Dear Readers: I have been dialoging with the SAN-DIEGO LOCAL ORDER OF BLOGGERS (SLOBs) for some time on the Presidential primary. Initially, I was the only Palin supporter (a classic “Palin Democrat“). However, as I have been sharing my positive thoughts on Sarah Palin, and the field of potential candidates has substantially changed, some of my blogging comrades have warmed to her. Others, however, do not view her as electable and want another choice.
In light of the new move, “The Undefeated,” I am asking my friends (and all Americans, for that matter) to look at Palin with “new eyes”.
From RealClearPolitics, Palin’s Secret Weapon: New Film to Premiere in June: Divided into three acts, the film makes the case that despite the now cliched label, Palin was indeed a maverick who confronted the powerful forces lined up against her to achieve wide-ranging success in a short period of time. The second part of the film’s message is just as clear, if more subjective: that Sarah Palin is the only conservative leader who can both build on the legacy of the Reagan Revolution and bring the ideals of the tea party movement to the Oval Office.
The initial showings will be in Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada. My Romanian gypsy fortune-telling instincts tell me that a Presidential run is in Palin’s future.
The expression "new eyes" comes from one of by favorite Yul Brynner Films: Kings of the Sun.In this film, Yul (as Black Eagle, chief of a North American Indian tribe) stumbles across a new city being built by refugee Mayans. The Mayans decide the best way to open the new city is a classic, heart-ripping sacrifice of one of the locals — in this case, Black Eagle. After Black Eagle informs the Mayans he isn’t going to be slaughtered like an animal for their gods, the Mayan king decides to try things in the local fashion. At that point, Black Eagle, impressed with the potential of the new city, decides he wants to look at the city with “new eyes”.
The elite media and glitterati of Hollywood of the New York entertainment industry have wanted the political blood of the entire Palin family since her successful acceptance speech during the 2008 GOP convention. The establishment Republicans would like to cling to the old ways, and are desperately promoting candidates who they think will do just that. In light of the new Tea Party attitude, in which we would like to jettison the “ruling class” dictates with “country class” common sense, I would ask for everyone to enter into the primary season with an open mind and a willingness to go beyond the usual news sources for information on all the candidates. PLEASE LOOK AT SARAH PALIN WITH “NEW EYES”.
Bonus: I get a chance to link to the sexy sexiness that is Yul Brynner:
One other note, related to this: It has become known to me that Mitt Romney’s staff and Michelle Bachmann’s people are seen together often and work quite closely together. I need for all of my friends to be very cautious about Bachmann — especially since she has very close connections with Tea Party Express (spearheaded by establishment Republicans). I recall that Mitt was tag-teamed out of the 2008 primary by McCain and Huckabee. I sense a deal is made between the pair in the event Palin is running.
This will not end well.
I would like the potential Bachmann-supporters out there to note a few things:
* Bachmann has not formally announced; if you give money to her PAC, please be advised it could end up in someone else’s campaign — including Romney’s. I worry that her PAC is there to take money from the Tea Party people to give to the establishment.
* She seems quite willing to massage her position on tax cuts and ear marks.
* She did NOT defend the Tea Parties after the vicious smears and “blood” libel after the Tucson shooting tragedy.
I contend that if Sarah Palin can woo the independent conservatives within the Republican party, who are uncertain of her but loathe to vote for a “RINO”, she can win the independents in the 2012 general election and go on to victory. However, I recognize that this first step is important. I think the film idea is innovative and exciting, so unlike some of my fellow SLOBs, I am now jazzed.
If she wins, great. If she loses, honorably, to another who is a straight-shooter with better plans and presence, that is OK with me. However, if the GOP elites try to manipulate the primary and game the process, then they will have to contend with a lot of really pissed-off Palin supporters. That won’t bode well for a successful general election result, as the “Palinistas” are about the most active and engaged citizen activists that I know.
Just a friendly reminder: The Clinton-supporting PUMAs are still a pain-in-the-posterior to the current White House occupant.
In terms of the GOP primary, the loss of Mitch Daniels is hitting B-Daddy hard.
Beers with Demo also has Bibi-mania. Hey BwD — I have the American Birth Certificate!!!
Shane Atwell continues his excellent REGULATIONS WATCH.
And a few other items to share:
The Anchoress: Katie Couric and the Gravitas Issue – UPDATED
Court Addresses CA Legislators’ Failure: California’s lack of prison space is in part driven by our excessively high costs of imprisoning inmates — $49,000 per inmate per year, nearly double the national average and nearly three times the cost of low-cast states. If our legislators weren’t so subservient to the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, the prison guards union, we could more successfully send inmates out of state, or privatize the prison system here. Private prisons tend to be far more humane than these public ones given that the private employees are held to a higher standard. They cannot hide behind their unions. They do not have sovereign immunity.
Grand jury takes on S.D. City Hall project: San Diego city officials exaggerated the costs of staying at the current City Hall to justify spending nearly $300 million on a new civic center, the San Diego County Grand Jury said in a report released Monday. The grand jury’s report runs counter to the city’s contention that the construction project would be cheaper than renovating the complex and leasing downtown office space for overflow office space.