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Palin, Bush visit to Wilkes hits a snag
Wilkes Journal Patriot ^ | April 16, 2010 | Chuck Hubbard

Posted on 04/16/2010 10:56:20 AM PDT by EveningStar

An event set for June 5 on the campus of Wilkes Community College, featuring speeches by former first lady Laura Bush and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has run into planning difficulties, WCC trustees were told last night during a meeting at the college's North Wilkesboro Center...

WCC officials were initially told to expect between 5,000 and 8,000 people, but that that anticipated attendance has grown to 30,0000 (sic) or 40,000...

Hagaman told board members that covering everything needed to address such a huge crowd "would require a Herculean effort for (BRERG) to pull this off safely and successfully by June 5."...

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: bush; completewomanexpo; laurabush; northcarolina; palin; sarahpalin; wilkes; wilkesboro; wilkescollege; wilkescounty

1 posted on 04/16/2010 10:56:21 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

they’re gonna need a bigger stadium!


2 posted on 04/16/2010 10:57:40 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: EveningStar

:^) Gee, I wonder why such a huge crowd is anticipated? Could it be people are hungry for integrity and courage?


3 posted on 04/16/2010 10:58:12 AM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: EveningStar

What idiots thought Sarah Palin and Laura Bush, two of the most beloved public figures in the US, would only attract five to eight thousand people?


4 posted on 04/16/2010 11:01:56 AM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: Fiddlstix; Jay Thomas; never2late; GOP_Raider; victim soul; VampireStateNY; NavyCanDo; RonDog; ...

(((PING)))


5 posted on 04/16/2010 11:01:57 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

This is Great...


6 posted on 04/16/2010 11:04:20 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Republic

I have family in that area of NC and know that campus, it’s not very large. In perspective the Merle Watson Festivle draws around 15K but is spreadout over 15 or so acres. That area of NC is Palin country and actually will draw from the Triad and Boone/Blowing Rock ares so yeah I’m not suprised at the expected turn-out.

Might have to think about working local connections for tickets.


7 posted on 04/16/2010 11:05:01 AM PDT by ATLDiver
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To: Bat_Chemist; TaxRelief

NC


8 posted on 04/16/2010 11:05:18 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: ottbmare

Compare that to the maybe 1000 people who turned out to see Barack in Florida yesterday. His star power is fading.


9 posted on 04/16/2010 11:05:25 AM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: EveningStar
Well, two chuckles here:

I kind of like the thirty ten thousand number, it rolls off the tongue.

Leftist DemoRats nationwide have soiled their pants once again at the soaring popularity of Sarah Palin with the classiest First Lady since Nancy at her side.

10 posted on 04/16/2010 11:06:25 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: EveningStar

30,000 + coming to see Sarah Palin and Laura Bush, but but, I thought the media said that they are both irrelevant


11 posted on 04/16/2010 11:06:35 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ottbmare

Wilkesboro is a small town.


12 posted on 04/16/2010 11:08:37 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
My guess is of the 30,000, 28,000 are primarily coming to see Sarah. I don’t see Laura Bush attacking Obama and throwing red meat to the crowd. Laura Bush is a nice lady and I respect her, but I can/could have said the same thing about Mrs. Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan and Bush41.
13 posted on 04/16/2010 11:13:21 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
N. Wilkesboro Raceway would work! Just needs a little sprucing up.


14 posted on 04/16/2010 11:13:52 AM PDT by WVKayaker ( Ridicule is the best test of truth. - Philip Dormer Shanhope, Lord Chesterfield)
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To: EveningStar

Too many people??

If libs are in charge of WCC it provides an excuse to cancel the event.


15 posted on 04/16/2010 11:15:15 AM PDT by CedarDave (Arrogant Obama on tax day protesters: "YouÂ’d think they would be saying 'Thank You!'.")
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To: bwc2221

I just think its awesome that now they are expecting between 30 and 40,000 people to come. I wonder if the media will report the correct numbers..LOL yeah right, the media reporting anything right..I made a funny..either way, those who are lucky enough to attend, please give us a report


16 posted on 04/16/2010 11:15:46 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: EveningStar
With this news, I've only one thing to say:

Blame it on Bush!

17 posted on 04/16/2010 11:16:27 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: EveningStar

That’s a snag? I’ll bet Barack Hussein Obama would love to see a few snags like that.


18 posted on 04/16/2010 11:21:41 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: CedarDave

WCC is run by your typical lib academia types. With nearby App State you get spill over of course. Still this is a strongly conservitive area nationally. Local politics are still controled by southern democrats and has a fair amount of corruption going on from both parties.


19 posted on 04/16/2010 11:23:50 AM PDT by ATLDiver
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To: EveningStar

Sounds like they had better get busy on their Herculean effort!


20 posted on 04/16/2010 11:50:30 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: EveningStar

This is a good thing.

Deal with it. Hold it out of doors. A stadium might work.


21 posted on 04/16/2010 11:56:09 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: EveningStar
Wilkesboro is a small town.

I realize that. That's why it was unwise to choose a venue that didn't have the physical plant to support a huge turnout.

22 posted on 04/16/2010 11:58:15 AM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: Republic
:^) Gee, I wonder why such a huge crowd is anticipated? Could it be people are hungry for integrity and courage?

Maybe they just want to see a rock star and a former FLOTUS. :)

23 posted on 04/16/2010 12:00:12 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar
WCC officials were initially told to expect between 5,000 and 8,000 people, but that that anticipated attendance has grown to 30,0000 (sic) or 40,000...

"we're gonna need a bigger boat"....CLICK IMAGE

24 posted on 04/16/2010 12:01:24 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "the Thrilla from Wasilla")
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To: All
Here is a thread from a month ago:

Bush, Palin visit raises concerns [Mrs. Bush and Gov. Palin at NC Comm. College Complete Woman Expo]

25 posted on 04/16/2010 12:09:19 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

“WCC officials were initially told to expect between 5,000 and 8,000 people, but that that anticipated attendance has grown to 30,0000 (sic) or 40,000...”

Hagaman told board members that covering everything needed to address such a huge crowd “would require a Herculean effort.....”

It’s summertime! How about the local football field?!!!Sounds like WCC is looking for a reason to welsh on their deal with Laura and Sarah. Too many people would PAY to come. Excuse me?! Wasn’t the initial idea to RAISE MONEY for the college?

Oh yeah! That makes sense now. They don’t want THAT many people, or THAT MUCH money! Is this a commie-lib school?


26 posted on 04/16/2010 12:10:12 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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27 posted on 04/16/2010 12:11:40 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Bushbacker1

In this case ‘Palin’s fault’. :)

If they can make accommodation for all these people I wonder what the media will say the turn out was, since it’s not being put at more than 30,000?


28 posted on 04/16/2010 12:14:25 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: ReneeLynn

‘now’ being put...


29 posted on 04/16/2010 12:15:16 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: ReneeLynn

Romny would have give away free beer to pull that kind of crowd.


30 posted on 04/16/2010 12:34:15 PM PDT by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: Tucker39

I don’t see a conspiracy here - just short-sightedness.


31 posted on 04/16/2010 12:58:55 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: ATLDiver

That is just great! Hope you get to go!


32 posted on 04/16/2010 1:44:10 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: bwc2221
THANK GOD Sarsh is not a former first lady! She is free to speak her mind and NOBODY does it BETTER!

My gosh...she is the best thing out there to counter that freak in the oval office. I look forward to her responses to his crazy and dangerous beliefs. She brings out the JERK in uhbama like no one else can. hee hee

33 posted on 04/16/2010 1:46:30 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; Virginia Ridgerunner

The article says, the event is still *on*!


34 posted on 04/16/2010 1:48:31 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: ATLDiver

Oh yes! I hope you’re able to attend!


35 posted on 04/16/2010 1:49:12 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Republic

Bit of a haul but I’m surprised that small of an area has the ability to pull in both Palin and Mrs. Bush


36 posted on 04/16/2010 1:51:38 PM PDT by ATLDiver
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To: WVKayaker

That place is huge - it looks like 30,000 people would be no problem. And obviously it would have the parking and road system to handle the traffic. I think throwing some carpeting near the podium and some paint on the nearby structures would be the way to go.

And at the very start, say something to apologize for the accomodations. “We didn’t anticipate 30,000 GREAT AMERICANS to show up! And I think we have all had enough of the all show and no substance that has been coming from Washington lately. So let me introduce who you are really here to see - Sarah Palin and Laura Bush!!!

(P.S. - they could maybe just use some wite-out on those Busch posters!)


37 posted on 04/16/2010 1:55:03 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: silverleaf

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat.

38 posted on 04/16/2010 3:24:30 PM PDT by McGruff (So how is that Hopey Changey thingy working out for ya America?)
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To: EveningStar

Our next president draws crowds...


39 posted on 04/16/2010 10:09:48 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: EveningStar

“Wilkesboro is a small town.”

So is Searchlight.


40 posted on 04/16/2010 10:11:56 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: editor-surveyor

She’s not going to run.


41 posted on 04/17/2010 8:13:51 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Searchlight, with it’s wide open spaces, was able to find a venue for the large crowd. Wilkesboro is apparently having difficulty doing so. I’m sure they’ll find a way, though. I don’t think they will cancel the event.


42 posted on 04/17/2010 8:18:22 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

She has made it really clear that she will run, but those that have PDS will continue to grasp at straws in the wind.


43 posted on 04/17/2010 2:19:17 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: silverleaf

Move it to the speedway, then.


44 posted on 04/17/2010 2:23:17 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: editor-surveyor

She said she would not rule out running.


45 posted on 04/17/2010 2:26:37 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

She made it clear that she is running, but no formal statement can be made because it would affect her ability to appear on TV programs.

Some people are slow on the uptake.


46 posted on 04/17/2010 4:48:41 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: EveningStar; silverleaf
WCC officials were initially told to expect between 5,000 and 8,000 people, but that that anticipated attendance has grown to 30,0000 (sic) or 40,000...

Yeah, they're gonna need a bigger stadium.

But what this means for the country is even more important.

America is alive and kicking. We're gonna win!

47 posted on 04/17/2010 5:31:29 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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