Skip to comments.ABC News: Where Are Sarah Palin's Tax Returns?
Posted on 09/20/2008 7:28:50 AM PDT by Zakeet
As election day comes ever nearer, Democrats and open-government advocates are pressing for the GOP vice presidential candidate to release her tax filings, a campaign tradition that extends at least to the post-Watergate era.
Instead, Palin has to date declined to share the documents, becoming part of an ever-more-select historical group of candidates who waited until this late in a campaign year to release their tax filings.
Since 1976, every major-party presidential and vice-presidential candidate has provided that information to the public, according to an analysis by ABC News. Until Palin, only three hopefuls have held onto their tax returns this late:
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From the comments to the article:
This "news" site and the leftists here are unbelievable. Get used to the fact that Barry is going down. Why? Here is only a partial list...
- Occidental College records Not released
- Columbia College records Not released
- Columbia Thesis paper not available
- Harvard College records Not released
- Selective Service Registration Not released
- Medical records Not released
- Illinois State Senate schedule not available
- Law practice client list Not released
- Certified Copy of original Birth certificate - - Not released
- Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth Not released
- Harvard Law Review articles published None
- University of Chicago scholarly articles None
- Your Record of baptism Not released or not available
- Your Illinois State Senate recordsnot available
The commenter is right. No MSM double standard here.
Oh and where is Hussein's birth certificate?
Where is obama’s birth certificate?
Hey, that’s what I was going to say.
This kind of stuff warms my heart because it is such small beer. I guess the “army of 30 lawyers” isn’t getting much up in Alaska, huh?
I appreciate your effort. Is that your list or are you just copying and pasting.
Am I reading this right? Not counting 1976, there have been 7 elections. And 3 times a candidate held their tax returns longer than today’s date. Hardly sounds like she is chartering a new path.
Sounds like ABC is now taking orders from Obama for their stories.
At least Hussein’s wife is open that she was let into colleg as an affirmative action accpetance. It’s clear that Hussein was, too, but he’s too vain to admit it.
Wow! She’s been a candidate for three weeks. She is sure dragging her feet!
And the McCain campaign grants “interviews” to these enemy agents. It makes no sense to treat your enemies the same as your friends, unless you are eager to lose.
What’s with ABC News anyway? Do they figure that CNN and PMSNBC aren’t trashing Palin enough, so ABC has to take the lead? Or is it that CNN and PMSNBC’s combined audience is less than that of Fox News, so ABC has to try to make the difference?
I never thought I would see the day when See-BS News would at least appear to be more fair and balanced than NBC or ABC, but that day has come.
The end times must surely be near...
How far into the primary campaign did it take Hillary to release hers?
This is an issue? Maybe to ABC. Anyone at ABC want their tax returns released?
Maybe ABC can get someone to hack into the IRS database. The media thinks that’s pretty cool.
Fresh off Charlie Gibson’s bizarre, unprofessional interview of Sarah, ABC (which has had years to ignore all manner of undisclosed information about Obama) now starts chasing inconsequential tax phantoms on Sarah. Have they even heard of Chris Dodd’s real financial scandal over there at ABC Marx Central?
Hillary didn’t release her tax records until on or around the 4th of April, 2008. Barack Obama released his in the last week of March, 2008, just a week before HRC released hers.
Maybe Obama could show good faith by releasing his birth certificate...
Illinois State Bar application - not released (will probably show he lied about past drug use)
Where is obamas birth certificate?”
I think it is in Kenya.
BTW: I am still waiting for Bill Clinton’s medical records......waiting ......waiting....
ABC news is trying to cover Charlie Gibson’s rear.
They are trying to justify the Gibson Inquisition.
They are right next to Obies COLB and sKerry’s 180 form ni Roves top drawer.
“Barack and I graduated from the same college, on the same day, with the same major, both from lower middle class families. Except for the color of our skin we couldn't have been more alike. I had good grades at Columbia, (B+ or higher) and good LSAT (Law School admission exam) scores. Good enough, I was told by my Columbia University guidance counselor, that I could gain acceptance into virtually any law school in America, with the exception of the Ivy Leagues (Harvard, Yale, Columbia). Don't even bother to apply to your favorite choice Harvard- you just don't have the grades, I was told. And, you know something, I accepted the fact that my grades weren't good enough, and that more qualified applicants should attend those schools.
Yet, Barack was accepted to Harvard Law School. Was it because of his grades, test scores, and college record? Or, was it because of the color of his skin? I think inquiring minds (and voters) have a right to know. My life (and grades) at Columbia are an open book. They are available for everyone to see. But, newspaper after newspaper has told me that Obama’s campaign refuses to release his college transcripts. Why? What has he got to hide? That same Obama campaign never hesitates to mention in every media story that Barack graduated Harvard Law School with Law Review honors. But never even a mention of his Columbia undergraduate record. Why?”
Sounds like ABC is now taking orders from Obama for their stories.
The only one I would quibble about is the U. of Chicago scholarly writings. Lecturers are normally there to only teach and not perform research and analysis. However, a good lecturer or adjunct professor will be an expert in his or her field and can be invaluable to a university. Imagine taking an organizational behavior course from Jack Welsch or learning IT structure from someone at Sun or Microsoft, etc.
Sooo, there should be some cases or even friend of the court briefs from his time as a community organizer that would show the type of work he did (if indeed that is part of the job of a lawyer trying to help the poor).
Why anyone even cares what the hell they say anymore is beyond me.
Hey, ABC....................”UP YOURS”!!!!d
Kinda of a Captain Obvious statement huh?
It does seem to me that since the infamous interview, they have went harder at her than the others.... if that’s possible.
Sorry been a long boring night, when I saw that statement or comment. I was unable to resist.
Seiously I know that networks will never be tough on democrats only repubs.
Mrs Palin represents everything the libs abhorr, Christian values, strong family values, morals.
In addition she is articulate, which neither of her opponents can claim.
Since neither dem Pres or VP nominee can match her in a debate, they send the lawyers and lapdogs to try and destroy her.
Every hit piece PO’s another American, who will likely vote for McCain/Palin to stick it to elitist dems
You said exactly what I've been thinking for months!
If McCain wins, these hyenas should be barred from the White House!
Too bad the press isn’t as interested in Rangel’s tax return. Or Freddie May and Fannie Mac’s booking “errors”...
Justin Rood with ABC has the following recent stories:
She's hiding something.
She's Dumb. Opening Line: It's not a great idea to run a government using Yahoo! e-mail accounts.
She enables rapists.
She's a criminal.
She hates cuddly polar bears.
Where did all the information about her per diem write-off come from if they have no records? Just wondering
BTW, where is uhObama's birth certificate?!
These people are STUPID.
Are they so blind with rage at Sarah, that they don’t even check on their own position before launching an attack that leaves them looking worse than their target?
They attack Palin on experience when Obama has much less.
They attack McCain on the economic decisions when Obama has none. Now they attack Sarah on her tax records when Obama has not released any information on what you listed...
YOU CAN’T FIX STUPID!
That list should be an McCain ad.
You know that the Dems are going to start this drum beat louder. And, when they do, the McCain team should outline that list you put there, Zakeet.
[Narrator Voice]So, Barrack Obama is complaining about Governor Palin’s tax records. What’s fair is fair, right?
Let’s look at all of the items Barrack Obama has released:
1. Occidental College records Not released
2. Columbia College records Not released
3. Columbia Thesis paper Not available
4. Harvard College records Not released
5. Selective Service Registration Not released
6. Medical records Not released
7. Illinois State Senate schedule not available
8. Law practice client list Not released
9. Harvard Law Review articles published NONE WRITTEN
10. University of Chicago scholarly articles NONE WRITTEN
11. Your Record of baptism Not released or not available
12. Your Illinois State Senate recordsnot available
Not even a certified copy of his birth certificate has been released.
[Insert some campaign zinger to close it out...”Do we really need...”]
That would be a good ad.
I want to see Rangels returns.
McCain and Palin do need to demand the right to record their own 'protection' footage of any interviews they give and use it in any manner they see fit. Provided they do that, giving interviews to the enemy is an essential part of the campaign because those are the only interviews a lot of swing voters are going to see.
If one exists? In Indonesia...
How much did the gevernment steal form her?
Justin Rood is a reporter/blogger for TPMMuckraker.com. He's based in Washington, D.C.
Before joining TPM, he covered homeland security and intelligence for Government Executive magazine and Congressional Quarterly. His work has also appeared in the Washington Post, the Washington Monthly, Salon.com and elsewhere.
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2005: News Editor, The New York Observer
2006: Marcus Baram has been named editor of the Intelligence column at Radar Magazine. He had been an editor at The Wall Street Journal.
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