The death of McCain-Palin 2008 was the birth of Sarah 2012…
Defeat can lead to victory; progress may be circuitous, not in a straight line (Hilley, 2008, p. 163)
Her enemies thought they could destroy her…
…with a full-court hostile press, character assassination, hate, and vitriol…
…frivolous ethics complaints, and attempts to break her family asunder….
…they never realized the gift they gave her: Shugyo — severe training…
Press experience, that millions of dollars in consultations and simulations cannot buy.
They forged and tempered her steel….
Executive experience, command experience, financial administration…
…Transformational Leadership, and the ability to withstand any media attack…
…she is laser polished.
She has been summoned and is ready…we wait for her to beckon us home….
The world will tremble beneath her sonic boom…
The last glass ceiling will be smashed from above….
…Followed by a High-G Vertical Climb…because she can…
Excelsior — Ever Upward.
Hilley, J. (2008). Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan).
Photo References in Order of Appearance
Election Night, 2008
Somodevilla, C. [Photo] (2008, November 4). “McCain Holds election night gathering in Phoenix.” Getty Images. Retrieved October 25, 2009 from: http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/LiF_s6WCcYw/McCain+Holds+Election+Night+Gathering+Phoenix/N-z8bqwlzVU/Sarah+Palin
Lesson 2, Part 2, Freehand selections. (2009). Aviary, Inc. Retrieved October 23, 2009 from: http://aviary.com/tutorial?tutorial=lesson_2_part_2_freehand_selections&singlepageview=1
Forging Photos are frame grabs by Ron Devito, extracted from:
“A few good men.” (1986). United States Marine Corps. Retrieved October 23, 2009 from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1YDj4GyGV8
Governor Palin Waving in Auburn, NY and Ronald Reagan Saluting — Photo Montage by Ron Devito
Reagan Salute Photo
Sjostrom, W. (2004, June 8). “RIP Mr. President.” AtlanticBlog. Retrieved October 25, 2009 from: http://www.atlanticblog.com/archives/2004_06.html
“Palin Wave” Photo
Miller, D. [Photo] (2009, June 6). “Palin Wave” Flickr, Dennis Miller. Retrieved October 25, 2009 from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/auburnnewyork/3611491283/
Thanks to Team Sarah member MeLisa Stewart (“Missy from Mississippi”) who had the photo in her gallery and shared with me…
F-22 Breaking the Sound Barrier over the USS Stennis
Britt, R.R. [Photo] (2009, July 2). What breaking the sound barrier looks like. Fox News. Retrieved July 3, 2009 from: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529667,00.html?test=latestnews
DiMichele, D. [Photo Montage] (2009, April 1). “Pseudodocumentation: Broken Glass.” MoCoLoco. Retrieved October 25, 2009 from: http://mocoloco.com/art/archives/010806.php
F-22 Commencing Vertical Climb
Hintsa, M. (2009, July 24). “F-22 Raptor.” Flickr, Matt Hintsa. Retrieved October 25, 2009 from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3752746715/
Sarah Palin and F-15 Montage by Ron Devito
Allen, J. Staff Sergeant. (2004). “F-15D.” United States Air Force. Retrieved October 25, 2009 from: http://www.answers.com/topic/rate-of-climb
Governor Sarah Palin at IGHL
Tiernan, A. C. [Photo] (2009, June 7). Governor Palin receives IGHL Award. New York NewsDay Retrieved October 25, 2009 from: http://www.newsday.com/long-island/sarah-palin-speaks-at-fundraiser-in-st-james-1.1241720