Monday, June 20, 2011

Sarah and Bristol Palin's Names are Soon to be Trademarked

by: Les Carpenter
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From the Atlantic
A few months ago, an attorney for Sarah and Bristol Palin put in an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark their names. (One of many things that suggests that profit, and not the presidency, is what's motivating Palin.) For Sarah Palin, the intent was a little less clear cut than it was for her daughter, as this article in Politics Daily made clear:

For Sarah Palin's application, there are two classes of commercial service for which her name would be a registered trademark. One is for "information about political elections" and "providing a website featuring information about political issues." The second is for "educational and entertainment services ... providing motivational speaking services in the field of politics, culture, business and values."

The "Bristol Palin" application is for "educational and entertainment services, namely, providing motivational speaking services in the field of life choices."

According to the same reporter, the deadline to challenge Palin's application passed on Friday and -- amazingly -- nobody seems to have challenged it. So it looks like the Patent and Trademark Office will award both patents in the near future. Better hold off on those bootleg Palin T-shirts you were thinking about printing up. For anyone who's curious, here's Palin's trademark application.

Having vowed not to publish posts on Sarah Palin {due to both the positive and negative passion she generates} I am still questioning myself as to why I went ahead with this post. I suppose it is because the progressive left continues to find fabricate avenues to trash the 1/2 time governor of Alaska.

Being the objective and balanced independent conservative that I am {having recently defended Jimmy Carter and called Senator McCain into serious question} I attempt to view issues with a logical and unemotional perspective. Admittedly this can be hard at times. If in doubt just check into the world of the progressive or the extreme hard core right.

Putting the above aside. I read the report the Palin's were trademarking their name with both interest and amusement. My interest of course was with respect to Sarah's future political aspirations if any. The amusement was exactly what the H has Bristol to do with Sarah's future?

Yeah, I know. The left's contention is its all about the money. And perhaps it is. So what?

Sarah Palin has not yet announced her candidacy for the presidency of the United States. In my independent conservative judgement she won't be doing so. At least not for the 2012 election cycle.

Sarah, keep in mind, has the right to trademark protection just as all American citizens do who market "their" brand. Sarah is merely marketing her brand {she ought to copyright everything she can as well} and out of fear the left feels the need to target her motives.

While Sarah may not be the "intellectual" that Obama is so readily tauted to be by the kool aid drinking left she does have her convictions and beliefs as to what traditional American values are and should be. I say good for her!

It should come as no surprise to anybody that a significant portion of the American electorate shares her views with respect to traditional American values. Which of course is precisely why the progressive left has so consistently trashed Sarah. Simply said... they fear her and her message.

As to Bristol, good for her. We should all hope she does well in the entertainment field. Speaking for myself, having once been a ballroom dancer,  were I younger I would select her as a dance partner. The young lady actually does have talent.

Now on to answer the question burning in all progressive minds. I won't be voting for Sarah Palin in the primaries should she decide to run. Nor will I vote for her in the general in the unlikely event she runs and wins the republican nomination.

My advice to the "intellectual" progressives {not that they will listen} is to finally let the Palin Syndrome drop. My advice to conservatives and Libertarians of all stripes is identify and support the strongest candidate who can beat Obama in 2012.

Speaking of course only for myself,  I know there are more qualified candidates on the conservative side.  I look forward to doing battle with the progressives having the most qualifies candidate to advocate for.

Via: Memeorandum


  1. Well, I think you're being a little hard on the Atlantic here. They're not some "liberal" yellow-journalism outfit. They're reading for high-brows in the Northeast.

    It is an interesting story, the two famous women patenting their names. I don't have some ethical problem with it, per se. It's further interesting, though, that it could effect a Sarah Palin political career, should she reembark in it.

    So, it's interesting, but it's hard to know what to make of any of it, or really whether to make anything of it at all.

    The Left does not "fear" Sarah Palin all that much because she's really not a viable candidate for president. Period. We don't "fear" her "message" because it's rather poorly delivered, and only about a fifth of the country really agree with most of it. The thought of Palin being the Vice President of the United States behind an elder President was extremely frightening to anyone with at least half a brain. Putting Palin anywhere near the Oval Office is suicidally stupid. I will never stop reminding every single person I know of that fact. I care about my country - and that lady's a screwball.


  2. 1)Admit it JMJ, the left Does fear her... or they would have dropped their hate for her long ago.

    2) The left's fixation with her is irrational... however not that it is surprising.

    3) The women is intelligent, however I agree she is not presidential material.

    4)Factually,it is her message of liberty and limited government you progressives hate to hear.

    5) Why, progressives for the most part want and believe in the fictional benefits of big government and increasing government control over the lives of everyone... As do many fringe conservatives. But in different ways.

    JMJ, as to my harshness with the Atlantic, well, I call em as I see em.

  3. 1) Well, yes, we do fear her, in the sense that we would never want to see her with any significant power, but her "message?" No.

    2) It's not irrational, Les. She almost became VP of the USA! We don't want to see anything like that happen again.

    3) I don't care what her IQ is, all I know is that she's a loony.

    4) Again, only about a fifth of Americans really agree with her message. We don't "fear" them all that much, but they can be very problematic. They tend to stand in the way of any and all change, and unfortunately change is a fact of life.

    5) Progressives and liberals do not believe that.


  4. So, if what you say is true answer the question, why are you fixated on a person only 20% agree with?

    I call that either irrational or fear. Take your pick.

  5. Again, Les, because she almost become the Vice President of the United States. That was ridiculously scary. We're talking about our country here, Les.


  6. RN - Say what you want about the poor girl, she's cute; I feel sorry for her. She's a typical young adult, probably very sweet; she definitely doesn't deserve to be trashed by the media, but come on now! Bristol cannot dance. She had the grace of a penguin, decent rhythm, and the awkwardness of a typical dancer when afflicted with a busted eardrum, broken ankle, when two sheets to the wind and experiencing bouts of explosive diarrhea with horse-hoove high heels on. Trust me. I've studied dance, primarily rhythmic gymnastics and ballet, from when I was barely 3 up until I was 19 years old. Then I got bored with that, so I got into the retro stuff. I continue to perform burlesque to this day. I also perform aerial dance, tap, synchronized swimming, and other vaudeville related counter-culture crap. The mannequin that I use to sew my costumes is more coordinated than Bristol. I would choose her (my mannequin's name is Betsy), over Bristol, as my DWTS partner any day! She was not supposed to make it that far, and if it wasn't for the fascination with her mother, she would not have. Brandi looked like a swan next to her. Swan v. Penguin....Hmmm? Admit it RN! Admit it!

  7. Mary - Didn't say she should have won. Didn't even say she was in the top three. Just said she had talent, there are degrees of that, and I would choose her were I still dancing.

    Would no doubt be fun coaching a novice who just might progress.

    But really... who cares?

    I guess the point is... push the ignore button.


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