Sarah Palin has been making some news and I was too busy with stuff happening in Iowa to cover it, but I do want to give it some attention now. There is movement on the Palin front. Here are some things that make me go hmmmm….
1. A new and improved SarahPAC website. It is a huge, huge improvement to what they had before. It’s set up to better handle online contributions, share news – so she won’t be just communicating on Twitter and Facebook, it has an email sign-up, as well as highlights SarahPAC’s candidates of choice. There is even a “setting the record straight” section. This is the website I wished they launched with from the very beginning, but better late than never. There is also a place where you can request an appearance. This is for political, unpaid events to be scheduled through SarahPAC. The paid appearances, I have heard, still go through the Washington Speakers Bureau. So you can definitely see a renewed focus on political activity.
This website could be easily tweaked for an exploratory committee… or they have a better online presence for their 2012 picks. I don’t want to read too much into this other than to say it’s a huge improvement and I dig the new look and function of the website.
2. Governor Palin’s Tax Day Tea Party Rally in Wisconsin – I had somebody the other day criticize me for not covering it. I happened to be covering instead the Tea Party rally in Des Moines that I actually attended (and have the frostbite to prove it). Seriously there has been a ton in Iowa, and if Governor Palin had been here I’d been all over it, but she wasn’t. There has been an excellent response to her speech. At the end of her speech she said, that the “2012 election begins here” and then said, “It starts here! It starts now! What better place than the state that hosts the Super Bowl champs to call out the liberal left and let them know: Mr. President, game on!” It sure seemed like a campaign speech to me. She did an excellent job contrasting herself with Obama and in her you see the anti-Obama.
3. She is dissatisfied with the GOP establishment from her speech in Wisconsin:
Now, there’s a lesson here for the Beltway politicos, something they need to understand; the lesson comes from here in Madison. So, our lesson is to the GOP establishment first. And yeah, I’ll take on the GOP establishment. What more can they say about us, you know?
So, to the GOP establishment: if you stand on the platform, if you stand by your pledges, we will stand with you. We will fight with you, GOP. We have your back. Together we will win because America will win!
We didn’t elect you just to re-arrange the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic. We didn’t elect you to just stand back and watch Obama re-distribute those deck chairs. What we need is for you to stand up, GOP, and fight. Maybe I should ask some of the Badger women’s hockey team—those champions—maybe I should ask them if we should be suggesting to GOP leaders they need to learn how to fight like a girl!
Is she satisfied with the prospective batch of candidates?
Could this be a shift in her decision making process? I don’t know for sure, it seems like it might. I haven’t seen signs in Iowa, with the exception of Peter Singleton of Organize 4 Palin crisscrossing the state, but he is a volunteer not connected with Governor Palin or SarahPAC. Maybe that is about to change.
If so, then “game on.”