Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Conservatives4Palin Worth Visiting

Thanks so much to Adam Brickley, founder of The Sarah Palin Movement, for nominating me (on my birthday!) on Conservatives4 Palin for the Palin. I'm honored and humbled . . . and give special thanks to the Conservatives4Palin site, one I urge you to visit regularly. I'd also like to give a tip of the hat to Gov. Palin and her remarkable family.

Monday, August 24, 200

By Adam Brickley, aka "ElephantMan"

Doug Brady wrote a great post earlier proposing August 29, the anniversary of Gov. Palin's nomination as the Republican vice presidential candidate, as "Sarah Palin Day". This is a fine idea. He also nominated yours truly for some kind of award (thanks!). However, I would be remiss not to throw in a few nominations myself. I get a lot of credit for launching the original Draft Palin site, but there are definitely two or three people who did at least as much work as I did and hence deserve awards. So, I would place the following nominations for the Sarah Palin Day Award:

1. Steve Maloney - Steve was the second-ever Palin blogger, and my lonely partner in crime for most of 2007. To be honest, Steve drove some of our earliest endorsements and did a lot of heavy lifting during a time when I couldn't (retirees have more time to blog than intern/college students). No Steve, no Palin Movement - period. By the way - Steve is still involved with a large network of Palin bloggers, C4P is big, but Steve and his gang do a lot to keep together all of the little bloggers for Sarah. If you don't know him, you should.
2. Kristopher Lorelli - Started his own Palin site in early 2008, PalinForVp.com (prompting me to buy up PalinForVP.net, PalinForVP.org, and PalinForVP.info). Despite the odd name similarity, Kris was a great partner, and did even more work behind the scenes than he did with his site. From what I heard, quite a large amount of pro-Palin literature and email was sent to McCain campaign officials by Kris. He's now one of the major brains at the other team blog I contribute to - Race42012.
Commenter of the Year Award - "The Original Ted"For any hard-core, long-time Palinite who was involved in the movement before Sarah's nomination, Ted needs no introduction. If you got involved later - I'm sure many old-schoolers in the comments section will be happy to tell you about his efforts. I will leave the Ted stories to the commenters - as it seems only right that our commenter award nominee should be lauded primarily by his compatriots below the fold.


Scott B said...

Congratulations Steve. And welcome to the Bloggers for Palin group.

SJ Reidhead said...

You deserve the recognition. There are now so many "also-rans" who are trying to take credit for things they do not deserve. I am pleased to see Adam give credit where credit is due!

The Pink Flamingo

SupposedSuburbanite said...

Steve, a hearty congratulations is in order! Yours is the first Palin site I came across last summer and I am still an avid reader. Happy belated birthday! Two questions, if you have a minute...

1. I feel like I should be doing more to support Palin-what should I be doing? I am not very tech savvy, but I do discuss her and her policy positions as much as possible to try to win over those who are not already followers.

2. Who do you think will oppose Altmire here in PA? Mike Turzai? I would love to see Altmire go....

Stephen R. Maloney said...

Hi Supposed Surburbanite: Hey, send me your e-mail address (if I have it, I don't know which one it is) at: TalkTop65@aol.com. I'm going to write a piece on what people can do to assist Gov. Palin, but you're doing the right things. On Mike Turzai: I hope he runs against Altmire, who's a total fraud and a Pelosi-lover. I appreciate more than I can say your following my blog. Send me that e-mail and I'll send back the info on what steps people are taking to back the wonderful Sarah.

steve maloney

Randy said...

Great work, we placed the 1st Draft Palin for the record - right aftet the election.

However, it really dosnt matter who was first, because we have a job to do.


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