PalinTracker: Quoting Reagan, a Speaking Gig, an eBay Auction

September 8: Palin publishes "Obama and the Bureaucratization of Health Care" in the Wall Street Journal:

Writing in the New York Times last month, President Barack Obama asked that Americans "talk with one another, and not over one another" as our health-care debate moves forward.

I couldn't agree more. Let's engage the other side's arguments, and let's allow Americans to decide for themselves whether the Democrats' health-care proposals should become governing law.

Some 45 years ago Ronald Reagan said that "no one in this country should be denied medical care because of a lack of funds." Each of us knows that we have an obligation to care for the old, the young and the sick. We stand strongest when we stand with the weakest among us.

September 10: Three hours after Obama’s health care address to Congress, Palin posts a response on Facebook:

After all the rhetoric is put aside, one principle ran through President Obama’s speech tonight: that increased government involvement in health care can solve its problems.

Many Americans fundamentally disagree with this idea. We know from long experience that the creation of a massive new bureaucracy will not provide us with “more stability and security,” but just the opposite. It's hard to believe the President when he says that this time he and his team of bureaucrats have finally figured out how to do things right if only we’ll take them at their word.

September 11: Palin posts a Facebook tribute: "We Are All Americans."

September 15: Palin signs with the Washington Speakers Bureau:

Known for the meteoric rise that captured the hearts and minds of a global audience, Sarah Palin is a groundbreaker who speaks on her vision for energy independence, national security, fiscal responsibility, health care and small government.

Her first commercial speaking engagement will be September 23 in Hong Kong to the CLSA Investors Forum, a well-known annual conference of global investment managers.

Right now on eBay, you can bid on a "Private Dinner for Five with Sarah Palin," with 100 percent of the proceeds going to benefit Wounded Warriors. Bidding ends September 18 at 5:27 PDT, and stands this morning at $39,702.99.

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