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In Office, Palin Hired Friends and Hit Critics (NY Slimes hit piece)
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Posted on 09/13/2008 1:35:41 PM PDT by Chet 99

WASILLA, Alaska — Gov. Sarah Palin lives by the maxim that all politics is local, not to mention personal.

So when there was a vacancy at the top of the State Division of Agriculture, she appointed a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister, to the $95,000-a-year directorship. A former real estate agent, Ms. Havemeister cited her childhood love of cows as one of her qualifications for running the roughly $2 million agency.

Ms. Havemeister was one of at least five schoolmates Ms. Palin hired, often at salaries far exceeding their private sector wages.

When Ms. Palin had to cut the 2007 state budget, she avoided the legion of frustrated legislators and mayors. Instead, she huddled with her budget director and her husband, Todd, an oil field worker who is not a state employee, and vetoed millions of dollars of legislative projects.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: demsmearcampaign; hatinpalin; ibtz; mccainpalin; palin; palinrecord; smearcampaign; wasilla
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1 posted on 09/13/2008 1:35:42 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99
Keep up the good work, NYTimes! It's really paying off!


2 posted on 09/13/2008 1:37:33 PM PDT by andyandval
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To: Chet 99
The Founding Fathers envisioned ordinary citizens participating in government, rather than a “ruling class”.

SO SCREW YOU NY TIMES!

3 posted on 09/13/2008 1:38:09 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: andyandval

How dare she hire people she trusts and knows.


4 posted on 09/13/2008 1:38:13 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (No Way, No How, NoBama)
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To: Chet 99

Well I guess it’s a good thing she doesn’t have friends like Tony Rezko, Billy Ayers and the good “reverend Wright.”


5 posted on 09/13/2008 1:38:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Whites lift McCain to slim lead over Obama in poll" - Ass. Press ---09-12-08)
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To: andyandval

I wish they’d go under already.


6 posted on 09/13/2008 1:38:26 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Chet 99

Imagine that, she hired trustworthy people and opposed those who wouldn’t support her.

What next? Todd once peed in the snow?


7 posted on 09/13/2008 1:39:15 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: Chet 99

The MSM has lied at every opportunity. Why listen to anything that they say now?


8 posted on 09/13/2008 1:39:21 PM PDT by SampleMan (Community Organizer: What liberals do when they run out of college, before they run out of Marxism.)
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To: Chet 99
She's a politician? I'm shocked, shocked, shocked! That's earth-shattering news!!!

"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

9 posted on 09/13/2008 1:39:22 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Chet 99

Now why couldn’t she hire her enemies, like Democrats do when they are in office.

And as far as who she huddled with before vetoing spending, I couldn’t give a rat’s Obama, as long as she did in fact veto the pork.


10 posted on 09/13/2008 1:39:52 PM PDT by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: Chet 99
I dunno .... "real estate agent" to "State Division of Agriculture" ... sounds about right to me as being qualified ...

Where is the 'scandal', NY Slimes ???????????????

11 posted on 09/13/2008 1:39:56 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Chet 99

LOL...is this the best the NYT can do? It’s a far cry from their usual hit pieces on Republicans and almost seems a parody.


12 posted on 09/13/2008 1:40:52 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: NavVet
So she rewards friends and punishes enemies? Every politician has done that since the beginning of time! Earth to New York Times - where's the scandal?

"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

13 posted on 09/13/2008 1:41:33 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Well I guess it’s a good thing she doesn’t have friends like Tony Rezko, Billy Ayers and the good “reverend Wright.”


FlingWingFlyer - Speaking of the good Rev. Wright, check out what this NY minister has to say about Obama....................WOW!

Click Here

Manning's Fierce Prayer For Bristol Palin

(This guy doesn't leave much out - may be over the top for those with "tender ears"!)

14 posted on 09/13/2008 1:42:00 PM PDT by B-Cause (It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.)
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To: Chet 99
How strange! I always prefer to surround my self with critical losers, and dump my worthy friends. ( sarcasm)
15 posted on 09/13/2008 1:42:16 PM PDT by Jaxmum (Anglicans, serving God since 100 AD. AlpineAnglican.com)
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To: SampleMan
Why listen to anything that they say now?

Exactly. Who reads the NY Times? Liberals in NYC? No big deal. NY Times = Fish Wrap.

16 posted on 09/13/2008 1:42:16 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: andyandval

At this point what ever comes out on the left will be viewed as Sarah Palin bashing. What we see in Sarah the left does not. What we do beieve is that we will not forget where all this nonsense came from! Get those shopping carts out you will be hitting the streets soon.


17 posted on 09/13/2008 1:42:25 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (IF YOU ARE NOT CONSERVATIVE BY 35 YOU HAVE NO BRAIN. W CHURCHILL)
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To: stocksthatgoup

And maybe, just maybe, getting advice from ... her husband?! Imagine Bill Clinton asking for help from his spouse. Unimaginable./s


18 posted on 09/13/2008 1:42:35 PM PDT by GOPPachyderm
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To: Chet 99

Just pathetic.

When I look back to what the democrat party was when JFK was elected and compare it to what it has become today I almost want to weep.


19 posted on 09/13/2008 1:44:03 PM PDT by scory
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To: Chet 99

She knew everybody in town. Of course, she hired a friend. They’ve got nothing, and every one of these “dud” articles innoculates her further from future smears. You know, NYT, when you have an 80% approval rating in your state, you’re doing something very right. If you want a story go look into Bill Ayers.


20 posted on 09/13/2008 1:45:26 PM PDT by shteebo
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To: kittymyrib

Exactly. I thought Iowahawk had hijacked the NYT site.


21 posted on 09/13/2008 1:46:32 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: GOPPachyderm

Or Obama saying that his wife was one of the three people he would turn to for advice (at the Saddleback forum).


22 posted on 09/13/2008 1:46:58 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: goldstategop

“So she rewards friends and punishes enemies? Every politician has done that since the beginning of time! Earth to New York Times - where’s the scandal? “

One of the greatest failings of the John Adams presidency is he kept on George Washington’s Cabinet. They were his enemies and undermined him whenever they could! This has been one of Bush’s biggest failings too - not cleaning house on the Clinton holdovers.


23 posted on 09/13/2008 1:46:59 PM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: kittymyrib; Chieftain; goldstategop; jersey117

Sure this wasn’t from a parody website?

Hilarious! 30 Lawyers and more private investigators in Alaska in a week..and THIS is what they come up with?

DRUM ROLL......
Time for the brilliant (not) Woodward and Bernstein team! Oh wait, there is no “Deep Throat” to call them up every night to tell them what to write...they would actually have to do ‘investigative reporting”, but then, isn’t that what they are lauded for?


24 posted on 09/13/2008 1:47:20 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (GOD BLESS GEORGIA! SAVE GEORGIA, OUR ALLY, NOW!)
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To: stocksthatgoup
...hire people she trusts and knows.

Oh my gosh. No one in the executive branch has done that before. She is caught. Oh the humanity!

25 posted on 09/13/2008 1:47:59 PM PDT by 386wt (Be free and don't die!)
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To: Chet 99

For the treasonous slimes to print this obvious, full blown hit job Sarah must be doing something right.


26 posted on 09/13/2008 1:48:26 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: goldstategop
So she rewards friends and punishes enemies? Every politician has done that since the beginning of time! Earth to New York Times - where's the scandal?

It is stunning how the drive-by's have been so quickly reduced to nothing more than the the bumbling stuttering nattering nabobs of negativism that they really are. And all it took was a conservative woman running for VP. Stunning.

27 posted on 09/13/2008 1:49:16 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: SampleMan

They’ve (MSM) become the proverbial “boy who cried wolf”...so no one pays any attention anymore. They piled on so hard and so heavy in her first few days as the nominee that many people are now immuned to the criticism they continue to heap on her...it’s a sort of a ho hum attitude that the public seems to be taking toward criticism of Palin (this, of course, does not include the rabid left...who see a conspiracy behind every tree and who drink the Obama koolaid.)


28 posted on 09/13/2008 1:49:17 PM PDT by Dawn531
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To: Chet 99

More hysterical dementia from the homosexuals at the NY Crimes.


29 posted on 09/13/2008 1:49:38 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Chet 99

If Obama had friends he’d hire them. What experience did Barry have in education before Bill Ayers hired him to head up a $160MM education project?

First the NYT says Palin is from a small state and now all of the sudden a $2MM agency is huge!!!!!!!

I can’t wait until Carlos Slim buys up the rest of the NYT and moves them down to Mexico.


30 posted on 09/13/2008 1:49:47 PM PDT by frankjr (Stand up Chuck, let 'em see ya!!! Ohhhhhh.)
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To: Chet 99

The liberals and the MSM are getting desperate. What a one sided hit piece. Look at the editorial in todays NYT, it is really viscous. Folks the other side is running scared and they are liable to do anything.


31 posted on 09/13/2008 1:50:19 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Chet 99
Wow.

She sounds like the devil incarnate. I would imagine her approval ratings in Alaska must be no more than 10 - 15% tops.

32 posted on 09/13/2008 1:50:27 PM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: Chet 99
In Office, Palin Hired Friends and Hit Critics

LOL... This has been going on since time began, but it's news to the NYT?

33 posted on 09/13/2008 1:50:35 PM PDT by RJL
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To: Chet 99
Is this the best they can come up with. Funny, I don't remember the NYT running stories about Obamas politically motivated decisions.
34 posted on 09/13/2008 1:50:53 PM PDT by chaos_5 (http://www.cafepress.com/chaos_5)
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35 posted on 09/13/2008 1:50:57 PM PDT by andyandval
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To: stocksthatgoup
How dare she hire people she trusts and knows.

She should have hired old do-nothing political hacks involved in graft,corruption, kickbacks and bribes, or else domestic terrorists (Ayers), corrupt land deal schemers (Rezko and ilk), and America-hating loonies (Wright). Too bad all her friends are honest, hard-working people - that's BAD for government.

36 posted on 09/13/2008 1:51:00 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: stocksthatgoup
How dare she hire people she trusts and knows.

She should have hired old do-nothing political hacks involved in graft,corruption, kickbacks and bribes, or else domestic terrorists (Ayers), corrupt land deal schemers (Rezko and ilk), and America-hating loonies (Wright). Too bad all her friends are honest, hard-working people - that's BAD for government.

37 posted on 09/13/2008 1:51:18 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Chet 99

I demand the NYSlimes hire me as a reporter. Demand it I say.


38 posted on 09/13/2008 1:51:20 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: B-Cause

That was a pretty good rant.


39 posted on 09/13/2008 1:52:54 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: B-Cause
Are you telling me that Obama's mother was 17 and not married when she became pregnant with Bari by a married man?

And that Chicago trash has the gall to send his "Progressive" Commandos after Bristol Palin?

What's wrong with this world? In a good and fair world, he wouldn't be carrying 5% of the vote right now.

The Obamaniacs are some very sick people.

40 posted on 09/13/2008 1:53:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Whites lift McCain to slim lead over Obama in poll" - Ass. Press ---09-12-08)
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To: Chet 99
These NY Slimes would rather she hire strangers that she doesn't know!! Common sense says you hire people who fit with the agenda you are trying to accomplish!

Just like the Slimes hire people with the same 'hate America' agenda that they have.

41 posted on 09/13/2008 1:53:57 PM PDT by LADY J
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Is this like the culmination of everything their reporters have been doing up there? It’s the most detailed hit piece yet.

“Daddy’s Roommate”...lol


42 posted on 09/13/2008 1:54:01 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: hsalaw

Oops. Sorry for the double post - finger twitch.


43 posted on 09/13/2008 1:54:48 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Chet 99

The same media that didn’t give a rat’s rear about the Clintons and Travelgate or any true cases of incompetent boobs being hired due to being Friends of Bill’s.


44 posted on 09/13/2008 1:55:10 PM PDT by Mjaye (Some folks close their mouth only long enough to change feet)
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To: Chet 99

Earlier this week, the NYT finally mentions Obama and Annenberg. But the NYT has no problem that the person that helped him get the job is a domestic terrorist (Bill Ayers) or no problem that Barry blew through $160MM and the project was a complete failure. Instead they spin it that the failed project was a great learning experience for Barry.

However, the NYT has a huge problem with Palin hiring people she knows into open positions.

The NYT does no seem to realize that they are viewed as a joke. All these lame “hit” pieces do is to get people to rally around Palin. Hey NYT, keep it up! Please.


45 posted on 09/13/2008 1:55:17 PM PDT by frankjr (Stand up Chuck, let 'em see ya!!! Ohhhhhh.)
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To: Chet 99

Ok. So She can’t hire people who are able and qualified and knows.

The way some attack her it might help to have friendly office staff. I mean as long as they aren’t pretty, smart, and capable.

They have nothing wasted time and money trying to dig up something on her a traffic ticket from 20 years ago. They have recycled the same stories to keep nigative news up. Baseless and petty.


46 posted on 09/13/2008 1:55:39 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Chet 99

Did she give them earmarks like Obama?


47 posted on 09/13/2008 1:55:41 PM PDT by bahblahbah (http://explorations.chasrmartin.com/2008/09/06/palin-rumors/)
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To: shteebo
She knew everybody in town. Of course, she hired a friend.

This is the best that those 30 dirtdiggers airlifted to Alaska could come up with? If I were the DNC, I'd demand my money back! /laugh

48 posted on 09/13/2008 1:55:51 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Chet 99

Well, if this is the sharpened knife to the back it is a dull spork.

Objectively, it sounds like small town politics with NYT bias thrown in that anyone would not want to read about “Steve’s two daddies” or whatever.

Shrug, boring.


49 posted on 09/13/2008 1:56:03 PM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: Chet 99

Obama would never do this. He doesn’t have friends.


50 posted on 09/13/2008 1:56:17 PM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Just Words? Elect Obama and it's too late. There are NO do-overs.)
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