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CNN Conjures Up Palin Travel 'Scandal' That Never Was
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2008/09/13/cnn-conjures-palin-travel-scandal-never-was ^

Posted on 09/13/2008 5:05:11 PM PDT by chessplayer

Did you know that Sarah Palin has never been to Mongolia? Yeah, and despite the fact she never claimed to have visited there, we are making a big deal about it because of the impression she left only in our fervid imaginations that she did indeed visit Mongolia.

Think that was ridiculous? Well, guess what? That is exactly what CNN is doing with a manufactured scandal that Sarah Palin never visited Iraq. The problem for CNN is that Palin never claimed to have visited Iraq. Here is her answer in the recent ABC interview with Charles Gibson about her foreign travel:

Canada. Mexico. And then, yeah, that trip that was a trip of a lifetime, to visit our troops in Kuwait and stop and visit our injured soldiers in Germany. That was a trip of a lifetime and it changed my life.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: chucklestheclown; cnn; kuwait; mccainpalin; medialies; palin; palinrecord

1 posted on 09/13/2008 5:05:11 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Who travels abroad when they have 4 KIDS????? Good FREAKING grief!!


2 posted on 09/13/2008 5:07:51 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: chessplayer

Ahhhh - The Convoluted News Network


3 posted on 09/13/2008 5:08:02 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Let's get serious - there is only one choice - McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: chessplayer

I just don’t believe ANYTHING they say anymore. My guess is the public is tuning out also.


4 posted on 09/13/2008 5:08:54 PM PDT by jporcus
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To: chessplayer

Thank you. It’s so ridiculous. Especially Obama’s camp crying about McCain inflating the crowd estimates!
LOL
Those are the signs of a losing campaign.


5 posted on 09/13/2008 5:10:03 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: chessplayer

Thank you. It’s so ridiculous. Especially Obama’s camp crying about McCain inflating the crowd estimates!
LOL
Those are the signs of a losing campaign.


6 posted on 09/13/2008 5:10:07 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: chessplayer

This is why I never watch the Cartoon News Network.


7 posted on 09/13/2008 5:10:44 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (What do Barack Obama and a bowl of chili have in common?)
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To: chessplayer

I never knew who Charles Gibson was before the Palin interview. But now I shall have a terrible impression of him forever in my mind.


8 posted on 09/13/2008 5:10:46 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: chessplayer

This is beginning to sound like a campaign in its death knells. Some sort of final agony. It’s beginning to get painful to watch (but not too painful).


9 posted on 09/13/2008 5:11:33 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: snarkytart

“Especially Obama’s camp crying about McCain inflating the crowd estimates!”

OMG people connected to the actual campaign are saying that? What a bunch of losers. I thought Obama almighty was going to show us how above all of this he is.


10 posted on 09/13/2008 5:12:34 PM PDT by redk
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To: chessplayer
CNN is as useless as a hamster's appendix -- and as twisted as Magua's heart.


11 posted on 09/13/2008 5:12:40 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: chessplayer

This is the first i have heard of this,

Obama Visit to Pakistan in the 80s Raises Questions

http://www.conservativeoutpost.com/new_questions_surfacing_regarding_obamas_past

Obama was in Pakistan for about three weeks, said the campaign, staying with his friend’s family in Karachi and also visiting Hyderabad in Southern India.

Pakistan in 1981 was under military rule. It was difficult for U.S. citizens to travel to the country without assistance. It would have been easier for someone to enter Pakistan on an Indonesian passport.


12 posted on 09/13/2008 5:13:22 PM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: chessplayer

Now, I have been very busy and not able to follow everything, but I distinctly remember Sarah Palin saying “Kuwait” not “Iraq.”

I’ve been scratching my head wondering what the kerfuffle was about. As usual...total bullsh*t!

Thanks for posting this article. It saved me time having to research it.

This is getting beyond the outrageous point.


13 posted on 09/13/2008 5:13:27 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: jporcus

Unfortunately, large parts of America are more interested in the soap opera of Hollywood. Just look at the magazine rack at the grocery store.

This is a non-story on a slow news day manufactured by the very same bobble-heads who will dissect it.


14 posted on 09/13/2008 5:13:32 PM PDT by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: volunbeer

It’s the weekend, Hockey, football,IKE...this story and everyother this weekend a wash....sorry Cnn nobody cares!!!


15 posted on 09/13/2008 5:16:29 PM PDT by Texas4ever (SIT DOWN JUNIOR :))
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To: Ann Archy
True, but the point is Palin did go to Kuwait to visit the troops, and she has never said she was in Iraq. Now supposedly CNN is saying some anonymous aide in Alaska said Sarah was in Iraq, but IF this aide even exists and said that, she just misspoke, because nobody in McCain's camp is trying to claim Sarah was in Iraq. Palin never mentioned Iraq, always Kuwait.
CNN trying to be a mouth piece for Obama’s camp, and the way CNN reports on this like it's some big scandal.
“Details are becoming available about Palin's foreign travel”, as if there was something hide.
16 posted on 09/13/2008 5:17:04 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: chessplayer

Polls wouldn’t have anything to do with it...

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17 posted on 09/13/2008 5:17:18 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: chessplayer

http://www.happynews.com/living/sleep/buying-mattresses-used.jpg


18 posted on 09/13/2008 5:17:40 PM PDT by combat_boots (She lives! 22 weeks, 9.5 inches. Go, baby, go!)
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Soldiers from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, pose for a photo with their governor, Gov. Sarah Palin, July 25. The Alaska government official ended her two-day tour of Kuwait’s bases at lunch with her Soldiers at the Camp Virginia Dining Facility. Photographer: Spc. Wesley Landrum Gov. Sarah Palin, of Alaska, smiles as she talks to a Soldier from the Alaska National Guard. The governor’s visit was part of a two-day tour of Kuwait that took her to various bases around Kuwait. Photographer: Spc. Wesley Landrum
19 posted on 09/13/2008 5:19:45 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: redk
Yes, according to the newsbusters link in this thread.

The Obama campaign -- which has increasingly accused the McCain campaign of deliberately lying in ads and on the stump -- was quick to highlight that story, along with a news report that explored whether the McCain campaign has been sending out wildly inflated crowd estimates.
20 posted on 09/13/2008 5:20:26 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Ann Archy

I’ve lived overseas and traveled a fair amount. Most places I’ve been make me very happy to be American.

Foreign travel really isn’t high on my list of requirements for a VP candidate. Honesty and intelligence are.


21 posted on 09/13/2008 5:21:47 PM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption has not changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: Ann Archy

My parents left the Country every year in February when I was a child, we were 4 kids. They also had people that we loved and trusted with us every minute of those 10 days while they took a well desrerved rest. We were fine. Not unloved, not neglected, not freaked out. I should know, I am the youngest of those 4.
I hardly leave my own often, however it’s a personal choice.
Sometimes it is either / or.
Those of us who create good support systems learn to adapt to the no panic rule.


22 posted on 09/13/2008 5:23:36 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: chessplayer

The Chicken Noodle Network lives up to its ill-earned reputation ...


23 posted on 09/13/2008 5:24:59 PM PDT by webschooner (McWhatshisname/Palin 2008 !!)
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To: Texas Eagle
This is why I never watch the Cartoon News Network.

But...but you're missing Tom and Jerry!

"Is you is/or is you ain't/my baby..."

24 posted on 09/13/2008 5:30:40 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: chessplayer

ABC did the same thing. They misquoted Palin and then said that she lied. She said that if you go through history you could probably find lots of Vice Presidential candidates who hadn’t met foreign leaders. Then they stamped a giant “FALSE” across her face, saying that it was not true of any LIVING Vice President.


25 posted on 09/13/2008 5:37:44 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Pontius Pilate voted "Present")
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To: acapesket

There ya go.....you and your parents made DIFFERENT choices.....Sarah made one choice.


26 posted on 09/13/2008 5:37:54 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: chessplayer

Sarah Palin never travelled to Africa with five hundred of her nearest and dearest friends either.

Oh the humanity!


27 posted on 09/13/2008 5:45:19 PM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: snarkytart

Almost as bad as ....giving free beer and food and rock stars to give a concert to get ppl to come to a speech where you apologize (in English), then telling those of us at home how much the Germans love him and we should be ashamed that we don’t speak Spanish.

Now, how is that for a run on sentence?
;)


28 posted on 09/13/2008 5:48:07 PM PDT by KarenMarie
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To: Ann Archy

My father delivered over 3 thousand babies between 1946 and 1972. Talk about choices, he wasn’t an OB but a GP.
The guy needed a vacation! Geesh.


29 posted on 09/13/2008 6:02:18 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: snarkytart

Unbelievable. You have to wonder what is going on inside the campaign if they are flipping out over something like this. If they were on a path to winning “handily” as Bubba put it, they would not be concerned with camp McCain inflating crowd estimates.


30 posted on 09/13/2008 6:40:51 PM PDT by redk
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To: redk

Mom, they’re cheatin. They’re counting people two times.

Shut up and go outside and play. Besides, we have people voting two times. So quit bellyachin.


31 posted on 09/13/2008 6:45:10 PM PDT by healy61
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To: chessplayer

TO be “fair”, someone on her campaign staff apparently put out a list of countries that included Ireland and Iraq.

But it’s not a lie, it’s just a campaign staff mistake.


32 posted on 09/13/2008 6:46:50 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: chessplayer

When did Palin stop beating her husband? Sarcasm alert!

Now you have to deny saying something you never said? Obamas right he is going after important issues.


33 posted on 09/13/2008 6:48:50 PM PDT by linn37 (Hail Me, Obama or be cast into the fiery pits of eternal damnation!")
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To: chessplayer

I wonder how many voters have ever traveled outside of North America. I wonder how many care whether Sarah has been to Europe. I wonder how many will see this as just another elitist smear against one of us regular folks. Does the Media really think that we are all so impressed with 0bama’s European Tour?


34 posted on 09/13/2008 6:49:19 PM PDT by sportutegrl (0bi has been looking a little wan.)
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To: chessplayer

BTW, I’m watching the CNN “Palen Revealed”, and it’s actually a pretty good show. Not too bad, seems to cover both sides.


35 posted on 09/13/2008 6:50:14 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: snarkytart

I just saw that. They are complaining that some McCain staffer said he got a number from a local fire chief, when the fire chief later said he doesn’t do estimates.


36 posted on 09/13/2008 6:56:17 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Ann Archy

If I may say, where are you obligatory /sarcasm thingys? /sarc


37 posted on 09/13/2008 11:48:26 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Preserve Youtube Clips Before They Disappear - www.keepvid.com)
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