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Palin Power
October 25, 2008

2 on the Beat told you several weeks ago that the Harris County Republican Party was launching a fund raising effort to establish Governor Sarah Palin billboards.

Well, it looks like the party was successful because earlier this week I got a glimpse of one of the billboards.

The message is about making history and electing the first female vice president.

It’s clearly aimed at the republican faithful, independents and  woman voters,

2 on the Beat still thinks it’s  a little strange that Senator John McCain – who is on top of the ticket – is not pictured on the billboard. 

But let’s face it, Governor Palin is the one considered to have more star power.

While many accuse her of dragging down the campaign’s poll number,  others say Governor Palin has energized the base, inspired some women, and is drawing bigger and more enthusiastic crowds than her running mate.

Governor Sarah Palin Billboards
October 8, 2008

The Harris County Republican  Party is launching a new billboard project that features Governor Sarah Palin.

To see the billboard, please click here now.

According to Harris County Party Chairman Jared Woodfill, the message is simple: Republicans can make history on November 4th  by electing the first  woman vice president.

2 on the Beat  thinks it is a little odd to feature the vice presidential candidate without Senator John McCain, but Governor Palin has clearly become the star on that ticket.

She has motivated the republican base, and the local party wants to keep up the momentum to help down ballot candidates on election day.

Of course, making history is also the message in the Democratic Party.

Senator Barack Obama would become the first African American president if he is elected!

Palin Targets Texas After Debate
October 2, 2008


Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is heading to Texas after Thursday night’s debate against Senator Joe Biden

She was supposed to come to Houston, but Hurricane Ike blew those plans out!

Palin will attend two sold-out fundraisers. A luncheon in Dallas and a reception in San Antonio.

Texas Republicans say the sold out events are  an indication that “Palin Power” hasn’t waned, even if the vice presidential nominee is being criticized for a less than stellar performance during a recent network interview.

A newly released Washington Post poll indicates that some people, conservatives included, have lost confidence in her ability to lead.

Governor Palin could turn the tide back in her favor with a great performance during the debate.

2 on the Beat hasn’t heard any official estimate on just how much Palin is expected to collect during her Texas fund raising tour.

This is another indication of how national candidates, both democrats AND republicans use Texas as an ATM/automatic teller machine.

The state is expected to go for McCain in November, and none of the national candidates will spend much time or money in the Lone Star State.

A Home Run or a Strikeout?
September 3, 2008

Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin has finished her speech at the convention.

Most political pundits are giving Palin high marks for exceeding expectations and delivering  an effective speech.

What did you think of her message?

Was it a home run or a strikeout, and why?

Highlights From Governor Palin’s Speech
September 3, 2008

2 on the Beat received a few highlights from the speech Governor Sarah Palin plans to deliver tonight at the Republican National Convention.

Palin will officially make history when she accepts the  nomination for vice president.  She will be the first woman ever nominated for that position by the republican party.

On her experience as a public servant:

“I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town. I was just your average hockey mom, and signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kids’ public education better. When I ran for city council, I didn’t need focus groups and voter profiles because I knew those voters, and knew their families, too. Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown. And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a ‘community organizer,’ except that you have actual responsibilities.”
On why she is going to Washington, D.C.:
“I’m not a member of the permanent political establishment. And I’ve learned quickly, these past few days, that if you’re not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone. But here’s a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion – I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this country.”


On energy policies that the McCain-Palin administration will implement:


“Our opponents say, again and again, that drilling will not solve all of America’s energy problems – as if we all didn’t know that already. But the fact that drilling won’t solve every problem is no excuse to do nothing at all. Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we’re going to lay more pipelines…build more nuclear plants…create jobs with clean coal…and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal, and other alternative sources. We need American energy resources, brought to you by American ingenuity, and produced by American workers.”

On John McCain:

 “Here’s how I look at the choice Americans face in this election. In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change.”












Do Personal Issues Matter?
September 2, 2008

Harris County G-O-P Chairman Jared Woodfill

Harris County G-O-P Chairman Jared Woodfill

 A 17 year old pregnant daughter.

An investigation into the firing of her former brother in-law’s boss.

These surprising revelations about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin have created a lot of buzz with the voting public in general, and the delegates attending the National Republican Party Convention.

Harris County Republican Party Chairman Jared Woodfill says Texas delegates are not at all distracted by the personal issues, and that what really matters is Palin’s political experience.

Speaking from the convention today, Woodfill told KPRC Local 2, “I think this has made people more excited about Governor Palin and her candidacy as vice president. They see a person with character, they see a person that is faced with the same challenges that many families are faced with and embracing their daughter.”

Woodfill still calls Senator John McCain’s vice presidential running mate a fantastic pick. “She’s someone that people don’t really know that well,” says Woodfill, “but the more they get to know about her, the more they like her and it’s fired up our base  more than anything I’ve seen in the past few months.”