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BOOK REVIEW: What Palin believes and why
The Washinton Times ^ | 10:24 p.m., Tuesday, December 28, 2010 | By Wes Vernon

Posted on 12/29/2010 9:04:22 AM PST by onyx

AMERICA BY HEART: REFLECTIONS ON FAMILY, FAITH AND FLAG

Sarah Palin has read the writings of such intellectual giants as Milton Friedman, Alexis de Tocqueville and Whittaker Chambers and such historical leaders as Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.

In "America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and the Flag," she cites the published letters between John and Abigail Adams in this nation's infancy as well as the speech of Calvin Coolidge (probably one of America's most underrated presidents) on the occasion of this nation's 150th birthday.

Beyond that, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee - recently in USA Today - offered us her insight regarding Iran's nuclear capabilities and ambitions.

Such displays of research and knowledge are not likely to prevent critics from disparaging her intellectual heft. Indeed, one is left to wonder if they would credit Mrs. Palin's gravitas if she were to author her own comprehensive encyclopedia blindfolded and without notes or research material at hand.

The former Alaska governor's second best-seller brims with historically significant details (many not widely known). Moreover, she discusses at length in well-ordered terminology who she is, what she believes, why she believes it and why she pursues her very public path whether or not she ultimately joins the presidential sweepstakes 2012.

As of this writing, it is likely that Mrs. Palin has not decided if she will seek the Republican nomination next year. Recall that she resigned as governor of Alaska only because her enemies, through frivolous lawsuits, made it impossible for her to govern.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: americabyheart; bookreview; freepressforpalin

1 posted on 12/29/2010 9:04:25 AM PST by onyx
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To: APatientMan; TheConservativeParty; The Wizard; stefanbatory; fideist; Spunky; arbee4bush; ...
Sarah Palin's Ping Liist

2 posted on 12/29/2010 9:09:34 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Great, great book!!!!


3 posted on 12/29/2010 9:11:35 AM PST by RINOS ARE RADICALS
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To: onyx

You go, Sarah! I have started listening to the unabridged audio version of this book. I highly recommend it! I think Sarah Palin would make a wonderful President.


4 posted on 12/29/2010 9:12:41 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: onyx
Hope she goes for it because she has the tenacity not only to win but straighten out and reduce government largess!
5 posted on 12/29/2010 9:15:00 AM PST by Old Badger (I still like Palin as she will take no prisoners and kill the survivors.)
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To: onyx

HOW is this book doing? Is it a best seller yet?

Sarah is well grounded and knows who she is and what she stands for. God and Country, family, Alaska, Freedom, hard work, doing your best, bravery, honesty, truth, AMERICA!!! (My words.) She is obviously brilliant. Using unusual approaches to get her words out to the public. She has out smarted the so called elite medias.


6 posted on 12/29/2010 9:19:49 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: onyx

< sigh >

So good lookin’


7 posted on 12/29/2010 9:20:27 AM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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To: onyx

Thanks, Onyx. I am reading her 2nd book now (got it for Christmas) and KNEW it was awesome by the time I’d reached page xii in the Preface. This woman GETS IT.


8 posted on 12/29/2010 9:23:26 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (I've giving up Facebook because of OPSEC issues.)
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To: hattend
Sarah, or Onyx?

;-)

9 posted on 12/29/2010 9:25:47 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (I've giving up Facebook because of OPSEC issues.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

yes


10 posted on 12/29/2010 9:27:42 AM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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To: hattend; onyx

Good answer! :-)


11 posted on 12/29/2010 9:29:18 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (I've giving up Facebook because of OPSEC issues.)
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To: seanmerc

I want the audio!!!


12 posted on 12/29/2010 9:36:12 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: geologist

Her book debuted #2 on the NYT hard cover best seller list.
Decision Points, by President Bush has #1 locked.


13 posted on 12/29/2010 9:37:53 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: backwoods-engineer
LOL.

Blushing!

14 posted on 12/29/2010 9:39:54 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Old Badger

She says she is praying about her decision. God be with her. If she runs, she has to win, so that means we all have to work our hearts out for her election.


15 posted on 12/29/2010 9:43:26 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

I can’t wait to read it over the weekend. The Mrs gave me an autographed copy for Christmas. :)


16 posted on 12/29/2010 9:43:56 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward with Confidence!)
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To: RedMDer

Woo-Hoo! You have a wonderful, awesome wife!
I bought one of the autographed books, too and I haven’t read it yet either.
I figured I would start tonight.


17 posted on 12/29/2010 9:46:27 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx
Count me in! She has been blessed with character which is a major issue and deficiency with other politicians.
18 posted on 12/29/2010 9:46:58 AM PST by Old Badger (I still like Palin as she will take no prisoners and kill the survivors.)
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To: onyx

Let’s just hope she doesn’t share Huckabee’s view that the Earth is 6,000 years old.


19 posted on 12/29/2010 9:50:55 AM PST by GunRunner (10 Years of Freeping...)
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To: onyx
Thank you.

Sarah's book is looking to the future.

George's W. book tells us the past. I have not read it. I liked President Bush, and he did some things well, he also deliberately spent monies like water and cared not. He moved most of our corporations to China, and He is truly a one world order or internationalist. The virtual erasing of the borders between Mexico the United States, and Canada, did worlds of hurt to America. Still is. Only a few items from a long list of things strongly influenced by his Father, consciously or unconsciously.

20 posted on 12/29/2010 9:53:03 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: GunRunner

And this would affect today exactly how???
She is talking about the Constitution and how it needs to be heeded.


21 posted on 12/29/2010 9:55:25 AM PST by BillM
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To: GunRunner
Let’s just hope she doesn’t share Huckabee’s view that the Earth is 6,000 years old.

2 Episodes ago on Sarah Palin's Alaska they were hunting for fossils, that were and I quote "millions of years old".

So there you have it. Even if I'm not sure why it is a political issue one way or another.

22 posted on 12/29/2010 9:58:28 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Touch my tagline and I'll have you arrested)
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To: onyx; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
ping!

Thanks for this thread, onyx...

23 posted on 12/29/2010 9:59:47 AM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: onyx

If she is brilliant, experienced, decent, talented, savvy, and competent, and no one hears about it, is she?

The leftists say no, but we say, “You betcha! ;-D”

They can try to hide her, but she will not allow that. This book and Going Rogue will defeat the left and get the word out.

They can try to tear her down, but she is more than a match for their perfidy.

Re-elect Sarah Palin 2016.


24 posted on 12/29/2010 10:04:34 AM PST by TheOldLady ("Only liberals can come up with this s**t. I'm sure next there will be Global Drying." - Lazamataz)
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To: GunRunner
Let’s just hope she doesn’t share Huckabee’s view that the Earth is 6,000 years old.

She's already said she doesn't. But she believe the Earth and all in it were created by God, as do I. I don't pretend to know all the ways in which he accomplished it.

25 posted on 12/29/2010 10:04:56 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (I've giving up Facebook because of OPSEC issues.)
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To: backwoods-engineer
She's already said she doesn't.

Good. I hope the Republican party candidates don't embarrass themselves in the debates like they did last time when the evolution question came up.

26 posted on 12/29/2010 10:20:53 AM PST by GunRunner (10 Years of Freeping...)
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To: BufordP

Ping

(Mrs)T


27 posted on 12/29/2010 10:37:55 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: TheOldLady
Re-elect Sarah Palin 2016.

“You betcha! ;-D”

28 posted on 12/29/2010 10:40:11 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx
Katie CureAck: What do you read?

Sarah Palin: Everything

MSM: OMG she doesn't know what she reads!

Syncro to MSM: Everything, get it?

LOL

29 posted on 12/29/2010 10:45:35 AM PST by Syncro (Doesn't Suffer Fools Gladly)
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To: Syncro

LOL. They’re damn fools.


30 posted on 12/29/2010 10:58:30 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

This is a GRATE and very informative thread.

Thanks for posting it onyx!


31 posted on 12/29/2010 11:03:51 AM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

Got any cheese for that GRATE?


32 posted on 12/29/2010 11:05:56 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Osage Orange

33 posted on 12/29/2010 11:31:41 AM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

LOL!!!


34 posted on 12/29/2010 11:36:00 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: BillM

If we had a real media and the President governed Constitutionally, it would’t. But like it or not it will be an issue just like it was in the last primary campaign.


35 posted on 12/29/2010 11:42:09 AM PST by GunRunner (10 Years of Freeping...)
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To: NeoCaveman

Glad to hear it. I have that episode dvr’d, so I’ll check it out.


36 posted on 12/29/2010 11:44:48 AM PST by GunRunner (10 Years of Freeping...)
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To: onyx

Just purchased the downloadable “e-book” version, and starting to read it now.


37 posted on 12/29/2010 12:42:18 PM PST by GoodDay (Palin for POTUS 2012)
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To: hattend

Realllyyyy????


38 posted on 12/29/2010 12:57:04 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: onyx

News report today: Alaska governor’s office needs until May31 to release thousands of emails sent & rcvd by Gov. Palin while in office. More than 2 and 1/2 yrs will have elapsed since the AP and other media outlets and at least one person requested those e-mails. Two people will be assigned full time, including a former asst. atty. general. This project will cost Alaska $120,000, to respond to a desperate attempt to find something, anything that might serve to discredit Sarah Palin.
Has any other former governor, or other key government official, been subjected to such scrutiny? Certain not any Democrat.


39 posted on 12/29/2010 1:29:32 PM PST by Elsiejay (.)
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To: GunRunner
Let’s just hope she doesn’t share Huckabee’s view that the Earth is 6,000 years old.

Get over it, Faith is a concept that many describe but few actually live it. To say that implies that you hope Palin is not as stupid as Huck.

40 posted on 12/29/2010 3:06:40 PM PST by itsahoot (We the people, allowed Republican leadership to get us here, only God's Grace can get us out.)
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To: itsahoot
Get over it, Faith is a concept that many describe but few actually live it. To say that implies that you hope Palin is not as stupid as Huck.

?

Ich verstehe nicht.

41 posted on 12/29/2010 3:16:04 PM PST by GunRunner (10 Years of Freeping...)
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To: onyx

Another good book: The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin. By Stephen Mansfield & David A. Holland.

A good third party analysis.


42 posted on 12/29/2010 4:15:04 PM PST by rae4palin (RESIST--REPEAL--IMPEACH)
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To: onyx

Another good book: The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin. By Stephen Mansfield & David A. Holland.

A good third party analysis.


43 posted on 12/29/2010 4:19:04 PM PST by rae4palin (RESIST--REPEAL--IMPEACH)
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To: GunRunner

There was a myth that Palin believed that dinosaurs were on the earth 6000 years ago, Matt Damon made a scathing video about it. But it was a complete and utter lie started on a left wing blog that got picked up by PDSers and presented as a truth when it was really a fallacy.


44 posted on 12/29/2010 4:50:59 PM PST by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: onyx
On today's self-described "women's movement": "Modern feminism's idea of a 'real' woman isn't so much a woman as a liberal."

How true...

45 posted on 12/29/2010 8:38:07 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: onyx

My goodness, where have all the critics gone?


46 posted on 12/29/2010 10:19:55 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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