Skip to comments.The Borking of Sarah Palin - Connecting the Dots
Posted on 09/02/2008 5:48:07 AM PDT by BigBobber
There is something curious about the release of traffic and court records about Sarah and Todd Palin over the last 48 hours. Who released this information over the Labor Day weekend, when all government offices were closed?
Why did McCain/RNC send a team of lawyers to Alaska to "investigate" the release of information?
Why did Sarah Palin suddenly hire a personal lawyer in regards to the "troopergate" investigation?
Is it possible the release of information was not legal? Was it done by the state police or other people in the Alaska government who are enemies of Palin?
What if the release of information can be connected back to Obama's henchmen or the DNC?
Sarah did not hire a pesonal attorney. It was done for her.
Uh, the McCain / Palin team released it I would think. You always get your bad news out there yourself, preferably at a time when nobody’s paying attention (like a 3 day holiday weekend when the media is going crazy over an underachieving hurricane)
Oh great, now the libs are gonna wonder who is paying for Palin’s attorney...
Yeah, but on the last day of a holiday weekend? I suspect this was done to create as much damage as possible. I suspect it was done by her enemies in Alaska. At least it’s out there now instead of the Friday before the November election.
"Our concern is that Hollis French turns into Ken Starr and uses public money to pursue a political vendetta rather than truly pursue an honest inquiry into an alleged ethics issue," Van Flein said in an interview.
Ken Starr is evil now?
The Dims have certainly been doing “opposition research” for months on all possible Republcan VP candidates. Palin has been mentioned as a VP possibility for months. They had all this stuff a long time ago and are dumping according to the schedule they think helps them most.
They don’t want her running for Vice President. Some are hoping he’ll be forced to replace her.
I believe an attorney was needed because the case comes up for hearing in a few weeks. Also becasue Sarah’s new status affords antagonistic special interests an opportunity to use the courts to smear embarrass and drag this personnel matter out through the election.
With a good attorney it should effectively be thrown out.
Basically, does the Governor have authority to hire and fire personnel in this position? Was there cause?
BTW- I’d love to see the Secret Service get a handle on this ex BIL State Trooper, the guy who tasered his 10 yr old son to discipline him and threatened (in front of the kid) to put a bullet in his grandfather (Sarah’s father).
This is a trick question, right? And, precisely, what is the difference henchmen and the DNC?
Then why is a team of Republican lawyers headed to Alaska? Surely not to investigate the release of information by themselves.
The left is scared spitless of Barracuda Palin getting into power in Washington. She had a test run of putting the gov’t back in its cage in Alaska, and is ready to do the same on the national scale.
The libs are furious and frightened.
I lay into evidence the horrible treatment Clarence Thomas received, and also enter into evidence Walter Mondale - Even old Geraldine is considering voting for McCain this year.
And I really wish this was sarcasm, but it was mentioned over and over at the DNC in 2000 in Los Angeles by the delegates.
How ironic that a news media that can’t say anything negative about Barack Obama during the months he’s been running can dig up all kinds of supposed “dirt” on Sarah Palin in one weekend?
They must be e-mailing and text-messaging like crazy.
Overplay their hand, they will.
We all need to pray on this one . . . a lot.
Recall that the head “Borker” was Biden.
The left wing of the blogosphere and the liberal media have gone tilt at the nomination of Sarah Palin as presumptive vice-presidential nominee. Hordes of Democratic investigators and journalists are pouring into Alaska in the hope of digging up any dirt on the former beauty queen turned politician.
If panic is a sign that Senator McCain got this one right then the knee-jerk we are witnessing, if no real skeletons emerge, indicates that at present the Republican presumptive candidate is batting a million.
Images of Joe Bidens nomination to run alongside the Democratic nominee, Barrack Obama, and even Hurricane Gustav have quickly been drowned out by the stampede that Palins nomination has occasioned.
By henchmen I'm referring to FOO (Friends of Obama) who are not officially members of the DNC, but still take orders from Obama and his team.
Obama is well known for these types of slimeball activities in his previous elections.
Educated guess: the Democrats have a very well-established opposition research team in D.C.; more than one in fact. While they had thoroughly investigated and prepared dossiers on Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, and others, they never really considered Sarah Palin a viable VP candidate. When she was selected by McCain, they sent out urgent requests to their AK state office for any and all existing background research. What they received was essentially raw data, and in their haste to get something, anything, out there to counter the Palin “bump”, they did not properly consider which information might be useful, or in what context, or that some of it might create a sympathetic backfire.
I’ve been watching Palin for about a year now, and from everything I’ve studied:
1) She is not going to be “Borked” the left will attempt it, but she will fight them and win.
2) When things get a little tough she’s not going to pull a Hillary Clinton crying jag-I can assure you of that.
Good. It'll help the hotel economy there ;-).
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Yes, she is popular with most Alaskans, but she made a lot of enemies within the government when she cleaned house.
This case seems very similar to Linda Tripp who’s defense department records were illegally released.
A woman loving and protecting her daughter, granddaugher (or grandson) has no place in politics.
Her unforgivable crimes: She didn't encourage Bristol to go to Planned Parenthood on campus and make secret arrangements to have her "product of conception" flushed from her life.
Our windfall: If she had, we would not have this wonderful opportunity to put new life back into "The Saviors" campaign after it was so rudely assaulted by an uppity white women with her redneck "boy toy", and resource-wasteful brood in tow.
What hypocrites: We're not. We hate life and make no excuses. We lie about lying, cheating and steeling. We aren't inconvenienced by "the truth" (which doesn't exist).
I know that a broken clock is right twice a day. So, I will have to say that obama did show some consistancy and class with his comments on the issue of Palin’s daughter.
David Axelrod, red diaper baby.
You know, that's a damned good question!
You need a new tin foil hat. The old one isn't working too well.
Oh my god I am so sick of Republicans some days. What bad news? What? There is no there there. No Rezco (sounds like the name of a big box store selling lawnmowers) got a special deal on a mansion, etc. etc.
This is all aimed at the calvinstic republican base who feel that if you are not guilty you have nothing to hide. A 22year old dui. We have governors and senators with DUIs in office. Regulatory violations. Each of us each day rack up about $100,000 in potential fines for regulatory violations. We don't even know all the stuff we do that some bureaucrat has decided is against regulations.
No one drove off a bridge except the calvinists who delight in sniffing other people's dirty line to find out what fabric softener they are using.
If the people of this country don't wake up soon, all good people will be toast.
So this was good news?
What they received was essentially raw data, and in their haste to get something, anything, out there to counter the Palin bump, they did not properly consider which information might be useful, or in what context, or that some of it might create a sympathetic backfire.
You appear to be making the assumption that the Obama campaign operates under some sort of code of ethics -- that it's just "haste" that's making the attacks particularly viscious. You couldn't be more wrong.
From the American Spectator this morning:
As Obama operatives scour records in Alaska for dirt on Gov. Sarah Palin, they are also seeking embarrassing materials about her husband. And it isn't just the Obama campaign. Several left-wing groups with ties to MoveOn.org have used their network to offer as to $5,000 for damaging employment or personal information about him.
Meanwhile, the Obama campaign has asked the DNC to coordinate surrogates that appear on camera to attack Gov. Palin. "Last Friday, the Democrat women they put all looked old and tired, nothing like what folks were seeing from Palin," says an Obama media adviser. "It was like, 'we don't have any good-looking younger representatives to put up?'"
Actually, I cynically interpreted Obama’s nervous reaction to his perception that attacks on Sarahcudda’s daughter would backfire. Obama is trying to rein in his overzealous and not-so-bright supporters, e.g., Diddy. John McCain brilliantly chose a Veep with character, judgement, poise, and strength. She’s driving the dims nuts, and their hysterical attacks are gonna backfire BIGTIME!
Discovered how? On the Internet? On a police computer?
The court and traffic records came out Sunday and Monday, not Friday. Government offices were closed all weekend for the Labor Day holiday.
If it is tinfoil-worthy why is a team of Republican lawyers headed to Alaska?
That's why I get nervous when I see certain "stories" about Democrats erupting on conservative blogs without factual attribution or research. I happen to think our side is, on the whole, much more careful about it, but it's something to think about and guard against. Interestingly though, many (if not all) of the hit pieces on Barack Obama have not come from conservative sites but from the pro-Hillary blogs.
I just want to clarify though, that my assumption about Democratic "ethics" applied to the DNC staff in Washington, not to Obama's campaign operatives and certainly not to the blogosphere. The former are governed (and at least somewhat constrained) by Federal law. Obama's field ops would seem to be far less scrupulous, while the MorOn.org creeps have previously revealed themselves to be scumbags of the first order.
As for the "our women vs. their women" thing: I cannot imagine why any Democrat man would be surprised at the dearth of pulchritudinous females on their side. A party that promotes sexual ambiguity and militant gender neutrality will quite naturally tend to attract the unattractive.
A lame attempt to cover up the fact that all the releases were orchestrated by McCain/RNC. They want to get everything out as early as possible, in the hopes that the resulting buzz will die down long enough before Election Day that the short-memoried average American voter will have forgotten.
Palin was a colossally stupid choice for the VP spot, and unless Obama pulls out at least 2-3 more Rev. Wright caliber skeletons from his closet over the next 2 months, we might as well get used the sound of "President Obama".
I think Obama knows that the GOP holds some damaging information on his wife, Michelle, i.e., the so-called “whitey tape” that could prove to be a bombshell if it actually exists.
You need to spend a lot of time communing with your soul if you think any of this is what in the real world passes for "news." If there is one thing that democrats understand it is the disorders of the Right. They target them everytime. And folks like you fall for it everytime. They are not insane. They keep doing the same thing over and over again, and it keeps working over and over again.
Think about this: imagine the story "old time liberal male/female: a. got hauled over for driving drunk b: 's son/daughter was tossed out of school for pot c: 's dauther had an abortion ..."
How much press coverage will this get. Answer - almost none. Press bias you scream? Naah, its audience bias. Their side just isn't interested.
I'm hoping he'll be forced to replace her too. The alternative is President Obama for the next 4 years, a period likely to be marked by extreme instability in political hotspots around the world and serious economic distress at home. Palin should go home and attend to the responsibilities of parenting all her children, before her 14 year old daughter becomes the next high school pregnancy statistic.
In many communities, court records can be obtained via internet. They can be obtained by fax and a phone call. They can be obtained by going to the clerk of courts and checking the records on file. There’s nothing unusual about her getting a personal lawyer to represent her interests and serve as a spokesman in matters pending legal resolution, especially for a public figure who must respond to many and varied constituencies.
I don't know all there is to know about Palin, but she clearly seems capable of thinking for herself, but I'm sure she's grateful for your kind suggestion.
Who is Joe Biden’s son’s attorney, and who is paying for them? Also, what will Biden do if his son is indicted? Let’s see Campbell Brown heckle the Obama spokesperson about that. Never mind, I guess being pro-life is more of a crime than actually committing a crime.
Ken Starr is an idiot and deserves the scorn. He and Marcia Clark should become law partners.
In the political lexicon, Ken Starr is short for “out of control prosecutor.” Has nothing to do with the facts.
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