Skip to comments.Empire editorial: Palin/Trump in 2012 - a marketing dream team (Bucket required!)
Posted on 12/25/2011 4:47:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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Humble, you're one of the most active members of Free Republic. There's no doubt in my mind that others have spelled out the minute details of Palin's battles with the frivolous lawsuits while she was Governor, to you, many times.
But since it's Christmas, I'll give you the thumbnail sketch once again.
Palin was essentially in an indefensible position, and was either going to stay put and die, or move to better ground from which to fight.
The law in Alaska did not allow for a Governor to utilize the resources of the state government to defend against ethics lawsuits. She had to obtain her own defense attorneys, and pay them out of her own pocket.
She did this for a while, and successfully fended off the first suits, but they kept on coming. No sooner would her attorneys get one thrown out, than another would emerge.
Not only were her legal bills climbing into the stratosphere because of these lawsuits, she and her staff were forced to spend the bulk of their working time going through files to supply documents and information to Palin's attorneys and the court. They were not getting the people's business done.
As to the spiraling costs involved with these lawsuits, it became apparent rather quickly that the Palin family would be driven into bankruptcy without some financial assistance. A legal fund was set up for this purpose, and private individuals began to donate to it. Her enemies weren't about to let her fight back fair and square, so they got a judge to declare that her legal defense fund was illegal, and that it could not be used to pay for her legal defense in these matters.
So there she was - essentially out of ammo, and pinned down in a death trap. Her enemies could continue firing on her with an endless number of frivolous suits, but she couldn't fight back against them.
Palin chose to do the only thing a rational person could - she resigned the office.
Now, if after reading all that, you still think that she should be condemned for making the choice she did, well....all I can say is, Merry Christmas.
There ya go!
If that would only put it to bed with him, but it won’t. Oh, well. Pour le encourager les autres.
This article is from The Juneau Empire. Juneau has always voted Democrat, by larger margins with each election. The reason is telling: most of the population are government employees, who naturally favor bigger government. People vote their pocketbook, sadly, not the best interests of their country. Each increase in the size of government compounds the problem.
Could they get any snarkier??? And how about their ignorance in writing “independent republican bid” - excuse me?
Show me where I claimed she was.
I know how you few hardcore Palin fanboys left think. And hope.
Your focus isn't "the bad guys." You repeatedly attempt to paint Palin as cowardly, weak, incompetent and unwilling to stand and fight.
The truth is, Palin is a hero to the state of Alaska. As much as you post here, if you don't understand that you're severely retarded.
“Few” you say? If she declared her candidacy tomorrow it’d cause a political earthquake not seen since then Gov. Reagan took on his party’s incumbent president in 1976 or the “Clean for Gene” boom in 1968. If you don’t understand that, you know very little about American politics.
“You repeatedly attempt to paint Palin as cowardly, weak, incompetent and unwilling to stand and fight.”
That pretty much covers it. I don’t think very highly of her.
“The truth is, Palin is a hero to the state of Alaska.”
Have a Happy New Year there Humble. I want to see her run just to keep your blood boiling.
Same to you, I hope you take many bites out of crime.
I want to see her run just to keep your blood boiling.
It would at that.
If the guys we have now keep screwing the pooch, I might just throw my massive block of votes (1) her way.
Regardless of how I feel about her personally.
Ivan Moore? Registered voters? LOL! What an opportunist...any anti-Palin statistics will do. The Democrats thank you for carrying their bilgewater.
She was there and saved 'em all!
She was sent by God for such times as these!
She is our Esther! Only she can save the country, and by extension.. THE WORLD!
Game on! You betcha!
Try to keep a relevant thought in your head, wiseass.
Those are all direct quotes from her fans right here.
Sound a bit silly, don’t they?
Mockery isn't analysis. It doesn't even require intelligence, which may indicate why some choose to use it almost exclusively.
You're mocking conservatives, chump. Just like the MSM, HuffPo and DU.
No sir. I'm mocking fawning fanboys. Big difference. Champ.