Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sarah Palin: Congressional Freshmen – For Such A Time As This

From Governor Palin's Facebook page
Out here in proverbial politico flyover country, we little folk are watching the debt ceiling debate with great interest and concern. Today I re-read the open letter I wrote to Republican Freshman Members of Congress in November 2010, just days after they were ushered into office in an historic landslide victory due in large part to the activism of commonsense patriots who are considered part of the Tea Party movement. I respectfully ask these GOP Freshman to re-read this letter and remember us “little people” who believed in them, donated to their campaigns, spent hours tirelessly volunteering for them, and trusted them with our votes. This new wave of public servants may recall that they were sent to D.C. for such a time as this.

The original letter is pasted below, with added emphasis to certain passages that I feel are especially relevant to the current discussion.

All my best to you, GOP Freshmen, from up here in the Last Frontier.

Sincerely,

Sarah Palin

P.S. Everyone I talk to still believes in contested primaries.

******

November 13, 2010

Welcome to all Republican Freshmen and congratulations!

Congratulations to all of you for your contribution to this historic election, and for the contributions I am certain you will make to our country in the next two years. Your victory was hard fought, and the success belongs entirely to you and the staff and volunteers who spent countless hours working for this chance to put government back on the side of the people. Now you will come to Washington to serve your nation and leave your mark on history by reining in government spending, preserving our freedoms at home, and restoring America’s leadership abroad. Some of you have asked for my thoughts on how best to proceed in the weeks and months ahead and how best to advance an agenda that can move our country forward. I have a simple answer: stick to the principles that propelled your campaigns. When you take your oath to support and defend our Constitution and to faithfully discharge the duties of your office, remember that present and future generations of “We the People” are counting on you to stand by that oath. Never forget the people who sent you to Washington. Never forget the trust they placed in you to do the right thing.

The task before you is daunting because so much damage has been done in the last two years, but I believe you have the chance to achieve great things.

Republicans campaigned on a promise to rein in out-of-control government spending and to repeal and replace the massive, burdensome, and unwanted health care law President Obama and the Democrat Congress passed earlier this year in defiance of the will of the majority of the American people. These are promises that you must keep. Obamacare is a job-killer, a regulatory nightmare, and an enormous unfunded mandate. The American people don’t want it and we can’t afford it. We ask, with all due respect, that you remember your job will be to work to replace this legislation with real reform that relies on free market principles and patient-centered policies. The first step is, of course, to defund Obamacare.

You’ve also got to be deadly serious about cutting the deficit. Despite what some would like us to believe, tax cuts didn’t get us into the mess we’re in. Government spending did. Tough decisions need to be made about reducing government spending. The longer we put them off, the worse it will get. We need to start by cutting non-essential spending. That includes stopping earmarks (because abuse of the earmark process created the “gateway-drug” that allowed backroom deals and bloated budgets), canceling all further spending on the failed Stimulus program, and rolling back non-discretionary spending to 2008 levels. You can do more, but this would be a good start.

In order to avert a fiscal disaster, we will also need to check the growth of spending on our entitlement programs. That will be a huge challenge, but it must be confronted head on. We must do it in a humane way that honors the government’s current commitments to our fellow Americans while also keeping faith with future generations. We cannot rob from our children and grandchildren’s tomorrow to pay for our unchecked spending today. Beyond that, we need to reform the way Congress conducts business in order to make it procedurally easier to cut spending than to increase it. We need to encourage zero-based budgeting practices in D.C. like the kind fiscally conservative mayors and governors utilize to balance their budgets and reduce unnecessary spending.

There in the insulated and isolated Beltway you will be far removed from the economic pain felt by so many Americans who are out of work. Please remember that if we want real job growth, we must create a stable investment climate by ending the tidal wave of overly burdensome regulations coming out of Washington. Businesses need certainty – and freedom that incentivizes competition – to grow and expand our workforce.

The last thing our small businesses need is tax hikes. It falls to the current Democrat-controlled Congress to decide on the future of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. If it does not permanently renew all of them, you should move quickly to do so in the new Congress. It would remove from households and businesses the threat of a possible $3.8 trillion tax hike hitting all Americans at the worst possible moment, with our economy struggling to recover from a deep recession! You must continue to remind Democrats that the people they are dismissing as “rich” are the small business owners who create up to 70% of all jobs in this country!

Another issue of vital importance is border security. Americans expect our leadership in Washington to act now to secure our borders. Don’t fall for the claims of those who suggest that we can’t secure our borders until we simultaneously deal with the illegal immigrants already here. Let’s deal with securing the border first. That alone is a huge challenge that has been ignored for far too long.

On foreign policy and national security, I urge you to stick to our principles: strong defense, free trade, nurturing allies, and steadfast opposition to America’s enemies.  We are the most powerful country on earth and the world is better off because of it.  Our president does not seem to understand this. If we withdraw from the world, the world will become a much more dangerous place. You must push President Obama to finish the job right in Iraq and get the job done in Afghanistan, otherwise we who are war-weary will forever question why America’s finest are sent overseas to make the ultimate sacrifice with no clear commitment to victory from those who send them. You should be prepared to stand with the President against Iran’s nuclear aspirations using whatever means necessary to ensure the mullahs in Tehran do not get their hands on nuclear weapons. And you can stand with the Iranian people who oppose the tyrannical rule of the clerics and concretely support their efforts to win their freedom – even if the President does not.

You need to say no to cutting the necessities in our defense budget when we are engaged in two wars and face so many threats – from Islamic extremists to a nuclear Iran to a rising China. As Ronald Reagan said, “We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.” You will also have the opportunity to push job-creating free trade agreements with allies like Colombia and South Korea. You can stand with allies like Israel, not criticize them. You can let the President know what you believe – Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, not a settlement. And for those of you joining the United States Senate, don’t listen to desperate politically-motivated arguments about the need for hasty consideration of the “New START” treaty.  Insist on your right to patient and careful deliberation of New START to address very real concerns about verification, missile defense, and modernization of our nuclear infrastructure. No New START in the lame duck!

You can stand against misguided proposals to try dangerous, evil terrorists in the US; precipitously close the Guantanamo prison; and a return to the failed policies of the past in treating the war on terror as a law enforcement problem. Finally, you have a platform to express the support of the American people for all those around the world seeking their freedom that God has bestowed within all mankind’s being – from Burma and Egypt to Russia and Venezuela – because the spread of liberty increases our own security. You, freshmen lawmakers, can and will be powerful voices in support of foreign policies that protect our interests and promote our values! Thank you for being willing to fight for our values and our freedom!

In all this, you should extend a hand to President Obama and Democrats in Congress. After this election, they may finally be prepared to work with Republicans on some of these issues for the good of the country. And if not, we will all be looking forward to 2012.

Remember that some in the media will love you when you stray from the time-tested truths that built America into the most exceptional nation on earth. When the Left in the media pat you on the back, quickly reassess where you are and readjust, for the liberals’ praise is a warning bell you must heed. Trust me on that.

I and most Americans are so excited for you. Working together, we have every right to be optimistic about our future. We can be hopeful because real hope lies in the ingenuity, generosity, and boundless courage of the everyday Americans who make our country exceptional. These are the men and women who sent you to Washington. May your work and leadership honor their faith in you.

With sincere congratulations and a big Alaskan heart,

Sarah Palin

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Governor Palin Will Keynote Iowa Restoring America Rally September 3

     Scott Conroy has reported that Governor Palin will be the keynote speaker at the Restoring America Event in Iowa on September 3.  This is an event of the Tea Party of America.  Attendance is free.  See this announcement page for more information on parking, food and other details.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Vote In The Mississippi Primary August 2

     For voters in Mississippi the primary for local and statewide offices will be on August 2.  Please be sure to get out and vote for strong conservatives to maintain our momentum from last year's election.  If you need to vote absentee the deadline is July 30.

Primary Candidates


Candidates for Mississippi legislature


Sample Republican primary ballot


County election information

Four New Theaters For "The Undefeated" July 29

    There will be four new theaters showing "The Undefeated" starting on Friday July 29.  The new theaters are listed below.

Northwoods Stadium 13 - Charleston, SC


Carmike Hollywood Connection 15 - West Vally City, UT


AMC Newport On The Levee - Newport, KY


AMC Lennox Town Center 24 - Columbus, OH




EXCLUSIVE: "Undefeated" director Stephen K. Bannon talks Palin, Tea Party

Senator Reid Caves On Tax Increases - Update: Conservatives Denounce Boehner's Plan

     Senator Reid has released his plan to deal with the debt limit and it is without any tax increases.  This is a great victory, but this plan is full of gimmicks that are not real cuts in spending.   Speaker Boehner has unveiled a two step plan requiring another vote to increase the debt ceiling next year. President Obama, meanwhile, is still intent on raising taxes and will be speaking on television tonight.  Expect the speech to be filled with more dire predictions of what will happen if the GOP does not give him what he wants.

Update: House conservatives are rejecting Speaker Boehner's plan and Senator Demint has too.

Heritage projects that Speaker Boehner's plan will eventually lead to tax increases.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

"The Undefeated" Set For Release To TV

     ARC Entertainment has just announced that "The Undefeated" will be available in the coming months on Pay per View, Video On Demand and DVD.  This is great news for all of those who don't live near an
AMC theater.  Until this happens there will still be limited screenings of the movie in theaters.  It seems reasonable that we will hear an update on that very soon.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Speaker Boehner Does Not Cave

     Good news!  Speaker Boehner has stopped trying to negotiate directly with President Obama on a debt limit deal.  The bad news is that Boehner will now try to work out a deal with the Senate that just voted to table Cut, Cap and Balance.  The democrats in the Senate stand with Obama and even now want Boehner and the GOP to cave on tax increases.  Democrats refuse to see that our problem is spending and not taxes.  They believe that all money belongs to Washington D.C. and it is they who decide how much money we get to keep.  Ignoring persistently high unemployment and the fact the their policies are causing our economy to stagnate the democrats want higher taxes. They along with the media will continue trying to scare republicans into raising taxes or else all sorts of bad things will happen.  Republicans need to make it clear that the President is responsible for getting us into this situation and any consequences following the failure to reach a deal will be his fault.  

Lame Duck President

Latest from Governor Palin:

After listening to the President’s press conference today, let’s keep in mind the following:

This is the same president who proposed an absurdly irresponsible budget that would increase our debt by trillions of dollars, and whose party failed to even put forward a budget in over 800 days! This is the same president who is pushing our country to the brink because of his reckless spending on things like the nearly trillion dollar “stimulus” boondoggle. This is the same president who ignored his own debt commission’s recommendations and demonized the voices of fiscal sanity who proposed responsible plans to reform our entitlement programs and rein in our dangerous debt trajectory. This is the same president who wanted to push through an increase in the debt ceiling that didn’t include any cuts in government spending! This is the same president who wants to slam Americans with tax hikes to cover his reckless spending, but has threatened to veto a bill proposing a balanced budget amendment. This is the same president who hasn’t put forward a responsible plan himself, but has rejected reasonable proposals that would tackle our debt. This is the same president who still refuses to understand that the American electorate rejected his big government agenda last November. As I said in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Tax Day Tea Party rally, “We don’t want it. We can’t afford it. And we are unwilling to pay for it.”

Now the President is outraged because the GOP House leadership called his bluff and ended discussions with him because they deemed him an obstruction to any real solution to the debt crisis.

He has been deemed a lame duck president. And he is angry now because he is being treated as such.

His foreign policy strategy has been described as “leading from behind.” Well, that’s his domestic policy strategy as well. Why should he be surprised that he’s been left behind in the negotiations when he’s been leading from behind on this debt crisis?

Thank you, GOP House leaders. Please don’t get wobbly on us now.

2012 can’t come soon enough.

- Sarah Palin

Thursday, July 21, 2011

For Some Theaters Today Is The Last Showing Of "The Undefeated"

Today, July 21 will be the last day "The Undefeated" will be shown in the theaters below and the list of theaters will change on July 22. 

AMC Showplace Indianapolis 17 - Indianapolis, IN


AMC Independence Commons 20 - Independence, MO


AMC Gulf Pointe 30 - Houston, TX

 

Universal Cineplex 20 - Orlando, FL


AMC Quail Springs Mall 24 - Oklahoma City, OK

Senate GOP Failing Us Again - Update: Boehner Prepares For Compromise

     Here we are in the midst of the debate over the debt limit and surprise, there are republicans in the Senate undercutting conservatives again.  Senator McConnell formed a plan to allow the debt limit to be raised without any cuts in spending at all which will not save our credit rating.  Now some GOP senators are on board with the Gang of Six plan which raises taxes while possibly gutting defense.  Yes you read that correctly.  There are GOP senators now in support of tax increases with the understanding that budget cuts will be made in the future.  Tax increases are not a good idea anyway and since the Gang of Six deal is only a framework and not a written bill, any reasonable person can assume that the promised spending cuts will never take place.  The democrats have now successfully isolated republicans in the House and pressure will be intensified on them to cave in to raising taxes while the plan passed by the House is dismissed.   In case the House republicans hold firm against raising taxes, democrats have a plan for a short term debt limit increase with no cuts in spending.  Democrats are giving House republicans a choice: raise taxes and destroy the republican party, raise the debt limit with no cuts in spending, or get tarred and feathered by President Obama and the democrats (with help from the media of course) for whatever happens without an increase in the debt limit.  Republicans have been outmaneuvered again and are allowing democrats and the liberal media to set the terms of this debate.  This will keep happening as long as they have no strategy for dealing with the democrats.  Please contact House members and encourage them not to give in.






Update: Boehner says he's prepared GOP to compromise

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Absentee Voting For Mississippi Primary Ends July 30

     If you are planning to vote absentee in the upcoming Mississippi primary the deadline to do it in person is July 30.  Mailed absentee ballots must be received by August 1.  If you need to contact your local voter registrar for your county go here.  More useful links are below.

republican primary sample ballot


Mississippi House and Senate candidates

"The Undefeated" In Chicago July 23

     There will be a one day showing of "The Undefeated" in Chicago on July 23.  Filmmaker Steve Bannon will be attendance.  Go here for details.  Meanwhile, the Organize4Palin website is now up.  If you have not signed up with them yet go here to do so.  Also have a look at students4palin.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Theaters Now Showing "The Undefeated" - Update: Discount Tickets

     With the success of "The Undefeated"over the weekend, it has now been announced the movie will be expanded to more theaters starting this Friday.  I have now updated my list and you can find all theaters showing "The Undefeated" here.  If you are out there and have not voted for a theater to screen the movie please make sure that you do so.


Update: Discount ticket pricing available for "The Undefeated"

Saturday, July 16, 2011

July 19 Wisconsin Elections - Update

     On July 19, Wisconsin will hold three GOP primaries and a general election for Wisconsin Senate seats.  Please support David VanderLeest (R) in his effort to defeat District 30 Senator Dave Hansen (D).  Voters will also decide the following primaries:

District 12 - Kim Simac (R) and Robert Lussow (R)

District 22 - Jonathan Steitz (R) and Fred Ekornaas (R)

Helpful links are below.

Wisconsin recall elections chart


Wisconsin voting district maps


Wisconsin Voter registration and polling locations

Update: The District 12 primary was won by Kim Simac and Jonathan Steitz won the District 30 primary.  Please support them as they go up against the democrats on August 16.

Unfortunately David VanderLeest lost his bid to unseat Dave Hanson.

Good Weekend For "The Undefeated" - Updated Again

     "The Undefeated" is doing well in its opening weekend according to various reports.  Andrew Breitbart says that it is #2 at AMC behind the Harry Potter film.  In the interview below Steve Bannon says that AMC is happy with the response to the movie so it is reasonable that we can expect more theaters to show the movie soon.  Be sure to vote for a theater nearest to you.  "The Undefeated" is changing the minds of some of her critics.  Be sure to recommend Governor Palin's books to any and all people who are now more open to her running for President.  








Update: Gross revenue per theater

Update 2: Wider release coming soon

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wisconsin Recall Elections Update

     First let me apologize for my mistake.  I wrote a previous post as if the general recall election was to be held yesterday July 12.  Actually, that was a primary involving democratic challengers.  The winners will now move on to the recall election against the republicans on August 9.  Next week, on July 19 there will be two republican primaries and a general election.  The general election has David VanderLeest (R) running against district 30 Senator Dave Hansen (D).  The primaries will feature Kim Simac (R) and Robert Lussow (R) will compete for the republican district 12 senate nomination in order to challenge State Senator Jim Holperin (D) while Jonathan Steitz and Fred Ekornaas will face off to see who goes up against State Senator Robert Wirch in district 22 in the general election on August 16.  To help sort this out take a look at the links below.


Wisconsin recall elections chart


Wisconsin voting district maps



Wisconsin Voter registration and polling locations

Obama Brings Out The Fear Card Again

     Things have been going well in the negotiations on the debt ceiling so far.  Speaker Boehner is still saying he will not cave on tax increases despite the dire rhetoric of the democrats.  In his desperation, President Obama has now once a again dragged out the democrat scare tactics and is threatening to hold social security, military personnel and others hostage over the debt ceiling just as he did when they were negotiating the 2011 budget.  Senator McConnell has now floated a plan to allow the President to raise the debt ceiling without Congress.  Fortunately, Senator DeMint and other Senate conservatives are opposing this idea.  We know from the debate over the 2011 budget that the GOP leadership has no stomach for fighting Obama and will take the path of least resistance.  Please contact your representatives and senators so that they hear more than just the Obama supporting D.C. media.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sarah Palin: The Sugar Daddy Has Run Out of Sugar; Now We Need New Leaders

Sarah Palin via Facebook:
Barack Obama’s big government policies continue to fail. He should put a link to the national debt clock on his BlackBerry. The gears on that clock have nearly exploded during his administration. Yesterday’s terrible job numbers should not be a surprise because it all goes back to our debt. Our dangerously unsustainable debt is wiping out our jobs, crippling our economic growth, and jeopardizing our position in the global economy as the leader of the free world.

As a governor, I had to deal with facts, even unpleasant ones. I dealt with the world as it is, not as I wished it to be. The “elite” political class in this country with their heads in the sand had better face some unpleasant facts about the world as it is. They’ve run out of money and no amount of accounting gimmicks or happy talk will change this reality. Those of us who live in the real world could see this day coming.

Back in January 2009, as governor of Alaska, I announced: “We also have to be mindful about the effect of the stimulus package on the national debt and the future economic health of the country. We won’t achieve long-term stability if we continue borrowing massive sums from foreign countries and remain dependent on foreign sources of oil and gas.” Then I urged President Obama to veto the stimulus bill because it was loaded with absolutely useless pork and unfunded mandates. Everyone knows my early and vocal opposition to that mother of all unfunded mandates known as Obamacare starting back in August 2009, and many recall my objections to the Federal Reserves’ inflationary games with our currency known as QE2 from November 2010. It’s a matter of public record that I did not go to Harvard Law School, but I can add.

The same “experts” who got us into this mess are now telling us that the only way out of our debt crisis is to “increase revenue,” but not by creating more jobs and therefore a larger tax base; no, they want to “increase revenue” by raising taxes on job creators who are taxed enough already! As Margaret Thatcher said, “The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” That’s where we are now. Hard working taxpayers have been big government’s Sugar Daddy for far too long, and now we’re out of sugar. We don’t want big government, we can’t afford it, and we are unwilling to pay for it.

This debt ceiling debate is the perfect time to do what must be done. We must cut. Yes, I’m for a balanced budget amendment and for enforceable spending caps. But first and foremost we must cut spending, not “strike a deal” that allows politicians to raise more debt! See, Washington is addicted to OPM – Other People’s Money. And like any junkie, they will lie, steal, and cheat to fund their addiction. We must cut them off and cut government down to size.

To paraphrase Hemingway, people go broke slowly and then all at once. We’ve been slowly going broke for years, but now it’s happening all at once as the world’s capital markets are demanding action from us, yet Obama assumes we'll just go borrow another cup of sugar from some increasingly impatient neighbor. We cannot knock on anyone’s door anymore. And we don’t have any time to wait for Washington to start behaving responsibly. We’ll be Greece before these D.C. politicians’ false promises are over. We must force government to live within its means, just as every business and household does.

We can’t close our $1.5 trillion deficit overnight, but we must get as close as we can as soon as we can. Little nibbles here and there over 10 years (spun to sound like they’re huge budget cuts) aren’t anywhere near enough. I know from experience that cutting government spending isn’t easy. As governor, I made the largest veto cuts in my state’s history, and I didn’t make many friends doing it. But we will never recover, we will never get free of devastating debt, unless we make tough choices now. We don’t hear talk like this from leaders in D.C. or from those running for office because they say what they think we want to hear rather than what must be said.

We are in desperate need of real leadership, but President Obama’s solution to everything is to grow government by borrowing more money, spending more money, printing more money, and taxing our job creators. He once said that he “believes in American Exceptionalism…just as the Greeks believe in Greek Exceptionalism.” Well, the path he has us on will make us just as “exceptional” as Greece – debt crisis, stagnation, permanent high unemployment, and all.

As we approach 2012, there are important lessons we can learn from all of this. First, we should never entrust the White House to a far-left ideologue who has no appreciation or even understanding of the free market and limited government principles that made this country economically strong. Second, the office of the presidency is too important for on-the-job training. It requires a strong chief executive who has been entrusted with real authority in the past and has achieved a proven track record of positive measurable accomplishments. Leaders are expected to give good speeches, but leadership is so much more than oratory. Real leadership requires deeds even more than words. It means taking on the problems no one else wants to tackle. It means providing vision and guidance, inspiring people to action, bringing everyone to the table, and with a servant's heart dedicating oneself to striking agreements that keep faith with our Constitution and with the ordinary citizens who entrusted you with power. It means bucking the status quo, fighting the corrupt powers that be, serving the common good, and leaving the country better than you found it. Most of us don’t see a lot of that real leadership in D.C., and it’s profoundly disappointing.

But let me tell you where real hope lies. It’s not the hopey-changey stuff we heard about in 2008. Real hope comes from realizing how God has blessed our exceptional nation, and then doing something about it. We have been blessed with natural resources, hardworking entrepreneurs, and a Constitution that preserves the greatest form of government ever devised by man. If we develop those natural resources, allow our entrepreneurs to keep and invest more of what they earn, and adhere to the time-tested truths of our Constitution, we will prosper and endure.

But first and foremost we must tackle our debt. We don’t have the luxury of playing politics as usual. We need real leaders who will put aside their own political self-interest to do what is right for the nation. And if they don’t emerge… well, America has a do-over in November 2012.

- Sarah Palin

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

There Will Be No Primary For Nevada District 2 Special Election

     The court case involving the Nevada congressional district 2 special election has ended.  The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that the political parties should choose their candidates to fill an open seat instead of having a primary.  This means that Mark Amodei will be the republican candidate on the ballot along with the democrat and other third party and independent candidates.  The special election is September 13.

Friday, July 8, 2011

"The Undefeated" Opens July 15

     "The Undefeated" movie about Sarah Palin's tenure as governor will start showing in theaters on July 15.  Please be sure to vote to have the movie shown at an AMC theater near you.  Websites for the theaters screening the movie are here.


Talk Back on Economics: Job Stimulus?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wisconsin Recall And California District 36 Elections Are July 12

     On July 12, voters will go to the polls for a California congressional district 36 special election and to deal with recall efforts in Wisconsin.  If you are live in CA district 36, please go to the polls and vote for Craig Huey.  Check this list to find your polling place.  Wisconsin voters please vote to defeat the recall of republicans in the Wisconsin Senate.  Candidates are listed below.  If you need to see what senate district you are in check this map.  You can find information on your polling location here.


Wisconsin July 12 Recall Candidates

All Registered Candidates

Time To Contact Congress Again

     President Obama and Congress are meeting today to attempt to work out a deal on the debt ceiling.  As usual the democrats are pushing for tax increases to cover all of the spending they have run up over the last few years.  Although the republicans have repeatedly said that tax increases are off the table, we have seen them cave before and we must not take the chance that they will do it again.  Contact your congressman and senator today to let them know that any vote to raise taxes will result in their removal from office.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Media Making Things Up: “Tears” and “Rages” During “The Undefeated”? Really?

Sarah Palin's latest Facebook post:
Obviously we’ve seen our share of media lies, but the latest fabrications circulated take a big slice of the cake. The UK Daily Mail reports that I was “in tears” as Todd “rages over Hollywood stars ripping” me in the new film “The Undefeated.” Huh? Really? The beautiful town of Pella, Iowa, was flooded with an army of media covering the premiere of this film. You’d think someone would have caught those tears and rages on tape, right? Well, here’s a video of the remarks I made at the Pella Opera House right after viewing the film. The emotion clearly displayed was gratitude to the filmmakers who invested their own time and money into highlighting my team’s record in Alaska. Todd and I were overwhelmed with gratitude, and we hope everyone sees this film.

In fact, you can click here to buy tickets to see the film, which opens in theaters on July 15th. You can also vote here to bring it to a theater near you.

MSM, you should check it out too. (You’ll learn the facts many of you have failed to report for the last three years as you’ve continued to do what makes you less and less relevant in our country’s discourse: you’ve chosen to just make things up.) There’s a story there, but you’ll never find it if you continue lying and carrying water for the powers that be.

Again, we thank the sweet town of Pella, and will forever remember the amazing evening we shared together in Iowa!

- Sarah Palin