Seeing Sarah up close !

Donna Meisenholder, one of the more courageous commentators on this blog, sent in the following…..

Just returned from a “live ” Sarah Palin Rally . Very little promo …venue changed at  about two weeks out . I believe holds 13,000 …every seat taken . Additionally 1-2000 on the tennis courts in front of stage . And additional standing room only around the perimeter 5-10 deep . No rock star to draw this crowd . They only came to hear and experience  Sarah .

In a word she was “Electrifying ” She was on message , she was classy , excited , speaking from the heart …not a canned teleprompter speech . She was introduced by a high ranking member of NOW …who endorsed McCain /Palin ticket . There were a lot of ” Hillary Supporters for McCain/Palin”  in the crowd . Except for the Obama hecklers outside it was a very respectful yet “fired up audience” .

Never once a personal attack (except maybe the press who deserved it )  …only the issues . How she & John McCain would change things around in Wash like she did in Alaska . Two mavericks .  Her comments regarding the opposing ticket were directed at “performance ” not “person” . She  referenced her time as mayor  in Alaska ( a previous speaker pointed out she got more votes as a mayor than Joe Biden got when he ran for President .) They also brought up her 80% approval rating in Alaska as Gov. Isn’t that about 8 -9 times the approval rating of the current congress …..that Joe Biden & Barack Obama are part of the majority party . She talked about  an America that is energy independent …..and the audience errupted with “Drill Baby Drill ” . No teleprompters just spontaneous response .

There was a radical heckler that got by security with a nasty sign …creating quite a disturbance . Without missing a beat …Sarah turned to face the “heckler” and firmly but gently said ” my son and your sons & daughters are in Iraq at this very moment  fighting for the very “freedom” that person is excercising .” The crowd was on their feet …and cheering wildly until security removed the “heckler”.

It was refreshing to see and hear the real Sarah , uninhibited by an obnoxiously rude Katie Couric ,or quoted out of context by others , or hammered to answer questions the way the interviewer wants . She reached out to HER audience with a smile , a wink and a  story ….she has that”Reaganesque Reach” because like him she relates to the people . AND THEY RELATE TO HER . She spoke about energy ,
taxes , the war , the need of Wash to represent “main street America” .

She asked humbly for “our”  support , she said she & John were ready to go to work for the American people . She is very believable . People were so comfortable they brought their children .

Quite an EVENT!!!!!!

2 Responses to Seeing Sarah up close !

  1. donnaloo says:

    Here’s is a Sarah follow up observation . I encourage everyone that can attend a McCain /Palin event live to do so . Its a real eyeopener when you read the coverage later ( unslanted …untainted …unspun if you are there in person )If you only see it on TV ( mainstream TV ) you ARE BEING DECEIVED .We were there in person Sat and witnessed first hand . FOX was trying to do an interview with John Voight …several of us were invited to stand behind him …quietly just for background . They didnt want the “vulgar signs ” to go out on TV . A very reasonable request not a denial of anyones rights . We do have the “right” of free speech …but tempered with “responsibility ” to speak with respect .

    The “Obama ” supporters charged in shoving and pushing , shouting nasty , nasty comments , and disrupted the entire interview . By the way it was a private venue on private property . There were less than 25 of them on property that the police had to be called to remove …over all on property and off less than 50 protestors . The were over 15,000 attendees . The were as many standing as seated ….and an overflow was needed .

    Here is what bothers me . The coverage of an event I attended in person is being totally “skewed” by our press . EVERY SINGLE TV CHANNEL THAT CARRIED THE EVENT HAD PICTURES OF THE PROTESTERS …NOT ONE EXCEPT FOX CARRIED THE STORY OF THE CROWD . THAT IS A FLAGRANT DECEPTION OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC ….THIS IS THE STORY THAT NEEDS TO GET OUT . AMERICANS ARE BEING DECEIVED BY OUR MAINSTREAM PRESS THAT HAS AN AGENDA ….WASNT DAN RATHER A BIG ENOUGH LESSON . “STOP MESSING WITH OUR POLITICAL PROCESS”

    The local newspaper actually carried the “crowd ” on the front page . The title was “THE GLOVES COME OFF” . Finally a report that although not perfectly accurate …was closer to neutral . Sarah “electrified her audience” .They were with her on every point . Including the removal of two “protesters” with foul signs. She handled it with dignity & class . There were “Hillary Supporter for McCain/Palin ” everywhere . No press repoted that either .

    Carson is a very ethnically blended community . A true American “melting pot ” of races, nationalities , genders, and age groups . There were Democrats , Republicans , Independents , Libertarians and Undecideds . And it was a charged audience …but peaceful and dignified . All were there to get to know Sarah . Someone …dont know her …high up in NOW …not only introduced Sarah …she endorsed her . Where was the press on that . Lots of children were there …and they should not have been exposed to such vulgarities …on private property .

    Come On American Mainstream press “give us the TRUTH” …and let us …the American People decide . Your slant is making YOU look very foolish . It is so flagrantly false . You have no clue how many people you have sent to the “other side ” with your biased reporting .

    Thank you Doug for a blog site that bases its comments on “historical record “. It is refreshing and we need more like you . Hey Sean Hannity how about Doug on Primetime …..

    D

  2. jwinthrop says:

    This is good, first person, reporting. That woman ought to be a journalist.

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