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As Mayor of Wasilla, Palin Cut Own Duties, Left Trail of Bad Blood (here we go again)
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Posted on 09/13/2008 6:40:31 PM PDT by Chet 99

WASILLA, Alaska -- On Sept. 24, 2001, Mayor Sarah Palin and the City Council held their first meeting after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The council condemned the attacks and approved a $5,000 gift to a disaster relief fund. Palin said she would try to obtain materials from both attack sites to include in the town's "Honor Garden."

And then the council and mayor returned to their normal business: approving funds to upgrade the public well, issuing a restaurant permit and taking up a measure forbidding residents from operating bed-and-breakfasts in their homes. After a lively debate, the bed-and-breakfast measure lost, 4 to 1.

Since joining the Republican ticket, Palin has faced questions about whether she is qualified to be vice president or, if necessary, president. In response, the first-term Alaska governor and Sen. John McCain point to the executive qualifications she acquired as Wasilla mayor, a six-year stint from 1996 to 2002 that represents the bulk of her political experience.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; mccainpalin; palin; palinrecord; wasilla
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1 posted on 09/13/2008 6:40:31 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

wow! Sarah Palin is Alaska’s most unpopular governor with an 80% approval rating.


2 posted on 09/13/2008 6:42:57 PM PDT by LegionofDorkness (A Proud South Park Conservative)
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To: Chet 99

As opposed to Obama who has no experience.

They don’t like her because she’s conservative and because she’s not ivy league. The elistist scum think the ivory halls of power are reserved to the ivy league boneheads.


3 posted on 09/13/2008 6:43:17 PM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption has not changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: Chet 99

When you get upset at all the trash they throw at Sarah, watch this for a laugh:

http://www.overstream.net/view.php?oid=n1ronxelmtin

(Over 3,500 views since last night! Please email to friends!)


4 posted on 09/13/2008 6:43:28 PM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: Chet 99

Slow learners, aren’t they?


5 posted on 09/13/2008 6:43:35 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: LegionofDorkness

And she won TWO terms as mayor, so much bad blood.

Washington Post FAILS!


6 posted on 09/13/2008 6:43:51 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Chet 99

Like she says, she didn’t go along to get along. It only follows that she’d left a trial of bad blood.


7 posted on 09/13/2008 6:43:52 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Chet 99

Watched three episodes of “Tougher In Alaska” last night on On Demand, a Discovery Channel series, I guess.

We in the lower 48 have NO clue how tough it is just to get electricity, phone service, fuel and supplies to some parts of Alaska.

Gave me a new found respect for anyone who works in government there.


8 posted on 09/13/2008 6:43:53 PM PDT by PhilosopherStones
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To: Chet 99
The council condemned the attacks and approved a $5,000 gift to a disaster relief fund. Palin said she would try to obtain materials from both attack sites to include in the town's "Honor Garden."

Meanwhile, Barry Obama was fantasizing about all the wonderful aspects of engaging in homosexual acts that he could tell kindergarteners if he only had the chance.

9 posted on 09/13/2008 6:45:00 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (What do Barack Obama and a bowl of chili have in common?)
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To: Chet 99

“The McCain campaign declined to respond to questions about Palin’s tenure as mayor, but the current mayor, Dianne Keller, said Palin’s tenure has prepared her to be vice president.

“Executive experience is executive experience. Whether you are a mayor or a governor or an executive at a company, the duties and responsibilities are the same,” said Keller, served on the City Council under Palin.”

At least they included this opinion somewhere in the article.

She also has an over 80% approval rating as governor.


10 posted on 09/13/2008 6:45:54 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: Chet 99

A trail of blood is good. For anyone that has ever tracked a deer, it’s easier to find your wounded prey that way. And I can think of no other prey more ‘wounded’ by this ONE woman than the ‘Rats are right now!

Where’s Howard Dean these days? He sure is mum on this whole “Sarah-Thang.” *SMIRK*


11 posted on 09/13/2008 6:46:22 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: LegionofDorkness
wow! Sarah Palin is Alaska’s most unpopular governor with an 80% approval rating.

The Obamamedia won't rest until they've interviewed every man, women, child, moose and sled dog in the other 20%.

12 posted on 09/13/2008 6:47:09 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Chet 99

Neither of these papers has sent even a solitary reporter to Chicago to ask about Rezcko or Ayers. Neither has questioned or investigated the lobbying activities of Joe Biden’s son. But they have enough resources to send multiple reporters North to Alaska to search for the bonanza gold that is any scandal, complaint, or hiccup involving Governor Palin. No agenda, nothing to see here, move along.


13 posted on 09/13/2008 6:47:11 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (Freedom is purchased not with gold, but with steel.)
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To: Chet 99
What the article says is different than implied by the headline. Just your average every day small town America mayor.

"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

14 posted on 09/13/2008 6:47:48 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: icwhatudo

That was fantastic.


15 posted on 09/13/2008 6:48:13 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: nobama08

relax guys...they are so over the top on her, that they could find her guilty of murder and the public is blocking it out as more unfair piling on.

The media will be ignored on this one...payback is a b*tch, huh MSM?


16 posted on 09/13/2008 6:48:18 PM PDT by Keith (McCain-Palin Get off your duff and work to get them elected!)
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To: Chet 99

CNN is having a hit piece on Governor Palin right now. They’re interviewing people who don’t like her, naturally.
I couldn’t watch more than a few minutes. Obama said he is concentrating on McCain. He’s leaving the Governor to the media and his team of lawyers. They just keep piling on.


17 posted on 09/13/2008 6:49:20 PM PDT by DorisCCC
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To: Chet 99

18 posted on 09/13/2008 6:49:29 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Chet 99

They’re hoping something will stick eventually. Notice how the majority of the pictues of Palin used on newspapers or website have her looking mean and nasty? Look again!


19 posted on 09/13/2008 6:49:55 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Chet 99

Breaking msm investigates odumbos ties to rev wright, ayers earmarks, his wife not showing up at the 9-11 ceremony or pick one, nevermind Governor Palin does not recycle is next


20 posted on 09/13/2008 6:49:57 PM PDT by italianquaker (Great choice Mccain in Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: icwhatudo

LOL! I’m sending that to every “Mom” I know who had to live through 100,000 viewings of ‘The Lion King’ when her kids were small. :)

Perfect. Thanks. :)


21 posted on 09/13/2008 6:50:17 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: goldstategop
What the article says is different than implied by the headline.

We seem to be finding that a lot with these "news" stories as of late, don't we?

22 posted on 09/13/2008 6:50:23 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Chet 99
This "report" is yet another in the long line of assassination attempts by a democrat party supporter against an innocent Republican.


23 posted on 09/13/2008 6:50:29 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: LegionofDorkness
Alaska’s most unpopular governor with an 80% approval rating.

I'll have you know it's only a mere 86%.

24 posted on 09/13/2008 6:51:14 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (The beauty of conservatism, Sarah Palin.)
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To: Keith

The next big disclosure will be that Sarah did not wash her hands after going to the lady’s restroom sometime in 2004.


25 posted on 09/13/2008 6:51:16 PM PDT by ProudFossil
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To: DorisCCC

It is amazing how loved and popular she is with the coordinated 24/7 slimefest against by the Dems/media.


26 posted on 09/13/2008 6:51:32 PM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: Chet 99; joanie-f; Jeff Head; wardaddy

Palin got more votes for Mayor than Biden did for President.......

As well, any leader that can’t delegate duties is a health & safety risk trying to micro-manage authority and responsibility. Surround yourself with good people with goods records, and proven to earn your and the voters trust and respect based on RECORDS. Like the record of executive responsibility and decisions for others using their authority. Authority that Obama Bin Biden have never had or exercised. The only records they have are as tools for a socialist democrat party who tell them when and where to vote and when. Two idiots that have run 2 offices of nut huggin staffers versus a city, county or a state.

When they attack on this front they lose . They will continue to lose regardless of the ...””Palin kicked a squirrel when she was two””... news flash politics !

Just my opinion....

Stay safe !


27 posted on 09/13/2008 6:52:06 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Chet 99

People have been sick of this since Labor Day weekend. It doesn’t work.


28 posted on 09/13/2008 6:52:28 PM PDT by redk
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To: Chet 99

Do they really not understand that no one pays any attention to them on this topic now?


29 posted on 09/13/2008 6:52:39 PM PDT by JLS (Do you really want changec being two guys from the majority of Congress with a 9% approval rating?)
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To: icwhatudo; Chieftain; elhombrelibre; smoothsailing

THAT IS FANTASTIC!!!!!
who did this video/ any info on them?

Will forward to all friends!


30 posted on 09/13/2008 6:53:34 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (GOD BLESS GEORGIA! SAVE GEORGIA, OUR ALLY, NOW!)
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To: Chet 99

Palin is by far the most popular Governor in the USA with 80% approval.

The Washington Post’s political party has the lowest ratings in the history of the Congress (13% approval)


31 posted on 09/13/2008 6:53:37 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Chet 99

we have legions of people on this forum that claim the media is dying,

yet, they’re at it again—destroying a republican

they way they destroyed the public image of

president bush, vice president cheney, defense secretary donald rumsfeld

and the list goes on and on...


32 posted on 09/13/2008 6:54:38 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: icwhatudo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWP5ljQV79s

Here is the youtube version if you wish to comment.


33 posted on 09/13/2008 6:55:16 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: Chet 99

I only read page one of the four page article because it badly denigrated small towns and claimed that Palin’s biggest accomplishment as mayor was building an ice rink. Come on, do we have to read this sh## for the next 50 days.


34 posted on 09/13/2008 6:55:44 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Texas Eagle; All

Yeah, and of course the MSM never wants to point out that before he began his illustrious (sic) vacuous career in the US Senate in Jan. 2005, with barely a year to go before he started his next full-time political campaign, Obama’s only significant political experience was a few years as an inconsequential nobody in the Illinois State Legislature.

This is part of the genius of the the Palin pick for VP, that no semi-honest person (I know that excludes nearly all Democrats) can criticize Palin’s level of experience without reflecting upon the comparison with Obama. When I have outlined this argument to a couple of Obama cultists I know they just glower in sullen silence with no response at all (and they probably won’t be talking to me much longer). They have no answer on the “experience” argument because it is just so obvious to all that Governor Palin’s experience at least matches (and I would say considerably overshadows) Obama’s own experience. The more she is discussed the more lightweight he appears, because he really is an empty suit.


35 posted on 09/13/2008 6:55:48 PM PDT by Enchante ("Troopergate" = Obama Democrats Working Hard to Smear Governor Palin in a Non-Scandal)
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To: SandRat

THANK YOU!

We needed him!!!


36 posted on 09/13/2008 6:56:40 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (GOD BLESS GEORGIA! SAVE GEORGIA, OUR ALLY, NOW!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Where’s Howard Dean these days? He sure is mum on this whole “Sarah-Thang.” *SMIRK*

I think he might be in hiding from the Clintons.

37 posted on 09/13/2008 6:59:01 PM PDT by Shadraq
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To: Chet 99

This is the best they got? Wow


38 posted on 09/13/2008 6:59:54 PM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

The left suffers from PMS, Palin Madness Syndrome.


39 posted on 09/13/2008 7:01:46 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Howie Dean? Yeah, I keep wondering where he is..... either he’s afraid to show himself due to the comparison evoked by running for President after light experience as Governor of the small state of Vermont, or else he is girding himself to do battle once more against eviiilllll Republicans.

I have been wondering when some MSM types will try to explain how both Obama and Dean, the two great heroes of the Daily Kos left, are both so much more “experienced” than Governor Sarah Palin. SO many Democrats thought that both Dean and Obama would so obviously “qualified” to be President..... so look at the back-flips they do trying to explain why Governor Palin is so much less qualified to be only VICE-President.

Hypocrisy, thy name is Democrat Party.


40 posted on 09/13/2008 7:02:58 PM PDT by Enchante ("Troopergate" = Obama Democrats Working Hard to Smear Governor Palin in a Non-Scandal)
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To: ken21

Remember how the MSM destroyed Nancy Reagan’s reputation by making her seem cold and heartless, more concerned with the White House China, borrowing designer dresses, consulting astrologers - crap and more crap. Now we know that Nancy was always a supportive spouse as she stood by her husband’s side, concerned with being a helpmate to Ronnie during the stressful White House days and beyond.


41 posted on 09/13/2008 7:03:11 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: SandRat

Ha.i thought it was PDS//Palin Derangement syndrome.

Have you seen the You tube video...”The Lying King “/
Link on Post 4. Fantastic.


42 posted on 09/13/2008 7:05:04 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (GOD BLESS GEORGIA! SAVE GEORGIA, OUR ALLY, NOW!)
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To: icwhatudo

Does that have its own thread? It should.

You can also embed that on blogs, message boards, etc.


43 posted on 09/13/2008 7:05:44 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Norman Bates

You would be hard-pressed to find any business manager or executive who didn’t. If you leave an organization and everybody loves you, you didn’t do the job they paid you to do.


44 posted on 09/13/2008 7:08:07 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Obama thanks McCain for not questioning his Muslim faith)
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To: Chet 99

I posted the following in response to the Post’s article:

It may come as a surprise to many of you east-coast intelligencia that there was not a single thing in that article that could possibly support your misleading headline. This is why your readership (and advertising revenue) keep declining. We in “fly-over country” are so tired of being talked down to.

FYI- There are roughly 330 million US Citizens. 37 million of them live in cities with populations over 100,000. The rest of us live in smaller cities. In fact, there are 10,000 cities under 10,000 people. You do the math. Most of us live in places like Wasilla, not NYC.


45 posted on 09/13/2008 7:11:11 PM PDT by 80sReaganite (Sarah Palin - A true feminist!)
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To: word_warrior_bob; ExTexasRedhead

thanks...
Hey Ex Texas redhead...add this to your marvelous video collection!


46 posted on 09/13/2008 7:11:52 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (GOD BLESS GEORGIA! SAVE GEORGIA, OUR ALLY, NOW!)
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To: Ciexyz

yep.

that’s why i have

NO

respect for tv.

and i don’t watch it.


47 posted on 09/13/2008 7:15:59 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Chet 99
Palin said she would try to obtain materials from both attack sites to include in the town's "Honor Garden."

And then the council and mayor returned to their normal business: approving funds to upgrade the public well, issuing a restaurant permit and taking up a measure forbidding residents from operating bed-and-breakfasts in their homes. After a lively debate, the bed-and-breakfast measure lost, 4 to 1.

Meanwhile, Osama was busy with simply the most difficult legislation he could handle:

====================
Senate Sponsors:
OBAMA.

Short description:
11/1/97-ISLAMIC COMMUNITY DAY

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:

Declares November 1, 1997 to be South Shore Islamic Community Center Day.

Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE (bill died. Just like 99% of his other bills)

Last action date: 99-01-12

Location: Senate

END OF INQUIRY 

------------

Senate Sponsors:
OBAMA AND ALL SENATORS.

Short description:
MEMORIAL MILDRED B STEWART

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Mourns the death of Mrs. Mildred B. Stewart of Chicago.

Last action on Bill: RESOLUTION ADOPTED (yay!)

Last action date: 97-05-21

Location: Senate

END OF INQUIRY 

=======================

48 posted on 09/13/2008 7:16:17 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Amazing how Obama, Rangel, Biden and Dodd all got killer mortgage rates and below cost property.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Yep. I Like usung PMS better over PDS.


49 posted on 09/13/2008 7:20:32 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

right!


50 posted on 09/13/2008 7:22:20 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (GOD BLESS GEORGIA! SAVE GEORGIA, OUR ALLY, NOW!)
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