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“The Undefeated”

Last Friday select cities across America saw the successful and sometimes sold-out release of the Sarah Palin documentary “The Undefeated”.  The mainstream media have been howling for weeks about how this is “preaching to the choir” or a “pay-per-view” political infomercial.  They have struggled to spin the film before it ever released because they know how guilty they – the media – are of journalistic malpractice.

Throughout the 2008 election cycle, the press corps divorced themselves of all objectivity and went “all in” for Barrack Hussein Obama.  Feminist journalist heroines trashed Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton both in the most sexist of terms.  Investigative reporters buried stories like Reverend Wright and Bill Ayers until after the election claiming the material better suited to books they hoped to sell.  Political commentators gave up on substance to opine on the crease of Obama’s trousers or the eloquence of his speech – regardless of the content.  The fourth estate bankrupted their credibility for ideological gain.

Well, that chicken has come home to roost.  The successful release of Sarah Palin’s documentary this weekend brings the malfeasance of the main-stream media to light.  Yes.  A lot of the viewers will be dedicated fans of Governor Palin.  But, as the release expands this coming weekend, Palin agnostics and the political curious will begin to spend their bucks at the box office.  The media having spent so much time trying to kill this film before it’s release will have to continue to address it while it thrives at the theaters.

Unfortunately, I don’t live anywhere near one of the cities the film will be showing in this weekend.  I’ve seen the trailer and am waiting for it to come to a theater near me.  Are you?

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Who needs vetting now?

Who needs vetting now? – Posted on MySpace September 9th, 2008 at 7:28 am

For almost 2 weeks now vice-presidential candidate Governor Sarah Palin has had has had a virtual colonoscopy performed on her by the media. Which baby is whose? Can she be a fit mother as VP while having 5 (or 4) children and a grandchild (or 2) on the way? Did she ban books that hadn’t even been written yet? Did she fire the boss of a crooked cop for not firing the crooked cop or just for not doing the job he had been appointed to do? Where are the swimsuit pictures?

The media has leveled all of these questions and more in rapid fire succession before doing any actual research into the subjects. They have posed these scurrilous, sexist, and sensationalist rumors from the internet and plastered them on front pages and evening headlines as serious questions that need answered in response to the McCain camp’s supposed lax vetting process.

Well, let’s talk about vetting. In the past 19 months, Senator Barrack Obama has received a pass on almost every issue of substance that has been raised during his campaign. For example, during a primary debate he responded to a George Stephanopolis question about his connections to confessed murderer, bomber, and terrorist William Ayers, claiming that he’s just a guy from his neighborhood.

We know now that the 1/3rd term junior Senator from Illinois has not been quite straight. He and Ayers served on the same board overseeing a 50 million dollar foundation that funneled money to a now convicted real estate developer. This same developer, Tony Rezko, helped the then lawyer and community organizer Obama to buy a very posh home in the Chicago suburbs at a real steal. Later, Senator Obama purchased more property from Rezko that adjoined his home. Properties that Rezko’s company renovated using the federal grant money Obama and Ayers oversaw are now an almost uninhabitable ruin. When investigators recently went to the University that houses the records of this foundation, suddenly the records were made unavailable. Could the fact that William Ayers is on faculty there now have anything to do with their reluctance to release those documents? Did the Senator ask this guy from his neighborhood to make the information regarding their joint tenure on the Annenberg Challenge inaccessible?

You don’t see these or any other uncomfortable questions being asked in the media. Apparently the Senator is fully vetted by the circumstance of having been on the campaign trail longer than he was in the Senate prior to his candidacy. Perhaps he is considered thoroughly vetted by the fact that he has authored 2 autobiographies and has yet to author any legislation of note that has been passed by congress. Maybe the media consider the vetting process to be complete because the records of Obama’s formative tenure as a community organizer are unavailable – meaning that the public has no way to examine its nature or quality as it regards his experience to lead this nation.

I say that this vetting process is just a sham cover for media bias and partisanship. The sexism and bigotry revealed in recent days is just a further sign and symptom of the decline of the once great fourth estate. Who is vetting the vetters?

Real Change. Real Hope.

Real Change.  Real Hope. – Posted to MySpace August 29th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

It’s time for me to rant again. For once, though, I find myself enthusiastic and upbeat. Yesterday afternoon John McCain did something extraordinary and courageous. He chose a running mate that actually gets me excited about voting this year. Her name is Sarah Palin and she is Alaska’s Governor.

For years John McCain has styled himself a maverick and a reformer. Unfortunately, many of us with strong feelings regarding the non-living nature of the constitution have been disappointed with his eagerness to please the other side of the aisle. It is one thing to look someone in the eye with whom you disagree and with strong conviction and moral certitude to try and convince them of the righteousness of your ideals. It is quite another to abandon all but the slimmest of your goals in exchange for the opposing side’s shallow thanks as they advance an agenda that counters the very principles you declare are your core. Compromise is where both sides relinquish some of their demands in order to facilitate good governance.

I have struggled and bemoaned a seeming lack of certitude on the part of the Senator from Arizona. Convictions are not the things of compromise. Compromise on spending the tax dollars of hard-earned Americans on this project or that or not at all is one thing. Do not compromise on the philosophies you proclaim are dear to your heart – lower taxes, smaller government, ethics, border and national security, clean sustainable energy as well as energy policy that will lead to lower prices and less dependence on foreign supplies. These are the Senator’s stated principles yet we have seen him in the past to be all too willing to “compromise” with the left to accomplish only meager gains. In my eyes, there has been too much paid for far too little received. I have feared that this trend would continue in any future McCain administration.

This fear has lifted today. I find myself excited that Senator McCain chose not to select a compromise candidate to appease the left and earn their “respect”. If they can’t respect an honest-to-God American hero as he is now, there is nothing he can ever do to earn it from them in the future except by abandoning all the principles he has proclaimed and adopt theirs. Instead, the Senator has chosen a like-principled person with the steel and resolve to help hold the course on these ideals.

I first heard of Governor Palin a few months ago while commiserating with a friend the decision by Senator Fred Thompson to leave the presidential race. We talked for several hours on whether the legacy of Reagan has been forgotten forever. We asked if America had lost the will to govern itself and would fall into the self-loathing and anti-individualism that is at the core of the modern liberal movement, Would America finally become the land of the “what’s in it for me” and the home of the “I’m not to blame”? Our conclusion was that it wouldn’t on our watch; not while we can still speak out in defense of the ideals that this country was founded on.

So, the conversation turned to who could take up the torch for America as she was meant to be. For quite some time the conversation centered on the newly elected Governor of Louisiana – Bobby Jindal. He is a principled, honorable man with great ideas and the guts to get them into play. His personal story is amazing and should resonate with many people who find the direction that we find ourselves heading in today disturbing if not alarming. Unfortunately for those of us not in his state, he is committed to finishing the job he has been ably doing for the citizens of Louisiana. Overcoming the state’s history of political corruption and ineptitude is a Herculean task and will not be done for years.

Once we had eliminated Bobby Jindal as a possibility, I heard a name that I had heard only once before in passing from a friend that lives in Alaska. That name was Sarah Palin. Intriguing as the idea was and as compelling as she and her story are, I never imagined seeing her on a national ticket. Many may instantly assume I say this is because she is a woman – that is not the case. In American politics we almost never see the right person in the right job. There are too many competing interests and outside demands that keep the perfect person from getting the nod. But, for only the second time since I became eligible to vote for President over 20 years ago, I see the right person up for the job.

Don’t get me wrong, I am still not a McCain cheerleader. I disagree with the Senator on several issues (not as many as I do with the current President however). The choice of Sarah Palin though has reassured me that the issues that will affect the future of America most – national defense, constructionist federal judges, realistic energy policy – will be taken seriously and handled intelligently.

You will hear much bout Governor Sarah Palin in the coming weeks as the Democrat party tries to come to grips with their weaknesses in the face of her candidacy. Be smart and research for yourself. read up on her background, her record, and her principles. If you do, you may find yourself as impressed and as excited as I am.

Besides, if you don’t vote for her, Willow will kick your butt!