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Alabama HS says response to Sarah Palin speaking at graduation has been ’100 percent positive’
Yellowhammer News ^ | May 13, 2014 | Cliff Sims

Posted on 05/13/2014 8:00:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

New Hope High School, located just southeast of Huntsville, Ala., announced today that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will deliver the commencement address at the school’s upcoming graduation ceremony.

Madison County School Superintendent Dr. David Copeland said the grandmother of one of New Hope’s graduates is a personal friend of Palin’s and played a key role in getting the former Republican Vice Presidential nominee to agree to speak.

New Hope will graduate about 75 students during the May 21 ceremony, the smallest graduating class in the Madison County school district.

“We normally don’t have to give out tickets to graduations,” explained Madison County Schools spokesperson Geraldine Tibbs. “The rest of our graduations don’t give out tickets, they’re just first-come-first-served, but we had to for New Hope because it’s such a big name that’s coming in.”

Tibbs said that the feedback they have received about Mrs. Palin delivering the commencement address has so far has been “100 percent positive.”

“People are really wanting the tickets and making sure they have enough,” said Tibbs. “We have received no negative feedback, and I hope we don’t. It’s exciting.”

The response to Palin coming to Alabama stands in stark contrast to the recent controversy surrounding Rutgers University’s decision to invite Alabama native and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to deliver their commencement address.

Some Rutgers University professors and students loudly protested Rice’s invitation, to the point that Rice ultimately declined to speak.

“Commencement should be a time of joyous celebration for the graduates and their families,” Rice said. “Rutgers’ invitation to me to speak has become a distraction for the university community at this very special time.”

Why do you think the response to Palin has been so positive, but Rutgers’ response to Rice was not? Is it simply because Alabama is a more conservative state? Or are the northeast liberals not as tolerant as they present themselves to be? Let us know in the comment section below or by tweeting @YHPolitics.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: alabama; condoleezzarice; education; misogyny; newjersey; palin; rutgers

1 posted on 05/13/2014 8:00:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tibbs said that the feedback they have received about Mrs. Palin delivering the commencement address has so far has been “100 percent positive.”

That tends to happen in an American town.

2 posted on 05/13/2014 8:02:07 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Way to go Sarah.

Stand forward. We need a real leader. 2016.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 8:03:52 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

love Sarah, hope dems dont bus in trouble makers


4 posted on 05/13/2014 8:03:56 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Alabama deems are screaming like stuck pigs...

http://whnt.com/2014/05/13/sarah-palin-to-speak-at-new-hope-high-schools-graduation-ceremony-next-week/


5 posted on 05/13/2014 8:05:10 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Sorry. Alabama dems...


6 posted on 05/13/2014 8:05:37 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Friendofgeorge

People in the South know how to handle outsiders who make trouble. That probably wouldn’t be a good idea.


7 posted on 05/13/2014 8:07:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eat your heart out Chewbacca.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 8:13:30 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
“Sorry. Alabama dems...”

Your apology is deemed acceptable.

9 posted on 05/13/2014 8:15:16 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Without the comma works too. :)


10 posted on 05/13/2014 8:18:09 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Vigilanteman

Hope she can run in ‘16.

My thought for the best speaker(if Sarah isn’t available) would be the valedictorian from the class celebrating it’s 50-year reunion.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 8:18:25 PM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Alabama deems are screaming like stuck pigs...

Ya know, it's interesting. I read that whole article. The Democrats are not mentioned at all.

12 posted on 05/13/2014 8:40:10 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I’ve called them worse... ;’)


13 posted on 05/13/2014 9:08:46 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: upchuck

You gotta read the comments (or not - there’s nothing original in any of them).


14 posted on 05/13/2014 9:12:28 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Marry me, Sarah. You wouldn’t even have to change the name you scream out.


15 posted on 05/13/2014 9:23:34 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: upchuck

I think he was referring to the comments section.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 9:25:25 PM PDT by Jacob Kell (The last good thing that the UN did was Korea.)
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To: Jacob Kell

Can hear Beckel on the five now, it’s some hick school with only 75 graduates. Big deal.


17 posted on 05/13/2014 10:51:45 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: bicyclerepair

Palin was in a small town in Washington state last year (Liberty?) for graduation. She told a story of how it was the “typical” small town. How folks go out of their way to help even strangers out. That had car troubles, stayed open late to fix it, and pointed them towards the cafe and they would come by when they were done. “And I know. Those people were my parents as they drove through your town on their way to Alaska over 40 years ago.” (Or something like that).

The message she gave was that America is founded on the ideals that are STILL held strong by small towns in fly-over country.


18 posted on 05/13/2014 10:57:09 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Or are the northeast liberals not as tolerant as they present themselves to be?

Northeast Liberals have never been tolerant. However, to atone for their sins, they pass laws to ensure you will be if you don't live there. (NIMBY!)

19 posted on 05/13/2014 11:08:30 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its Alabama

But Palin would have issues at most colleges even in Dixie

But down here it would be mostly faculty causing the uproar


20 posted on 05/13/2014 11:15:43 PM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There is a bridge across the Delaware River between Easton, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ. Upon crossing into PA, there used to be a billboard that stated:

AMERICA STARTS HERE!

The message is more true today!
21 posted on 05/14/2014 5:18:02 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: upchuck
I read that whole article. The Democrats are not mentioned at all.

The comments reflect the hateful agony of the RATs, including a couple who claim to be Republicans but spew the progressive talking points.

22 posted on 05/14/2014 7:06:31 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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