appointed officials can hold a candle to her, really... At least not when she’s being held back like she was by McCain’s campaign staff...
9 people picket Palin in Sandpoint. #fb 7:42 PM Dec 10th from txt