Alaskans4Palin is starting a new series called 'Positively Palin.' We chose this name in honor of Governor Palin's first grassroots campaign slogan - 'POSITIVE-LY PALIN'.
"[In my first campaign in 1992], without knowing that I was setting the pattern for years to come, I ran an ultra-grassroots campaign with hand-lettered signs that read, POSITIVE-LY PALIN. Our campaign theme was delivered with pink and green signs - because no one else ever used those colors. Track and Bristol were still tiny, so I went door-to-door asking for people's votes, pulling the kids through the snow on a sled."
- Source: Going Rogue, by Sarah Palin, p 64 Nov 17, 2009
While both positive and negative articles and videos about Governor Palin are plentiful, this series is dedicated to communicating Governor Palin in her own words on multiple issues. We will go directly to Governor Palin to hear Governor Palin unfiltered from a variety of sources, including video. This way the reader can judge Governor Palin's strong Constitutional conservative credentials and her love for America on their own merits. No need for any middlemen from a biased press. So here it is, our first entry in the series:
Sarah Palin On Values And Principles
"[In my 2006 campaign for governor], every part of our campaign shouted "Change!" A change in campaign financing: we ran on small donations from all over the state, mostly from first-time political donors, and we turned back some large checks from big donors if we perceived conflicts of interest. A change from photo-op stops to honest conversations with actual voters. A change from emphasizing politics to emphasizing people. A change from smooth talk to straight talk--even then. We were amused a couple of years later when Barack Obama adopted the same theme. My campaign manager and I joked about it. 'Hey! We were change even when change wasn't cool!'"
-Source: Going Rogue, by Sarah Palin, p. 114 Nov 17, 2009
Tuckerman Babcock, a former Republican Party chairman and a longtime Palin adviser said in 2006, "It's the most remarkable (gubernatorial) campaign I've ever seen. She's just running as Sarah Palin and talking about what comes up."
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Leadership Is A Responsibility To Prepare For Tomorrow
"We are on the same team, if we have got the same goal. With so much opportunity in Alaska, let's look at challenges like we do in our own families: save money, spend wisely, and we will secure our tomorrow. Invest in solid foundations like education and deferred maintenance. Pull together, not tear down. Be positive. Respect our treasured past, but look forward now. These are leadership characteristics expected by those who elect us to lead, to serve, to work for Alaskans. What a responsibility we have! To look beyond partisan and geographic differences. To slow government growth, so we don't tax hard working families and hand future generations a budget they can't afford. To restore trust in government. To develop our resources responsibly, including a gas-line to meet our long-term energy needs. To equip our students for work and help them commit to personal responsibility and good character. United leadership to do the will of the people, with vigor."
-Source: 2008 State of the State Address to 25th Alaska Legislature Jan 15, 2008
Sarah Palin: State Of The State Address 2007 - Part One
Sarah Palin: State Of The State Address 2007 - Part Two