Palin: Maybe It’s Time For Obama to Grow a Big Stick

September 12, 2012 at 11:28 am (Big Stick, Egypt, Libya, President Obama, Sarah Palin, Terrorism)

Palin crushes it out of the park here…

Via Sarah Palin’s Facebook page: 

Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house. On the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks ever perpetrated on America, our embassy in Cairo and our consulate in Benghazi were attacked by violent Islamic mobs. In Cairo, they scaled the walls of our embassy, destroyed our flag, and replaced it with a black Islamic banner. In Benghazi, the armed gunmen set fire to our consulate and killed an American staff member. The Islamic radicals claim that these attacks are in protest to some film criticizing Islam. In response to this, the U.S. embassy in Cairo issued a statement that was so outrageous many of us thought it must be a satire. The embassy actually apologized to the violent mob attacking us, and it even went so far as to chastise those who use free speech to “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” (Funny, the current administration has no problem hurting the “religious feelings” of Catholics.)

But where is the president’s statement about this? These countries represent his much touted “Arab Spring.” How’s that Arab Spring working out for us now? Have we received an apology yet from our “friends” in the Muslim Brotherhood for the assault on our embassy?

It’s about time our president stood up for America and condemned these Islamic extremists. I realize there must be a lot on his mind these days – what with our economy’s abysmal jobless numbers and Moody’s new warning about yet another downgrade to our nation’s credit rating due to the current administration’s failure to come up with a credible deficit reduction plan. And, of course, he has a busy schedule – with all those rounds of golf, softball interviews with the “Pimp with the Limp,” and fundraising dinners with his corporate cronies. But our nation’s security should be of utmost importance to our Commander-in-chief. America can’t afford any more “leading from behind” in such a dangerous world. We already know that President Obama likes to “speak softly” to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a “big stick” to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.

– Sarah Palin

(h/t Weasel Zippers)


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Obama Caught in Misspelling of a Four-Letter State, Wapo Tries to Rescue

August 23, 2012 at 7:00 am (Barack Obama, Christopher Maloney, Ohio, Oihi, Oiho, Rachel Weiner, Sarah Palin, Spelling, Washington Post)

Imagine for a moment, if you will, Sarah Palin attending an event at Ohio State University.  She casually greets college aged supporters, and a group of excited, young students decide to spell out the word “Ohio” using the old YMCA routine.  The group is in place, arms readied, fans surrounding them armed with their cameras and cellphones.  Then this happens…


It is inarguable that the media, in all their smugness and ‘we are intellectually superior’ attitude would have ripped her from the California coast to the glaciated plains of … well … Oihi.

Oi.  Hi.

More like oy vey.

The smartest President ever to grace us with his intellect, the man who was destined to lead us to a better America, who was to lead the nation out of the doldrums of the Great Recession, couldn’t lead three college kids to the proper spelling of a four-letter state.

The photo was tweeted by the Director of Mitt Romney’s Ohio communications team, Chris Maloney, who added:

A word of advice to @BarackObama: it’s “O-H-I-O” that has 18 electoral votes, not “O-I-H-O”.

Maloney sees an ‘O’ at the end, I see an ‘I’.  You spell ‘potatoe’, I spell ‘potato’.

Admirably, a reporter from the Washington Post quickly tried to rescue the phonetically challenged President, claiming without much in the way of evidence, that the image was photoshopped, and thus a hoax.

Post reporter Rachel Weiner, wrote a piece originally titled, Yes, Obama Can Spell Ohio.  It included a second image which showed the President and his college buddies eventually getting the spelling right.  And the Washington Post tweeted out a link to her segment which included the following message:

Don’t be fooled. This photo of Obama is photoshopped.

Instead of viewing the White House image and entertaining the possibility that there were two photos, Weiner jumped the gun and assumed that the spelling error was so improbable that it simply had to be photoshopped.

Turns out that Weiner and the Post were the one’s looking rather foolish.  A short time later, they acknowledged the existence of two photos, renamed the piece, “Can Obama Spell Ohio?”, and issued the following correction:

Correction: There are different photographs of Obama’s attempt to spell Ohio from a similar angle. We incorrectly stated the first one appeared photoshopped.

Even in their correction, the bias shows.  The Post did not say the photo “appeared photoshopped”, they said it isphotoshopped.  Here was the original tweet again:

Don’t be fooled. This photo of Obama is photoshopped.

Covering for the President’s embarrassing mistakes can’t be easy, but you have to give the Post and their reporters credit for trying.

The bais is strong in this one.  Misspelling intended.

Cross-posted at NewsBusters

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Sarah Palin: Focus on Obama’s Record of "Dismal Failure"

August 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm (Barack Obama, Dismal Failure, Economy, Facebook, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin)

Late last night, Sarah Palin took to Facebook, encouraging conservatives to unite behind the Romney/Ryan ticket.

She asked readers to focus on Barack Obama’s failed economic record, cautioned against the MSM enablers, and urged voters to unite not only behind the Republican presidential candidate, but other key congressional elections this November.

Sarah Palin:

“Barack Obama’s record is one of dismal failure, which is why he isn’t talking about it. He would rather spend his time demonizing his opponents. The simple fact remains that Mitt Romney is not responsible for the dire state of our economy or the corruption and incompetence of the current administration.

Over the next 86 days, Barack Obama will try to distract us from his record. Many in the media will roll along with him in this mission. We must not let them continue the deception and distractions, and we must not be afraid to call the President out on his lies. His entire record in office exposes the false promises he made four years ago.”

Read the rest here… 

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Romney Camp: Sarah Palin Not Invited to Speak at Republican Convention

July 16, 2012 at 7:00 am (Florida, GOP, GOP Convention, Mitt Romney, Republican, Republican Convention, Sarah Palin, Tampa)

This would be a major mistake.  A Romney campaign adviser has suggested that not only has Sarah Palin not been asked to speak at the GOP convention in Tampa later this summer, but they haven’t even invited her to attend the event.

[T]he Romney campaign has not asked Palin to speak at the convention nor contacted her about even attending the party’s marquee event in Tampa. Queries to the Romney camp about any possible Palin role at the convention meet with a stony silence. Palin does not seem surprised. “What can I say?” she responded in an email from Alaska, when asked by Newsweek about the convention, just before heading to Michigan to deliver an Obama-thumping speech. “I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on the road to bankruptcy, and engaging in crony capitalism.” 


The Romney camp will not comment on Palin, or on plans for the convention, but one adviser associated with the campaign suggested that Palin would be prohibited from speaking at the Republican convention by her contract with Fox News. “It’s true I’m prohibited from doing some things,” Palin says, “but this is the first I’ve heard anyone suggest that as an excuse, er, reason to stay away from engaging in the presidential race. I’m quite confident Fox’s top brass would never strip anyone of their First Amendment rights in this regard.” (Fox says her contract would not prohibit speaking at the convention if she sought permission.)

Say what you will about the former Republican candidate for vice-president, but she knows how to ignite interest and motivate conservatives.  And Romney has an incredible street cred issue when it comes to his base.

The convention itself is more pomp and circumstance, a celebratory formality akin to a wrestling skit in which politicians provide over the top speeches to motivate their party to action.  And motivational speeches are where Palin excels.  We saw this when she turned the 2008 campaign on its head.

More recently, I had the opportunity to watch her work the crowd at CPAC, where Palin generated far more buzz than Mitt Romney could ever have hoped for.  Here’s a little reminder of some ovation earning soundbites provided by Palin:

“We aren’t red Americans, we aren’t blue Americans, we are red white and blue Americans and, President Obama, we are through with you!”

“We will never apologize for America’s strength and our greatness… we refuse to accept that a weak America means a better and safer world.”

“The president says small-town Americans, we bitterly cling to our religion and our guns because we’re just doggone frustrated with his pace of change.  We say, ‘Keep your change. We’ll keep our God, our guns, our Constitution.’ ”

“Hope and change? Yea, you gotta hope things change.”

“This is Obama’s Washington. It is not the Washington of our founders, but the Washington of the permanent political class.  It is something that our forefathers never envisioned as they would have sworn their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor to change.”

“He says he has a jobs plan out, a jobs plan to ‘Win the Future.’ W.T.F. — I know.” 

Whatever the reasons, the Romney campaign needs to rethink this strategy.  His biggest obstacle in November will be an unmotivated base who think he’s little more than Obama lite.

There is no better person to light a fire under the voters, and widen the enthusiasm gap between Romney and Obama even further.

Bury the hatchet.  Invite Palin.  Let her speak.  And enjoy the results.

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Union Leader Beats Nikki Haley Effigy With a Baseball Bat

May 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm (AFL-CIO, Donna DeWitt, Effigy, Nancy Pelosi, New Tone, Nikki Haley, Pinata, Sarah Palin, Sikh Jesus, South Carolina, Union)

When Sarah Palin was being blamed for the Gabby Giffords shooting by liberals citing her targeted election maps, there was a renewed call for civil discourse in our country.

Targets you see, incite violence.

The incident prompted President Obama to deliver a speech which had been described as “calm amid the toxic rhetoric”.

There were calls for a “new tone” in politics.

This must have been what he had in mind…

Donna DeWitt, head of the South Carolina chapter of the AFL-CIO, repeatedly blasting an effigy of Governor Nikki Haley with a baseball bat, while union thugs are heard in the background screaming for her to “hit it again”, “wait ’til her face comes around and whack her”, and commenting on how Haley “is a tough old bitch”.

The video has been downloaded and posted below, since the national office of the AFL-CIO is trying to have it removed.

Via the Columbia Free Times:

A video posted online that shows a former union leader in South Carolina smashing a piñata effigy of Gov. Nikki Haley has riled the national office of the AFL-CIO, which wants it taken down.

“Do you think we can get this video pulled,” asked a national AFL-CIO official in an email to Palmetto State union sources.

The author of the email also worried the video might get “picked up by tea partiers, maybe even Haley herself, to attack labor again.”

The video in question features former AFL-CIO of South Carolina president Donna DeWitt smacking a Haley piñata with a baseball bat at DeWitt’s retirement party over the weekend. 

It is accompanied with text under the video that reads in part, “Gov. Nikki Haley has been vicious to organized labor in South Carolina, saying in her State of the State address that ‘unions are not needed, wanted or welcome.’ After years of being treated like a union thug, Donna Dewitt gets sweet revenge at a reception in her honor.”

You likely won’t see this in the media, so our question is, under what scenarios would this lead to media coverage?  If the woman pictured on the pinata was a democrat, say Nancy Pelosi – maybe.  If the person pictured was an African-American democrat, as opposed to an Indian-American Republican (or a Sikh Jesus as her opponents like to call her) – likely.  If the person pictured was President Obama – definitely.
New tone for me, but not for thee.

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Palin Says ‘Go Rogue’ – Allen West for VP

April 4, 2012 at 7:00 am (2012 Election, Allen West, Florida, GOP, Republican, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Vice President)

I have to disagree…  Allen West isn’t ‘going rogue’ – he is the obvious choice.

From Politico:

Sarah Palin says there’s one name at the top of her list if the Republican Party wants to “go rogue” in its pick for the vice presidential nominee: Rep. Allen West.
The former vice presidential candidate told Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Tuesday that the Florida Republican would be a great choice for the 2012 ticket. She argued that the eventual presidential nominee shouldn’t “think they have to go with somebody necessarily safe.”
“Top of my list is Allen West,” she said. “I love that he has that military experience. He is a public servant willing to serve for the right reasons. He understands the Constitution. He understands our national foreign policy issues that must be addressed. He has served. I really like him. There are so many, Sean, that are out there. And when I talk about going rogue, what I want to do is encourage the GOP nominee to not think that they have to go with somebody necessarily safe that conventional wisdom perhaps would lead somebody to believe that, if it’s somebody, quote-unquote, safe, that they’re not going to get beat up by the media, because no matter who it is.”

Read the rest… 

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Palin Pens Inspirational Piece on Breitbart

March 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm (#War, Andrew Breitbart, Breitbart is Here, Conservatives, Joel Pollak, Larry Solov, President Obama, Sarah Palin, Steve Bannon, Vetting)

Andrew Breitbart has inspired a fighting spirit in the entire conservative movement, from bloggers to candidates for President.  But it’s important to note that he did this through his life, and not in his death.  He has armed the conservative movement for #war.

And, he is indeed here…

From Sarah Palin at

There is a new street art poster that’s being emailed around and will no doubt eventually be spotted on a street corner near you. It’s a gritty black and white image of Andrew Breitbart looking both battle-worn and ever vigilant with the caption: “BREITBART IS HERE.”

Those three words express the instant connection many of us feel for our fallen friend. They express our identification with him, and our need to continue his fight for the good of our republic.

With the death of Breitbart, the conservative movement didn’t just lose a General – we lost an entire Special Forces Division. But he didn’t leave us without the tools and the knowledge we need to fight. This website – Breitbart 2.0 – is the culmination of his study of the technology and aesthetics of new media. The team Breitbart assembled under the leadership of Steve Bannon, Larry Solov, and Joel Pollak will advance his mission with courage and integrity.

Breitbart’s most immediate mission was the belated vetting of Barack Obama. This obviously is an issue very near and dear to my heart.

During the ’08 campaign, the same media that reported breathlessly about an old used tanning bed I purchased to get some sun during the dark Alaskan winter, couldn’t be bothered to investigate Barack Obama’s associations, statements or even his voting record as a state senator. Suntans and what I wore on the campaign trail were more important than Obama’s political background. Unbelievable.

But when you come to think of it, the media didn’t investigate either of our actual political records very closely.

Read the rest here…

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Sarah Palin Rips President on Something He Rarely Discusses – Real Issues

March 13, 2012 at 7:42 am (Debt Crisis, Economy, Fast and Furious, Gas Prices, Healthcare, Liberals, President Obama, Sarah Palin)

What does it say when the woman that libs like to portray as incompetent, can easily poke holes in the administration’s talking points and consistently rip him a new one?  It says there is a dolt in the conversation, but their name isn’t Sarah.

Sarah speaks:

The far Left continues to believe American voters are not smart enough to grasp the diversionary tactics it employs to distract us from the issues our President just doesn’t want to talk about – issues that affect us all every day and must be addressed.

Exhibit A in these diversionary tactics is an absurd new attack ad President Obama has released taking my comments out of context. I’m not running for any office, but I’m more than happy to accept the dubious honor of being Barack Obama’s “enemy of the week” if that includes the opportunity to debate him on the issues Americans are actually concerned about. (Remember when I said you don’t need a title to make a difference?) 

Just off the top of my head, a few of these concerning issues include: a debt crisis that has us hurtling towards a Greek-style collapse, entitlement programs going bankrupt, a credit downgrade for the first time in our history, a government takeover of the health care industry that makes care more expensive and puts a rationing panel of faceless bureaucrats between you and your doctor (aka a “death panel”), $4 and $5 gas at the pump exacerbated by an anti-drilling agenda that rejects good paying energy sector jobs and makes us more dependent on dangerous foreign regimes, a war in Afghanistan that seems unfocused and unending, a global presidential apology tour that’s made us look feeble and ridiculous, a housing market in the tank, the longest streak of high unemployment since World War II, private-sector job creators and industry strangled by burdensome regulations and an out-of-control Obama EPA, an attack on the Constitutional protection of religious liberty, an attack on private industry in right-to-work states, crony capitalism run amok in an administration in bed with their favored cronies to the detriment of genuine free market capitalism, green energy pay-to-play kickbacks to Obama campaign donors, and a Justice Department still stonewalling on a bungled operation that armed violent Mexican drug lords and led to the deaths of hundreds of innocent people.

Read the rest here… 

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VIDEO: Say Bob Beckel, What’s the Past Tense of Tweet?

February 17, 2012 at 9:08 pm (Bill Maher, Bob Beckel, MSNBC, Pat Buchanan, Sarah Palin, The Five, Tweet, Twitter)

What’s the past tense of tweet?

Well, apparently if you’re Bob Beckel it’s a word that Bill Maher likes to use when describing women that are more successful than he’ll ever be.

Beckel left the cast and crew of The Five in near tears when he let loose a phrase he certainly didn’t mean to, in discussing the matter of Pat Buchanan and his suspension from MSNBC.

“The black dude got suspended from CNN for saying something on Tweeter or twitter, whatever he calls it, twats, twits….  I’m sorry”.

Never mind the fact that had the man sitting directly to his left, Eric Bolling, ever started a sentence with the words ‘The Black Dude’, liberals would have immediately called for his firing. Beckel will slide on that, no doubt.

The crew tried their best to save the segment, but Beckel couldn’t quite recover.

Watch below:

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CPAC: Observations From a Rookie

February 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm (Allen West, Andrew Breitbart, Chuck Woolery, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin, Tucker Carlson)

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) took place in Washington, DC this weekend – a blockbuster event that brings together thousands of grassroots conservatives and conservative leaders for three days of major Presidential candidate speeches, policy discussions and networking opportunities.

On Thursday we ran into some scheduling difficulties that prevented our arrival on the first day, but had anticipated arriving for the after party known as BlogBash.

On Wednesday night I received this message in an e-mail concerning the BlogBash party on Thursday night:

Dress to impress. We know you spend a majority of your blogging-life eschewing pants, so look at this as an opportunity to show everyone what you’ve got… or cover what you haven’t got with a nice suit…
Well, wear what you want, but hint hint.

On Thursday night, somewhere on the Delaware Memorial Bridge, you may have seen a man on the side of the highway, on his knees like Tim Robbins in Shawshank Redemption, yelling “NO!!!!!!”

That was me.

I forgot to pack pants.

We missed a majority of the party because we had to go pants shopping.

Friday was a much better day.  We armed ourselves with our media credentials and set about exploring every opportunity that we came across.
Most of the time was spent in awe – in awe of the public figures that were in attendance, in awe of the sheer amount of information and events that were taking place, but more so in awe of the bloggers in which I shared a lounge area called Blogger’s Row.  I quietly observed as such renowned bloggers as Warner Todd Huston, Seton Motley, Jeff Dunetz, Lachlan Markay, Javier Manjarres, Brian Garst, and on and on.  It was a who’s-who of political bloggers, and it had me thinking of my own contributions.  From a ‘who’s-who’ to just plain ‘Who?’
CPAC also featured the cream of the crop in political activism – people like Tabitha Hale, Anita Moncrief (she is absolutely as sweet a person as everyone says), Bill O’Connell, Ali Akbar, etc.
And there was also a group of people that I wish I had the chance to meet, or had more time to interact with – Maggie Thurber, Jeff Quinton, Pamela Geller, Matt Sheffield, and so many more.  
What is for sure is that there is still a level of divide between so-called mainstream journalists, and the bloggers that work so hard to bring you the real news.  It is not a tangible divide but rather, a perceived divide, an animosity between the ‘real’ journalists and bloggers, a disdain.
This was evident at one point when several reporters came into the room to interview Allen West, essentially taking over the bloggers time to speak with him and to ask their own questions.  This was personified at one point when a woman who was watching the entrance to the Blogger’s Lounge told several reporters and cameramen from C-Span that they had to leave.  One journalist sneered at her and said, ‘Do you not want us to cover your event?’  Covering the event is one thing, but trying to sneak past to gain access to interviewees is wrong.  Show some respect.
Without further rambling, here were some highlights from CPAC 2012..
Allen West:

West delivered what I consider to be the best speech from a politician at the event.  This man is a great American, and he will be President one day in my humble opinion.
Highlights from his speech include these statements:
“If Americans take time to think about what they truly believe, they will find out they are conservatives.”

“It is the liberal philosophy, not the conservative one, that views humans as selfish automatons.”

“Liberals worry that what’s best for the individual might not be better for the public at large.  But that philosophy assumes something vicious about each and every one of us. It assumes we only care about ourselves.”

And this one that got West a well-deserved standing ovation…

“Of course we have compassion. We just don’t believe the safety net should be used as a hammock.”

Andrew Breitbart:

When Breitbart came out and the first thing out of his mouth was “Where are you, you Occupy freaks, with your glitter bombs?” we all knew we were in for a good speech.  See, Breitbart says what a lot of people think in regards to liberals, the mainstream media, and the Occupy movement, but don’t have the courage to say it.
But beyond the fiery delivery, beyond the ‘I don’t care’ attitude that Breitbart exudes, he made an incredibly important point about the upcoming election.  
I don’t care who our candidate is and I haven’t since the beginning of this. I haven’t! Ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate! …
When I walk through CPAC or a I travel the United States to meet people in the Tea Party who care – black, white, gay, and straight – anyone that’s willing to stand next to me to fight the progressive left, I will be in that bunker.
And if you’re not in that bunker because you’re not satisfied with [a certain] candidate, more than shame on you! You’re on the other side!
Period, end of story.  I grow weary of constantly hearing conservatives say they will never vote for Candidate X because of Issue Y.  Look at who is in the White House right now.  If you’re not voting for Candidate X, then you might as well hand over your vote to President O.
Go here for a full transcript of Breitbart’s comments, it truly is a must read.
Rick Santorum:

Santorum pushed his case as the lone true conservative on the GOP side, launching subtle attacks at the the presumed inevitable candidate, Mitt Romney.
“We won in 2010 because conservatives rallied.  They were excited about the candidates who were put forth.  Why would an undecided voter vote for a candidate of the party who the party’s not excited about?”

He did not apologize for his conservatism…

“We will no longer abandon and apologize for the policies and principles that made this country great for a hollow victory in November.”

He attacked Obamacare…

“The major reason I’m in this race is because I think Obamacare is a game changer for America.”

And he blasted the administrations attempts at forcing Catholic hospitals and churches to pay for things that go against their morals and beliefs, a stance that brought about a massive standing ovation…

“This is the kind of coercion we can expect. It’s not about contraception. It’s about economic liberty, it’s about freedom of speech, it’s about freedom of religion. It’s about government control of your lives and it’s gotta stop.”

Newt Gingrich:
Newt’s speech was the most specific of all the Presidential candidates.  He outlined a long list of items he would tend to on the very first day of his Presidency.  While most were content with speaking in catch phrases or bumper sticker slogans, Newt offered a plan.  
Gingrich talked for at least five minutes about which of President Barack Obama’s policies he would undo if elected to the White House, and summed it up this way: “We will have repudiated at least 40 percent of his government on the opening day.”
Further, in a clear shot at a Republican party all too ready to compromise or flat-out rollover to the administration’s strong arm tactics, Newt said…
“We need to teach the Republican establishment a lesson… We are determined to rebuild America, not manage its decay.”

Obama started that decay, will it be reversed in 2012?

Sarah Palin:

Before a jam-packed crowd, with hundreds more watching on monitors in the convention center hallways and overflow rooms, Palin attacked the Obama economic agenda from many angles.  She delivered the CPAC keynote speech, bringing down the house with a awe-inspiring gems…

“We aren’t red Americans, we aren’t blue Americans, we are red white and blue Americans and, President Obama, we are through with you!”

“We will never apologize for America’s strength and our greatness… we refuse to accept that a weak America means a better and safer world.”

“The president says small-town Americans, we bitterly cling to our religion and our guns because we’re just doggone frustrated with his pace of change.  We say, ‘Keep your change. We’ll keep our God, our guns, our Constitution.’ ”

“Hope and change? Yea, you gotta hope things change.”

“This is Obama’s Washington. It is not the Washington of our founders, but the Washington of the permanent political class.  It is something that our forefathers never envisioned as they would have sworn their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor to change.”

“He says he has a jobs plan out, a jobs plan to ‘Win the Future.’ W.T.F. — I know.” 

Tucker Carlson:

Tucker took part in an amusing segment called the ‘fight club’ debate against Paul Begala.  I had the chance to meet Tucker for the first time, having contributed to the Daily Caller in the past and communicating via e-mail for some time now.  He could not have been a more gracious person, agreeing to two pictures and actually making me feel like an important part of the program.

Chuck Woolery:

Need I say anything other than, Save Us Chuck Woolery!

CPAC was far and away the most exciting political event in my lifetime, and it was a humbling experience to take part in.

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