Update: Judging from the comments here and elsewhere, it’s become obvious that Chuck Jr. did NOT dispel the rumor of Governor Palin’s reconsideration. I have modified the next sentence accordingly.
News Flash: Chuck Heath, Jr.
dispelled rumors that Governor Sarah Palin is reconsidering her decision not to run for the Presidency.
What follows is the monologue from today’s Roderic Deane Show:
Well, the last eight days have been very interesting. No more than 15 minutes after we concluded the very first Grizzly Fest event, I was busily downloading the audio file and breaking it into 3, one-hour chunks to post on the GrizzlyFest.com website. After I finished doing that, I prepared the Post-Show to premiere on last week’s Roderic Deane Show. When I was finished with that, I was pretty much spent and headed off for bed. I knew I needed to get some sleep before Sunday’s show.
When I got up on Sunday, I reviewed my show notes, made my NFL picks for two online pools I’m in and then starting perusing the news. One of my favorite sites is “Hot Air”, although I must admit that Allahpundit gets on my nerves at times. I saw a post about Herman Cain and allegations of sexual harrassment. I clicked through to the Politico piece, read about a page and a half and stopped. I knew right then and there that Politico was doing a hatchet job on Herman Cain. I turned my attention to final preparations for the Roderic Deane Show.
After the show, I decided that I needed a break from political news and spent the rest of the day watching various NFL games. I’d check email every now and then to see if there was any news about the preceding Saturday’s Grizzly Fest. C4P posted a link to a story that appeared on ABCNews.com regarding Grizzly Fest. It was written by Shushanna Walsh, who is generally a pretty fair and unbiased reporter regarding anything relating to Sarah Palin.
To her credit, she posted an article to “The Note” and described our online summit. Unfortunately, her take-away from the 3+ hour event was a comment from Chuck Heath, Jr. that he would work on Governor Palin to re-consider her decision not to seek the Presidency.
My first thought was “bummer”, that sound-bite did not capture the scope of Grizzly Fest. Then I thought about the old maxim from Hollywood, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity”. I was pleased with the fact that at least someone in the mainstream noticed what we had done!
On Monday, the Herman Cain story was the main topic in the political world. I think Mark Levin devoted a big chunk of his entire week discussing it. And for good reason. The disgusting lack of journalistic integrity was on display for ANYONE to see. Herman Cain was assumed guilty unless he would provide details of his innocence. The problem was, Herman Cain wasn’t privvy to the settlement process surrounding the charges.
The feeding frenzy went unabated for the few days, but on Wednesday, something new hit on my radar screen. Dr. Gina Loudon had interviewed Lee Davis on her show and Davis stated that he had inside information that, given the events of the week, Governor Palin was taking another look at getting into the race.
I want to get to the bottom of this. Coming up on the program, I’m going to read a letter that was published on a website asking Governor Palin to reconsider. It’s gotten an awful lot of exposure in the last few days since it was published. Then, I want to get to the bottom of this rumor that was first broadcast on the Dr. Gina Loudon Show. Stay tuned!
…and that’s my two-cents worth for the week.
Joining me on the show today:
Jelayne Sessler – Defending Sarah Palin
Dr. Gina Loudon – The Dr. Gina Show
Chuck Heath, Jr. – Alaska resident, brother of Governor Sarah Palin and soon-to-be author.
You can listen to today’s show HERE.