Skip to comments.Candidate Palin has character problem (Leftist rant about releasing travel schedule)
Posted on 06/28/2009 7:29:33 PM PDT by Libloather
Candidate Palin has character problem
Last Modified: June 27th, 2009 06:42 PM
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 ...
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!
I see I have a phone call to make tomorrow.
Some serious journalistic language he/she has going ,(facts, not feeeelings).
Why the hell should she give these lunatics her travel schedule? They follow her to the bathroom, among other things. What a disturbing bunch.
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.
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. :)
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.
“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.
Do newspapers really wonder why they can’t sell more copies?
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?
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.
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.
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.
These are obviously all weaknesses of obama, and therefore his opponent must be accused of the same. Very predictable obama media tactic.
You can count on the Liberal Anchorage Daily News to be just that, Liberal.
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.
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.
Are you sure? We know it can whine like a girl and throw a tantrum like a princess.
Maybe they should focus on the character problems of themselves.
Is she cool - or WHAT?
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.
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.
“I live in Alaska, Ive 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. :-)
LOL! I don't think Barry ever voted for anything other than "present" unless it was for late term abortion where he voted "yes".
As a member of the media in Indiana, I am sent a press schedule daily by Mitch’s office.
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?
RELEASE THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE!
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.
From what I gather, you aren't exactly a huge Palin fan. Ever consider putting a cork in it?
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”.
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.
Thank you for reminding us, Swampmarine.
True, it’s not Conservatives4Palin.
But it’s also not stupidoverusedunoriginalfalseaccusationsagainstconservativepoliticians.com.
Make that, it’s not stupidoverusedunoriginalfalseaccusationsagainstconservativepoliticiansforpoliticalreasons.com.
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