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Palin pick to be Alaska's 2nd female on high court(once served on the board of Planned Parenthood )
google.com/ ^ | 03/05/09 | ap

Posted on 03/06/2009 6:02:50 PM PST by patriotmediaa

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has appointed a state judge who once served on the board of Planned Parenthood to the state Supreme Court, against the urgings of a conservative group who claimed the pick would put "another activist" on the court.

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Morgan Christen, 47, will be the second woman to serve on the state's high court. Former Gov. Tony Knowles appointed current Chief Justice Dana Fabe in 1996. Christen was one of two judges recommended for the post by the Alaska Judicial Council, an independent citizen's commission that evaluates judicial appointments for the governor.

Palin said she had "every confidence that Judge Christen has the experience, intellect, wisdom and character to be an outstanding Supreme Court justice." But the Alaska Family Council, a conservative Christian group that advocates against gay marriage and abortion rights, had said Christen was the more liberal of the two choices. Palmer Superior Court Judge Eric Smith was the other applicant.

The group said Smith would be more inclined "to turn back the tide of activism" while Christen would side with other justices against laws like the one struck down in 2006 requiring girls 16 and younger to obtain parental consent to receive an abortion.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alaska; parenthood; planned

1 posted on 03/06/2009 6:02:50 PM PST by patriotmediaa
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To: patriotmediaa

dude this has already been debunked. Search is your friend.


2 posted on 03/06/2009 6:09:38 PM PST by libbylu (Sarah - the light of the midnight sun)
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To: patriotmediaa
Yes, I'm afraid to say:

Palin is about to jump the shark. Hopefully, some dirt comes out in the wash.
3 posted on 03/06/2009 6:10:28 PM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (Sell the left short this cycle.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Oh Snap!!?

That was quick...


4 posted on 03/06/2009 6:11:03 PM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (Sell the left short this cycle.)
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To: patriotmediaa
An ex board member from Planned Barrenhood?

There must be some type of explanation for this. If not, she's done in my book.

5 posted on 03/06/2009 6:11:17 PM PST by AAABEST (And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it)
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To: patriotmediaa

If this is true, then Palin really is an idiot.


6 posted on 03/06/2009 6:11:53 PM PST by Krankor (Vitajex, whatcha doin' to me.)
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To: patriotmediaa

No, no... Read this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2200773/posts


7 posted on 03/06/2009 6:12:29 PM PST by BufordP ("I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market system."--George "the Abandoner" Bush)
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To: Krankor; patriotmediaa; Sarah Barracuda

One of many FReepers have already posted and proved this is another smear against Conservative Gov Palin

On Conservatives4palin.com they posted both Smith and Christian’s resume, NO WHERE on it does it mention Christian being a member EVER of Planned Parenthood..looks to be another lie by Fagan and the other creeps out to destroy Sarah. So sad, I don’t get what is going on in Alaska, so many scumbags over there(Not talking about the citizens who live there, but the officials over there) just evil people. Already demeanizing Christian without reading a damn thing about her.

Here is Morgan Christian’s application
http://www.ajc.state.ak.us/Selection/Applications/2009/christenapp.pdf

And here is Eric Smith’s
http://www.ajc.state.ak.us/Selection/Applications/AllBefore98/smith96.pdf

He is a member of many environmentalists groups including:
Board of Trustees, Alaska Conservation Foundation
Member, Trustees for Alaska, Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, Northern Alaska Environmental Center, Alaska Center for the Environment, Natural Resources Defense Council, Alaska Marine Conservation Council, Alaska Public Interest Research Group

Meanwhile, Morgan Christian states in hers..

In her application, Christen described her judicial philosophy as “faithfulness to the Alaska Constitution, adherence to the doctrine of separation of powers and the insistence that all litigants be treated with courtesy and respect.”..........

34 posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 9:40:45 AM by Sarah Barracuda


8 posted on 03/06/2009 6:16:18 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: patriotmediaa
Palin said she had "every confidence that Judge Christen has the experience, intellect, wisdom and character to be an outstanding Supreme Court justice." But the Alaska Family Council, a conservative Christian group that advocates against gay marriage and abortion rights, had said Christen was the more liberal of the two choices. Palmer Superior Court Judge Eric Smith was the other applicant.

But does that negate what the gov. cited as her confidence: Palin said she had "every confidence that Judge Christen has the experience, intellect, wisdom and character to be an outstanding Supreme Court justice."

9 posted on 03/06/2009 6:16:50 PM PST by deport
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Palin Names Christen to Alaska Supreme Court State of Alaska press release Governor Sarah Palin selected Anchorage Superior Court Judge Morgan Christen to the Alaska Supreme Court. Christen is the 20th justice appointed to the Court.

Palin Names Christen to Alaska Supreme Court State of Alaska press release Governor Sarah Palin selected Anchorage Superior Court Judge Morgan Christen to the Alaska Supreme Court. Christen is the 20th justice appointed to the Court.

"Alaska’s Supreme Court bears the awesome responsibility of ensuring that our court system administers justice in firm accordance with the principles laid down in our state Constitution," said Governor Palin. "I have every confidence that Judge Christen has the experience, intellect, wisdom and character to be an outstanding Supreme Court justice."

Christen, 47, was born in Chehalis, Washington. After attending colleges in England, Switzerland, and the People’s Republic of China, she received a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of Washington in 1983, and a law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California, in 1986.

Christen worked as a law clerk to Anchorage Superior Court Justice Brian Shortell from 1986-87, then joined Preston, Gates & Ellis in 1987, becoming a partner in 1992. She was appointed as an Anchorage Superior Court justice in 2002, and has been presiding judge since 2005.

Christen currently serves on the boards of the Alaska Community Foundation and the Rasmuson Foundation, and previously served on the boards of the United Way of Anchorage, and of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. A past president of Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers, she has also won the Anchorage Chamber’s Light of Hope award for helping Alaska children in 2004, and won the Anchorage Chamber’s Athena Society Award in 2006. She has been a member of the Downtown Anchorage Rotary Club since 1992.v The Alaska Supreme Court serves as the ultimate court of appeals for the state’s District and Superior Courts. The chief justice and four associate justices hear cases in Anchorage on a monthly basis and in Fairbanks and Juneau on a quarterly basis. The court also administers the state’s judicial system.

Christen will replace Justice Warren Matthews, who has served on the Supreme Court for 22 years, including six years as chief justice, from 1987-1990 and again from 1997-2000. State law bars judges from serving past 70, and Matthews will turn 70 on April 5.

"I am grateful to Justice Matthews for his long years of service to the people of Alaska on the high court," Governor Palin said.

Under current judicial selection procedures, the Alaska Judicial Council received applications from six Alaska attorneys, winnowed the list to two names, and forwarded them to the governor.

"Alaska’s Supreme Court bears the awesome responsibility of ensuring that our court system administers justice in firm accordance with the principles laid down in our state Constitution," said Governor Palin. "I have every confidence that Judge Christen has the experience, intellect, wisdom and character to be an outstanding Supreme Court justice."

Christen, 47, was born in Chehalis, Washington. After attending colleges in England, Switzerland, and the People’s Republic of China, she received a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of Washington in 1983, and a law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California, in 1986.

Christen worked as a law clerk to Anchorage Superior Court Justice Brian Shortell from 1986-87, then joined Preston, Gates & Ellis in 1987, becoming a partner in 1992. She was appointed as an Anchorage Superior Court justice in 2002, and has been presiding judge since 2005.

Christen currently serves on the boards of the Alaska Community Foundation and the Rasmuson Foundation, and previously served on the boards of the United Way of Anchorage, and of Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

A past president of Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers, she has also won the Anchorage Chamber’s Light of Hope award for helping Alaska children in 2004, and won the Anchorage Chamber’s Athena Society Award in 2006.

She has been a member of the Downtown Anchorage Rotary Club since 1992.v The Alaska Supreme Court serves as the ultimate court of appeals for the state’s District and Superior Courts. The chief justice and four associate justices hear cases in Anchorage on a monthly basis and in Fairbanks and Juneau on a quarterly basis. The court also administers the state’s judicial system.

Christen will replace Justice Warren Matthews, who has served on the Supreme Court for 22 years, including six years as chief justice, from 1987-1990 and again from 1997-2000. State law bars judges from serving past 70, and Matthews will turn 70 on April 5.

"I am grateful to Justice Matthews for his long years of service to the people of Alaska on the high court," Governor Palin said.

Under current judicial selection procedures, the Alaska Judicial Council received applications from six Alaska attorneys, winnowed the list to two names, and forwarded them to the governor.

"Alaska’s Supreme Court bears the awesome responsibility of ensuring that our court system administers justice in firm accordance with the principles laid down in our state Constitution," said Governor Palin. "I have every confidence that Judge Christen has the experience, intellect, wisdom and character to be an outstanding Supreme Court justice." Christen, 47, was born in Chehalis, Washington. After attending colleges in England, Switzerland, and the People’s Republic of China, she received a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of Washington in 1983, and a law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California, in 1986. Christen worked as a law clerk to Anchorage Superior Court Justice Brian Shortell from 1986-87, then joined Preston, Gates & Ellis in 1987, becoming a partner in 1992. She was appointed as an Anchorage Superior Court justice in 2002, and has been presiding judge since 2005.

10 posted on 03/06/2009 6:17:45 PM PST by patriotmediaa
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To: patriotmediaa

BTW Newbie, your leftwing crowd who have been posting and reposting smears against Conservative Gov. Palin prove she is the only threat to Marxist Obama.


11 posted on 03/06/2009 6:18:52 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: patriotmediaa
WATCH WHAT THEY DO

NOT WHAT THEY SAID

12 posted on 03/06/2009 6:19:29 PM PST by patriotmediaa
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To: SoCalPol

you are a f-—k NUT


13 posted on 03/06/2009 6:20:18 PM PST by patriotmediaa
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To: AAABEST

Last night I heard a cller on The Rusty Humphries show explaining the process of the Govenor’s selection I need to reasearch it but he said that the process they have only turned out 2 candidtaes from whom she had to choose and that the Govenor did not have much choice I will look to see if I can find more info.


14 posted on 03/06/2009 6:20:23 PM PST by bzybee
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To: SoCalPol

Christen had served on the board of Planned Parenthood in the 1990s before the organization started performing abortions in Alaska in 2003.


15 posted on 03/06/2009 6:22:19 PM PST by patriotmediaa
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To: patriotmediaa

I pray that the Republicans will not throw another idiot like Palin at us for President. Why must we have idiots like Bush, Obama, or Palin as president? Why can’t we have smart guys like Sessions or DeMint for president? I am really starting to think that there is a council of elders that are running the USA and they put a puppet figure head in charge while they (the council of elders) are really running the show.


16 posted on 03/06/2009 6:23:13 PM PST by GinaLolaB (=^..^=)
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To: SoCalPol

what tell the TRUTH hurt?


17 posted on 03/06/2009 6:23:16 PM PST by patriotmediaa
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To: patriotmediaa

The other candidate to that post was far more liberal.

Keep it up. Your boy Obama can’t even talk without a teleprompter. Obama can’t even fill his cabinet posts
because your bunch believe in raising taxes but not paying them.


18 posted on 03/06/2009 6:23:32 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: SoCalPol

I don’t have to read anything further to recognize this as a democrat/communist smear against Gov Palin. With the government and all the MSM in their direct control why do they find it necessary to destroy Rush and Sarah on such a massive personal level? And how will history judge us in our retaliation?


19 posted on 03/06/2009 6:27:56 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: patriotmediaa
Christen had served on the board of Planned Parenthood in the 1990s before the organization started performing abortions in Alaska in 2003.

Incorrect. Christen served on the board of an organization in the 1990s that did not perform abortions. Later, after Christen left, the organization became Planned Parenthood in Alaska.
20 posted on 03/06/2009 6:28:03 PM PST by TexasAg
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To: SoCalPol

But the Alaska Family Council, a conservative Christian group that advocates against gay marriage and abortion rights, had said Christen was the more liberal of the two choices. Palmer Superior Court Judge Eric Smith was the other applicant.

GET YOUR FACT RIGHT


21 posted on 03/06/2009 6:28:41 PM PST by patriotmediaa
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To: ArchAngel1983

Exactly.

This bunch can’t hack it that their boy Obama has tanked before his first 100 days.


22 posted on 03/06/2009 6:29:46 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: TexasAg

Christen was one of two judges recommended for the post by the Alaska Judicial Council


23 posted on 03/06/2009 6:30:08 PM PST by patriotmediaa
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To: SoCalPol
Christen, 47, was born in Chehalis, Washington. After attending colleges in England, Switzerland, and the People’s Republic of China, she received a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of Washington in 1983, and a law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California, in 1986

A U.N lover

24 posted on 03/06/2009 6:32:30 PM PST by patriotmediaa
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To: patriotmediaa
Christen was one of two judges recommended for the post by the Alaska Judicial Council

True, but that doesn't change the fact that Christen was never on the board of Planned Parenthood. And the Alaska constitution says the governor must select one of the two candidates submitted by the Alaska Judicial Council. And Palin's predecessor tried to refuse to select one of the two and was slapped down.
25 posted on 03/06/2009 6:33:24 PM PST by TexasAg
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To: NowApproachingMidnight; All
Sorry, noob...the story has been debunked many times today.
26 posted on 03/06/2009 6:36:52 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: patriotmediaa

So you would have chosen Smith, the more liberal
and an EcoWacko.

Between the Marxist Obama posters and the anti war, 9/11 Truther Baldwin, L Ron Paul posters who are Obama’s best friend, interesting to see all the useful idiots.


27 posted on 03/06/2009 6:39:33 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: patriotmediaa; Admin Moderator

Troll sighting at #10.


28 posted on 03/06/2009 6:39:44 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: patriotmediaa
A U.N lover

A complete non-sequitor, if I have ever seen one.

29 posted on 03/06/2009 6:40:10 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: GinaLolaB

Careful Gina, Sarah is the new protected class here. LOL


30 posted on 03/06/2009 6:45:10 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

logical fallacies.


31 posted on 03/06/2009 7:07:41 PM PST by patriotmediaa
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To: patriotmediaa
you are a f-—k NUT

Off your meds again? This smear against Palin was already debunked earlier today.

Go to the store and BUY A CLUE. You are obviously out.
32 posted on 03/06/2009 7:32:03 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: GinaLolaB
I pray that the Republicans will not throw another idiot like Palin at us for President. Why must we have idiots like Bush, Obama, or Palin as president? Why can’t we have smart guys like Sessions or DeMint for president? I am really starting to think that there is a council of elders that are running the USA and they put a puppet figure head in charge while they (the council of elders) are really running the show.

Idiot? What are you talking about?
33 posted on 03/06/2009 7:33:19 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: patriotmediaa
GET YOUR FACT RIGHT

We have our facts right. The AFC said it was a complete guess that the other guy would be more conservative. A COMPLETE GUESS BASED ON NOTHING. Meanwhile, Gov. Palin requested more information and background info on the 2 finalists than any governor in the state's history had requested for a court nominee.

There's plenty more, but I'd rather torture you 1 post at a time since you're too busy making an idiot of yourself to do a little research.
34 posted on 03/06/2009 7:37:07 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: SoCalPol

Notice how the rats scurry away when the lights get switched on?


35 posted on 03/06/2009 7:57:29 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: BufordP
No No, the LAW only applies to the right.

Palin should be working towards taking AK out of the union.

Useless.

36 posted on 03/06/2009 8:01:03 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: GLDNGUN

Heh Heh Heh

You’ve got that right. This has been an entertaining thread, have to keep coming back and checking it. :)


37 posted on 03/06/2009 8:01:46 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: GLDNGUN

How true.
Some folks can’t take the truth or be exposed


38 posted on 03/06/2009 8:05:56 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: AAABEST
An ex board member from Planned Barrenhood? There must be some type of explanation for this. If not, she's done in my book.

There have been multiple, LONG threads where this CRAP has already been debunked today.

You might want to read through them as they are very instructive.

With regards to this latest LIE, the organization in question, when Christian was a member of it, was not part of Planned Parenthood and did not support Abortion. It was 10 years later that the organization became part of Planned Parenthood.
40 posted on 03/06/2009 10:42:53 PM PST by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: deport
But does that negate what the gov. cited as her confidence: Palin said she had "every confidence that Judge Christen has the experience, intellect, wisdom and character to be an outstanding Supreme Court justice."

The so-called "conservative Christian group" was backing the other candidate who was proven to be very liberal and not very pro-life at all.

There is very little, if any at all, evidence to support the charge that Christen is liberal.

If you have found any, please provide the evidence as this issue has been hashed out all day and none has been found. Just some unfounded and unsupported accusations by this group and the Lame-stream media.
41 posted on 03/06/2009 10:46:31 PM PST by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: patriotmediaa
Christen had served on the board of Planned Parenthood in the 1990s before the organization started performing abortions in Alaska in 2003.

Actually, I believe the organization in question was not part of Planned Parenthood until 10 years after her service on the board.

Furthermore, the organization was not involved in abortion and did not support abortion at that time.
42 posted on 03/06/2009 10:49:26 PM PST by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: pissant; GinaLolaB
Careful Gina, Sarah is the new protected class here. LOL

Hey pissant, grow-up.

You were on the thread where this crap was debunked.

You have no excuse for this kind of nonsense.
43 posted on 03/06/2009 10:51:27 PM PST by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: GinaLolaB; patriotmediaa
I pray that the Republicans will not throw another idiot like Palin at us for President. Why must we have idiots like Bush, Obama, or Palin as president? Why can’t we have smart guys like Sessions or DeMint for president? I am really starting to think that there is a council of elders that are running the USA and they put a puppet figure head in charge while they (the council of elders) are really running the show.

The only idiot here, my dear, is you, for following for the Left-wing MSM's narrative and smear tactics.
44 posted on 03/06/2009 10:53:43 PM PST by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: SoConPubbie; pissant; patriotmediaa; GinaLolaB; deport; AAABEST; bzybee; Krankor; ...
For those of you looking for the truth on this issue, you might want to read through the following threads as they contain a boat-load of research and facts:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2200773/posts?page=380

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2199866/posts
45 posted on 03/06/2009 11:07:33 PM PST by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Before you take Wev Shea’s ringing endorsement about Miss Christen, you might want to read this. Like I said, shades of Fred going on here - farts smelling like roses.

http://thomasalamb.blogspot.com/2009/03/andrew-halcro-palin-pick-brillant.html


47 posted on 03/07/2009 7:44:47 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
Careful Gina, Sarah is the new protected class here. LOL

You are so right. It reminds of when Julia-annie was running for prez. LOL

48 posted on 03/07/2009 1:25:58 PM PST by GinaLolaB (=^..^=)
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To: SoConPubbie

why not pick someone not from Alaska Judicial Council


49 posted on 03/07/2009 3:30:12 PM PST by patriotmediaa
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