Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Sarah Palin Is Used To Facing Adversity, Tough Challenges, and Coming Through a Winner
By Gary P Jackson
Before Sarah Palin fought corruption as a member of the Wasilla city council, actions that would lead to her becoming a successful two term mayor and president of the Alaska Council of Mayors.
Before Sarah Palin took on the corrupt Republican establishment "good old boy" network, the "Corrupt Bastards Club," first as the Chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Compact Commission, then as a private citizen, actions that would lead to her becoming Governor.
Before Governor Sarah Palin took on Big Oil and reformed the industry, as well as tackling problems that had festered for decades, balanced budgets and created billions in surplus, becoming the highest rated Governor in the United States.
Before Sarah Palin became a candidate for Vice President of the United States.
Before all of this, there was the Wasilla High School basketball team. The team no one thought could win.
Sarah Palin was point guard and co-captain of the team. She earned the nickname "barracuda" for her no nonsense, take no prisoners kind of play. A trait that would follow her as she became a public servant.
As the story goes, Sarah, number 22, had injured herself in a game leading up to the state championship final. It would turn out to be a stress fracture to her ankle. Sarah played through the pain and would end up scoring what would be the game winning point with 10 seconds left on the clock.
From ESPN's Outside the Lines:
Why is this important? There are some who think Sarah Palin can't win the 2012 presidential election. If people will be honest and look at Sarah Palin's life, from her championship basketball days and throughout her career as a public servant, they will see a pattern. Nothing can stop a determined Sarah Palin. Nothing. Underestimate her at your own peril.
Anyone who's read her latest from Facebook knows she's determined to Revive, Restore, and Renew America.
The 2012 elections will be the most important in our nation's history. America will face it's toughest questions ever.
Do we give Barack Obama four more years? Four more years to finish what he's started? Four years that will most certainly see the absolute destruction of the United States as we know it? The end of Freedom and Liberty, and the enslavement of every American going forward?
Or do we choose another path.
Do we choose to get behind a proven leader who has tackled every challenge placed in front of her? A leader who has served the people who have elected her with the utmost integrity and accountability. Someone who understands how to turn around disasters in the making, and has actually done it. [not just talk about doing it] Someone who has not only balanced budgets but created a budget surplus in excess of $12 billion. Someone who isn't afraid to make the tough choices. The choices others are far too timid to make.
The choice is easy for me. I want a proven winner. I want Sarah Palin