Sarah Palin in Savannah

I don’t usually get into politics around here. While I like reading about political stuff on my own time I have found over the years that some people take political stuff a little too personally. Besides, people come here for info on social media, not politics.

So I generally keep it off the blog here.

Sarah Palin speaks in Savannah

Sarah Palin speaks in Savannah

But then yesterday I did something I’ve never done before. I went to hear a live political speech by a national level figure. I started a new Twitter account to talk politics stuff on because I do find it interesting. One of the oldest folders in my bookmarks, from back before the days of feed readers, is one I labeled “Propaganda” and it’s where I keep links to my favorite politics web sites along with links to the news sites I frequent.

Yeah. I am a bit cynical at times.

I took a while to decide if I wanted to join the conversation about politics for a number of different reasons. Mainly I figured that many of the people who follow me at places like Twitter did so because of my social media focus. And they may not be at all interested in my politics.

The solution I came up with on Sunday was to open another Twitter account where I could focus on politics stuff. That way those who are interested can follow me there and the rest can ignore it if they like. So I’m now tweeting on things politics @CREEativeRight (and I’ll let you guess which way I lean.) It also helped me with a little social media experiment I was doing which I’ll share more about later in the week.

Anyway…

So I found out about Sarah Palin coming to town via @CREEativeRight and decided that there was enough hubub around her in the election that I’d go downtown and check it out.

Between live Tweeting her speech, taking photos, chatting with Jeremy Davis who ended up next to me, and getting text messages from friends who couldn’t be there I kept pretty busy.

The whole reason for the event was to promote the reelection of US Senator Saxby Chambliss who is in a runnoff election today with his opponent. I won’t go into the politics of what all she was talking about here.

But I would encourage all of you who are in Georgia to go vote today. Turnout for runnoff votes tends to be much lower than for general elections. Your vote will count that much more because today as a result.

I posted some more of my Sarah Palin photos on Flickr if you are interested.

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Comments

  1. I am sooooo jealous. The first of the month is just such a busy time for me. I really admire Sarah. I won’t comment on the fact she was stumping for Saxby. I know I am supposed to be a good republican, but I just can’t support his decision to support the bailout after such a public outcry to the opposite vote.

    But, if you are interested in local politics…just let me know…I will be more than happy to help you get your feet wet :)

  2. I honestly don’t like Sarah Palin, but if she came to speak close to me I would go just because she is a national figure. I mean, she did almost become the Vice President of the United States, and that counts for something.

  3. Sarah Palin is a joke- I saw a YT video where she was pranked by a radio station, and they actually got her to believe that she was talking to the French president.

    Wow.

  4. Honestly, Sarah is a tough lady. No matter how harsh the criticism were, she never afraid to stand out and defend for herself!

  5. After all is said and done, I really do think that Palin will have a better shot at running for a high office of any type by just stepping back, taking a look at what went wrong the first time around, and moving on from there. Seriously, isn’t that how we all learn and improve upon past performance?

  6. I am kind of torn on how I feel about Sara. think a true judge of her policy and character will be more visible in 2012. :)

  7. Sarah Palin Rocks – She is highly intelligent and unlike Obama who thinks there are 57 states and his supporters that didn’t even know congress was controlled by Democrats, Palin actually has excellent policies.

  8. Honestly, Sarah Palin just showed that she isn’t qualified enough to run a higher office. She wasn’t able to run a clean campaign, she wasn’t able to manage thinks in Alaska professionally. She is engaged and tough, but she just isn’t qualified.
    @#3#: can you just add a link to the vid? I haven’t found it. It would be awesome.

  9. I really wanted to see Sarah in Canton Ohio but time did not permit. I am seriously thinking about going to Iowa in a few years and working for either her or Newt for 2012.

    I don’t know why Fluge doesnt think she is qualified, her credientials in executive experience far outweigh President Elect Obama’s.

  10. she really has no idea what she is going on about, 100% not suitable for anything.

  11. Sarah Palin is currently hurting herself in politics. She should stay quite now that elections are over. It was very hard for her to emerge in politics and I think she was brave in all the election campaign. But in her best interest she should maintain herself out of the spotlight now and see what happens in 2012. May be there she can be a good candidate.

  12. I don’t really like sarah Palin that much, but I think that now the election is over, if she keeps cool over the next four years, she could have a great chance of being a good candidate for 2012 elections

  13. Sarah Palin Rocks – She is highly intelligent and unlike Obama…

    Andy , Chicago

  14. I had the pleasure of seeing Sarah speak in Kissimmee Florida

    She is a captivating speaker and very intelligent

    I think she will be a force to be reckoned with in the future

    Jack

  15. I think Sarah Palin is really beautiful and intelligent women. But her chances in politics are rather low, too many scandals and gossip around her. It’s good for advertisement, but not so good for serious work.

  16. Sarah Palin showed that she is not, at least not yet, capable of going about big fish politics. But her confidence is worth admiring. Given the right directions, she can be a potential candidate for 2012. I think she just needs to be a but more diplomatic.

  17. That guy behind Sarah Palin, kinda of looks like Joe Biden, hehe. I am jus saying!

  18. I liked the way you interacted with a political happening. Using technology to keep people that could not make it there is really interesting.

  19. Payday Advances Now says:

    Sarah Palin is a very strong woman. And that is all. She is not a level headed politician; she is an extremist who refuses to have an open mind. This is the kind of radical leadership and selfishness that led our economy into the fragile state it is in now. Being involved in organizations and helping people gain exposure is something she is good at. And this is what she needs to stick to. Not attempting to run our country when she cannot even control what happens within her immediate family.

  20. Many a rumor say she will one day run for president. I don’t think is as far off as some people would think. Chris I am also interested in politics but have never decided to “dive in” and become involved, Someday I would like to. I enjoyed the Flickr pictures of Sarah as well.

  21. Sarah is a very interesting character. A little rough at the edges maybe, but she is a lady with very high potential in politics. I think she will do good in the future.

  22. I’m not into US politics by any means, but I do admire the fact how Sarah Palin gathered momentum and publicity for her party and herself.
    I was amazed at how media time and energy was focussed on her trivia like her dress and hairstyle.
    She will go a long way in US politics, mark my word.

  23. Someone earlier said it best…”Sarah is a very interesting character”.

    Unfortunately, George Bush proved that “characters” only act the part and eventually get found to be incompetent

  24. Sarah Palin brought a breeze of freshness to the election campaign. She gave a nice break from the dry political arguments and undoubtedly she was the hottest VP candidate. I wished she was a democrat and would have campaigned for Obama !!

  25. She was a good speaker but perhaps it was too early for her (in her political career)…it will be interesting to see what happens at the next election!

  26. The interesting thing about Sarah Palin is that she’s been the most promoted person in this last election, from my point of view. Of course Obama is the great winner, but if any Republican got great things from this, Sarah Palin is definitely the one.

  27. I hope she becomes electable and experienced by next election.

  28. I personally hope that we don’t seen Palin in future runnings for any elections. Although we all know that isn’t the case. She’s in too far now and won’t back down until she’s a top runner during the next elections.

  29. Payday Advances Now says:

    Regardless if she does have more experience in the next election, her morals and underlying perceptions will still be the same. She represents the Republican party. It’s as simple as that. She is a great leader with motivational power and a true inspiration to women. But she is not appropriate to be the first female president. Anyone chosing to govern with narrow-minded strategies such as hers could not possibly create a stable and working economy for the United States. Example A: President Bush. Whether they are male or female, we need a leader who provides strength as well as compassion for every individual. America needs to stop pointing the finger at one another and begin lending a hand to each other.

  30. I really don’t like Palin. I think she’s the kind of leader we don’t wish to have as our president. That would be a step back to stone age.

  31. Payday Advances Now says:

    Exactly! We have already began to embrace change and progression…so we can’t go back now, only to adopt the same failed attempts of the past, again.

  32. I find it truly impressive that you can go from being almost unknown in even your own country to becoming a worldwide celebrity what even having anything to show for it. Now that is marketing.

  33. I think she was a quite good speaker as well! i m really curious what will be the next steps.

  34. Scandals and gossip around ruined her in politics. Sarah Palin maybe can go further in 2012 election. Who knows. politics is serioius, not funny.

  35. Do you think so Vincent? If find some parts of politics to be funny and childish :)

  36. I don’t like her :( She is to bitchy, She will do anything to get on the top and I hate people like that. She will go over dead body’s to get on the top and get power.

    greets

  37. Well we all know that money is an underlying problem with our society today. And if she can help in that area, then more power to her. Also, keep in mind if you are having trouble with finances, that there are plenty of financial advisors and resources to help. If you know you are working hard but an unexpected event occurs don’t hesitate to get support. Check out payday advances! But also, be responsible and organize your finances. That way if you need help at any other time with a payday advance, it will be an excellent option to help.

  38. I can’t believe the American public take this person seriously. I thought the Bush clan was bad, but she could actually take stupidity to the next level down.

  39. Here in the UK we’re just about to run a TV program on the ‘Bush’ years. Whatever your political convictions, anyone is surely an improvement over a President who continually invented his own words and made a mockery of the English Dictionary. Unfortunately for Republicans, Palin just seemed to frighten most people!

    Care to check out my dofollow blog?

  40. I really do think that Palin will have a better shot at running for a high office of any type by just stepping back, taking a look at what went wrong the first time around, and moving on from there

  41. It would have been pretty interesting to hear what she had to say. Too bad I don’t live anywhere near Savannah!

  42. Sarah Palin is a very strong woman. And that is all. She is not a level headed politician; she is an extremist who refuses to have an open mind. This is the kind of radical leadership and selfishness that led our economy into the fragile state it is in now. Being involved in organizations and helping people gain exposure is something she is good at. And this is what she needs to stick to. Not attempting to run our country when she cannot even control what happens within her immediate family.

  43. Sarah Palin Rocks – She is highly intelligent and unlike Obama who thinks there are 57 states and his supporters that didn’t even know congress was controlled by Democrats, Palin actually has excellent policies.

  44. Palin was definitely a controversial figure during the 08 election. Latest news also says she isn’t ruling out a run for the 2012 election. I’m sure many in the Republican Party will be pleased to hear that, as she was certainly beloved by them.

    A lot will depend on how well Obama handles running the nation for the next four years. He knows he can’t give his opponents any ammunition for 2012.

  45. Wow.. looks like many supporters for Palin here. It is rare to see such good comments for Palin over the net.

  46. If she has learned from the mistakes she has made during the presidential run, she can have a good chance for the 2012 elections because she is young and without any doubt has good policies. I think 4 years from now she will learn how to appeal even the ones who now dislike her.

  47. Sarah Who? Sorry to burst the bubble of those who backed the Alaskan Gov., but I have a feeling that she’s hanging out with the other crumbs in the dustbin of history from here on out.

    I’m sure she’ll give it the ol’ multiple-colleges try, but it’s hard to get over the hump when you’re a small-stater who became (fair or not) the butt of that many jokes.

    Unless she does something big, noticeable and brilliant within the next few years, she’s iced.

  48. I like her as a beautiful woman but i do not like her as a politic.

  49. But she’s beatiful politician.

  50. On a personal basis I like Sarah Palin, but I’d tend to lean left politically. It’s good people take interest in politics to attend these events, and act respectfully towards the opponent.

  51. I don´t agree with her politics at all, but you have to admire her for standing up for herself, being a great career woman AND a mother.
    Today is a great day, Obama´s first as a president, yeay!!

  52. That is great that you made it to the Palin speach. I would have loved to seen her when she came through Central Ohio and am kicking myself for not making it.

  53. Hmm maybe it’s good to be cynical some time.Good post

  54. I am pretty happy that Obama won the election! I do not agree with her ideas either, and I have not been happy with the entire party either….

  55. Hmmm, I don’t thin Sarah Palin is that smart, or that he helped McCain in have more votes…anyway, I’m just glad that Obama won.

  56. This is an interesting political issue you bring up, its great that you made it during Sarah Palin visit.

    And like any other i am glad Obama won, and let’s see how he’ll manage things.

    Regards,
    Jacob

  57. i dont like mccain

  58. Mccain and all the repubs can shove it we need to get something done!

  59. Although I am an Obama supporter and was jubilant when he was elected..I think I would find it fascinating to attend an event largely attended by the “other side”. Palin’s Vice Presidential candidacy certainly served as a lightning rod for many important social and political themes.. themes that will be around for a while.

  60. Although McCain lost the election, but i would have loved to see her as Vice President of USA.She would have make a great pair with Obama.

  61. I don’t agree with Palin politics, her ideas. Thank god Obama is our president.

  62. I do not, did not and would not support Palin. I so agree though, that she is a great role model for anyone and especially young girls.

    We disagree on many issues, but I still respect what she accomplished in the election, and what she accomplishes everyday for Alaska.

  63. I think it was a bit too early for her to enter the world stage. Her enterance was to win over the women market but with people like Opera supporting Obama, she never really had a chance.

  64. I agree with that last post. I think she’s awesome but a little green, needs a few more years in politics. Sure like looking at her though… :)

  65. 4 more years and she will be a major front runner.

  66. Palin was selected as one of America’s “Top 10 Most Fascinating People” of 2008 for a Barbara Walters ABC special on December 4, 2008. Palin was the first guest on commentator Glenn Beck’s Fox News television show on January 19, 2009. She commented on President Barack Obama, saying that he was her president and that she would assist in any way to bring progress to the nation without abandoning her conservative views.

  67. what a whack job…an you wanted one heart beat away from the launch codes…she’s jus quit her job…whack whack whack…

    gourmet coffee snob
    always drink better coffee

  68. Well we like her :-)

  69. In Germany we liked her…

  70. On a personal basis I like Sarah Palin, but I’d tend to lean left politically. It’s good people take interest in politics to attend these

  71. About Sarah Palin, I think we can discuss AND A LONG TIME!!! She is not HONEST and more…

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