Saturday, July 28, 2007

Steve (& Sarah?!) on Political Pistachio Saturday

(ANY LISTENERS FROM POLITICAL PISTACHIO WHO ARE INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING SARAH PALIN FOR V-P CAN SO SIGNIFY IN THE COMMENTS OR BY E-MAILING ME. IF YOU MISSED THE SHOW, IT WILL BE ARHCHIVED FOR A WEEK, AND YOU CAN LISTEN AT ANY TIME (JUST CLICK ON THE POLITICAL PISTACHIO LINK IN THE BLOGROLL.)

Note: I got the following message from a Sarah supporter who blogs at: http://hillaryneedsavacation.blogspot.com/, which I urge you to visit:

"OUTSTANDING STEVE...Thank you for the fine info.Especially the impressive Political Pistachio. Ms. Palin is mighty fine and thanks for all your excellent efforts."

Today (Saturday, July 28) on Political Pistachio Radio Douglas Gibbs is going to TRY to get Gov. Sarah Palin on the show. Below this paragraph you can find Doug's message on how to reach Political Pistachio. From 7-8 (ET), I'll be discussing Sarah as a potential candidate for V-P on the Republican ticket and related topics . Douglas' guest last week was former VA governor (and, until recently, presidential candidate) Jim Gilmore.

(Doug's directions to access the show follow);

Political Pistachio can be accessed live at www.blogtalkradio.com/politicalpistachio, then clicking over to the the segments tab. The special link they assigned this particular broadcast for now is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hostpage.aspx?show_id=38313

The archived episode may be accessed later on the BlogTalk Radio site, or will play automatically for a week when folks visit www.politicalpistachio.com. [In other words, if you miss the show on Saturday, you can still listen to it later.]

Thank you for the recommendations for future guests. I will consider them. However, I am currently booked through the end of September with guests.

[Note from Steve: I recommended several people for future appearances, including Trish from palintology.com/, Adam from palinforvp.blogspot.com/, Diana Irey from irey.com/, and Melissa Hart, who will run from Congress in the district where I live (PA's 4th). I'm also recommending Mike Huckabee, a presidential candidate, and Michael Steele, former Lt. Gov. of MD. (Never accuse me of not making enough recommendations!)]

The number to call into the show is (646) 652-2940. Call in at 4pm Pacific Time/7pm Eastern Time. You will hear my partial tune and introduction, then I will cue you on.

[Note from Steve: Anyone who wants to learn more about Sarah Palin should read Fred Barnes's fine Weekly Standard article ("The Most Popular Governor") on her, available on my blogroll at: http://camp2008victorya.blogspot.com/.

[Other valuable information on Sarah is available at: http://palintology.com (from Alaska) and http://palinforvp.blogspot.com (from Colorado), Sanity102 (Texas) at http://outsideofthebox.townhall.com/ ,as well as many additional sites with links on my blogroll. My blog also has a link to the Governor's website in Alaska.]

steve maloney



At http://palintology.com/, you'll find a July 25, 2007 posting on "More Palin talk from Outsiders"

It features an essay by TOM KOENNINGER editor emeritus of The Columbian.

Tom writes brilliantly about Alaska and Gov. Sarah. For example, he says the following about the state:

"This 49th state occupies one-fifth the land mass of the United States. Alaska is larger than Texas, California and Montana combined. It measures 2,404 miles east to west and 1,420 miles north to south.

But Alaska has comparatively few people, about 700,000.Anchorage, nearly equidistant from Tokyo, New York and London, has one of the nation’s busiest airports.

Alaska is truly the last frontier, with a wealth of natural resources, from oil at Prudhoe Bay and natural gas deposits, to fish in the Bering Sea. Gold is still mined near Nome, and the forests yield an abundance of lumber."


Regarding Alaska's remarkable governor, Tom says:

"She trimmed $237 million out of the proposed $1.8 billion capital budget, and approved a $6.6 billion operating budget for the state. It’s the highest operating budget in state history.


Palin, a Republican, is Alaska’s first female governor and the youngest governor in state history. She was 42 when sworn into office in January.Of her whacks at the capital budget, she said she was trying to rein in governmental growth and “live within our means.”


Like Washington’s Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire, Palin is a strong supporter of education. She advocates 'creating a strong economy with good jobs' and 'an education system that is world-class.'

While some protested the governor’s budget cuts, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner said she 'struck a blow for a more open and accountable system of funding projects.'

Palin, by the way, has an approval-rating percentage in the 90s - the highest in the country. Maybe the fact that she was trained as a journalist gave her an especially good start."


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4 comments:

ElephantMan said...

Good job on Pistachio!

Kerry said...

Hi Steve - great job on Political Pistachio last night. Sorry I didn't get a chance to call in ... thanks for the Huckabee promo! The call from Hawaii worried me because it sounded like she said that Sarah was pro-choice ... as a listener that got a little confusing.

Also (again from the Hawaii call), her argument that Sarah doesn't have to make a position stand on immigration because it doesn't effect her is irrational. I hope that is not how Sarah actually feels about it. Immigration has impact on our entire nation (not just those bordering Mexico) because it impacts our services, our financial expenditures, and most especially our national security.

Those were two concerns I felt while listening. Some clarification of Sarah's position on some of these things would be good.

More later ...
Kerry
onemom.wordpress.com

Stephen R. Maloney said...

Kerry, Sarah is absolutely pro-life, always has been and presumably always will be. I think when the time comes, which may be this fall, Sarah should begin speaking out on national issues. I agree with the caller (she's originally from Hawaii but now lives in Texas) that governors should not speak for their states on national issues. By the way, the woman from Texas is solidly pro-life, and she was saying that before 9/11 it was her only dominating issue.

I said on the show that I have no idea what our PA governor's positions are (after he's been in office five years) on immigration or Iraq. When a governor declares formally for national office, he/she then has to take a stand on those matters. I look to Sarah and the presidential nominee to come up with approaches to Iraq/immigration/Social Security that can be "sold" to a majority of the American people. In the case of Iraq, I said on the show that we can't send troops into battle with half the Congress of the U.S. basically rooting against them. I don't know exactly what the implications are there, but I wouldn't be surprised if Sarah comes to similar conclusions. I keep saying I won't write anymore on immigration, mainly because it's such a minefield, but the issues is a lot more complicated than Duncan Hunter and Tom Tancredo think. Immigration is NOT a significant issue in most states, and that showed up in the 2006 elections. We have some very good candidates, and Sarah and Mike are two of them. We don't want to put them in elections where they have no chance of winning because they get none of the Black (40 million Blacks in U.S.) vote and none of the Hispanic (45 million legal Hispanics in U.S.) vote. Basically, getting a handful of votes from those groups makes it impossible to win national elections.

Stephen R. Maloney said...

Elephantman: Thanks! It's always a pleasure saying nice things about Sarah and those who support her.