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Who was behind the Sambo smear?
michellemalkin.com ^ | September 8, 2008 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 09/08/2008 10:21:23 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Over the weekend, I noted the scurrilous claim of a left-wing blogger who “reported” the hearsay rumor that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called Obama a “Sambo” and Hillary Clinton a “bitch.”

Even the nutballs at the Daily Kos deleted a posting about the smear.

But it’s still out there.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: du; lies; malkin; mccainpalin; nutroots; obama; palin; racism; sambo; sharonprice; slur; smearcampaign

1 posted on 09/08/2008 10:21:23 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Personally, I think the more of this absurd crap out there the better. Yes, it’s hard to read or hear about in the moment but the net effect over the next critical period is IMO to turn voters away from the Dems and to reveal the true nature of the extremists on that side.


2 posted on 09/08/2008 10:24:24 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Congrasites = Congressional parasites.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Could this be the doings of the “Evil Genius” to create a backlash against the wacko dems?


3 posted on 09/08/2008 10:27:17 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If she did call Hillary Clinton a bitch, she’d be more popular than ever! ;-)


4 posted on 09/08/2008 10:27:31 AM PDT by ottbmare
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who are Dick and Sharon Price?

Interesting question, and I’d love for one of our guys to investigate these two.


5 posted on 09/08/2008 10:27:41 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is it challenging to rate the WORST of the worst jokes, rumors and smears?

I nominate this one for the Top Five:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x3922466#3922483


6 posted on 09/08/2008 10:27:45 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Macranger has been tracking down who was behind the original KOS post.

http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:BENbSaY5y4IJ:macsmind.com/wordpress/2008/09/06/anatomy-of-a-smear-who-are-dick-and-sharon-price/+macsmind+obama+sambo&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us&client=safari

Two members of Barack of Obama’s campaign, Dick and Sharon Price, created a post today on their “LA Progressive” blog that accuses Sarah Palin of using the name “Sambo” to describe Barack Obama.

Aside from the fact that this constitutes slander, for there is absolutely no evidence - sources, etc, there is more to the story about “Dick and Sharon”. First, their blog only came into being on 10 March 2008 according to whois records.

This is about the time that several satellite Pro-Obama blogs began to appear around the internet, several of which were found to be funded by the Obama campaign. Most likely this rag is funded by the Obama campaign as well.

Secondly, according to sources they are bona-fide Democrat political operatives that are known for planting such slanderous stories about opposition candidate going back for a while now.

The source called them “assassins”.

The fact that the story wasn’t designed to do anything but get the story into Google search engines tells you much of the type of characters these two are - bottom feeders and just what kind of people support Barack Obama.

UPDATE: To note how bad this lie is, the Daily Kos which linked to it earlier deleted the link.


7 posted on 09/08/2008 10:30:58 AM PDT by Republican Red ("Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
There was a bar in Marietta Georgia that was selling Curious George Shirts with Obama ‘08 below the picture.

They made national news with picketing by civil rights advocates and the owner of Curious George licesning demanded that he cease an desist.....

Calling Obama “Sambo” would be over the line but Hillary “bitch”, don't see the problem. Her Thighness has been called worse.......

Of course, this is all a waste of time since the original story is false.....well, at least regarding Obama.....

8 posted on 09/08/2008 10:31:14 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Who was behind the Sambo smear?

I'm pretty sure it was Sarah Palin... that's what they're saying on DU anyways...

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

9 posted on 09/08/2008 10:33:28 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There was a thread on FR for about 30 seconds.


10 posted on 09/08/2008 10:33:37 AM PDT by gundog (John McCain is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.)
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To: Republican Red

Didn’t Obama promise to fire anyone on his staff who is part of said rumors? Let’s hold him to his word: Fire Dick and Sharon Price NOW!


11 posted on 09/08/2008 10:33:50 AM PDT by rintense (Palin 2012 for President!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t think she is old enough to remember what Sambo was, let alone call someone that.
As for supposedly calling Hillary what she is supposed to... Ya gotta calls ‘em as you sees ‘em.


12 posted on 09/08/2008 10:34:36 AM PDT by irishtenor (Check out my blog at http://boompa53.blogspot.com/)
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To: ottbmare

She called her a whiner at least. It’s a start.


13 posted on 09/08/2008 10:35:33 AM PDT by cw35
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“Personally, I think the more of this absurd crap out there the better..”

Me too. And Obamachev needs to answer for the sexism of his minions.

The wanker on MTV did us a favor disrespecting Pres Bush as well.


14 posted on 09/08/2008 10:36:26 AM PDT by y6162 (uot)
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To: rintense

Can he fire Michelle? Is she on his staff?


15 posted on 09/08/2008 10:40:00 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (She has a stronger resume than Obama. She's been a real mayor, he hasn't. She has been a real govern)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Who was behind the Sambo smear?

Rambo.

16 posted on 09/08/2008 10:40:17 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: SC DOC

If he’s doing this, who’s operating the hurricane machine?


17 posted on 09/08/2008 10:43:10 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sambo was a little boy from India


18 posted on 09/08/2008 10:46:33 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: SC DOC

“Could this be the doings of the “Evil Genius” to create a backlash against the wacko dems?”

I’ll take it, whether it is or it isn’t!


19 posted on 09/08/2008 10:48:24 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Congrasites = Congressional parasites.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

During a “lull” period in the campaign the hurricane machine was updated with new dual-core uprocs and is capable of multi-tasking.


20 posted on 09/08/2008 10:51:41 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Congrasites = Congressional parasites.)
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To: pissant

Exactly, Sambo was an Indian and had Bengal Tigers surrounding him (turned them to butter). It was my favorite book back in 1956. I still recall the back page with the swirling buttered tigers - yummmm.


21 posted on 09/08/2008 10:54:14 AM PDT by billygoatgruff
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jimmy Carter said it.


22 posted on 09/08/2008 11:00:46 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: billygoatgruff

http://www.sambosrestaurant.com/indexsam.htm


23 posted on 09/08/2008 11:07:39 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This sounds like a Dem planted “rumor” to try to harm Gov. Palin. I don’t know Gov. Palin but, from what little I have seen/heard about her, she would not use that type of language.

This kind of stuff isn’t new for leftists, they have a track record of planting false rumors about conservatives.

This legacy of lies and devisiveness belongs solely to the Democrats who have been driving a wedge between conservatives and liberals for the past two decades or more.


24 posted on 09/08/2008 11:13:46 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: cynwoody

I used to work for Sambos. one of the most horribly managed businesses I ever saw. deserved bankrupcy, but not for the name.


25 posted on 09/08/2008 11:15:49 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: SE Mom

I am not going there. What is it about?


26 posted on 09/08/2008 11:26:44 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Sarah Palin is NOT worried about anything being above her pay grade!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Anybody who could likely have been offended by this, was never going to vote Republican anyway, so who cares?


27 posted on 09/08/2008 11:40:08 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: billygoatgruff
Me too(Sambo's buttered tigers), my folks read me all those fairytales, great home schollin'.

I'd still like one of those shirt's though.

If anyone see's them on the internet ("is that thing still around?", let me know (xxL).

28 posted on 09/08/2008 11:41:27 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sambo is Obmas backwards? Kinda like Osama?


29 posted on 09/08/2008 11:56:15 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sambo is Obmas backwards? Kinda like Osama?

Kind of cryptic, no?

30 posted on 09/08/2008 11:57:03 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: irishtenor

I can remember “Little Black Sambo” before people tried to wipe him out. He was the cutest and the smartest, and he could make “tiger butter” out of a tiger.

I would vote for Sambo, if I could find his name on any ballot, but he seems to be gone.


31 posted on 09/08/2008 12:56:53 PM PDT by tessalu
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To: tessalu

I remember eating at Sambo’s as a kid. I loved the story and never drew any racial connotations from it. I also named my current dog Sambo as a slap at political correctness.


32 posted on 09/08/2008 1:30:13 PM PDT by jess35
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To: billygoatgruff
I still have that book from my childhood...its now a collectors item I'm told
33 posted on 09/08/2008 1:51:03 PM PDT by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Were it not for something like this, we would have an Allen/Palin ticket.


34 posted on 09/08/2008 2:02:32 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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