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PalinTracker: Will She Announce This Weekend?

Tracking the daily activity of the Palin camp, which just announced today that she's hitting the (campaign?) trail.

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Barbara Curtis

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May 26, 2011 - 12:23 pm
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April 1

Mother Jones, voice of the radical left, asks: Bachmann vs. Palin: Who’s the Better 2012 Candidate? Five reasons they like Bachmann better — entwined with a litany of Palin-bashing.

April 3

Governor Palin’s Statement on Defunding Planned Parenthood

April 4

E!’s True Hollywood Story: Sarah Palin

April 5

Palin offers praise for Ryan’s budget. Her tweet:

There is hope! Serious & necessary leadership rolls out serious & necessary reform proposal. Good start

April 6

Who knew? Department: Palin: The hot new baby name

The number of parents naming girls after Sarah Palin jumped nearly seven-fold after the Mama Grizzly burst onto the national scene, says Sue Kidd at TODAY Moms.

April 8

At Facebook, Palin posts Commander in Chief’s Appalling Action with Our Troops

Why would he play politics at the expense of our troops who are putting everything on the line to protect us? Memo to the President: I doubt the insurgents will stop and wait for a government shutdown to end before resuming actions. You need to fund our troops, sir.

April 13

While The Week asks, Is Sarah Palin a has-been?, Tony Lee writes at Top Ten Reasons Why Sarah Palin is Running for President::

Too often, those who cover Palin do not listen to her words or read her statements, Facebook postings, or tweets. As a result, conventional wisdom holds that Palin is setting herself up to be an entertainer, a conservative money maker, or a right-wing flame thrower who seeks only to rouse up the conservative base and get rich quick off of it. If those who proffer these theories had listened to and read her words closely, they would know that Palin has been telling everyone that she is running for president in 2012. Here are ten reasons why.

April 15

In Oklahoma speaking to 9000 at a Christian women’s conference, Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urges women to live lives of faith, joy and purpose.

April 16

Palin gives what may be her best speech ever at a Milwaukee Tea Party event — watch in full, along with Andrew Breitbart’s introduction at The Right Scoop.

PalinTracker: Into the Breach!

April 18

Palin rolls out a snappy new website for her political action committee — SarahPAC.com

At Facebook, Happy Passover

April 21

Palin’s youngest son Trig — who happens to have Down syndrome — has been a major source of newsfeed this month. First a Kentucky professor’s academic paper (“Palin, the Press, and the Fake Pregnancy Rumor:Did a Spiral of Silence Shut Down the Story?“) engenders a rebirth of the who-is-really-Trig’s-mother conspiracy theory, spawning a multitude of columns and blogs.

Second, Jack Stuef — now a *former* Wonkette contributor — posts a beyond-tasteless greeting at the popular website marking Trig’s third birthday with a vile pastiche (URL: http://wonkette.com/greatest-living-american-a-childrens-treasury-of-trig-crap-on-his-birthday) that would be considered hate speech if we protected people with disabilities the way we are required to protect gays and lesbians.

Alerted by readers, advertisers immediately begin pulling the plug on their website ads. Resistant at first, Wonkette finally apologizes and eventually — on May 20 — Stuef loses his job.

Why such vitriol? Red State explains: Why They Hate Trig Palin.

April 24

At Facebook, Happy Easter

April 25

PJ Tatler: Sarah Palin keeps getting everything right

April 28

First picture of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in HBO’s upcoming film Game Change, directed by Tom Hanks — along with Ms. Moore, an Obama supporter.

May 1

Palin passes up invitation to White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Chooses Life Instead — she speaks at fundraiser for Heroic Media, presenting an award to Lila Rose, the young videographer/activist famous for her sting operations against Planned Parenthood for shielding sexual predators rather than protecting victims:

Planned Parenthood doesn’t empower women, or offer women who find themselves in less than ideal circumstances any kind of real choice. What they offer is not real choice or female health care.

May 2

In California’s Central Valley — beleaguered by government regulation — Palin speaks to a audience friendly to her message:

The topographical diversity of this land, to see God’s creation … for mankind’s responsible use. The only thing standing in the way is a government that doesn’t understand they need to back off.

Some of these folks don’t even know how to grow a potted plant, and they’re going to tell you guys how to grow your crops without water?

May 2

At Facebook, Palin responds to the death of Osama bin Laden on behalf of A Grateful Nation.

In a speech at Colorado Christian University, just outside Denver, Palin explained her foreign policy, notable as the Lamestream Media have been after her for what they see as contradictions between her thumbs-up on bin Laden’s death and thumbs-down on Obama’s Libya intervention. According to Newsmax:

Some of the ideas that the potential GOP candidate for president advanced sounded like the Powell Doctrine. “We should only commit our forces when clear and vital American interests are at stake — period,” Palin said. As for nation-building, it’s a “nice idea in theory” but should not be the driving force for U.S. foreign policy, she said.

A president must be able to articulate “clearly defined objectives” before military action, and “American soldiers must never be put under foreign command,” Palin said.

Sunday’s U.S. attack that killed Osama bin Laden was “an effective use of force,” Palin said, in contrast to the “ill-defined” mission in Libya.

More in-depth analysis from Hot Air: Palin outlines doctrine for use of force, picks new foreign policy adviser

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