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Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:00 am

I grew up in a small town north of Spokane and south of Canada called Republic, Wash. The population hovers around 1,000 people and my alma mater, Republic High School, now has about 100 students in grades 9-12.

Why am I bringing this up? Because the Class of 2013 decided to invite Sarah Palin to speak at graduation and she said yes. The former governor of Alaska and vice-presidential candidate will be at RHS on June 1, according to a press release on the district's website.

I think the biology teacher spoke at my graduation, so having Palin roll into town is worth mentioning. This is not your typical commencement ceremony in Ferry County.

One part that interests me is this Class of 2013, described as "a bunch of go-getters" by the locals. They didn't just ask a popular teacher, like most classes do. They thought big. They went high profile. I hope they enjoy their graduation day and continue to pursue their dreams.

Here is the press release:

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to speak at Republic High School Graduation

Republic High School is excited to announce that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has accepted the invitation of the senior class to serve as the 2013 commencement speaker on June 1. 

After an extensive campaign by the senior class, led by class president Tyler Weyer, that included weeks of coordinated letter writing, emails, tweets, and a full facebook campaign including photographs, the senior class realized their dream to have Governor Palin speak at their commencement ceremony.   

“We confer a special thank you to senior class president Tyler Weyer for his dedicated work in securing this year’s 2013 class speaker and recognize the Republic School District staff and community in supporting the senior class goal of realizing this once-in-a-lifetime event,” said Principal Shawn Anderson. 

The Republic High School Senior Class of 2013 is comprised of 27 members and the full student body is 109 strong.

Republic High School 2013 commencement ceremonies will be held on June 1 at Republic High School Gymnasium from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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54 comments:

  • newsjunkie posted at 3:42 pm on Sat, May 11, 2013.

    newsjunkie Posts: 16848

    LOL.

    Look how far Palin has come!

    LOL!!!

     
  • jobob posted at 4:03 pm on Sat, May 11, 2013.

    jobob Posts: 797

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    How many commencement ceremonies have you been invited to speak at?

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • jobob posted at 4:08 pm on Sat, May 11, 2013.

    jobob Posts: 797

    That lady has more class in her little finger than nj could ever hope to have in his entire miserable little existence, and she shows it by accepting their invitation.

     
  • newsjunkie posted at 5:08 pm on Sat, May 11, 2013.

    newsjunkie Posts: 16848

    Two.

     
  • newsjunkie posted at 5:09 pm on Sat, May 11, 2013.

    newsjunkie Posts: 16848

    ....but I spoke at University level graduations......and there were more than 100 graduates. [wink]

     
  • idgem posted at 5:36 pm on Sat, May 11, 2013.

    idgem Posts: 66

    Wonder how much she is charging them?

     
  • SueZ posted at 6:47 pm on Sat, May 11, 2013.

    SueZ Posts: 1

    LOL, I'm sure nobody ever payed you $80,000 + to speak anywhere. Palin has spoken at high-dollar University fundraisers, and spoken free at huge 2,000 + people rallies. Pretty classy of someone like Palin to come speak for free for a small class of kids, but then the Governor is very much a people person. I would guess that if she has time and security permits, that she will probably meet & greet every kid there. She is a very warm & freindly person, who looks directly at you when she speaks, not over your shoulder for someone more important.

     
  • rustyzipper posted at 8:11 pm on Sat, May 11, 2013.

    rustyzipper Posts: 9169

    Brian, you totally lost any credibility with truth and honor. You are a liar and were never honorable in any regards. Why would anyone ask you to speak at a commencement? The laugh is on you clown boy.[cool][tongue]

     
  • rustyzipper posted at 8:15 pm on Sat, May 11, 2013.

    rustyzipper Posts: 9169

    Idgem, why do you think she is charging to speak at a high school commencement? She is not a liberal so it is out of the question.

     
  • newsjunkie posted at 3:57 am on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    newsjunkie Posts: 16848

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/hed-sarah-palins-secret-contract-demands-big-jets/story?id=10362141#.UY91Mcr5NC4

     
  • newsjunkie posted at 3:58 am on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    newsjunkie Posts: 16848

    http://abcnews.go.com/images/Blotter/ht_palin_contract_215_100413.pdf

     
  • tpskbi1 posted at 5:56 am on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    tpskbi1 Posts: 616

    Bull whacky -- she has no class.

     
  • tpskbi1 posted at 5:57 am on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    tpskbi1 Posts: 616

    What the heck or why is this big news. She is such old news and its just male hot thinking to make this news. Gag me!

     
  • truth posted at 6:53 am on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    truth Posts: 839

    Palin = pathetic

     
  • rustyzipper posted at 7:57 am on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    rustyzipper Posts: 9169

    Palin= star power, great wife, great mother, great speaker, gorgeous, honest, sincere, hard worker, not a phony, loves life, loves hunting and shooting, worships God and loves country, calls a spade a spade. These are aspects that every looney liberal libtard despises. And liberal women are extremely jealous and that is the funny part.

    Go Sarah Palin[thumbup][wink]

     
  • newsjunkie posted at 8:10 am on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    newsjunkie Posts: 16848

    Rusty is easily fooled and impressed. ....not to mention living in a fantasy land.

     
  • rustyzipper posted at 8:48 am on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    rustyzipper Posts: 9169

    Brian roads, you are easily fooled and impressed by yourself and you prove it every day on this site. And you also live in your own little fantasy land. Pathetic.

     
  • ShawnsMom posted at 10:29 am on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    ShawnsMom Posts: 1

    Sarah Palin left office in July 2009 because of a relationship with 17 year old Shawn Christy. http://shawnchristypoliticalprisoner.blogspot.com/2013/04/sarah-palin-announces-resignation-july.html Sarah should enjoy being in front of all those teenage guys. http://shawnchristypoliticalprisoner.blogspot.com/2013/04/warning-sarah-palin-is-danger-to-your.html

     
  • newsjunkie posted at 10:51 am on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    newsjunkie Posts: 16848

    Wouldn't it be funny if SueZ was Palin or one of Palins lackeys. Palin does have a history of posting on local forums and social networks. ....and then there is the post above from ShawnsMom.....all very interesting reading for a slow Sunday morning. [beam]

     
  • hrh posted at 12:50 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    hrh Posts: 8

    You're so right. She and her equally illiterate daughters post on different sites. They're easy to spot: all have the same ditsy word salad.

     
  • bengals posted at 12:53 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    bengals Posts: 280

    Sarah's been working on her speech. So far, this is about all she's been able to come up with:


    youtube.com/watch?v=p9kfcEga0lk&feature=topvideos[beam]

     
  • hrh posted at 12:54 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    hrh Posts: 8

    ROFL ! ! Brisdull, learn to spell before posting.

    $carah Payme is a grifter with an eating disorder and a meth habit. And very few functioning neurons.

     
  • hrh posted at 12:56 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    hrh Posts: 8

    Just what I was thinking. Next, look for $carah Payme at Piggly Wiggly and carpeting store openings. She'll even jump out of a cake....if the price is right.

     
  • hrh posted at 12:57 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    hrh Posts: 8

    Another missive from the alternate reality bubble. LOL

     
  • rustyzipper posted at 2:14 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    rustyzipper Posts: 9169

    Has anyone noticed that looney lefty libtard jealousy tantrums usually end up like many of the posts above? Palin has the good, decent qualities they strive for but will never find. Especially leftist women that never smile and never find happiness in their lives with their girly men husbands. Can't shoot, can't hunt, and they sure as heIl can't cook.

     
  • TeaPublican posted at 2:48 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    TeaPublican Posts: 31

    I am opening a new BBQ shack in August. Do any of you know how I might contact Sarah Palin so I can ask her to be part of the ribbon cutting? I would even let her give away free food to the first 25 customers! All the publicity would be worth it!

     
  • Rakehell posted at 3:30 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    Rakehell Posts: 9858

    Palin's advice to all the young graduates?

    When things get difficult, just quit and blame others.


    [thumbup]

     
  • Rakehell posted at 3:37 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    Rakehell Posts: 9858

    Will she encourage them to chew tobacco and drink 64 oz. big gulps?

    That's solid life advice that any parent would want for their child.

    [thumbup]

     
  • rustyzipper posted at 4:01 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    rustyzipper Posts: 9169

    Hey Rapewell, better it be a can Skoal, 64oz big gulp, and bolt action rifle than your liberal friends raising kids to wear lip rings/noserings, enjoy drugs to the fullest, and abort their babies at the drop of a hat and be disrespectul to everyone.. But you libtards approve of all of those little indiscretions don't you?[unsure]

     
  • Rakehell posted at 4:15 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    Rakehell Posts: 9858


    No.

    Do you want your "heroes" to encourage kids to use products that cause mouth cancer?

     
  • justmyopinion posted at 5:28 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    justmyopinion Posts: 76

    It's my sincere hope that the people attending the graduation enjoy their choice of speaker, despite the misgivings of the "adults" posting here.. The kids took it upon themselves to invite her. Good for them, and good on her for accepting. The first posting appearing on the article here ....judgemental, and it devolved from there. Total lack of class in here. Disappointing.......

     
  • Alaskan_Wolf posted at 6:15 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    Alaskan_Wolf Posts: 1

    Palin is flat out DESPISED by most of my fellow Alaskan's. We wouldn't vote her into ANY public office EVER again. That's FACT not opinion. We Alaskan's want NOTHING to do with her, she's an embarrassment to our State, and it's PATHETIC she was chosen by the class to speak at their Commencement.

     
  • bdkolstad posted at 7:46 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    bdkolstad Posts: 2663

    You know what? Good on these students for "thinking big." Sarah wouldn't have been my first choice, but at least they had a little more imagination than almost every other high school and made it happen. And the best news, the parents of these students will be thrilled to meet Mrs. Palin. [wink]

     
  • sals posted at 9:20 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    sals Posts: 2

    I am a retired Alaskan and I know sarah. She is a compulsive liar and a narcissistic grifter. She did not graduate from college and so far, none of her children have graduated from traditional high school due to pregnancies, problems with the law and inability to conform to the general requirements of completing school work and being respectful to school personnel. She also did not give birth to Trig. She is not there for her kids and has always pawned them off to relatives for their care. Now you can continue to believe the lies she and Todd have spewed and you can ignore the fact Todd was a pimp with a couple of prostitutes he kept members of the police, oil companies, government, FBI, and one secret service official content and the prostitute he used for this wrote the book "Boys will be boys". Read it....there has been no lawsuits by the palins or the men named who used her services.
    Sarah is always threatening to sue for the things I listed...although they have said nothing about Shailey Tripp's book. Beware though Sarah has no respect for education....she has relied on her looks to get her where she is. and she is very uneducated and vastly ignorant, using ghost writers to write everything for her. The only fortune she has had was the election of governor and was being tagged by many groups for impeachment...she doesn't like working and even the republicans in Alaska's congress began constantly asking 'where is Sarah?' Fortunately for her, McCain desperate to beat Obama and he thought Hillary Clinton, he chose Sarah without vetting her....mccain's staff has been very vocal c
    since then about how much she lied and how truly uneducated she was not only about the world but also about our own government. Keep sending her PAC money but first look at what she has done with her PAC money...it is available on line as all pacs are. less than 15percent goes towards political candidates and the rest is funneled out to her attorney, ghost writers, and her children and family members for handling "people who want to talk with her" , "postage", and for "consultations" usually friends and family members plus $7800 each month to pay her sister for taking care of trig full time. Sarah couldn't t get elected to dog catcher in Alaska today. Do your research before you go on here talking about how great a role model she is as a wife and mother and human being. Sarah is truly a narcissistic psychopath....she is the "most important person in the world" to herself....far above her husband, her children, and she uses Christianity for her own benefit.......there are websites and authors who have exposed her......joe mcguinness, immoral minority, political gates, malia litman, and especially those of us who lived in Alaska and wasilla. there are many more!

     
  • sals posted at 9:37 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    sals Posts: 2

    and to rusty zipper showing your ignorance about the kids of liberals......you know very little about the kids of liberals.....the ones you described are kids that belong to conservatives as well....and I am not going to respond to the ugliness of your pathetic "analysis" of those kids who also turn out to be great kids...who may wear nose rings (my niece is one and comes from a very conservative/Christian family)......look at statistics....the kids most likely to become pregnant are from conservative families....southern states.....who refuse to teach them about birth control and who doesn't want it taught in their inverse...lol. but who gets pregnant the most???? that's right.......look at the stats. geez. did you send money to her PAC? lol.
    you buddy need to get over your infatuation with who you think she is and educate yourself to who she really is......she is who
    said she was and if you research it.....you will find the truth about her.

     
  • jobob posted at 10:16 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    jobob Posts: 797

    So, are you supposed Alaskans hired political hit men? Nobody, not even Obama or Clinton, could be as bad as you say Palin is. I don't believe a word of it.

     
  • bengals posted at 10:56 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    bengals Posts: 280

    Whatever, Blojob.

     
  • newsjunkie posted at 11:03 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    newsjunkie Posts: 16848

    Jobob finally got something right! Neither Obama nor Clinton, (either one), are as bad as Palin is.

    This is some pretty funny sh!t if you ask me. It shows you how Palin divides the community between those who pay attention and read a little, and those that just blindly maintain their beliefs based upon faith and delusion.

     
  • rustyzipper posted at 5:13 am on Mon, May 13, 2013.

    rustyzipper Posts: 9169

    Brian posted, "This is some pretty funny sh!t if you ask me. It shows you how Palin divides the community between those who pay attention and read a little, and those that just blindly maintain their beliefs based upon faith and delusion."
    Let me fix your post, Brian roads. This will just take a moment.[wink]
    "This is some pretty funny sh!t if you ask me. It shows you how Obama divides the country between those who pay attention and are informed, and those that just blindly maintain their beliefs based upon hope and change."

     
  • newsjunkie posted at 6:06 am on Mon, May 13, 2013.

    newsjunkie Posts: 16848

    Do you think you could be any more insecure rusty?

    Why are you so easily threatened rusty?

     
  • rustyzipper posted at 8:27 am on Mon, May 13, 2013.

    rustyzipper Posts: 9169

    NJ, I notice you are getting pretty comfortable answering to Brian roads comments! Well anyway, I am pretty dam secure being who I am and what I do. You on the other hand are afraid of your own shadow and hide in the bushes as you have confessed to on many occasions.[wink][lol]

     
  • TeaPublican posted at 12:34 pm on Mon, May 13, 2013.

    TeaPublican Posts: 31

    This is all part of God's Plan for Sarah. She will turn out just fine.

     
  • newsjunkie posted at 12:52 pm on Mon, May 13, 2013.

    newsjunkie Posts: 16848

    You know it. The Palin's have been laughing all the way to the bank since 2008. That's what all this is about for them.

     
  • hrh posted at 2:52 pm on Mon, May 13, 2013.

    hrh Posts: 8

    ROFL $carah Payme is a sociopathic grifter with an eating disored and a meth habit. Get off the Kool-Aid, fool.

     
  • hrh posted at 2:54 pm on Mon, May 13, 2013.

    hrh Posts: 8

    The truth would involve the most hated entity of the RWNJs: facts. And facts, you know, have that constant liberal bias. Anathema to those in the alternate reality bubble.

     
  • hrh posted at 2:57 pm on Mon, May 13, 2013.

    hrh Posts: 8

    You don't believe it? LOL Ignorance is bliss.

     
  • hrh posted at 2:59 pm on Mon, May 13, 2013.

    hrh Posts: 8

    So the eating disorder and meth habit are Flying Spaghetti Monster's plan?

     
  • mckenzie12 posted at 6:42 pm on Mon, May 13, 2013.

    mckenzie12 Posts: 2

    Shes not charging us. Shes doing because she just that awesome so stop judging her because I dont agree with any of her veiws but I respect her for this and am very grateful(:

     
  • mckenzie12 posted at 6:49 pm on Mon, May 13, 2013.

    mckenzie12 Posts: 2

    I am from Republic and I am not a huge Sarah Palin fan, actually I dont have any kind of like/love for her but I respect her for her doing this for our little town in the middle of nowhere. I get to watch my brothers graduation with pride that his little class of 27 succeed in their big dreams. They thought big and they got big. and I hope when I graduate that we will also get to have our big plans suceed so I think you people who are being negative need to set your opionsaside and shut the h*ll up!(:

     
  • newsjunkie posted at 9:00 pm on Mon, May 13, 2013.

    newsjunkie Posts: 16848

    The problem is that Palin is a horrendously poor role model. She shouldn't be giving advice to teenagers.

     
  • cvhs posted at 6:36 am on Tue, May 14, 2013.

    cvhs Posts: 17

    Going for Sarah P is not thinking big!....that is an oxmoron!!!

     
  • TeaPublican posted at 12:58 pm on Tue, May 14, 2013.

    TeaPublican Posts: 31

    Oh Please! Sarah Palin DOES represent the values of that part of Washington! Of course Sarah should be the speaker.

     
  • newsjunkie posted at 1:12 pm on Tue, May 14, 2013.

    newsjunkie Posts: 16848

    Sarah Palin....values.....baaaahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahaha.....

     
  • cmfrank posted at 1:31 pm on Tue, May 14, 2013.

    cmfrank Posts: 2

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

     

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