Palin Sees Conspiracy In New Dollar Coins

Via RawStory

It now seems clear why the staff to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin didn't want anyone to bring recording devices or cell phones to her speech Friday night.

Even news outlets like Politico -- which have prominently featured Dick Cheney's terror jeremiads -- would have been likely to lampoon her.

But the ban on recording devices didn't stop them. Politico says they bought three tickets to Palin's Wisconsin speech and then penned a write-up. Their review was somewhat grim, taking aim at Palin's frequent use of the words "bogus" and "awesome" and delivering a strange anecdote about dollar coins.

"Palin had remarks prepared but frequently wandered off-script to make a point, offering audience members a casual “awesome” or “bogus” in discussing otherwise weighty topics," Jonathan Martin wrote in his review.

He quotes Palin as saying, “It is so bogus that society is sending a message right now and has been for probably the last 40 years that a woman isn’t strong enough or smart enough to be able to pursue an education, a career and her rights and still let her baby live.”

"Other Palin touchstones included: praise for the military, jeers for the “the liberal media” and a general manner of speaking that often veered into rhetorical culs-de-sac," he continued.

Palin didn't draw supporters to their feet: "While she drew applause during her remarks, Palin’s extemporaneous and frequently discursive style was such that she never truly roused a true-believing crowd as passionate about the issue at hand as she. Not once during her address did they rise to their feet."

They did stand at the end, however.

She then got a standing ovation from most of the crowd, but a few had begun to leave before she even finished and within seconds of her concluding, scores more got up and put on their jackets as they walked away.

In addition to the suggestion that government officials would consider hastening the death of the infirm or handicapped, she began her remarks with a puzzling commentary on the design of newly minted dollar coins.

Noting that there had been a lot of “change” of late, Palin recalled a recent conversation with a friend about how the phrase “In God We Trust” had been moved to the edge of the new coins.

“Who calls a shot like that?” she demanded. “Who makes a decision like that?”

She added: “It’s a disturbing trend.”

The decision to put "IN GOD WE TRUST" on the edges of presidential dollar coins has received little attention from the press, but was reversed in 2007, before President Barack Obama took office. Sens. Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Robert Byrd (D-WV) sponsored legislation to move the motto back to the front face of the coins.

"It is important that our national motto, 'In God We Trust,' is prominently displayed on all of our currency," Brownback said. "We should not relegate our heritage to the side."

Some of Palin's recent speeches have also received lackluster reviews. At a recent speech in Hong Kong (which also banned the press) some delegates purportedly "walked out in disgust."

2 comments:

Lisa Graas said... / Nov 11, 2009, 9:20:00 AM  

Wow, how do you sleep at night? Others who went to the event said that the crowd was on its feet chanting "Sarah! Sarah!" when she was introduced. Also, it was not Palin's staff who banned recording devices. The event planners did that. Further, the whole point with the coin story was to encourage those in attendance that we should not push God to the side in our lives the way he was pushed to the side on the coin. Back to the point about the "media ban", you'll note her long list of upcoming appearances, including interviews with Oprah, Barbara Walters, and others. During the campaign, she was uncomfortable pushing the agenda of another candidate (John McCain) with whom she sometimes disagreed. Now she'll be out there strictly as herself. A new day is dawning for Sarah Palin. You'd do well to pay closer attention.

Codester said... / Nov 11, 2009, 8:36:00 PM  

"...the whole point with the coin story was to encourage those in attendance that we should not push God to the side in our lives the way he was pushed to the side on the coin..."

Yes. And being pushed to the side by who in the case of this coin story...?
Republicans.
She conveniently left that little nugget out though, huh. Even FOX News saw fit to call her out on it... http://is.gd/4Sw4w

Bret Baier quoted from Politico's write up on the banquet which commented on the not-so-hidden subtext of Palin's speech: "Unsaid but implied was that the new Democratic White House was behind such a move to secularize the nation's currency." Baier added: "In actuality the coin's design was commissioned in 2005, when Republicans controlled congress, and then was approved by then President Bush."

"...you'll note her long list of upcoming appearances, including interviews with Oprah, Barbara Walters, and others..."

Because she has a book to sell?
Who doesn't do that?
Her non-book selling speaking engagements are limited to the press for a damn good reason. For the stupid crap that falls out of her mouth consistently. Unfortunately for her... she won't be able to help that on her book tour engagements either. I can't wait for the circus, myself.

"...she was uncomfortable pushing the agenda of another candidate (John McCain) with whom she sometimes disagreed..."

Then perhaps she should not have accepted the nomination.

"...A new day is dawning for Sarah Palin. You'd do well to pay closer attention..."

Oh, I have paid attention. She's currently polling at under 30%. Lower than Dan Quayle...
http://is.gd/4SZUQ ...AND polling well behind frontrunner Huckabee and Romney. Both of whom are also posting dismal numbers.

BTW... can you get her to choose Michelle Bachmann as a running mate? Please?
How about Beck? Limbaugh maybe?

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