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ABC News: Where Are Sarah Palin's Tax Returns?
ABC News ^ | September 20, 2008 | Justin Rood and Marcus Baram

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008election; 2008veep; abcnews; mccainpalin; palin; palinrecord; tax
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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...

  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. Certified Copy of original Birth certificate - - Not released
  10. Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth — Not released
  11. Harvard Law Review articles published — None
  12. University of Chicago scholarly articles — None
  13. Your Record of baptism– Not released or “not available”
  14. Your Illinois State Senate records–”not available”

The commenter is right. No MSM double standard here.

1 posted on 09/20/2008 7:28:50 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
LOL the Democrat party has the nerve to talk about Gov. Palin's tax returns when they won't even hold a jackass like Charles Rangel to account for cheating on his own taxes?

Oh and where is Hussein's birth certificate?

2 posted on 09/20/2008 7:32:05 AM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: Zakeet

Where is obama’s birth certificate?


3 posted on 09/20/2008 7:32:27 AM PDT by dubie
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To: Zakeet
So what!


4 posted on 09/20/2008 7:33:44 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Zakeet

Hey, that’s what I was going to say.


5 posted on 09/20/2008 7:34:30 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama: the last great hope of Liberalism in America.)
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To: Zakeet

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?


6 posted on 09/20/2008 7:35:06 AM PDT by ajwharton (FL GOP Pollwatcher, ACORN-buster)
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To: Zakeet

I appreciate your effort. Is that your list or are you just copying and pasting.


7 posted on 09/20/2008 7:35:31 AM PDT by itsPatAmerican
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To: Zakeet

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.


8 posted on 09/20/2008 7:36:21 AM PDT by cpanter (Babies, guns and Jesus. Hot Damn! - Rush on the Palin pick.)
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To: Zakeet

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.


9 posted on 09/20/2008 7:36:54 AM PDT by sobieski
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To: Zakeet

Wow! She’s been a candidate for three weeks. She is sure dragging her feet!


10 posted on 09/20/2008 7:37:04 AM PDT by Soliton (> 100)
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To: Zakeet

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.


11 posted on 09/20/2008 7:37:59 AM PDT by devere
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To: Zakeet

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...

- JP


12 posted on 09/20/2008 7:39:33 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("I don't believe that people should be able to own guns." - Barack Obama)
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To: Zakeet

How far into the primary campaign did it take Hillary to release hers?


13 posted on 09/20/2008 7:39:36 AM PDT by kabar (.)
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To: Zakeet

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.


14 posted on 09/20/2008 7:42:24 AM PDT by popdonnelly (I'll tell you a little secret: we're smarter and more competent than the Left.)
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To: Zakeet
Where are John the traitor Kerry's military records?
Where are murtha the weasel's military records?
Did they release their tax records?
15 posted on 09/20/2008 7:43:50 AM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: Zakeet

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?


16 posted on 09/20/2008 7:44:38 AM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: pnh102
Where is Obama's college transcript? You know -- the one that shows he spent a year in Arabia studying anti-Semitism and Islam.
17 posted on 09/20/2008 7:45:40 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: kabar

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.

http://www.newsoxy.com/newsc/hillary_clinton_releases_tax_information/article10701.htm


18 posted on 09/20/2008 7:46:57 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("I don't believe that people should be able to own guns." - Barack Obama)
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To: Zakeet
You forgot one. Where is is current passport, and where is the one he used that was issued from a foreign country when he was using a different last name? Remember when a bureaucrat sought to view Barry's passport info and was roundly disciplined early in the campaign? Did they get too close to some “interesting” details?
19 posted on 09/20/2008 7:52:10 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Zakeet
This image is the worst I have ever seen of Gov. Palin. It's clearly been cherry-picked by those hostile to her.


20 posted on 09/20/2008 7:56:40 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Guns don't kill people, criminals and the governments that create them do.)
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To: Zakeet

Maybe Obama could show good faith by releasing his birth certificate...


21 posted on 09/20/2008 7:56:54 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: Zakeet
Add to your list "the Big One" (IMO):

Illinois State Bar application - not released (will probably show he lied about past drug use)

22 posted on 09/20/2008 7:59:57 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (RIP Tony Snow, great American, father, and Christian)
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To: dubie

Where is obama’s birth certificate?”

I think it is in Kenya.

BTW: I am still waiting for Bill Clinton’s medical records......waiting ......waiting....


23 posted on 09/20/2008 8:03:13 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Zakeet

ABC news is trying to cover Charlie Gibson’s rear.
They are trying to justify the Gibson Inquisition.


24 posted on 09/20/2008 8:05:08 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Stand up, Chuck)
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To: Zakeet

They are right next to Obies COLB and sKerry’s 180 form ni Roves top drawer.


25 posted on 09/20/2008 8:05:11 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I Love The Smell Of Schmidt Storm in the Morning...and Afternoon....and at Night!!!!!)
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To: Zakeet
Here is what Libertarian VP candidate has to say about Barack and not releasing his school records.

Wayne Root:

“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?”

26 posted on 09/20/2008 8:07:39 AM PDT by RatsDawg (I love Palin :))
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To: Zakeet
This is a smoke screen designed exactly to misdirect us from pressing for the missing "Obama papers", and other "prominent" liberals background material.

The quest of the MSM is to have something in the news everyday that - to the casual and uneducated ear - seems like an impropriety.

Please note that they are not making any specific implications toward the Governor, only acting like her not serving them up on a silver platter is some sort of crime.

It occurs to most of us that the Governor is a pretty smart cookie - surrounded by smart advisors. Are the media trying to make us believe that she somehow didn't know that she was going to have to reveal all this information, and would be prepared for it?

If I were her, I'd withhold and even be a bit coy about revealing all of this until the media has worked itself up into a frothing frenzy, and then hand them over. Rope-a-dope time.

But the media knows she has them, and they are ok...probably a lot better than Biden's 1% to charity, etc.

The media should know that obsession is defined as doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.
27 posted on 09/20/2008 8:08:35 AM PDT by FrankR (Liberalism is communism, by the drink. O'Rourke)
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To: cpanter

Sounds like ABC is now taking orders from Obama for their stories.

Well Duhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 09/20/2008 8:10:46 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Josh Painter
If you look at the Obama's tax returns, note that their charitable contributions jumped starting in 2005, while in previous years they ranged from 0.5% to 1.4% of adjusted gross income. Obama and Biden are from the same niggardly mold. Of my God! Am I a racist for using that word, niggardly?
29 posted on 09/20/2008 8:10:53 AM PDT by no_go_lie
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To: Zakeet

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).


30 posted on 09/20/2008 8:12:20 AM PDT by PrincessB ("I am an expert on my own opinion." - Dave Ramsey)
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To: Zakeet
This coming from ABC, the All Barack Channel.

Why anyone even cares what the hell they say anymore is beyond me.

31 posted on 09/20/2008 8:12:23 AM PDT by Pablo64 (What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.)
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To: Zakeet
Add to the list CAC records (Chicago Annenberg Challenge) records not available in Chicago Univ. library. Go to National Review Online and read the Kurtz article about trying to access these records.

vaudine

32 posted on 09/20/2008 8:14:08 AM PDT by vaudine (RO)
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To: Zakeet

Hey, ABC....................”UP YOURS”!!!!d


33 posted on 09/20/2008 8:14:30 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (..)
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To: Nailbiter

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.


34 posted on 09/20/2008 8:15:29 AM PDT by cpanter (Babies, guns and Jesus. Hot Damn! - Rush on the Palin pick.)
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To: cpanter

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


35 posted on 09/20/2008 8:20:51 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: devere
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.

You said exactly what I've been thinking for months!

If McCain wins, these hyenas should be barred from the White House!

36 posted on 09/20/2008 8:22:10 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Just your average "Whitey" - bitterly clinging to my guns and religion.)
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To: Zakeet

Too bad the press isn’t as interested in Rangel’s tax return. Or Freddie May and Fannie Mac’s booking “errors”...


37 posted on 09/20/2008 8:25:46 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: Beelzebubba
Who is this Justin Rood?

Justin Rood with ABC has the following recent stories:

Where Are Sarah Palin's Tax Returns?

She's hiding something.

Experts Don't Yahoo! Over Palin's E-Mail Practices

She's Dumb. Opening Line: It's not a great idea to run a government using Yahoo! e-mail accounts.

Exclusive: New Doubts Over Palin's Troopergate Claims

She Lied.

Critics Question Palin's Record on "Epidemic" Rape, Domestic Violence in Alaska

She enables rapists.

Fired Official: Governor Sarah Palin Did Not Tell the Truth to ABC

She Lied.

Palin Backstab? Commissioner Praised Then Fired

She's conniving.

Palin Could Be Deposed in Probe

She's a criminal.

Palin Fought Polar Bear Protections

She hates cuddly polar bears.

38 posted on 09/20/2008 8:31:48 AM PDT by Grit (Bah.)
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To: Zakeet

Where did all the information about her per diem write-off come from if they have no records? Just wondering


39 posted on 09/20/2008 8:36:19 AM PDT by nclaurel (I think therefore I vote Republican.)
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To: Zakeet

BUMP


40 posted on 09/20/2008 8:37:30 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (McCain/Palin 2008 : Palin the Paladin 2012)
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To: Zakeet
Ah-ha! NOW the MSM is looking for real dirt. Trouble is, they won't look for real dirt on a 'Rat. It's so transparent it's laughable.

BTW, where is uhObama's birth certificate?!

41 posted on 09/20/2008 8:40:03 AM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" white guy voting McCain/Palin)
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To: Zakeet

 

42 posted on 09/20/2008 8:44:02 AM PDT by JoJo Gunn
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To: Zakeet

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!


43 posted on 09/20/2008 8:44:45 AM PDT by UltraKonservativen (( YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!!!))
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To: Zakeet

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 records–”not 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.


44 posted on 09/20/2008 8:49:52 AM PDT by mattdono (Only Lot will be left.)
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To: popdonnelly

I want to see Rangels returns.


45 posted on 09/20/2008 8:59:29 AM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: devere
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.

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.

46 posted on 09/20/2008 9:10:24 AM PDT by supercat
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To: dubie
Where is obama’s birth certificate?

If one exists? In Indonesia...

Mark

47 posted on 09/20/2008 9:27:03 AM PDT by MarkL (Al Gore: The Greenhouse Gasbag! (heard on Bob Brinker's Money Talk))
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To: Zakeet

bump


48 posted on 09/20/2008 9:31:39 AM PDT by DFG
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To: Zakeet

How much did the gevernment steal form her?


49 posted on 09/20/2008 9:41:54 AM PDT by onedoug ( Barracuda!)
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To: Zakeet

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.

When he isn't reporting he plays the popular Xbox driving game /Burnout 3: Takedown/. He says it is part of a doctor-prescribed therapy regimen to cure his addiction to foreign oil.

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.

A frequent 'guest' on Keith Olbermann.

50 posted on 09/20/2008 9:52:26 AM PDT by kcvl
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