Monday, July 27, 2009

Sarah Palin: “Alaska: We Don’t Give a Darn...

The actual complete quote above reads:

Do you remember that years ago we sported the old bumper sticker that read, “Alaska: We Don’t Give a Darn How They Do It Outside.” I remember that. It was because we would be different, and we would roll up our sleeves and diligently sow and reap. We can still do this. We can carve wealth out of the wilderness and make our living on the water – with strong hands and innovative minds, now with smarter technology. It is what our First People and our parents did, and it worked because they worked!

I found her complete speech on her page at FaceBook, and it is a wonder to read. Her love for Alaska, her country, her family, shines brightly.

My favourite quote of the week, though? Sarah has some 'advice' for the media. The msm has hounded her - and her family - mercilessly. The media's behaviour has been nothing less than that of a pack of rabid dogs, determined to bring down their prey. Sarah tells the media

Our new governor has a very nice family, too. So leave his kids alone!

But the words I would like to see those 'reporters' pay special attention to? I was actually very surprised to hear this pulled out and highlighted as clips for news reports yesterday. Sarah said:

Some straight talk for some -- just some -- in the media, because another right protected for all of us is freedom of the press. And you have such important jobs, reporting facts, and informing the electorate, and exerting power to influence. You represent what could and should be a respected honest profession, that could and should be a cornerstone of our democracy. Democracy depends on you. And that is why, that's why our troops are willing to die for you. So, how about, in honor of the American soldier, you quit making things up.

Go to NewsBusters here and read the rest, and watch the videos.

I would like to think the msm would really pay attention, and learn something here. I'd like to.

Stay tuned.

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