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Sarah Palin loves God. God loves Sarah Palin.

And that is why they hate her...and Him.


And why she -- and He -- will be back.


That love, an essential part of her everyday life, holds out the hope of a return to the nation envisioned by the unapologetically spiritual generation that birthed the U.S. Like Ronald Reagan, of whom it was said that his relationship with God "had a profound affect on how he lived, on what he did, and on those around him," Sarah Palin's spirituality has affected every part of her life, allowing her to clearly recognize the evil that has leached into our political and media culture.


Sarah Palin is both usual and unusual. She is usual in that she is in the mainstream of those who believe in American exceptionalism, the 71 percent who are "very proud" of being American. At the same time, she is unusual in that she views and conducts herself not as a politician -- which she is -- but a citizen who sees public office as an opportunity to serve. Interwoven in all of this is the confidence that comes from knowing that God loves her, up close and personal, an integral part of her Christian faith and central to Judeo-Christian culture.


Sarah Palin is grounded in the divine, which means, in part, that she believes, as did the framers of our constitution, that individuals are "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." God gives us our rights, and not Washington, the United Nations, or The New York Times or NBC. She does not need a poll to determine the morality of a political and media culture in which the pursuit of power and wealth on the part of its participants comes first (any doubt, see the recent attempt by the Washington Post to sell access to its newsroom and the Obama administration), in which a political establishment has replaced the national anthem with the soundtrack from Jaws.


She is steeped in the religious notion of service as evidenced by loving God and loving others, what one of her pastors praised as "a grounded sense of God." In other words, a certainty that God is alive and well and a part of all that we do in this world. Her vision is shaped by what Gerard Manley Hopkins, priest and celebrated poet, described as a conviction that God "plays in ten thousand places...through the features of men's faces."


And when you're shaped by something beyond this world, convinced there is a bit of God in all whom you serve, then morality is part of what you do -- and being called "judgmental" is praise, not criticism. To Sarah Palin, the corruption of both Republicans and Democrats in Alaska, which suffered from an institutionalized class of thieves on the public payroll, was immoral, violating the God-given rights of the citizens of her state...and so she took them on.


She promises to do the same at the national level. Although leaving public office, she holds out the possibility of taking -- in the words of an American Thinker commentator -- on a "larger fight." Both Mark Levin and Thomas Lifson see evidence that she is simply gathering her strength for the next round.


She looks at Washington and knows, instinctively and with gut-wrenching clarity, that what is happening is not just wrong...it is immoral. Following her resignation as governor, she told Time magazine -- to the amusement of its editors -- that the growing of government "outrageously" by President Obama is "immoral." She deliberately chose a God word that suggests evil, a word that belongs -- in the words of journalist Christopher Hitchens, the atheist darling of both elite right and left -- to "the superstitious, fearful childhood of the race" because she has a visceral reaction to the mountains of debt being piled on future generations.


Like Hitchens, the Time editors believe the "religious part of our brain is part of the less highly evolved bit" and so she touched off a new round of sneers. Conservative Jonah Goldberg summed up the elite reaction to her continuing to pass judgment on the media and political class: You're "whining," you're "blowing it," just shut up (which is the civilized National Review's equivalent of The New York Times label of "one nutty puppy," which in turn is more civilized than MSNBC terming her a "delusional lunatic," which is heads above the liberal award-winning website Wonkette, which described her as "batshit-insane"). And Peggy Noonan, the former Reagan speechwriter who laments the decline of our social values while sipping half-caf nonfat lattes with quintessential liberal elite journalist Leslie Stahl of CBS and actress Candice Bergen (of Dan Quayle-is-a-Bible-thumping-ignoramus fame), did what Peggy Noonan does: take 1,200 words to again cruelly label Palin an idiot.


You know nothing, our liberal and conservative elite sneered. After all, you didn't go to an Ivy League university, can't rattle off on demand the names of ten trendy but unassuming restaurants on Manhattan's Upper West Side, and have never waxed poetic about taking an intern to a cozy little watering hole in Georgetown (or anywhere else, for that matter).


Lost in the derision is this truth: there is a higher standard, and Sarah Palin unashamedly rests in he grip of the one who provides those standards. The unparalleled borrowing to fuel Obama programs and Democratic patronage is not just wrong policy; rather, it is evil because it is accompanied by crushing debt that will, ultimately, devour large chunks of individual income, stimulate runaway regulation that will rob us of freedom, and establish involuntary servitude as measured in hours worked to support government.


And most of this will fall on future generations; in other words, unborn children. Sarah Palin is concerned about unborn children -- another God thing. Fancy that.

And because, as Thomas Jefferson noted, "the God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time," she goes to the source for guidance. In other words, she prays -- an act that prompted the digital venture of the Washington Post to label her "A Little Shop of Horrors," Palin, described by Christianity Today magazine as "unabashed about her faith," prayed continuously during the presidential campaign as she has for all of her life. In this she mirrors the sixty percent of the country that prays at least once a day. Her prayer is a heartfelt effort to prepare for trials and challenges, the stuff of life. In doing so, she connects with the source of wisdom, unashamedly asking her Creator for patience, clarity, and the ability to love in and through all circumstances. And with her prayer she, in the words of Christian writer Philip Yancey, "stands at a place where God and human beings meet," a humbling experience that allows her to remain -- through it all -- just plain Sarah.

And therein rests the problem with our elite: God is an intimate part of her life. He is not a tool to be used at the appropriate time to convince the governed that you, too, can "cling to guns or religion," as Obama described praying America to San Francisco grandees during the campaign. This God stuff sets off our privileged classes, which refuse to acknowledge that anyone -- especially someone who did a road movie with Charlton Heston -- has authority over them. And so they scream. The Washington Post, dismayed by her spirituality, trotted out a minister who said Palin "lacks ministerial preparation and theological education" to speak about God. Neither the minister nor the newspaper editors noticed that few of God's significant others -- from Abraham to Moses to Jesus to Paul -- have Harvard Divinity School degrees.

Meanwhile, Sarah Palin moves inexorably forward, her life a testament to God's admonition:


Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don't take yourself too seriously-
take God seriously.


God is not done with her. Nor is he done with a nation that has brought freedom and opportunity to hundreds of millions around the world.


I'm not much on prophesying, but I'll take a turn: They'll be back.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/07/god_and_sarah_palin.html


 

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  posted on 7/13/2009 at 04:40 PM
I'm sorry, but that is one of the dumbest things I've ever read. I was actually laughing out loud. And reading the comments were even funnier/scarier. Funny how some people to the right are referring to Obama as messiah, yet these people are acting like Palin is the chosen one. I'm not sure whether I should be laughing or scarred that so many people think she is God's chosen one.
 

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  posted on 7/13/2009 at 05:01 PM
The article may be on to something. Gov Palin believes in American exceptionalism, and this may explain why someone who has not accomplished anything really exceptional nevertheless thought herself qualified to be VP. Call it the audacity of false pride.
 

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  posted on 7/13/2009 at 05:04 PM
I'm torn between barfing and laughing. Is this twit for real? Are the people who thinks she's God's chosen one for real? What a crock of hooey.

 

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  posted on 7/13/2009 at 05:09 PM
Wonder if Sarah has read this part of the Good Book.

Matthew 6: 5

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

 

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  posted on 7/13/2009 at 06:15 PM
She may have a career as a stand-up comic.
 

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  posted on 7/13/2009 at 06:19 PM
Sarah Koresh

 

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  posted on 7/13/2009 at 07:46 PM
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  posted on 7/13/2009 at 08:46 PM
You know I actually have nothing against her, but for the life of me I would not want her running (or ruining) our country. I lean a little more to the right than the left, but I can't see what makes so many people think she could be President.

 

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  posted on 7/13/2009 at 08:56 PM
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She may have a career as a stand-up comic.


or on the shopping channel...

What a F*ck*n joke.

 

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  posted on 7/13/2009 at 09:12 PM
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She may have a career as a stand-up comic.


or on the shopping channel...

What a F*ck*n joke.


She could co-host with Joe Biden. I see chemistry there.

 

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She may have a career as a stand-up comic.


or on the shopping channel...

What a F*ck*n joke.


She could co-host with Joe Biden. I see chemistry there.



That's a real good match. I see time shares in their future.

 

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She may have a career as a stand-up comic.


or on the shopping channel...

What a F*ck*n joke.


She could co-host with Joe Biden. I see chemistry there.




Viagra commercial.




















Sarah is so hot in an outdoor bathtub.

Heh heh.

 

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  posted on 7/13/2009 at 10:21 PM
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She may have a career as a stand-up comic.


or on the shopping channel...

What a F*ck*n joke.


She could co-host with Joe Biden. I see chemistry there.




Viagra commercial.

Sarah is so hot in an outdoor bathtub.

Heh heh.


Or selling Billy Mays'.. "Orange Glow"

 

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  posted on 7/13/2009 at 10:45 PM
I don't have a doubt she'll be trying to sell something.....it just won't be orange glow....unless she eats a lot of cheetos.

 

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  posted on 7/14/2009 at 05:14 PM
Amazing....the quitter of the year is out criticizing Obama. She's lost all of her political credibility and anyone who listens to her is equally as delusional. What a joke.

 

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  posted on 7/14/2009 at 06:24 PM
I can't imagine any concept of a righteous God liking politics at all! Any party, any government-all false gods if there is a God.

 

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  posted on 7/14/2009 at 07:56 PM
What Palin brings out on the Left is always fascinating and entertaining. But, while I could see her not running for re-election as governor later on, the quitting two years early as a governor of a state doesn't impress me in the least. She's got a lot of political rehabbing to do. She writes the editorial today in the Washington Post about Obama's energy policy, and she is right about 'cap and trade' being yet another increased tax on those making under $200,000. And, it was hilarious to watch the liberals tout socialist paradise Norway whose government says, when it comes to oil, drill baby drill. But, she just bolted from the job where she could affect policy on the subject the most.

She also makes this statement;

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We have an important choice to make. Do we want to control our energy supply and its environmental impact? Or, do we want to outsource it to China, Russia and Saudi Arabia? Make no mistake: President Obama's plan will result in the latter.


What is it that we would be outsourcing to China and Russia exactly??

Again, she makes some good points but nothing that hasn't been shared before. Instead of her quoting warren Buffet, I'd rather quote Buffet himself when he points out, as others have, that the cap and trade is just one aspect of the increasing taxes to come from the Democrats when he says, "poor people are going to pay a lot more for electricity."


By the way, concerning ther organic made-by-nature substance known as oil,

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North Dakota could have a huge new oil field
By JAMES MacPHERSON – 7 hours ago

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dozens of fruitful wells beneath the rich Bakken shale in North Dakota continue to fuel a hunch among oilmen and geologists that another vast crude-bearing formation may be buried in the state's vast oil patch.

Lynn Helms, director of the state Department of Mineral Resources, said recent production results from 103 newly tapped wells in the Three Forks-Sanish formation show many that are "as good or better" than some in the Bakken, which lies two miles under the surface in western North Dakota and holds billions of barrels of oil.

"I think it's a big deal and we're pretty fired up about it," Helms said.

Companies have reported some Three Forks wells recovering more than 800 barrels daily, considered decent by Bakken standards.

Denver-based Whiting Petroleum Corp. has drilled two wells in the Three Forks formation, with one that recorded more than 1,000 barrels of oil a day, said John Kelso, a company spokesman.

"We are excited about Three Forks but it's early on in the play," Kelso said. "I do know a lot of companies are redirecting focus from the Bakken to Three Forks."

Whiting has one Bakken well that recorded more than 4,000 barrels a day last year, thought to be a record for the formation and about double the highest Three Forks well drilled to date.

Kelso said Whiting's primary focus at present is on the Bakken. The company has more than 300,000 acres under lease in North Dakota.

"With the turbulence in crude oil prices, we've kind of backed off Three Forks for the Bakken," Kelso said. "We will very likely get after Three Forks in 2010, depending on oil prices.

The Bakken formation encompasses some 25,000 square miles within the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana. The U.S. Geological Survey has called it the largest continuous oil accumulation it has ever assessed.

The Three Forks-Sanish formation is made up of sand and porous rock directly below the Bakken shale. But geologists don't know whether the Three Forks-Sanish is a separate oil-producing formation or if it catches oil that flows from the Bakken shale above.

Fort Worth, Texas-based XTO Energy Inc. has reported to the state that one of its Three Forks wells pulled more than 2,100 barrels a day. An ETO Energy spokeswoman said the company does not comment on its operations publicly.

State and industry officials are conducting a study to determine whether the Three Forks is a unique reservoir. The plan is to compare results from closely spaced wells, one aiming for the Three Forks, and the other at the Bakken. Researchers will look at pressure changes in the formations to determine if they are connected.

Results from the study could be ready later this year, officials say. It already is spurring some speculation that the state has billions of barrels more in oil reserves.

"Eventually it could equal the Bakken, which is remarkable, and that's an understatement," Helms said.

"Is it the same or is it a separate formation? I think everybody is hoping for the latter," Harms said. "That could literally double the potential we have — a Bakken 2, if you will."

Kelso, of Whiting Petroleum, said his company's drilling activity shows that Three Forks likely is a separate formation. He said core samples taken from the Bakken and Three Forks show more hydrocarbons in the latter.

"From the core samples, Three Forks looks better for us than the Bakken," he said.

Promising production results from the Three Forks could mean that companies that come up empty in the Bakken could use existing leases to drill in the same area for Three Forks oil.

Geologists say the Three Forks-Sanish is typically about 250 feet thick. Julie LeFever, a geologist with the state Geological Survey in Grand Forks, has studied the Bakken for two decades. She believes oil found in the Three Forks-Sanish has come from the Bakken over millions of years.

"It's probably all the same source system. The reservoir may or may not be unique," she said. "We're still trying to figure out what makes the whole formation tick."

"It's another target," LeFever said. "If the Bakken doesn't pay, maybe the Three Forks will."

Most companies working in the state's oil patch continue to focus solely on the Bakken, said Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, a Bismarck-based group that represents about 160 companies.

"I think it's a huge deal," Ness said of the emerging Three Forks play. "But it is still vastly unknown and overshadowed by the urgency to develop the Bakken."

Donald Kessel, vice president of Houston-based Murex Petroleum Corp., said his company was among the first to get a producing well in the Bakken in North Dakota about four years ago. The company now has 26 producing wells in the Tioga and Stanley areas of northwestern North Dakota.

Kessel believes that not all of the Three Forks is laden with oil.

"Right now, we're doing Bakken, and in those areas it doesn't look like the Three Forks is going to work," he said.

"With Three Forks, you have got to find a sweet spot where it develops," Kessel said. "It is not sandwiched like the Bakken between two shales producing oil."

Oilmen and others had known for years that the Bakken held oil. High oil prices and demand in the past few years spurred technology enough to begin tapping it.

Kessel said techniques learned from the Bakken are now being used at other oil shales in the U.S. and internationally. But he said advances in technology have slowed with lower oil prices that have idled drill rigs.

"Technology is not moving at the same pace because there are fewer well bores to do it at," Kessel said.

State geologist Ed Murphy said researchers will know more about the characteristics and potential of the Three Forks formation once more wells are tapped into it.

"One-hundred wells is not that many wells when you're trying to look at overall trends," Murphy said. "Everyone will feel a lot safer with 100 or 200 more wells down the road."

Drilling and well completion technology developed for the Bakken formation likely also could be used in the half-dozen formations above the Bakken and the dozen or so that reach 4,000 feet below it, he said.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

 

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  posted on 7/14/2009 at 08:00 PM
Cap and trade is going to die in the Senate along with its sister, healthcare reform.

 

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  posted on 7/14/2009 at 08:37 PM
I'm a registered republican....remember!? And someone had to ghost write that article. Palin wouldn't know cap and trade if it bit her in the butt. She probably thinks it's something to do with wearing apparel.

 

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  posted on 7/14/2009 at 10:19 PM
I'd rather have 4 more years of Bush and Cheney than 4 with McCain and Palin.


Oh wow....that's a hard call. I got a cold shiver when I read that and then I realized maybe you could be right.

 

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  posted on 7/14/2009 at 10:58 PM
Could I pick 'none of the above' and maybe go with Kerry or Gore instead? ;-)

 

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Amazing....the quitter of the year is out criticizing Obama. She's lost all of her political credibility and anyone who listens to her is equally as delusional. What a joke.


There was nothing delusional about that cap and trade article she wrote. Perhaps you should take a look. She touched on some good points that need to be being talked about.

 

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There was nothing delusional about that cap and trade article she wrote. Perhaps you should take a look. She touched on some good points that need to be being talked about.


Not to be difficult..

But ...bla, bla , bla...

SHE QUIT HER ELECTED POSITION ...AS GOVERNOR OF THE GREAT STATE OF ALASKA.


She is currently in possession of zero credibility.

 

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From moveon.org:

Well, now we know why Sarah Palin is quitting as governor of Alaska.

In a Washington Post column, she just announced her new focus: killing our chance to build a clean energy economy, starting with the energy bill currently in Congress.

Her op-ed is a marvel of misinformation and outright lies. Just like conservatives in Congress, Palin is trotting out the "energy taxes" scare tactic, and arguing instead for more drilling and more dirty coal. This bill already has too many giveaways to Big Coal and Big Oil, but it's still not enough for Palin.

This is the same Sarah Palin who doesn't believe climate change is caused by humans.

The same Sarah Palin who is obsessed with drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And the same Sarah Palin who's looking for controversial issues to launch a 2012 presidential bid.

Now she's positioning herself as the face of the conservative attack against clean energy, against the Clean Air Act—even against the creation of millions of new jobs in solar and wind.

But wind and solar create more than twice as many jobs as coal and oil. Clean energy is the only way to make America's economy competitive in the 21st century.

The truth is we need a stronger energy bill in the Senate to combat our economic and climate crisis, but Sarah Palin's lies could sink our hopes for a clean energy economy.

 

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