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Palin adviser worked for foreign governments
Toronto Sun ^ | 10/4/10 | Mark Hosenball

Posted on 10/04/2010 6:24:19 PM PDT by pissant

WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin, seen as a possible Republican presidential candidate, has paid tens of thousands of dollars for foreign policy advice to a U.S. firm that represents three overseas governments, campaign finance documents show.

While legal, the adviser’s work as an agent for other countries raises questions about whether Palin is receiving impartial information about foreign relations and could be become a subject of debate if she runs for president or another elected office.

Financial reports filed by the former Alaska governor’s fundraising committee known as SarahPAC, show that between December 2009 and the end of May 2010, it made seven payments to Orion Strategies.

The firm is a Washington consulting firm founded and led by Randy Scheunemann, a lobbyist who served as a senior foreign policy adviser to John McCain in his 2008 U.S. presidential bid and to Palin when she became McCain’s Republican running mate.

Controversy over campaign advisers who work as lobbyists for foreign or domestic interests can often blight national political campaigns. At least five of McCain’s aides quit his presidential campaign because of their lobbying activities.

(Excerpt) Read more at torontosun.com ...


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KEYWORDS: advisers; foreignpolicy; johnmccain; nationalgreatness; neocons; orionstrategies; palin; palinisproamnesty; randyscheunemann; sarahpalin; scheunemann
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It's not the fact that they worked for foreign governments that is troubling. Its the fact he worked for McCain. No wonder the little lady is a tad mixed up.

$60K down the drain in six months for a McCainiac's advise. Any wonder she's still pimping amnesty? She could have got that for free by logging onto McCain's re-election website.

1 posted on 10/04/2010 6:24:23 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Yawn.


2 posted on 10/04/2010 6:26:55 PM PDT by piytar (There is evil. There is no such thing as moderate evil. Never forget.)
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To: pissant

“Palin adviser worked for foreign governments”

Who advised Obama on American policies?


3 posted on 10/04/2010 6:27:39 PM PDT by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: pissant

Another worthless PEE PEE BOY post....


4 posted on 10/04/2010 6:27:48 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: pissant
NeoCons.

Pretty Puppet Palin is a NeoCon stooge.

5 posted on 10/04/2010 6:27:56 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: pissant

Well, it’s better than working hand-in-glove with Mark Hosenball.


6 posted on 10/04/2010 6:28:31 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: pissant

Will you be moving to Canada when she’s elected?


7 posted on 10/04/2010 6:29:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: pissant
Holy Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!
This will surely be the determining factor in her run for the presidency!!!!!!!!!
8 posted on 10/04/2010 6:29:59 PM PDT by The Cajun
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To: pissant
Palin adviser worked for foreign governments


9 posted on 10/04/2010 6:30:02 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (There's only one cure for Obamarrhea......)
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To: pissant

Figures you would post this. Moving on.....


10 posted on 10/04/2010 6:31:14 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: pissant

Well there you go again pissant.

11 posted on 10/04/2010 6:31:36 PM PDT by McGruff (I Love the Smell of Desperation in the Morning. Smells like Victory!)
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To: pissant

Where did you hear that Palin is pushing for amnesty?


12 posted on 10/04/2010 6:32:19 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil

From the vacant lot between his ears...


13 posted on 10/04/2010 6:34:13 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: basil

Her lips


14 posted on 10/04/2010 6:34:36 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

In my book Palin can do no evil. All is forgiven ... now, where do I go to cast my ballot for her?


15 posted on 10/04/2010 6:35:10 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Will you be moving to Canada when she’s elected?"

He won't have to worry about that, because there's no way in hell she will win a presidential election. She's barely more qualified than Hussein was, and she doesn't have the national media/White guilt behind her the way he did. Her candidacy will assure a 2nd term for 0bama. She's probably the only republican that he could beat in a straight up race.

16 posted on 10/04/2010 6:35:25 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: pissant

Baraq 0bama works for 3 foreign governments.
Kenya, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia


17 posted on 10/04/2010 6:35:52 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ever get the feeling, he’s Megan McCain in DRAG?


18 posted on 10/04/2010 6:36:45 PM PDT by corbe (mystified)
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To: pissant

God Almighty, Scheunemann’s “foreign” work is for the “Republic of GEORGIA”!

BTW, McCain’s foreign policy is one of his STRONG POINTS.

DAMN, YOU ARE CLUELESS.


19 posted on 10/04/2010 6:36:53 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ever get the feeling, he’s Megan McCain in DRAG?


20 posted on 10/04/2010 6:36:56 PM PDT by corbe (mystified)
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To: Randy Larsen

Montenegro!!!!

Oh, My Gawd! She works with someone who works with Black man named Monte!

(BTW, He usually lives down to his name)


21 posted on 10/04/2010 6:36:57 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We can only hope...

I recall a promise to "bow out gracefully".

22 posted on 10/04/2010 6:37:01 PM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: pissant
Her lips

Holy Crap!!!!!!!!!!!! again!!!!!!!!!!
This will surely be another determining factor in her run for the presidency!!!!!!!!!

23 posted on 10/04/2010 6:37:54 PM PDT by The Cajun
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To: pissant

And? Isn’t getting information from all sides a better way to make decisions?


24 posted on 10/04/2010 6:38:33 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: corbe

I thought Megan McCain was Megan McCain in drag...


25 posted on 10/04/2010 6:38:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: The Cajun
I think he was too busy looking at her lips to listen to what came out of her mouth.
26 posted on 10/04/2010 6:38:50 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; pissant

Scheunemann has done work for the Republic of GEORGIA, for crying out loud.

The idiot pissant, is clueless.


27 posted on 10/04/2010 6:38:54 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: KoRn

So put up or shut up!
If not Sarah, then who?

Except for Palin, the GOP field announced so far is a bunch of losers.


28 posted on 10/04/2010 6:39:27 PM PDT by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: Solitar

No one, including Palin, has announced anything.


29 posted on 10/04/2010 6:41:06 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Solitar
"If not Sarah, then who?"

I honestly have no idea at this point. I agree with your assessment of the other talked about candidates as well.

30 posted on 10/04/2010 6:41:07 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: counterpunch

Obama has bowed to every enemy we have.
What foreign advisors does 0bama have in his nest of traitors?


31 posted on 10/04/2010 6:41:31 PM PDT by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: onyx

Read my first post a bit more carefully


32 posted on 10/04/2010 6:41:54 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

.
“Orion directly represents Georgia and Taiwan, and has been retained by Montenegro “

LOL!

So what?

McCain was pretty well informed in foreign affairs.


33 posted on 10/04/2010 6:43:39 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: pissant

I’m gonna vote for Sarah cause she’s hot...


34 posted on 10/04/2010 6:44:28 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: ez

me too


35 posted on 10/04/2010 6:45:15 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: pissant
Oh, the huge manatee!
36 posted on 10/04/2010 6:45:16 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: pissant

Pissant, obviously you have not been listening.
Have you been out to lunch?


37 posted on 10/04/2010 6:49:48 PM PDT by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: pissant

Pissant, obviously you have not been listening.
Have you been out to lunch?


38 posted on 10/04/2010 6:49:51 PM PDT by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: KoRn
He won't have to worry about that, because there's no way in hell she will win a presidential election. She's barely more qualified than Hussein was, and she doesn't have the national media/White guilt behind her the way he did. Her candidacy will assure a 2nd term for 0bama. She's probably the only republican that he could beat in a straight up race.

Who do I listen to, KoRn or Rush and Mark Levin, hmmmmm.

This is a real hard one!
39 posted on 10/04/2010 6:49:59 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: mrsmith

Well, I haven’t given a nickel to SarahPac. If she feels the need to blow $100K on foreign policy advise from McCain’s buds, more power to her.


40 posted on 10/04/2010 6:50:21 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

You’re right - so what’s your problem?


41 posted on 10/04/2010 6:50:55 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Solitar

Show me a single announcement. Just one.


42 posted on 10/04/2010 6:51:22 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: jessduntno

“Palin adviser worked for foreign governments”

Who advised Obama on American policies?


So if Obammy did it, it’s okay for Palin to do it? You are an ethical mess.


43 posted on 10/04/2010 6:51:33 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve been trying in a roundabout way to figure out how last Friday a thread got pulled over somebody musing over the provenance of a certain maybe packing humble guy.

Anybody remember that, frmail me.


44 posted on 10/04/2010 6:51:33 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: anniegetyourgun

I was just correcting your over-exuberant friend.


45 posted on 10/04/2010 6:52:15 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

It is good to get brushed up on foreign policy, but she needs to get it from someone not attached to the backstabber.


46 posted on 10/04/2010 6:52:22 PM PDT by dforest
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To: gov_bean_ counter

That’s what I figgered—LOL!


47 posted on 10/04/2010 6:53:28 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: indylindy

That’s one of her problems. She NEEDS the advice. I’d be willing to bet Bolton does not have a foreign policy advisor. Or DeMint.


48 posted on 10/04/2010 6:54:42 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
think he was too busy looking at her lips to listen to what came out of her mouth.

It's almost like a school boy who pulls the hair of girls who sit in front of him....because he secretly likes her.

49 posted on 10/04/2010 6:55:06 PM PDT by Aria ( "Remember, attitudes are contagious, so make sure yours are worth catching." Sarah Palin 9-18-2010)
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To: pissant

Man - you really got a hate-on for this woman! Have fun with that obsession.


50 posted on 10/04/2010 6:57:23 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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