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Why did Palin name a pro-choice judge to the Alaska Supreme Court?[DU-like anti-Palin source]
Alaska Dispatch ^ | Feb 18, 2011 | By Craig Medred

Posted on 02/19/2011 10:14:16 AM PST by Ol' Sparky

Edited on 02/19/2011 1:04:08 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

At least one mystery from Sarah Palin's short reign as governor of Alaska appears to have been cleared up by claims made in a manuscript for a book proposed by former Palin aide and confident Frank Bailey.

Many have wondered why Palin, who professes to be pro-life, named to the Alaska Supreme Court Morgan Christen, who is pro-choice. The move took both conservatives and liberals by surprise in 2009.


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


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KEYWORDS: abortion; akjudges; judges; palin; palin4abortion; palin4mccain; sarahpalin; troopergate
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1 posted on 02/19/2011 10:14:22 AM PST by Ol' Sparky
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To: Ol' Sparky

*WARNING*
*DISCOURAGEMNT TROLL*


2 posted on 02/19/2011 10:19:46 AM PST by Mr. K (Brawndo's got what plants crave. It's got Electrolytes.)
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To: Ol' Sparky

McCain made her do it right?


3 posted on 02/19/2011 10:21:41 AM PST by FTJM
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To: Ol' Sparky
Why did Obama sell America to the Muslims?That is the question that should be ask.. Why does Obama go on vacation so often? Why doesn't Obams show us his birth certific? And on and on!!
4 posted on 02/19/2011 10:22:22 AM PST by PLD
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To: Ol' Sparky

Unhhh, maybe because that isn’t the one and only litmus test applied when appointing a judge?


5 posted on 02/19/2011 10:23:19 AM PST by glorgau
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To: Mr. K

The creep forgot this part of the story.

SUPREME COURT PICK

Bailey suggests in the book that one of Palin’s picks for the Supreme Court was colored by her animosity against Wooten. He wrote that District Court Judge Morgan Christen ruled in favor of Palin’s sister in her custody dispute with Wooten, and that Todd Palin raved about how Christen raked Wooten over the coals.

Christen later applied for the state Supreme Court and was picked by the Alaska Judicial Council as one of the two candidates for Palin to consider appointing. Bailey wrote that he warned Palin it would be a conflict of interest, but she wasn’t interested.

But a spokeswoman for the Alaska Court System said Bailey got his facts wrong. Christen was never the assigned judge in the Wooten custody case, didn’t make any rulings in favor of either party, and played a “very limited role,” according to Christine Johnson, administrative director for the court system.

Johnson said prior to applying for the Supreme Court Christen conducted a conference in the case, where both sides agreed to a settlement. Wooten and Palin’s sister later had a dispute over what they’d agreed upon in the settlement and asked Christen to resolve it, Johnson said. But Christen sent it to another judge because she’d applied to the Supreme Court and had a conflict.

Read more: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/02/18/1551025/ex-aide-rips-palin-in-leaked-manuscript.html#ixzz1EOebbSC2


6 posted on 02/19/2011 10:23:31 AM PST by Truth101A
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To: Ol' Sparky

Why did Palin name a pro-choice judge to the Alaska Supreme Court?

_____________________________________________________

Asked and answered. In before the Aw Jeez guy.


7 posted on 02/19/2011 10:23:45 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Ol' Sparky
Old news. 'Refudiated' in 2009. Statement from SarahPAC on Governor Palin's selection of Judge Christen
8 posted on 02/19/2011 10:23:52 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: Ol' Sparky
Palin backers argued the governor had no choice, given both candidates forwarded to her were pro-choice.

Which was the case.

Sarah, according to Bailey, refused to listen to his or Van Flein's advice.

Hell hath no fury like an advisor ignored ... who later wants to sell his book.

9 posted on 02/19/2011 10:24:14 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Ol' Sparky

With reagrds to this piece of democrat agenda:

isn’t it interesting how they’re pulling out all the stops to try and attack Palin now?

When they say “she has no chance against buma”!

Buma is finished. The American people do not want this kind of president. Pretty much whoever we run in 2012 wins. Unless it’s a democrat like McCain or Romney. You can’t out-democrat a democrat.


10 posted on 02/19/2011 10:24:19 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge, MA grad student. Any potential conservative Christian FReepmail-FRiends out there?)
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To: Ol' Sparky

ok...here we go again...i am ready to be flamed..

there is this pesky little thingie called the constitution...in it is the pesky little thingie called the 10th amendment...last time I checked abortion, along with a host of other things, is not a power specifically granted to the feds, therefore, should be a state issue. Now, if this were true, then the appointment of, or election of, an abortion backing judge or governor, would be a major issue. However, since the feds have been allowed to remove this power from the states, what difference does it make what a state judge or governors stand is on the issue????? the feds will render any decision moot if it does not agree with the trumping of the constitution they have achieved......so tell me, what differnce does the stand of a judge or governor make??? answer is none...wanna change things??? start with your local state representative and senate candidate..they can force a governor to stand up to the fed... unless this happens, the point is moot..


11 posted on 02/19/2011 10:25:08 AM PST by joe fonebone (The House has oversight of the Judiciary...why are the rogue judges not being impeached?)
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To: Truth101A

Don’t expect the PDS folks to give a damn about the facts here.


12 posted on 02/19/2011 10:25:32 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Ol' Sparky

I read the words ‘reign as governor’ and stopped. Only in the fused circuits of liberal/progressive heads are executives of US states also heads of state. Hint to liberals and trolls: kings reign, governors govern. See the difference? Really simple isn’t it?


13 posted on 02/19/2011 10:26:58 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Truth101A

The creep is Craig Medred.


14 posted on 02/19/2011 10:27:31 AM PST by Truth101A
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To: Mr. K

When you go back home to the DU, take this tidbit with you.

Palin, as governor, also vetoed a strong “conservative” measure to deny same-sex partners government health benefits - because the bill directly violated the Alaskan constitution.

She must be a odd politician. Imagine nominating a judge based on merit or vetoing a bill on constitutionality..... Now wouldn’t that be something different in Washington?


15 posted on 02/19/2011 10:28:19 AM PST by LoneStarC
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To: Ol' Sparky

It’s got me “concerned.”


16 posted on 02/19/2011 10:28:33 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Win The Future = Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
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To: glorgau

At the least, this proves that she is not a theocrat.


17 posted on 02/19/2011 10:30:01 AM PST by Loud Mime (No, my liberal friend; you are not modern; you are old-style foolish)
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To: Ol' Sparky

I suggest the author look into how judge nominations are chosen/appointed in AK. Possible candidates are chosen buy the Alacka Judicial Council. The Governor must choose fromt that list. They must not have sent her a pro-life candidate. What was she to do? Ignore the law?


18 posted on 02/19/2011 10:30:55 AM PST by KansasGirl (1)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Oops.


19 posted on 02/19/2011 10:32:37 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Ol' Sparky

A simple Google search reveals Craig Medred is a grade-A hack. But I guess in your hurry to post this hit piece on Palin, you couldn’t be bothered to see if the author is a credible source.


20 posted on 02/19/2011 10:34:55 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Ol' Sparky
Jeanne Devon is one of the co-writers of the book, regurgitating all the same trash that's already been thrown at the Governor.

Info on Devon, if you don't already know;

http://saberpoint.blogspot.com/2009/07/jeannie-devon-alaskan-liberal-democrat.html

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2217069/posts

21 posted on 02/19/2011 10:35:39 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Ol' Sparky

There were only 2 choices presented to her by the Commission. Alaska has that “Missouri Plan” nonsense. Palin picked the least bad of the two. The other one was an across the board leftist wacko.


22 posted on 02/19/2011 10:37:20 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Hu's your daddy?)
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To: Ol' Sparky
I have no problem with articles like this being posted because they will serve to keep us up to date and on our toes to respond to the medias attacks on conservatives. The problem I have though is with FReepers that knowingly post disproved and inaccurate articles in a desire to trash a conservative not to their liking. I am not saying that is the case here because I am unfamiliar with the posters history and do not have the time right now to check it out(big memorial service to go to).
23 posted on 02/19/2011 10:37:20 AM PST by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: Mr. K
No, Mr. K, I'd just prefer a more principled, more conservative candidate that doesn't have negative approval ratings over 50%.

I'm sick and tired of idiots like you attacking anyone that questions whether is the best candidate for the job.

Herman Cain and Michelle Bachmann are both INFINITELY BETTER candidates with a better chance of winning.

It's past time you stopped throwing around insults in order to stifle legitimate debate on who the best CONSERVATIVE AND PRO-LIFER is for the job.

Palin isn't even pro-life enough to support the concept that human life begins at conception. She has no problem with the morning-after pill being legal, for example.

24 posted on 02/19/2011 10:38:04 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Because it’s politics. You have two choices: learn to live with people you vehemently disagree with, or go to civil war.


25 posted on 02/19/2011 10:40:10 AM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Loud Mime
At the least, this proves that she is not a theocrat.

If she loses social conservatives as her base, what has she got left in primary?

26 posted on 02/19/2011 10:40:27 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Ol' Sparky

I respect your opinion as you should respect opinions on folks that like Palin and want to vote for her. Why should she not step in the arena as others should and will. We will see who wins. Can we not leave it to that. Why are we chewing up and spitting out our own before they even run?


27 posted on 02/19/2011 10:42:06 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?o)
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To: Ol' Sparky
Herman Cain and Michelle Bachmann are both INFINITELY BETTER candidates with a better chance of winning

Sorry, I like them both, but congresscritters and business people with no governing experience simply don't win their party's nomination let alone the presidency.

Your statement seems kind of empty with no reasoning behind it.

28 posted on 02/19/2011 10:43:22 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Mr. K

*WARNING*

*TRUTH POLICE*


29 posted on 02/19/2011 10:43:31 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: Ol' Sparky

We did this back in 2009.

1. Judge Morgan Christen was the most qualified candidate

2. This was the alternative Palin chose against

And yes you can judge by appearences. Back then FR survey said he was a freakin' moonbat.

30 posted on 02/19/2011 10:45:43 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx)
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To: BelegStrongbow

Obama reigns.


31 posted on 02/19/2011 10:47:40 AM PST by altura
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To: FTJM

LOL LOL LOL


32 posted on 02/19/2011 10:47:47 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Hey PDSer troll! So you know that this allege book by Bailey was written by a Huffington Post writer and a known Alaska lib (Mudflats) and was leaked by the loon Joe McGinness....the guy that moved next door to Sarah and her family to write a hit-piece book. But that doesnt matter to you and since the guy has been backtracking on what he wrote Sarah said by saying that the book was subject to change.....but alas it doesn’t matter to you libs


33 posted on 02/19/2011 10:48:09 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Ol' Sparky

I doubt that single-issue politics will be the deciding factor in the anti-Obama vote. There’s a lot of evil that must be stopped; Abortion is just one facet.

Have you read “Going Rogue” yet? From what I’ve read and observed I’m confident that if she sits in the White House she will apply the corrective measures in time.

Be patient.


34 posted on 02/19/2011 10:51:46 AM PST by Loud Mime (No, my liberal friend; you are not modern; you are old-style foolish)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Sure. No aide ever gets done working for a controversial politician and then writes lying claptrap about their time on the staff. Don Regan really was pushed out by Nancy Reagan because she hated him from day one, Richard Clarke really was the wonderful hero of the pre-9/11 intelligence community and could have stopped it all if they had just listened to him, yada, yada, yada.


35 posted on 02/19/2011 10:52:06 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: KansasGirl
I suggest the author look into how judge nominations are chosen/appointed in AK. Possible candidates are chosen buy the Alacka Judicial Council.

Can you give us any examples of Palin speaking out against the process in Alaska and demanding it be changed?

36 posted on 02/19/2011 10:52:18 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: dirtboy
Medred is quoting a a former aide to Palin. I doubt he is misquoting Bailey.
37 posted on 02/19/2011 10:53:34 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Read the comments on this thread. You posted a pantload, dude.


38 posted on 02/19/2011 10:55:37 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Lakeshark
Sorry, I like them both, but congresscritters and business people with no governing experience

Bachmann has spent more time in the House than Palin did as governor. And, not being corrupted by special interests most politicians are corrupted by might just be a good thing.

Palin is going to be attacked as a quitter that didn't finish her term so she could make a buck.

39 posted on 02/19/2011 10:56:40 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Ol' Sparky
I'm sick and tired of idiots like you attacking anyone that questions whether is the best candidate for the job.

Oh, that's special. You post pure liberal claptrap and then whine about being attacked? Guess what - if you post crap like this, you DESERVE to get attacked.

40 posted on 02/19/2011 10:57:56 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Oztrich Boy

Again, what principled conservative doesn’t step up and try to reform a process that leaves her with two liberal choices for the Supreme Court? Is there any evidence Palin did that?


41 posted on 02/19/2011 10:58:04 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Ol' Sparky
Bachmann has spent more time in the House than Palin did as governor.

The House doesn't give one executive experience.

42 posted on 02/19/2011 10:58:48 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

I said it on another thread: If you really believe Governor Palin was up to no good and everybody managed to keep it quiet through the last two and a half years of Palin media obsession until this idiot released his book, I want a chance to try to sell Little Diomede Island to you. Because if you really believe that, you’re probably stupid enough to give me good money for it.


43 posted on 02/19/2011 11:01:18 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Try reading up on this subject a bit more: http://community.adn.com/node/140438#


44 posted on 02/19/2011 11:01:22 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Ol' Sparky
What is it about "congresscritters don't get nominated by their party" don't you understand?

Just ask president Hunter about that, he got beat by "unsure" in several primaries, and never polled above 1% in any republican primary. He was a lot more experienced and qualified than Bachmann. You might want to think about that, but judging from your responses on this thread, that's going to be hard for you.

45 posted on 02/19/2011 11:01:26 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Why are you carrying water for the enemy?

Are you a “I like Sarah but...”er?


46 posted on 02/19/2011 11:01:44 AM PST by maine-iac7
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To: Ol' Sparky
It's past time you stopped throwing around insults in order to stifle legitimate debate on who the best CONSERVATIVE AND PRO-LIFER is for the job.

And as an unabashed conservative, a conception-to-natural-death pro-lifer and definitely NOT a member of the Church of Palin, I say it's way past time Palin's detractors stop posting obvious lies trumped up by obvious flaming liberals and then following it up with histrionic whining.

You don't think she's the right candidate Great. Make your case like a conservative instead of posting liberal claptrap any 8th grader would find suspicious.

48 posted on 02/19/2011 11:02:14 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Mr. K
*DISCOURAGEMNT TROLL*

Better for Palin to get this stuff out now when there's time enough to deal with it and turn it into "discredited old news".

This type of thing hits the press as a new/fresh story on the eve of a critical primary or before the general election (should she win the nomination) and it's going to be real problematic.

Compare/contrast two recent examples. In 2000 Bush's DUI hit right before the election and is probably the thing that cost him a popular vote win and helped muddy his victory. In 2004 there was the fake ANG memo which hit a little ways before the election - giving the opportunity to be rebutted and discredited.

Palin supporter and detractors alike should see the value in having her go through a hard fight to get the nomination. She'll get bloodied, but should learn from it. Damaging information on her will be promoted by various interests, but that means she can address it and get it behind her if she gets the nomination.
49 posted on 02/19/2011 11:02:59 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: dirtboy
You post pure liberal claptrap and then whine about being attacked?

No, complaining about being accused of being a Troll when I support candidates like Cain and Bachmann.

Certain people like you don't seem to get the fact that many conservatives favor more principled conservatives that have a better chance of winning than Palin.

Attacking the Queen is not the equivalent of not being conservative or being a troll.

50 posted on 02/19/2011 11:05:49 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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