Skip to comments.Relentless scrutiny pushed Palin to exasperation
Posted on 02/24/2012 6:36:02 PM PST by Timber Rattler
Just a few months after returning from the presidential campaign trail, a weary Sarah Palin shot off a 1 a.m. email to top colleagues in her office.
Buried in ethics complaints that she deemed frivolous, the Alaska governor was feeling increasingly detached from her family. She faced mounting legal bills that only exacerbated the financial turmoil related to her family's travel.
"I'm just beat down on this one. I am tired. The opponents have succeeded on the drive towards our personal bankruptcy, and have divided my family," she wrote.
She finished the overnight email with a sobering conclusion: "One has to be single, wealthy, or corrupt to function in this political system."
"I'm damned if I do, damned if I don't. I'm condemned and scrutinized for not being here enough," she wrote.
The governor said she paid out of pocket to repay travel by her family, which was "based on bogus accusations that I traveled too much in the past," and said she paid back taxes for not being in the governor's mansion "enough" during renovations.
"This Juneau situation cost Todd and me about $35,000 recently. The double standard applied to me and my spouse keeps me from freely traveling as other govs did," she wrote.
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I wish there was some way she can get her 2 pounds of flesh.
Most people wouldn’t be able to take the beating she took for as long as she did. She’s still a hero to me. When you’re a politician, you’re fair game. The commie ‘RATS went too far when they conducted their Naziesque blitzkrieg against her family and her infant son. Twenty years ago, Americans wouldn’t have allowed the commie ‘RATS to get away with what they did. We had values (and a conscience) back in those days.
I wish that some people on FR would stop calling a quitter.
It is amazing she hung on as long as she did.
i went to the AP link, and it seems like they purposely tried to put a certain photo of her there, that made her seem angry or something!
Yeah, they sure did.
One person against the machine. SHe held up far better than I ever could. And now that she (and we) know what we’re up against, the next time will be different. Both sides feared her...and set out to destroy her. They have not succeeded...she is still Undefeated.
Even the greatest generals knew when to retreat...and when to strike and win.
Then when she didn’t run for the GOP nomination, some of her faux loyal supporters called her a “quitter.”
The courts pretty much deemed them frivolous too, didn't they?
I hope some day to call this brave woman, Sarah Palin, my Presidnet.
The sooner, the better.
As for the PDS’ers on this forum, stay off this thread. I’m not interested in hearing your drivel. You could not hold a candle to her.
Post #12: Presidnet = President.
Sadly, it wasn’t the Commie RATS who did in Sarah Palin - It was the good ol’ RINOs who didn’t want to see her succeed at the National level. She made her name in Alaska politics by refusing to go along with the corruption in her own party. If she started turning over rocks in DC, who knows what she might have found and the GOP establishment didn’t want anyone to upset their padded little nest eggs.
If the “leadership” of the Republican party (Bush, Boehner, McConnell, McCain, Rove, etc) would have come to her defense, most of these stories would have gone nowhere but I suspect that more than a few of them were planted by GOP operatives who wanted to make sure that Mitt “go-along-get-along” Romney had a clear path to the nomination, which they already know he will lose in the general election.
I’m not worried. I think every sane American realizes that the most extreme leftists camped out on the Palin’s doorstep, filmed every move they made and intruded on their private lives. There were political terrorists that filed frivolous lawsuit after frivolous lawsuit upon Sarah as governor with the intent to drive her out of office in scandal and bankrupt her and her family.
Not only was this a violation of her privacy, but then they went through every word of her personal/private garbage and emails while she was Governor!!!!! Who in the hell would survive that type of scrutiny? The answer is NO ONE!!!
Sarah won in the end and decided to play the game on her own terms. Yes, she gave up the governorship, bur who the hell cares - especially after all that she accomplished? She was finally able to make some well deserved money for her invasion of privacy, troubles and heartache.
The result? Now everyone reacts to every word that comes out of her mouth and conservatives love her more than ever! I’d say Sarah won in the end and will continue winning over the masses!!! All she has to do is open her mouth and the liberals/commies/Marxists go bonkers - which just proves the point that Sarah appeals to the masses and her enemies are VERY afraid of her!
And then she got THIS from her own damned party...
We need a REAL alternative party led by Sarah.
Sad email. I love Sarah and am happy she survived and is now a multimillionaire from her books, tv show and Fox appearances! Go, Sarah, go!
What these emails show is what hell this woman has been through, emotional hell. Anyone else would have slit their wrists if they had to go through 5 percent of the hell Sarah has had to endure. Not only from leftists, but from RINOS in the GOP who have hated her since the beginning. She never got any support from McCain, who is a despicable human being, never defended her, and had his goons trash her. Anyone who wants to call her a quitter, live 1 week in her shoes, live her life, and see how long you last before you lose it
faux loyal supporters
I don’t believe that I will live long enough to see her in the White House, but I will pray for you to get your wish.
No politician in history has been forced to endure what she has endured. I can’t wait to launch on the next so-called patriot with PDS here. Why people can’t see what’s going on is a mystery. Palin is hated because she is the only real threat out there. We as conservatives should have done more to help her. America certainly does not deserve S. Palin.
Thank you FRiend—may we both live to see the day she takes the Oath of Office on the Capitol steps.
The icing on the cake was the Giffords shooting.
The establishment (even those she helped into office....Gov. Haley, Bachmann, etc.,) didn’t lift a finger to help or even publicly show support.
That is precisely why CC gets my eternal wrath via my tagline. While appearing on some late night disaster the host asked him about S. Palin and he rolled his eyes. CC is a cipher, and will be forgotten. S. Palin is an exclamation point. Need I say more?
That’s me, as well. My whole entire perspective towards the GOP has been completely and negatively turned on its head these past three years, almost entirely due to the Party’s sheer disinterest and/or cowardice in its unwillingness to support one of their own.... someone who fought strongly for them again and again, but received absolutely ZERO support when targeted for political and personal obliteration. Not a single finger was lifted to help. Not when Palin’s church was burned, when there was a coordinated effort to bankrupt her, when her family was dragged through the tabloid mud, nor when the media tried to claim she was complicit in the Tucson mass-murder.
For decades I’ve voted exclusively GOP, and would view the convention every four years on television, since the days of Reagan. Now the mere thought of watching this year’s upcoming Republican convention makes me almost sick to my stomach to even contemplate.
Can you or anyone really articulate what Watergate was actually about? It was all media driven to destroy a popular republican president who won reelection by a landslide, and, truth is, there really is no “there” there.
The picture is deceiving. The entire article is fair and borderline flattering.
The thing is they thought they had "finished off" Palin when she resigned but it actually was a brilliant move. The "ethical" complaints were defunding the Palin family and she was right to do what she did. Now they want to mock her for making money (Yes lefties thats what happens when you sell 4 million plus books). As far as I'm concerned I hope she makes lots of money and rubs it in the face of every left wing rat she runs into.
Palin was pushed out of office by a few leftist pricks. It could happen to anybody. It could happen to you.
Straight on FRiend. Truth... thanks for posting it.
Nobody in the history of the USA (or humanity) has been subjected to such witch hunting as Gov Palin, soon to be President Palin
The thing is they thought they had “finished off” Palin when she resigned...
no. they thought she would do the conventional thing and continue to be battered personally and as Governor until she became “not viable” as a national candidate.
Then she resigned and threw their whole game awry. She went on to be a driving force in an historic election and continues to be the leader of the “Tea Party” faction of her party.
Fact is if Sarah Palin declared for the nomination tomorrow she would be the leader in all the polls within a few days.
It was the lack of support from the current GOP leadership that kept her from running. For now.
It just sums up what we knew back then. When the left wing smog machine goes after someone, they really don't give a damn about body count and the MSM repeats every lie they tell. They are totally vicious and the truth means absolutely nothing to them.
God bless Sarah. I don't know if she would have been good or not, but she couldn't have been any worse than that career dolt/gaff machine from Delaware that we have now.
Great post! Very well said! I still can’t believe some FReepers drill her every chance they get. With the women, I think it is a part jealousy thing. She is super intelligent, confident, fearless, gorgeous, (even after 5 or 6 kids, looking at 50, she could shame a lot of college cheer gals in the bod and face department, and that’s gotta frost ‘em), married to a 100% man’s man and has what seems like a great family. Why the guys fang her? I have no idea. She is the best conservative voice out there, bar none. I pray somehow, someway she gets back into the mix. Your 5% is to high by the way....1% is more like it.
We can HELP Palin in getting her 2 pounds of flesh by NOT sending the GOP any money. I just got a request from College Young Republicans. My reply is not going to be PC - not blaming them but warning them about the RNC, etc.
No money - nada cent; zilch lettuce; No Green.
And tell the RNC and their campaign committees that this is the way it is going to be.
Another irony that always gets me is that for years and years, the media was always promoting this grand notion of some kind of ‘ideal’ politician who would come about and bring bi-partisan concensus and be clean and unencumbered by outside interests, and such. They’d always be harping on this kind of ‘ideal’ politician.
So, here comes someone who had solid bi-partisan legislative success in her state, fought staunchly against corruption (even in her own party), championed transparency, stood up to the liberal bugaboo of “Big Oil,” and was truly independent by not being under the thumb of special interests, Party machines, corporate or union interests, or anything else but the people themselves. Some one who rose up on their own individual merits, following the old Jeffersonian pattern. And wound up with a massive, almost unheard-of 80% approval rating.
Yep, here someone comes along that fits the template of what the media bigwigs were always proclaiming to desire... and they wind up going absolute scorched-earth, an all-out mission to destroy, all in order to protect the innate corruption of a slimey Chicago pol, and the sleazy status-quo Obama and his ilk represent.
Yep I do. It was Nixon doing about 10% of what LBJ and JFK did to political opponents, regularly -- and with gusto. They enjoyed doing it!
Nixon was a political pussy cat compared to those two pricks, and everyone in the Washington establishment knew it.
Nixon's only sin in their minds was his proving that one of their favorite people (Alger Hiss) was both a liar and Joseph Stalin's stooge. The Washington establishment never forgave Nixon for embarrassing them like that. It took them 20 years to get him, but in the end, they did.
Mess with the establishment, (R's or D') and be prepared because they will try to kill you.
Somebody please help me out here. First of all, it’s an AP article, which raises a red flag for me automatically.
Beyond that, I read the article and slowly realized that it was just a rehash of a bunch of old news; stuff we’ve known for a long time. So what was the pernt, as Archie Bunker would say? Did they do that rehash just so they could call her a quitter one more time? Must have been a slow news day!
Awesome......... Excellent description. I agree 100%. And yes, McJuan McLaim IS a despicable person for letting his goons trash her. Rinos and GOP elites are shaking in their boots. They want Romney - we don’t. They gave us losers before and I hope we don’t have to put up with the Romneybots who are the VERY ones that trashed Sarah.
If you have time on your hands go to the Alaska Daily News website and find the searchable emails, type “ethics complaints” into the search box. It is very sad. The gov. showed a sense of humor about it occasionally though. One email reply to someone “We’re not paranoid, they really are out to get us.” followed by a smiley icon.
It makes me, for the first time in my adult life, to want to HIT SOMEONE over the head. It makes me sick to my stomach how the evil wicked scumbag leftists and the disgusting vermin media have treated this truly righteous woman. Damn damn them to hell, I am so angry that these vermin can walk the earth freely when they belong flushed down the toilet, and that goes for that smirking piece slime from SNL for what she did to this woman. I truly wish ill on her.
McCain was an idiot for allowing Romney people to be on his campaign team..what kind of moron picks people to be on his staff who were obviously rooting for someone else? They wanted Romney to be VP, McCain chose Sarah, because of that the likes of Schmidt and Wallace had the “If I can’t have him no one can” kind of mentality, they destroyed the campaign so that Obama would win in revenge for not having Romney on the ticket. Sarah Palin is the ONLY reason I even voted for McCain, I live in California, this state goes Democrat no matter what, but I went to the polls and voted for McCain, who was an utter bore, because of Sarah Palin. I even donated for the first time in my life to the campaign. She busted her ass for that man and what did that get her, nothing but pain and suffering. McCain showed what kind of human being he is by never defending her, or when he did, he did it so half-ass it was pathetic
It is important to remember that, when McVain introduced her as his VP pick, CANDIDATE Obama unleashed 33 attorneys on the town of Wasilla to dig up dirt on her.
They ended up, after months of digging, with bupkus!!
A lot of people went along with the smears against her after the ‘08 election ended. Sarah is a genuine heroine and a person of strong religious conviction and personal honor and character. We are unaccustomed to someone like her serving as our leader but, like another poster said, I hope to one day be able to say with pride that she is my President!!
Which is exactly why many Palin supporters hated Bachmann. Go to any pro Palin site, none of them supported Bachmann for exactly the reason you mentioned
If anybody saw the documentary, The Undefeated, you saw what our country lost by not having her as president. I don’t have high hopes for our country’s future.
Here is a brief rundown of a few, posted by a blogger- http://barbaricthoughts.com/2012/02/palin-emails-ethics-complaints/
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