Introducing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at Terri’s Day was an honor Deborah Flora said in the opening minutes of her interview on the Palin Update with Kevin Scholla. “The Schindlers turned tragedy into purpose.” She said Gov. Palin read everyone’s bio and was extremely gracious toward her in a pre-speech meeting. Gov. Palin’s questions to Flora keyed into items she had read on the bio sheet. “It’s really indicative of who she is, and living a life of what she values, which is passion.” Flora said Gov. Palin went above and beyond in preparing for the Schiavo event.
Flora said pageants like Miss America promote intelligence as well as beauty. She said they foster competition, which is “important to see what you are good at.” Flora does not approve of pageants for children.
Prior to Miss America, Flora a self-admitted tomboy was giving speeches to young women about their self-worth. Her Miss Colorado crown gave her a larger platform from which to deliver that message.
American Women Media, which Flora co-founded with Tamra Colbert exist to re-connect women’s values, entrepreneurship, and child-raising with the current political scene. She said all women across the political spectrum have a sense that something is broken in our system.
Flora is against left-wing feminism that holds women as being exactly equal to men. She said there are differences but both genders should be equally valued. She said the archetype of the bumbling man rescued by a woman has been culturally damaging.
“Leadership is being for an idea greater than oneself not for oneself.” Gov. Palin exemplifies leadership she said.
Flora and her husband – an 82nd Airborne veteran – directed Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good”. The movie chronicles the journey of Academy Award nominated Gary Sinise honoring military and first responders. The film features Jon Voight, Robert Duvall, and Raquel Welch. A portion of the proceeds go to military charities.
On leaving conservative comfort zones and infiltrating pop culture as Gov. Palin said we should, Flora quoted Plato, “let me write the songs of a nation, and I care not who writes its laws.” She said “politics truly are downstream of culture.” Flora said Lt. Dan Band is a Hero’s journey, reflecting conservative values such as forging one’s own way and destiny.
Flora was an Air Force brat, her father being a retired Lieutenant Colonel.
Steel Resolve: Big Government Gone Wild
Sarah Steelman spoke about the latest revelations that the federal government is tracking every phone call and email everyone sends. “But not to worry – they’re not listening in.” She said Republicans are just as culpable as Democrats in allowing the government to grow far beyond its Constitutional limits, invading our privacy, stripping our civil liberties and freedoms in the name of safety. Terrorists win, she said.
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Deborah Flora stops by The Palin Radio Update with Kevin Scholla! Flora, a talented producer, broadcaster, host and actress has an incredible list of accomplishments. A former Miss Colorado, Flora and her husband recently directed an award winning documentary featuring Gary Sinise. Flora is also co-founder of American Women Media with Tamara Colbert. She talks to Kevin about introducing Sarah Palin at the Terri Schiavo gala earlier this year and much more. Palin-endorsed Jason Smith wins in Missouri. Meantime, Governor Palin offers prayers for Jaime Herrera Beutler and slams big government for turning its back on a sick child. Also, a Palin shout out to Clint Eastwood and an analysis of Obama’s choices for National Security Adviser and U.N. ambassador. Plus, remembering D-Day with the help of words from Ronald Reagan. Also, Steel Resolve, our weekly commentary with Sarah Steelman is featured.
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