On Sunday, July 17th, I braved heat and Harry, (No disrespect to fellow fans!) and traveled to Independence Missouri to see The Undefeated, the documentary of Sarah Palin's accomplishments as Governor in Alaska. I left the theater certain of two things: Sarah will run in 2012 and she will win.
What convinced me? Two things: The Palin Platform and 80%.
The Undefeated chronicles the four areas upon which Governor Palin focused, the Palin Platform.
1. Ethics Reform. Governor Palin basically built a wall between those writing or enforcing the law and major corporations profiting from the shared resources belonging to Alaskans. Before Sarah's arrival, the conflicts of interest were such that politicians and Big Oil conducted business in a manner that mutually benefited each another while neglecting the best interest of the ordinary citizens.
2. "Kitchen Table Economics." When Sarah Palin arrived at the Governor's Mansion, she was asked by the director to give a detailed list of what groceries she would like purchased. The new Governor told the director that she wanted to use up all the food and supplies still in the pantry from the previous tenants before buying fresh groceries. Sarah's spirit of "using what's in the pantry first" is indicative of her application of simple household money management principles to general government. This spirit is detailed in the The Undefeated. She literally sat at the table and, pen in hand, personally removed almost half a billion dollars of wasteful spending from the State's Budget. She spent money on building infrastructure that would bring business to towns and improve economy, rather than on wasteful programs. She insisted on balanced budgets and that legislators remember they were spending other people's money.
3. Independent Energy Revolution. Sarah lay the foundation for a total transformation in American Energy Policy and total energy independence for the United States from all foreign sources. She worked to open new areas for drilling and restructured the state tax code so that oil companies now receive tax benefits in proportion to the lowering of energy costs. Sarah pushed for new privatized pipelines that would bring more American energy resources and new jobs to Alaska and eventually, the entire nation.
4. American Exceptionalism-Inspired Foreign Policy. Sarah believes that an energy independent America is the basis for a less tangled foreign policy, one that focuses on securing our freedoms and those of our true allies. This independence permits America to stand for those unique values in areas of the world where these values are compromised by our dependence on oil produced by countries who hate us and our way of life.
The Undefeated begins with a five-minute montage of derision aimed at Sarah Palin by liberal media, celebrities, and politicians. Her opponents often spoke of her as ignorant or incompetent, but none ever attempted to address the significance of her 80% approval rating. During the months preceding her Vice-Presidential campaign, though she advanced legislation and reforms that had the potential to alienate many Alaskans, Sarah Palin's approval rating never dropped below 80%. This level of approval is unheard of in politics after the first three "honeymoon" months are over. The only way Governor Palin could have maintained these ratings is if her policies were really and truly good for all her citizens, ordinary people as well as corporations and businesses in Alaska.
Policies generated by a metal dwarf, or an incompetent narcissist would produce chaos and please only the few who benefit from them. Only well-balanced and intelligent government that weighs the common good of all can create the order in which people with varying needs are all, or nearly all content and find they are able to go about their lives and business uninhibited by intrusion or neglected where good intervention is needed.
I believe that Sarah will run because she believes profoundly in the efficacious principles of governing she applied, with great success, in Alaska. The Undefeated presents the reality of Sarah Palin as an inspirational leader who is actually most apt, not at the podium, but in her ability to envision and execute practical solutions to state problems. Sarah will run because she is passionate about her Platform of simple principles that she knows, from personal experience, will fix the crisis we are facing in America.
Sarah will probably announce in early September that she is seeking the office of President of the United States. This announcement, contrary to what the media, Hollywood, the Democrats, and the GOP Luminaries have told us, will be met by a storm of enthusiasm and relief, support we have yet to see for any GOP Candidate to grace the field. For the first two years his reign, Sarah was the most vocal opponent of the Obama madness and is the de facto, respected, seasoned representative of the Conservative electorate. Once declared, her rapid rise as the logical and enthusiastic nemesis of post-American Obama will be met with ridicule by overconfident opponents until it is too late. They will pay the ultimate price for ignoring her abilities, real record, tenacity, and proven Platform for the restoration of our country.