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Media descends on Wasilla in hot pursuit of latest nutroots smear
hotair.com ^ | September 6, 2008 | Allahpundit

Posted on 09/06/2008 12:49:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A follow-up to Ed’s post last night about the Enquirer’s allegation of an affair, which metastasized via our privacy-defendin’ progressive superiors into the charge that the smoking gun lay buried in the divorce papers of Todd Palin’s former business partner, Scott Richter. Why else, after all, would Richter seek an emergency order to seal those records?

Answer: Because he’s tired of him and his kid being harassed by press vultures and nutroots cranks.

The liberal blogosphere was abuzz Friday with news that a friend of Sarah and Todd Palin had tried to seal his divorce records…

[A] stream of journalists and couriers from NBC, the Los Angeles Times, Court TV and other outlets (including this reporter, presently serving as Politico’s Alaska bureau) [made] their way to the Palmer courthouse to photocopy, at 25 cents a page, the 75 or so pages in the Richters’ marriage dissolution file.

Hence, Scott Richter’s motion this week to seal the file, in which he wrote, “I am friends an [sic] landowners in a remote cabin property with [the Palins] and as her campaign moves forward, my phone #’s and addresses are being used thru this file to obtain unwanted contact daily. My cabin life and private life is extremely important to me and my young son, who find ourselves and our lives disrupted by such contact.”…

Those who couldn’t make it to the Palmer courthouse in person were out of luck for much of Friday, since the court’s website crashed from all the traffic directed to it by a link on Andrew Sullivan’s blog.


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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: desperatedems; mccainpalin; palin; wasilla

1 posted on 09/06/2008 12:49:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If I were a citizen of Wasilla as soon as the reporters arrived the town would turn into Dodge City just before a gun battle....not a human in sight.


2 posted on 09/06/2008 12:52:03 PM PDT by madison10 (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Those poor people in Wasilla. I just hope they figure out a way to make money off of this.


3 posted on 09/06/2008 12:52:30 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yeah, they're hypocrites. The MSM wouldn't lay a glove on John Edwards yet they're trawling court records in Alaska for dirt on Sarah!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

4 posted on 09/06/2008 12:52:38 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I agree with Ace. Andrew Sullivan will not be at the Atlantic at the end of September. He’s a disgrace.


5 posted on 09/06/2008 12:53:01 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m already hearing that Wasilla is bringing in more revenue from this than Denver brought in with their ‘RAT coronation. Sarah Palin is helping the people of Wasilla and she isn’t even their mayor anymore. Ya gotta love it.


6 posted on 09/06/2008 12:53:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain/Palin '08! Real change you won't have to "believe in." You'll be able to see it!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Glad to see the LA Times speed to research this, given their past performance on the hair guy. Remember?


7 posted on 09/06/2008 12:53:13 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Clintonfatigued; justiceseeker93; freekitty; Arrowhead1952; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

Turnabout is fair and I recommend a team of investigators doing an anal exam of the Muslim Messiah and his America-hating wife’s background back to their births and extend it to include their families. We can consider this war for our survival.


8 posted on 09/06/2008 12:54:02 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wait till they find out Twig had a twin brother with two heads that had to be disposed of. Hope no one tells them.


9 posted on 09/06/2008 12:54:34 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

hundreds of thousands, if not millions, being spent to find something, anything that will stick..

the fact that they’ve now had over a week are are shooting blanks leads me to believe that it’s money wasted..


10 posted on 09/06/2008 12:54:52 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider. www.patriotguard.org for info. MAVERICK/BARRACUDA '08)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nothing “spicy” is in the divorce papers. Smoking Gun had this last night.

Poor widdle lefty loons.


11 posted on 09/06/2008 12:55:21 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
I'm amused at the MSM lowering themselves to tabloid status. They're not even hiding their bias anymore!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

12 posted on 09/06/2008 12:56:17 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Please go on United Steel Workers Website and see what the
Union President is saying about Sarah


13 posted on 09/06/2008 12:56:17 PM PDT by Texas4ever (Anything off the dollar menu :))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Please go on United Steel Workers Website and see what the
Union President is saying about Sarah


14 posted on 09/06/2008 12:56:27 PM PDT by Texas4ever (Anything off the dollar menu :))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FReeped!


15 posted on 09/06/2008 12:57:18 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Homosexuality IS a choice! There isn't any biological reason for it. They CHOOSE to be that way!)
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To: goldstategop

Obama’s close working relationship with the Marxist terrorist Ayers should be big news. That’s a real scandal! The Lieberal media has no journalistic integrity. It’s one big DNC propaganda machine.


16 posted on 09/06/2008 12:58:35 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Stop the Obamanation!))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pressitutes working hard for Obama.


17 posted on 09/06/2008 12:59:37 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (diogeneticistical...esque...ish...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yep. The MSM/Drivebys have been exposed for who they really are: DNC pressitutes.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

18 posted on 09/06/2008 12:59:50 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

19 posted on 09/06/2008 1:00:15 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: goldstategop

the MSM lowering themselves....You can’t get much lower than a snakes belly...maybe they are competing with whale sh$t.


20 posted on 09/06/2008 1:01:31 PM PDT by UltraKonservativen (( YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!!!))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The picture of Ayers standing on the flag should pop up everywhere until all of America wants to know what’s the story with “OBAMA’S BEST FRIEND!”.


21 posted on 09/06/2008 1:04:17 PM PDT by UltraKonservativen (( YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!!!))
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To: UltraKonservativen

22 posted on 09/06/2008 1:11:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Stop the Obamanation!))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY; madison10; nobama08; TheWasteLand; goldstategop; FlingWingFlyer; bajabaja; ...

Getting a sympathetic judge to “unseal” a political opponent’s divorce papers and publicizing any weird or dirty details therein has been Obama’s very best trick to winning elections these past few years.

This time, he won’t actually have to order any of his own lackeys to do the deed.


23 posted on 09/06/2008 1:16:31 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: nobama08

Don’t weep for us, weep for the poor newsies here in what must seem a foriegn land.

My wife works with one of the Palin’s neighbors and she had reporters creeping through her yard like a bunch of low budget French commandos. We’re going to have such sport with them..... :)


24 posted on 09/06/2008 1:25:27 PM PDT by Gnomad
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To: Texas4ever

I noticed that they closed it for comments. I would have loved to unloaded on him about his useless union as it concerns the rank and file (personal knowledge thereof).


25 posted on 09/06/2008 1:25:46 PM PDT by Corporate Law (<>< - Xavier Basketball, Perennial Slayer of #1 Ranked Teams)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

An unknown mother of 5 from smalltown Alaska has the entire American left experiencing heart palpitations!


26 posted on 09/06/2008 1:30:53 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If a reporter approached me with such personal questions, I'd throw it right back in their face. I'd ask them some personal questions. I'd ask them why they are so un-curious about Obama's past..... Frank Davis, Ayers, Dohrn, Rezko, his mother's communist affiliations, his father's drunken statism...the whole works.

I guarantee you they love to ask questions, but they shut down when you ask them questions. We saw that with Newt this week, and I've seen it with Baba Wawa.

They're nothing but a bunch of card-reading robots. They can't think.

27 posted on 09/06/2008 1:32:31 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Their plum crazy.


28 posted on 09/06/2008 1:41:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Those poor people in Wasilla. I just hope they figure out a way to make money off of this.

Of course they will. The motels will be full. The diners will be crowded. The bars will double their business. Even the kids can open lemonade stands. Enough foreign money to revitalize the economy.

29 posted on 09/06/2008 1:54:04 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

In spite of the business, it would be a great time for an early snowstorm.


30 posted on 09/06/2008 1:55:44 PM PDT by Styria
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To: Gnomad

Is it legal to shoot trespassers in Alaska? We can only hope.


31 posted on 09/06/2008 2:49:15 PM PDT by lovesdogs (Obama isn't half the man Sara Palin is -Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Texas4ever
Why are the United Steel Workers so upset? They're treating her as if Congress isn't responsible for submitting bills to become the laws of the land and can't override a veto ~~~~ IF the UAW produces factual documentation to back up their claims to Congress.

From what I read here earlier last week, Union Members still have the right to vote for whomever they please as long as they tell the Union Bosses what they want to hear. And some Union Members are going to vote Republican.

I think this "she's not an auxiliary member" could backfire among the rank and file.

32 posted on 09/06/2008 2:53:45 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (The Number of the Beast:"six hundred threescore six." Barack Hussein Obama can translate:"Lucifer.")
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To: TheWasteLand

I can’t believe I actually hit his tip jar six years ago.

$40 spent and I am ashamed.


33 posted on 09/06/2008 2:54:50 PM PDT by IGOTMINE (1911s FOREVER!)
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To: Corporate Law

I have it because we were sent the letter by union Rep. I wonder if they got an earfull from union members?

How can I attach it?


34 posted on 09/06/2008 3:44:16 PM PDT by Texas4ever (Anything off the dollar menu :))
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

It was only two years ago that Sarah beat out an incumbent governor and a former governor. One would think that any dirt older than two years would be pretty freshly dug - I’m sure her opponents were using the biggest shovels they had. Their isn’t anything on Sarah.


35 posted on 09/06/2008 3:50:15 PM PDT by 21twelve (Don't wish for peace. Pray for Victory.)
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To: madison10; redrock; blackie

“If I were a citizen of Wasilla as soon as the reporters arrived the town would turn into Dodge City just before a gun battle....not a human in sight.”

The press is just a delight to watch in a remote rural setting. I’m pinging Jeff & some others to verify this story, because I got it second hand. In 2000, some of us went to a place called Jarbidge Nevada for a 4th of July ‘celebration’. The press had been thick for days, some were cool. It was fun watching the bleached blonde ‘reporters’ climbing hills to set up a camera in heels. I digress...

When it was over and everyone (Media trucks and all) were heading out....on one lane winding, steep, dirt road, one of the media rigs (CNN?) started honking...he got in a hurry.

Everyone else decided, well, it must be time for a break, so they ALL stopped, got out, had some refreshments and good conversation and when the press decided to proceed civilly without honking they went on.

People of the land don’t like to be pushed.


36 posted on 09/06/2008 4:03:02 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Jeff Head

see post 36


37 posted on 09/06/2008 4:03:47 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: AuntB

The despicable vultures need to be ignored!!


38 posted on 09/06/2008 4:41:48 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Texas4ever

Not sure how you attach it. There is an HTML toolbox somewhere on here. Good luck, as it should be attached for all to see.


39 posted on 09/06/2008 4:42:42 PM PDT by Corporate Law (<>< - Xavier Basketball, Perennial Slayer of #1 Ranked Teams)
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To: madison10
Yuh time to dig out the ought 6.
40 posted on 09/06/2008 4:46:28 PM PDT by Big Horn (I bac Mac)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

First time I have seen that picture. That is just horrendous. Why isn’t it on the cover of every newspaper, asking Barack to explain why he calls this guy normal and mainstream?


41 posted on 09/06/2008 4:49:05 PM PDT by Yaelle
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