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Palin Takes On PETA
National Review (the Corner) ^ | 12/5/2010 | Katrina Trinko

Posted on 12/06/2010 5:06:45 AM PST by Servant of the Cross

Up tonight on TLC’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska: the former governor is waging war on “anti-hunting hypocrisy.”

“See how we fill our freezers and feed our families with home-grown tundra-roaming Alaskan wild game,” wrote Palin on Facebook. “And, PETA, please remember: Alaskans eat, therefore we hunt.”

She also indicated that the episode would showcase the potential for oil drilling in Alaska’s Article National Wildlife Refuge. “You’ll also see us hunting at the edge of ANWR,” Palin promised, “where you can see the uninhabited lands that warehouse billions of barrels of American energy supplies underground just waiting for the political will to allow responsible resource development.”

And for anyone who considers hunting “controversial,” Palin had this message: “Unless you’ve never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather couch or eaten a piece of meat, save your condemnation of tonight’s episode.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; alaska; elections; freepressforpalin; obama; palin; president; realityshow; sarah
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Well, well, well. A TV 'reality show' can be used by an authentic conservative to effectively promote conservative issues! And stick a finger in the eye of the Libs by doing it? Whoda thunk?!


Hey, elitist Tokyo Rove, you are so 'yesterday'!

1 posted on 12/06/2010 5:06:50 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

“Palin Takes On PETA”

OK, now I REALLY like Palin.


2 posted on 12/06/2010 5:08:07 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: Servant of the Cross; Virginia Ridgerunner; onyx; Clyde5445; Donald Rumsfeld Fan; Scanian

Palin ping.


3 posted on 12/06/2010 5:10:05 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: FormerACLUmember

I also like how TLC seems to have said to the Libs criticizing its decisions regarding Palin...”screw you...we like ratings!”


4 posted on 12/06/2010 5:14:01 AM PST by mdmathis6 (True enlightenment occurs when one discovers just how much like God, one is NOT!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I hope you enjoy next week with Kate Gosselin.


5 posted on 12/06/2010 5:18:55 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Servant of the Cross
10 minutes into Sara Palin's acceptance speech at the 2008 GOP Convention, I turned to my wife and said: "You're looking at the first female POTUS."

I still think that.

6 posted on 12/06/2010 5:23:20 AM PST by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: Servant of the Cross

I’ve seen the promos for tonight’s episode.
The sound of lil’ lib pointy heads exploding will be quite audible across all time zones!
: )


7 posted on 12/06/2010 5:26:21 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (Had enough, yet?)
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To: mdmathis6

Me too!!! Sarah is awesome!!!! And just remember Sarah’s dads bumper sticker. Vegetarian: is Indian for poor hunter. I just love that...lol


8 posted on 12/06/2010 5:26:30 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Dr. Ursus
I hope you enjoy next week with Kate Gosselin.

Hehehe. What don't you like about Sarah tweaking PETA AND making effective points about the wisdom of drilling in ANWR (to a national audience)? Your comment sounds like the sour grapes of a whiny Lib, rather than a conservative reaction.


9 posted on 12/06/2010 5:27:01 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Dr. Ursus
Know of any good proctologists? Sounds like you need one to get that bug out.
10 posted on 12/06/2010 5:30:12 AM PST by McGruff
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To: Dr. Ursus
I hope you enjoy next week with Kate Gosselin.

I'm hoping she goes Gosselin hunting next week.
11 posted on 12/06/2010 5:31:32 AM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I enjoyed watching Governor Palin make that shot with a borrowed rifle. It was a shame that her dad didn’t check the zero on his before the hunt.


12 posted on 12/06/2010 5:31:54 AM PST by Big_Harry ( Starve the Beast!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I’ll explain the obvious to you.Hollywood is trying marginalize and trivialize Palin by having this mammal on the show.


13 posted on 12/06/2010 5:32:56 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Rum Tum Tugger
Wolf Blitzer, with CNN said, “It wasn’t just a home run, it may have been a grand slam.” And NBC’S Tom Brokaw said, “A very auspicious debut.” Jeff Greenfield, with CBS said, “Perfect populist pitch.”

Chris Wallace (Fox), Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer (CNN), all agree on one thing: “A Star is Born.”

14 posted on 12/06/2010 5:36:32 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Dr. Ursus
I watched some of it last night. The part where they took apart the caribou and bagged it's internal organs must have driven libs into fits of hysteria.

Palin’s Dad seems like a cool guy.

15 posted on 12/06/2010 5:37:49 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Servant of the Cross

Just watched this episode this morning. It was the best by far! Only thing that I didn’t like was the absence of the charismatic Todd. But her dad took his place in the he-man category. What a family!


16 posted on 12/06/2010 5:38:57 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Big_Harry

Considering I, too, am a Senior it is understandable considering that I am sure there are some mornings he can’t check his own “zero”.....I was dumbfounded at his physical stamina....I drag out of bed checking to see if all is well....and that is a highlight of the day for me...ha!


17 posted on 12/06/2010 5:38:57 AM PST by imfrmdixie
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To: Dr. Ursus
Hollywood is trying marginalize and trivialize Palin ...

And you are buying it? Why?

18 posted on 12/06/2010 5:39:12 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Servant of the Cross
"...Alaskans eat, therefore we hunt.”

Ut o.

Now she's done it!

PETA's going to respond by throwing tofu at her.

Duck, Sarah!!


19 posted on 12/06/2010 5:40:23 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Col Frank Slade

Yes,we watch the show and enjoy the each week. You have to be a special person to live in Alaska. However,we were
shocked that the Palin’s would agree to have Gosselin on the
show.


20 posted on 12/06/2010 5:42:31 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Big_Harry

He may have moved the scope when he fell down. Sarah’s first shot out of the other rifle downed the big Buck.


21 posted on 12/06/2010 5:43:01 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

No,her enemies don’t need any more ammo,but why give them a free shot?


22 posted on 12/06/2010 5:45:37 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Servant of the Cross

Last night’s episode was really a good one. I REALLY like her Dad, his home was awesome, the collection of animal skulls was pretty amazing.

My favorite part though...she missed 5 shots with the one rifle (the 7mm Magnum?) and finaly got one with the other one. My (democrat) gentleman friend, who doesn’t care for Palin, was counting the missed shots and getting a chuckle. I said I’ll bet the sight is off (I had a 7mm Magnum...and could never get the scope to work right, I just counted on the hood sight). Anyway, she made a $5 bet with her Dad and Becker that the sight was off. When her Dad fired the rifle later, and missed high on several shots, the same as Sarah, and she WON that $5!!!...and I sat there nice and smug..and my gentleman friend was quiet. :-).

I *think* slowly but surely he is seeing the light and not the media created image that the Left would like him to see. It’s an ongoing conversation...film at 11.


23 posted on 12/06/2010 5:48:58 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

More than likely, they hit it on something while loading the plane. It should have been checked at the first stop before flying into the hunting area. Not only does it make the future president look like a bad shot, (which I’m sure she is not), but it would be very dangerous in the event of a bear or wolf attack.


24 posted on 12/06/2010 5:50:09 AM PST by Big_Harry ( Starve the Beast!)
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To: Rum Tum Tugger
10 minutes into Sara Palin's acceptance speech at the 2008 GOP Convention

I recall her suddenly stopping her speech, facing the audience and giving the brief hocky-mom comments. I thought that rather strange. Then, she continued on, without missing a beat.

Why the pause? That was when the teleprompter broke. She used the hocky-mom comments to gather her thoughts. She didn't panic.

After she finished her speech, the media commentators mentioned that the teleprompter had broken down.

==

The irony now, two years later, is that The One can hardly even make normal political comments without a teleprompter. Sarah Palin basically have her acceptance speech at the GOP Convention, broadcast to multi-millions, without the teleprompter.

Notice the contrast: 7:36 minutes of Obama without being able to refer to his teleprompter
25 posted on 12/06/2010 5:51:52 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: imfrmdixie

I understand your position, being a “senior” myself, but going on a hunt without checking the rifle’s zero in camp is not prudent. At least the shots were clean misses, what if Sarah had gut shot the caribou in front of an audience of libs?


26 posted on 12/06/2010 5:54:39 AM PST by Big_Harry ( Starve the Beast!)
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To: Big_Harry

Sarah’s father fell and THAT knocked the rifle’s scope out of true.


27 posted on 12/06/2010 5:56:54 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Dr. Ursus

Considering all the ‘hype’ about next week’s show since it took place, I’m betting it’ll be a whole lotta nuthin’.


28 posted on 12/06/2010 5:57:58 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Servant of the Cross; Dr. Ursus

I love Sarah, and I enjoyed last night’s show, but I will not be tuning in to see next week’s episode because the attention addict Gosselin will be on.


29 posted on 12/06/2010 6:01:36 AM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: US Navy Vet

I know it’s corny, but I didn’t see where anyone else said it, so: PETA Is people eating tasty animals.


30 posted on 12/06/2010 6:02:28 AM PST by billhilly
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To: Big_Harry

Most libs wouldn’t even know what a “gut” shot was. They’ll just be horrified that she killed an animal at all. I know the hunters are out on this thread but for us sissies on the east coast, this episode was amazing. I was fascinated and moved by the episode.


31 posted on 12/06/2010 6:06:12 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Col Frank Slade
Palin’s Dad is a cool guy, but I just wish he had sighted in his rifle. Good thing he hunting buddy had sighted in his, or Sarah wouldn't have gotten anything.
32 posted on 12/06/2010 6:09:35 AM PST by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: Big_Harry
It was a shame that her dad didn’t check the zero on his before the hunt.

He probably did, but if you recall, he took a sharp fall on the way out, and that is what likely knocked the scope off zero.

33 posted on 12/06/2010 6:10:05 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I think the point of the episode was to introduce Chuck Heath as Sarah’s father and show what a heckuva man he is...


34 posted on 12/06/2010 6:11:44 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Dr. Ursus
However,we were shocked that the Palin’s would agree to have Gosselin on the show.

She likely had no choice---remember that Discovery/TLC is her employer, and the execs probably wanted to do a crossover episode to try and revive Gosselin's struggling show. Ever-positive Sarah is just making the most of it.

35 posted on 12/06/2010 6:14:20 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: billhilly

The first time I saw this bumper sticker I chuckled, and still laugh at it. Just had some venison stew last night, crock pot style.

I have had my ‘square offs’ with others in here regarding Palin’s qualifications for President, but there is one thing I do admire about her, she doesn’t give a tinker’s damn about what others think is acceptable.

The same fru fru libs that were horrified at her wacking that halibut are the ones who will be eating it at $50 a plate with a sprig of parsley.


36 posted on 12/06/2010 6:23:04 AM PST by Matt Hatter
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To: Servant of the Cross

I watched the episode last night,and I could hear the heads exploding,as well as weeping and gnashing of teeth...LMAO!
My Girl bump!!


37 posted on 12/06/2010 6:26:42 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Almost a certainty.

Most scope mounts aren’t able to take a real knocking about without losing the zero. Many scopes aren’t able to keep zero themselves, (never mind the mounts) if subjected to a shock.

Mounts and scopes that maintain their zero despite being dropped cost more than most rack-grade sporting rifles. Figure north of $1K for the glass, a few hundred for the mounts for a truly tough setup.


38 posted on 12/06/2010 6:28:55 AM PST by NVDave
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To: Matt Hatter

“The same fru fru libs that were horrified at her wacking that halibut are the ones who will be eating it at $50 a plate with a sprig of parsley.”

hmm maybe not anymore!


39 posted on 12/06/2010 6:29:39 AM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka!)
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To: Dr. Ursus

I’ll explain the obvious to you.Hollywood is trying marginalize and trivialize Palin by having this mammal on the show.
____________________________________________________________

What mammal are you talking about? Your statement doesn’t even make sense much less “explain the obvious.”


40 posted on 12/06/2010 6:38:54 AM PST by November 2010
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To: Dr. Ursus

I’ll explain the obvious to you.Hollywood is trying marginalize and trivialize Palin by having this mammal on the show.
____________________________________________________________

What mammal are you talking about? Your statement doesn’t even make sense much less “explain the obvious.”


41 posted on 12/06/2010 6:38:59 AM PST by November 2010
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To: Servant of the Cross

It was a great show. I really cracked up when whey showed the bumper sticker on her fathers truck that read Vegetarian old Indian name for poor hunter.


42 posted on 12/06/2010 6:41:07 AM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: TomGuy
Sarah Palin basically have her acceptance speech at the GOP Convention, broadcast to multi-millions, without the teleprompter.

Without notes.. from memory. The Won would've melted down into a hemorrhage of "Uhs," "Ahs," and "You-You-Yous"

43 posted on 12/06/2010 6:41:26 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: November 2010

The “mammal” named Kate G.


44 posted on 12/06/2010 6:42:50 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Big_Harry

Generally bear and wolf attacks happen at close range. Having the sights off by a few mils doesn’t matter. One mil is an inch at 100 meters. A bear at 50 meters (and closing) is a big target, and off by 10 mils is less than one side of the left shoulder blade to the other side of the left shoulder blade.


45 posted on 12/06/2010 6:47:41 AM PST by donmeaker ("Get off my lawn." Clint Eastwood, Green Ford Torino)
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To: TomGuy
Duck Sarah!!


46 posted on 12/06/2010 6:52:31 AM PST by T Minus Four (Duh. We were talking about in the old days or not-so-distant old days)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Sarah Palin is a proud spokeswoman for the sensible wing of PETA.

Although on occasion I pay a little attention to the rare psycho-PETA representatives who are worth watching (probably meat eaters who are paid to pose) . . . on my way to KFC.

47 posted on 12/06/2010 6:52:51 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Having Kate Gosselin on the show will highlight the strengths of a real woman vs. a whiny girl. It will be a compare and contrast show.


48 posted on 12/06/2010 6:56:22 AM PST by Irish Queen (Four Corner Irish)
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To: Dr. Ursus

previews looked like she puts goofy lib actin Gosslin thru some real life

*i wondered who that was they kept showing in the previews...i always mute commercials


49 posted on 12/06/2010 7:00:20 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: Col Frank Slade

He’s amazing for 72.

I knew her glass had to be off after she missed the firs shot that close...

I kept hollering at the screen for her to take the other guys rifle....

media will use her missing against her in the future and never tell it’s was her dad’s gun and that optics had gotten off track...maybe being transported...it happens

did u see how some mystery person is toting their meat around..?

i assume they have a big crew with the camera


50 posted on 12/06/2010 7:03:52 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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