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A Brief Shining Moment: An Evening with Breitbart and Palin
Breitbart ^ | 3-15-12

Posted on 03/15/2012 7:27:08 PM PDT by STARWISE

*snip*

This past summer, I went to Pella, Iowa to assist in the premiere event for the Palin documentary, “The Undefeated.” The small, Midwest Dutch-German town and its old historic opera house had been chosen as an ideal spot to launch the acclaimed documentary film because it was just that: small and Midwestern.

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Sarah from Alaska engaged each and every person who had stood patiently and politely for hours just to get a glimpse of her. She was not “working the crowd” for the photographers or as a cursory obligation; she was getting to know each and every person like they were her neighbors.

*snip*

The discussion went on for hours and with great engagement by all until the Palins joined us. Then, the conversation shifted entirely towards Palin and her political plans and importance. A great night had gotten better, if that was possible. Breitbart pontificated and jousted with Bruce and the press and the handlers.

Palin would listen and weigh-in as all sat on edge hoping for THE declaration or even a wink and a nod, but it did not come. So without it, everyone would sound off again, Breitbart would go off in style, and round and round the conversation would go, to everyone’s delight.


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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: breitbart; palin
As the writer closes ..

"Godspeed, Andrew Breitbart, and God bless you, Sarah Palin."

1 posted on 03/15/2012 7:27:13 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: onyx; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; The Cajun; ...

.. Ping!


2 posted on 03/15/2012 7:27:52 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

People of God. We pray for comfort peace and blessings for Andrew’s family.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 7:36:10 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: STARWISE

Found this awesome portrait of Andrew at http://daletoons.blogspot.com/2012/03/big-patriotism.html

4 posted on 03/15/2012 7:38:04 PM PDT by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: GVnana

That IS awesome .. thank you!


5 posted on 03/15/2012 7:48:37 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: GVnana

6 posted on 03/15/2012 7:50:42 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Syncro

.. BTTT!


7 posted on 03/15/2012 7:51:56 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for the post and ping STARWISE!!


8 posted on 03/15/2012 8:29:30 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: STARWISE

Anyone have any idea of who the author of this Breitbart post is? I suspect it’s Steven Bannon of “The Undefeated” fame, but I’m not sure.


9 posted on 03/15/2012 8:45:49 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Josh Painter

I wish I knew .. I looked everywhere. It’s currently unattributed.


10 posted on 03/15/2012 8:48:00 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Josh Painter

Don’t know but wasn’t Jedidiah Bila there too?


11 posted on 03/15/2012 9:11:23 PM PDT by Truthfreesus
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To: Josh Painter

It says “by Chris Bannon”.


12 posted on 03/15/2012 9:23:31 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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To: STARWISE

BTTT


13 posted on 03/16/2012 7:04:13 AM PDT by varon (Congress is a sanctuary for political criminals)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for posting this starwise! RIP Andrew and God bless Sarah Palin.


14 posted on 03/16/2012 8:59:27 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: STARWISE

Hi, Star!

RIP, Andrew Breitbart.

God bless the Palins.


15 posted on 03/16/2012 9:36:52 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: STARWISE

GREAT comment by DMAC8889

CHRIS, I WAS THERE! Yes I was at the bar, 15’ away. I am a witness to all you state above. I’ll share my story of how I got to talk to Sarah.

A certain someone that the Palins know had tickets to be the first to see Stephen’s (don’t know if your related) movie UNDEFEATED in Manhattan. I jumped on the chance. The movie got me pumped that maybe, just maybe Sarah might run with this movie to encourage her. I got to speak with Stephen.

Word got out that she would go to Pella Iowa for the Premier. I couldn’t get tickets for the movie in the Opera House, but got tickets for the Cookout in the rear. As you described Sarah shook hands, signed autographs, and smiled warmingly for photos, for hours.

Maybe 1500 people got to say hello, but being a 50 yr. old man I felt a little uncomfortable getting in a crowd of youngsters and women that surrounded her.

So though I was within 5 feet when she was leaving, I kept my distance. I was talking with a local man in his late twenties when we decided we go for a beer. The entire square had emptied, when he told me that there is a bar right behind us. It look more like an insurance , or real estate office.

We walked in and were on our second beer when who came stepping out of the elevator, but Todd and Sarah. I was dumbfounded. I just watched as she walked towards us, but across the room.

She was ahead of the group and alone. I couldn’t pass this chance up, so I called out “Governor, Can I come over and say hello.” She turned and walked towards me. She greeted me as if we were old cousins, with the best smile she has ever given.

I couldn’t believe her energy level. After being out in public all day, and as all of us there observed was as gracious as any one could possibly be, she still was as gracious to me as the thousands she met all day. Her smile and eyes are burned into my memory.

I come from a large energetic family and Sarah would fit in like a glove. My heart pounded as we spoke. A few minutes past and I got her to laugh. I thank her for being the voice for so many and that I asked her to thank Todd for me as well. She thank me for stating that and that Todd is out here given his all also.

I stayed at the bar for the entire time (we at the bar had out own political debate going). I got to meet Tammy Bruce and Jedediah, and waved to Andrew and gave him a thumbs up.

The best moment came when a group of late teens, early twenties joined us at the bar for our political conversation. In the middle of speaking this one young man stopped in mid-sentence and stated: “Wait! That is Sarah Palin. She is beautiful!” His eyes were so wide I thought he was permanently locked in place. We all started laughing. “Yes she is!” It didn’t end there.

It was 2:00 AM when Sarah and her group got up to call it a night. As she walked ahead everyone who had arrived in the bar lined up for Sarah to repeat what she had done all day, and sure enough she obliged.them as if they were the first she met.

I took my opportunity to ask Todd if I can come over to shake his hand. He walked over to me. I think the first thought that goes through your mind meeting Todd and Sarah is that physically they appear to be like meeting Professional athletes. They are that fit and move with such a powerful grace.

We talked a couple of minutes when suddenly I felt a hand on my left shoulder. It was Sarah.

She said: “Dennis I appreciate you for coming from NY.” I was stunned she remembered my name. I stated I tried to meet you half way. They laughed but they looked at each other and Todd stated; “Well, not quite!”

I don’t know what I expected when I decided to go to Pella. I only knew I felt the need to show my support.

I spent 30 years in Law Enforcement and have been around very important people and those that need all the help a public servant can give.

What I witnessed that day, I have never seen the energy, the strength, the grace, and the welcoming spirit that Sarah Palin displayed that incredibly long day into night. She appear at home, in fact as if she were welcoming anyone into her home.

Chris we were just a few feet away, but we both shared a remarkable day. Having the opportunity to speak with Sarah will always place it high in the many days I have already lived.


16 posted on 03/16/2012 2:24:56 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Josh Painter

Chris Bannon - perhaps Steve’s brother or son?


17 posted on 03/16/2012 2:36:26 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: GVnana

Inspiring and wonderful to see.


18 posted on 03/17/2012 4:21:58 PM PDT by hummingbird
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To: STARWISE; editor-surveyor; el_texicano; EnglishCon; exit82; florida grl; free me; freekitty; ...
Sorry for the many days late ping. Written by film maker of The Undefeated, Steve Bannon's brother.


Sarah Palin's New Ping List

"We'll keep our God, our guns and our Constitution."
Be Breitbart!

20 posted on 03/17/2012 10:55:49 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Thanks onyx.


21 posted on 03/17/2012 11:00:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: SunkenCiv

Love the new image you just posted from NASA and CalTech.


22 posted on 03/17/2012 11:26:27 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: STARWISE

Hi Star.
NO dry eyes for me here even at this early hour. What a great loss. I echo your comment,thanks for the ping.


23 posted on 03/18/2012 4:28:03 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: STARWISE
We are all Breitbarts now! I was going to do this in red but forgot how!
24 posted on 03/18/2012 4:36:03 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: mojitojoe
Breitbart was a huge threat to the left because he started out on their side and knew just who they were, how they thought, and what they had for breakfast.

They can't take that.

When key members of their side actually sse what they are up to, quit them,throw them away like dirty socks, it spells truth/trouble to the left.

Like the vampires they are they can't be around truth. It boils their skin and they melt away.

25 posted on 03/18/2012 4:40:18 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: onyx

Thanks so much for this heart-tugging great piece. What a talented duo, the Bannon brothers.
Chris Bannon is a terrific writer.

Something tells me there is still much in store for Sarah.


26 posted on 03/18/2012 4:52:23 AM PDT by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points.)
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To: onyx

Thanks for the ping to this beautiful story.
I miss Andrew.
Broke my heart that we lost such a patriot.


27 posted on 03/18/2012 7:51:06 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." T. Jefferson (I AM ANDREW BREITBART))
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To: STARWISE; onyx; DJ MacWoW; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; The Cajun
...I knew they and we were all heading down the same path. A beautiful and rugged path that leads to a "Shining City on a Hill" that a wise old man spoke of not so long ago.

Godspeed, Andrew Breitbart, and God bless you, Sarah Palin.


Yes, Godspeed, Andrew Breitbart, and God bless you, Sarah Palin.
28 posted on 03/18/2012 9:49:01 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Josh Painter

It’s Chris Bannon,Steve Bannon’s brother.


29 posted on 03/18/2012 10:57:40 AM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: GVnana

Thanks for sharing.


30 posted on 03/18/2012 11:09:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for the heads up STARWIZE

Palin and Brietbart, two peas in a pod


31 posted on 03/21/2012 10:04:24 AM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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