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Candidate Palin has character problem (Leftist rant about releasing travel schedule)
Anchorage Daily News ^ | 6/27/09 | GREGG ERICKSON

Posted on 06/28/2009 7:29:33 PM PDT by Libloather

Candidate Palin has character problem
GREGG ERICKSON
Last Modified: June 27th, 2009 06:42 PM

**SNIP**

That's why it was so refreshing when Sarah Palin, a woman who had stood up against corruption in the Murkowski administration, made openness and transparency in state government a central theme in her 2006 campaign for governor. In November 2006 Palin defeated Murkowski.

As Palin's first Juneau press conference as governor was breaking up, she called my wife and me aside. With apparent sincerity she asked us why we had had so much trouble getting public records from previous governors: "Why wouldn't they want you to have the full story about what they were doing?" It struck me at the time as both naive and refreshing.

Two weeks later I discovered a memorandum from a senior state attorney revealing that a top Palin aide had instructed him to keep documents secret from our newsletter even if the legal basis for doing so was weak or problematic. A few weeks after that, Meghan Stapleton, Palin's then-press secretary, told me they were keeping the documents secret because they public might misunderstand them.

Since then Palin has become the most secretive governor in Alaska's history. This month she refused to release even her official schedule or reveal when she is leaving the state. Questions from reporters are often simply ignored, or she answers a different question than the one asked. All the while she continues to mouth the claim that her administration is "open and transparent."

When it comes to letting the public know what her government is doing, Sarah Palin is either a cynical hypocrite or delusional. Either way, it reveals something important about her character.

(Excerpt) Read more at adn.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: character; palin; pds; rats; sarah
Either way, it reveals something important about her character.

Or - it reveals that it's none of your damn business.


This photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, left, and her husband Todd, addressing the crew of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, June 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Josue L. Escobosa, U.S. Navy)

WE HAVE A WINNA!

1 posted on 06/28/2009 7:29:33 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I see I have a phone call to make tomorrow.

Some serious journalistic language he/she has going ,(facts, not feeeelings).


2 posted on 06/28/2009 7:33:53 PM PDT by AliVeritas ( Pray, Pray, Pray)
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To: Libloather

Why the hell should she give these lunatics her travel schedule? They follow her to the bathroom, among other things. What a disturbing bunch.


3 posted on 06/28/2009 7:38:22 PM PDT by redk
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To: Libloather
This is an obvious attempt to draw a connection to the secretive Argentine Adventure of S. Carolina Governor Mark Sanford. These Alaskan Leftists will find moral equivalence under a rock.
4 posted on 06/28/2009 7:39:39 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: AliVeritas

Was it just me or did all of his qualms have to do merely with not answering questions and not saying where she was going? He didn’t mention any actual document that was withheld.


5 posted on 06/28/2009 7:40:02 PM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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To: Libloather

The left FEARS Palin because she has ten times the charisma of Obama, PLUS tons of SUBSTANCE!

The left knows many people vote for charisma, and some of us even vote for substance. :)


6 posted on 06/28/2009 7:40:25 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Libloather

Some more BS from the ADN I see. Wow, what a surprise. Don’t worry ADN she will win again if she runs for governor, count on it.


7 posted on 06/28/2009 7:40:29 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Libloather

“When it comes to letting the public know what her government is doing, Sarah Palin is either a cynical hypocrite or delusional. Either way, it reveals something important about her character.”

Legitimate birth-check. No terrorist ties-check. No communist parents-check. Partner does not have a huge butt-check. Was never a community organizer-check.

I’d say she has it together pretty good.


8 posted on 06/28/2009 7:40:37 PM PDT by oust the louse (This Country now has a smelly BO problem.....)
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To: Libloather

Do newspapers really wonder why they can’t sell more copies?


9 posted on 06/28/2009 7:40:54 PM PDT by JavaJumpy
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To: Libloather

Devoid of facts, full of innuendo. How about the original author delving into a real issue say... THE MISSING BIRTH CERTIFICATE! Where is it obama?


10 posted on 06/28/2009 7:42:49 PM PDT by CodeMasterPhilzar (I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom. You can keep the "change.")
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To: redk

I got the following from conservatives4palin.com, from a survey done by the AP following the Sanford fiasco that was printed in the ADN, the very paper that printed this bullshit article.

http://www.conservatives4palin.com/2009/06/adn-opinion-writer-attacks-palins.html

ARIZONA: Gov. Jan Brewer was at her office in the state Capitol. Her office would not release her full schedule.

[...]

DELAWARE: Gov. Jack Markell was in his Dover office. His office rejected a written request for his official calendar, saying it wasn’t subject to open records laws.

[...]

INDIANA: Gov. Mitch Daniels was returning from an event in southern Indiana. His office declined to release his detailed calendar, citing privacy and security concerns.

[...]

KANSAS: Gov. Mark Parkinson was working in his office. His staff would not release his full schedule.

[...]

LOUISIANA: Gov. Bobby Jindal was reviewing bills in his office on the last day of the legislative session. His office said the governor’s calendar is not subject to open records laws.

[...]

MICHIGAN: Gov. Jennifer Granholm was on her way to a news conference in Birmingham. Her office would not release her calendar, citing security and privacy issues.

[...]

NEBRASKA: Gov. Dave Heineman marched into an AP reporter’s Capitol office a few minutes after a reporter called to ask for his whereabouts. His office did not release his calendar.

[...]

NEW JERSEY: Gov. Jon S. Corzine was in the statehouse monitoring legislative budget hearings. His office would not release his calendar.

[...]

SOUTH DAKOTA: Gov. Mike Rounds was in his office. His press secretary said the governor’s calendar is not a public record.

[...]

VIRGINIA: Gov. Tim Kaine was sitting in his office. His staff did not release his calendar, citing privacy and security concerns.

[...]

WEST VIRGINIA: Gov. Joe Manchin was at Charleston’s Yeager Airport waiting to greet the first arriving flight of a new air service from Florida. His staff would not release his calendar, citing security concerns.


11 posted on 06/28/2009 7:44:10 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin 2012 - Saving America)
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To: Libloather
This excerpt from an article Ms. Erickson (yeah, yeah, I know he's a guy) wrote in Sept. 2008 give credence to the Leftist label...

Sarah Palin: dope-smokin', straight-shootin' book burner?

Unfortunately, since Palin went directly from local office to the governorship without a stay in the legislature, she has no record of up-and-down votes on legislation to assess. That means no rating from the ACLU, among other things.

12 posted on 06/28/2009 7:45:20 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Libloather
Questions from reporters are often simply ignored...answers a different question than the one asked... mouths the claim that (the) administration is "open and transparent"...is either a cynical hypocrite or delusional.

These are obviously all weaknesses of obama, and therefore his opponent must be accused of the same. Very predictable obama media tactic.

13 posted on 06/28/2009 7:47:40 PM PDT by joshhiggins
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To: curth

You can count on the Liberal Anchorage Daily News to be just that, Liberal.


14 posted on 06/28/2009 7:50:47 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Libloather
Ok, let Obama release his birth certificate...
15 posted on 06/28/2009 7:52:07 PM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: Libloather

I personally don’t think we need to know about a schedule of a governor. In fact, my Commanding Officer’s schedule is not sent all over the world either. If she promised to be transparent because the last governor was not, this is not our problem, this is something that the Democratic candidate for governor will worry about during 2010 if he/she choses too.


16 posted on 06/28/2009 7:58:01 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Libloather

I live in Alaska, I’ve worked alongside Sarah Palin, and the Anchorage Daily News has wrapped many a fish for me.

Perhaps the governor’s attitude would be a little more friendly if media outlets like the Daily News wouldn’t lie, smear, exagerrate, libel, and go far out of their way to ruin the reputation and character of the governor, her husband, and her children. As it is, I’m amazed every day that the governor doesn’t walk into the Daily News offices and slap the editor in the head.

You can believe the Daily News or you can believe your own eyes. That’s how it looks from up here at the treeline.


17 posted on 06/28/2009 8:01:15 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: Texas Eagle
Ms. Erickson (yeah, yeah, I know he's a guy)

Are you sure? We know it can whine like a girl and throw a tantrum like a princess.

18 posted on 06/28/2009 8:01:16 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (The Golden Goose doesn't exist that Marxists can't kill.)
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To: Libloather

Maybe they should focus on the character problems of themselves.


19 posted on 06/28/2009 8:06:50 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The Democrats have returned to their game of supporting totalitarian regimes. Now they're muslim.)
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To: redpoll
I live in Alaska, I’ve worked alongside Sarah Palin...

Is she cool - or WHAT?

20 posted on 06/28/2009 8:09:24 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea Totaler)
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To: Libloather

Forget the stupid lib “journalist”.

In the eyes of this libertarian leaning conservative, Sarah has a populism problem.

Easily cured. If she reads and embraces the works of Milton Friedman she will be in a great position in a couple of years when Socialism and collectivism fails for the 745th time in human history.


21 posted on 06/28/2009 8:11:45 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Texas Eagle

The link you give is to an article by J.D. Tuccille, not Gregg Erickson.


22 posted on 06/28/2009 8:13:22 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Minn
The link you give is to an article by J.D. Tuccille, not Gregg Erickson.

So it is. My bad.

I did a search for articles by Gregg Erickson and this was the first one that came up. Obviously because he is cited in the article.

As Emily Littela would say....never mind.

23 posted on 06/28/2009 8:18:01 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: redpoll

“I live in Alaska, I’ve worked alongside Sarah Palin, and the Anchorage Daily News has wrapped many a fish for me.”

You shouldn’t contaminate fish you are going to eat in that fashion. You’ll probably develope cancer or something worse. :-)


24 posted on 06/28/2009 8:38:10 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Texas Eagle
Unfortunately, since Palin went directly from local office to the governorship without a stay in the legislature, she has no record of up-and-down votes on legislation to assess. That means no rating from the ACLU, among other things.

LOL! I don't think Barry ever voted for anything other than "present" unless it was for late term abortion where he voted "yes".

25 posted on 06/28/2009 8:52:54 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (ABC-AP-MSNBC-All Obama, All the time.)
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To: curth

As a member of the media in Indiana, I am sent a press schedule daily by Mitch’s office.


26 posted on 06/28/2009 9:06:43 PM PDT by Military family member (GO Colts!!)
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Hello this is Ackmed.....er....I mean George from Hezbullah....errrrr....I mean Hackensack Daily Post. Can I have the travel schedules of the following governors? I’d like to “interview” them?


27 posted on 06/28/2009 9:21:00 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Libloather

RELEASE THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE!


28 posted on 06/28/2009 9:44:42 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: ak267

The guy is actually reasonably intelligent, but this is hack work. His wife contributed to Kim Elton and Hollis French, etc.

It’s basically the kind of smear job you get out of the ADN. If they can’t edit a column to the point that they allow a writer to call the NY Daily News a “conservative” paper, then that entire paper is Clydesville.

Best,

Chris


29 posted on 06/28/2009 9:44:45 PM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: Libloather
If you ignore the author/ADN, there is a great deal of accuracy in the message itself that Governor Palin’s administration is a very secretive group of folks. That's what much of the ethics dispute and the upcoming lawsuit are all about. Access to public records and e-mails. Al askans want it, Palin doesn't. Same old runaround as before.˜Open and transparent’ was just another broken campaign promise. Whatever it takes to get there, eh!
30 posted on 06/28/2009 10:20:32 PM PDT by Swampmarine
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To: Swampmarine
Whatever it takes to get there, eh!

From what I gather, you aren't exactly a huge Palin fan. Ever consider putting a cork in it?

31 posted on 06/28/2009 10:27:20 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea Totaler)
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To: Libloather
Cork it all the time. Don't post on Palin sites, for example. If they want to believe, fine, but this is Free Republic, not Conservatives4Palin. We are allowed other views that aren't immediately kicked out by the moderators. That's what Freedom of Speech is all about and why I like this site.
32 posted on 06/28/2009 10:37:41 PM PDT by Swampmarine
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To: Swampmarine

Did you see post 11...apparently a lot of other governors
aren’t forth coming about their schedules or whereabouts citing “security”issues. Perhaps you should “put a sock in it”.


33 posted on 06/28/2009 11:15:52 PM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: FreeSouthernAmerican
Was it just me or did all of his qualms have to do merely with not answering questions and not saying where she was going?

Where she was going in advance, not where she had been.

WIth the host of nutjobs the libs have been trying to stir up against her, there may be valid security reasons for this, not to mention trying to get something done without having to have the press digging in the trash cans behind her and shoving a camera in her face.

34 posted on 06/28/2009 11:44:33 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Swampmarine
If they want to believe, fine, but this is Free Republic, not Conservatives4Palin.

Thank you for reminding us, Swampmarine.

35 posted on 06/29/2009 3:34:29 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: Swampmarine

True, it’s not Conservatives4Palin.

But it’s also not stupidoverusedunoriginalfalseaccusationsagainstconservativepoliticians.com.


36 posted on 06/29/2009 4:33:42 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Liberals have neither the creativity nor the confidence to understand the truth of conservatism)
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To: Swampmarine

Make that, it’s not stupidoverusedunoriginalfalseaccusationsagainstconservativepoliticiansforpoliticalreasons.com.

It’s FreeRepublic.


37 posted on 06/29/2009 4:42:36 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Liberals have neither the creativity nor the confidence to understand the truth of conservatism)
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