First Dude, Todd Palin

Cheap shots from the media! Are people really so backward that they think that a woman cannot lead without her husband pulling the strings? Whatever happened to empowered women that make their own way? Why is it that a conservative woman can’t be considered part of the feminist movement?

Let me take the time to actually analyze an article, that’s a change for me! The article comes from CNN’s website and its titled, “Todd Palin: ‘first dude’ or ‘shadow governor?'”

First excerpt:

One of those lawmakers is Lyda Green, a Republican and state Senate president who is not friends with the Palins.

“I had a meeting I requested with the governor. … I was particularly surprised that Todd was there. I had never seen a spouse stay in the room through the meeting.”

By merely attending meetings (as mentioned in the article), how does the media go and say that Mr. Palin controls his wife’s decisions? You know, I’m impressed that he is involved with his wife’s work. However, involvement does not mean he has his hand in Governor Palin’s business. Another thing I find interesting is how they mention that Lyda Green isn’t “friends with the Palins”. Really, who cares!

Here’s a second quote from the article:

The campaign also confirms that Todd Palin has taken two trips with state commissioners to survey Alaskan mines and one to survey part of the proposed route for a natural gas pipeline, his wife’s top goal. The state paid for those trips, according to the campaign, because they were considered “state business” since Todd Palin is trying to expand Alaska’s work force.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t he involved in the oil industry? Wouldn’t this mean that it would be beneficial that he attends these trips so that perhaps he can give his view of what this all means? After all, I think it is a good idea that he goes with his wife, then he can break down the pros and cons.

Alright, that’s about enough out of me! Hope you enjoyed my rare spurt of text =)

Expectations

When it comes to the mainstream media (MSM), I have very low expectations. This is because “they” (MSM) are not objective in their reporting. I stopped watching television when I moved out of my parents’ house, so watching television is very different to me now. Watching the news is pretty painful because the Democrats (and/or Liberals) are celebrated and the Republicans (and/or Conservatives) are torn down. I have a few examples of the bias that the MSM has shown and responses to the bias.

“Did Gibson have a double standard for Palin” by Ed Morrissey

“The latest Sarah Palin smear from the Left: teen molester” by Ed Morrissey

Here is a link to a Washington Times article by Jon Ward that discusses Newt Gingrich’s view on the MSM and Sarah Palin.

This article is one I have to think about, but I’ll post the link anyway. Telegraph article. Perhaps I’ll update my opinion later.

My way of remembering

Here are some pictures from the day after my 23rd birthday. These pictures were taken at Mrs. Olson’s Coffee Hut in Oxnard, CA. My family enjoys this restaurant because they are proud to show their patriotism. The second picture features my mom and I. By the way, yes, I know that I looked like I just rolled out of bed… because that’s what happened.

Latest Palin articles

Some of these may be in Governor Sarah Palin’s favor and some may not. The point here: she’s everywhere!

New York Post

Time

The New Republic

CNN Politics

CNN Politics (Barracuda)

LA Times

Hot Air- Ed Morrissey

Telegraph

Newsweek

Fishbowl DC

Palin Panic

Governor Sarah Palin gave a tremendous speech last night. She is an eloquent speaker and made that speech hit home to so many. So, the MSM is going crazy and the only thing they have against her is that she has a speech writer. Like many said last night, “What politician does write their own speech?”

Hey MSM, are you freaked out now? I bet you’re all in a panic over her. She’s genuine and you can take that to the bank.

Gustav and RNC

I am praying for those that have evacuated and hope that everyone will be fine. I like that there is organization and preparation this time around. Let’s hope that this will just be a storm and everyone can go back home soon.

I can’t wait until the Republican National Convention begins. I am looking forward to the coverage and plan to post about my thoughts as I analyze the articles, posts, commentary etc. I am most looking forward to Palin and McCain’s acceptance speeches, well, I am also hoping that they will be able to make appearances.

No matter what, the Republicans and Conservatives are going to come off looking a lot better this week than the Democrats and Liberals did last week.

Alright, my brain isn’t functioning properly, I had another early work day today. I’m looking forward to writing better posts this week.

Have a great Labor Day and keep those in the Gulf Coast in your prayers!

JeiDub/MrsWeebork

Palin as VP

I originally supported Romney as my Presidential pick. After he dropped out of the race right after the California Primary I wasn’t too sure what I would do at that point. I wasn’t too fond of McCain and I’m still unsure of him now. However, Obama is not as intriguing as he once was, but I never seriously considered voting for him.

Yesterday’s announcement that Sarah Palin was picked as the Vice Presidential candidate was very interesting to me. I had only heard Palin’s name over the last week. I usually don’t pay much attention to what is said about politics because it gets repetitive and I usually get the point after a few minutes. Anyway, after I saw Palin’s name come up a few times while chatting on Hot Air during The Ed Morrissey Show, I looked her up. She has a great story and her beliefs and positions on issues are solid. I now know more about her than I learned about Romney.

So, I am excited that Palin has been chosen and from the bits and pieces of her speech that I heard, I like what she has to say. On Rush Limbaugh’s show on Friday/yesterday, I enjoyed the montage of Obama’s empty promises (I will’s) and other ‘I’ statements. Then they played clips of Sarah Palin’s speech which was completely opposite of Obama’s usual speeches. Imagine that, Palin talks about what she has actually done and what she can bring to the table. Palin’s energy is refreshing and stirs up a lot of excitement for me.

McCain and his camp have made a very wise decision. I’m totally amped about voting this November.

Catch ya later!

JeiDub a.k.a. MrsWeebork