See Sarah Palin video promoting Wednesday's 'PowerUp Live' motivational seminar in Nampa

The former vice presidential candidate, Alaska governor, Sandpoint native and University of Idaho graduate, will be joined by two former GOP presidential candidates, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and publisher Steve Forbes and others.

Palin made a "Hello, Boise" promotional video, saying, "I feel like I'm coming home to Idaho....I can't wait to be connected with all of you at this event."

Palin said presenters will "put the politics aside" to talk about leadership and "real hope" in the day-long seminar at the Idaho Center.

"One day can change your life," Palin says in the video. "Let it be that day. Don't miss it."

I was offered an interview with Palin by her Boise publicist, Scott Peyron. But Power Up Executive Vice President Jamie Smith
asked for written questions in advance. I declined, explaining that is not our practice to do so.

Peyron tried to make the interview happen, telling Smith that as the first Statesman reporter to interview Palin since she burst on the national scene in 2008, I would likely ask about her Idaho roots, the role of PowerUp in her future as a public figure and the presidential race. I confirmed those would be likely topics.

Unfortunately, the interview fell through. I sought interviews with Palin during the 2008 campaign and again in 2010, when she campaigned for GOP congressional candidate Vaughn Ward. Neither happened. I still hope for the chance to interview our native daughter. I can't believe Gov. Palin is done with public appearances here. Someday, I predict, she will give the commencement address at the U of I. And if she runs for president, she'll return to campaign and raise money.

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This sounds very good and wish I

could be there....

Sometimes these type of seminars are excellent and get you motivated, unlike whiny ones like Gore and Warming....

Does she head the segment on how to successfully quit?

"No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government." Neil Peart


Her segment is called "5 easy steps of how NOT to live on the taxpayer dole like President Barack Obama"

You should go.

You mean "How to Lose an Election"?

Or...."Tips on how to lose an election, quite your job and still make millions." I can't believe she gets to use the title Governor when she didn't finish the job.

I wouldn't mind seeing the other speakers, but there is no way I would pay money to see Palin. She has exploited her political fame enough for money. She won't get any from me.

So, which president didn't live on the taxpayer dole?

Anybody in recent history? Just curious.

To the tune of 1.4 Billion per year ?

Nice gig...

He's our President. CinC, Leader of the Free World.

You'se crazy, pops!


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"How to get a 17 handicap while president, even though the economy is tanking and millions are leaving the workforce"

You do realize, Patriot,

You do realize, Patriot, that Pres. Geo W Bush spent more time on the golf course than the current POTUS. Try googling for the correct info.

You do realize, roses4u

that your opening remark to Patriot has a pretentious and condescending tone, and then you go on to make a false statement.
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Obama has played more rounds of golf in one term than President George W. Bush did in his entire eight years in office, ABC News reports. Bush played golf 24 times in eight years.

Bush told Politico in May 2008 why he stopped playing golf while in office.

“I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal,” Bush said. “I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander-in-chief playing golf.”

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We have had lots of presidents who like to play golf, but I think this is the first time we have a golfer who plays at being president now and then.

I seem ro recall he stopped playing after he got caught

He made that statement about not golfing and was then photographed golfing. He really stopped once people called him out on it.

Personally, I don't care if the President plays golf. Is that somehow worse than going for a mountain bike ride? Running? Sitting on your rear end watching football? Going hunting?

If Obama has failed, it isn't because he plays golf. His opponents would criticize him just as much if he didn't play golf. It's just one more petty criticism to focus on instead of the real issues.

No way that Shankapotomus has a 17 handicap.

Check Youtube Obama golf swing. Embarrassing. Enough to give Hank Haney nightmares.

Just because YOU suck at golf...


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Will her

clothes arrive this time or will she have to con some aide into buying her an oufit, like the last time she visited the Boise area.

Honestly, I have to wash my brain that night, don't I you Rrr's?


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Popkey is high

"if she runs for president,"

Yeah, right after Michele Bachman and Jesse Jackson become president.

Were you stoned when your wrote that Popkey?

Check your stash.

Is your 420 down to 237?


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