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Former judge claims 'pubic' typo in Sarah Palin letter led to his lost career
Chron.com ^ | 2/14/14 | Carol Christian

Posted on 02/15/2014 7:55:13 PM PST by smokingfrog

For want of an "L," a reputation was lost, a former judge claims.

Richard W. Postma Jr., a former state judge in Alaska, has filed a federal lawsuit against attorneys for the Alaska Bar Association over "hazing" he says he endured after former Gov. Sarah Palin's appointment letter thanked him for his "pubic service."

Postma, who was appointed to the bench in 2007, claimed the typographical error that turned "public" into "pubic" led to suggestions that he got the appointment by performing oral sex on the former governor. He filed the suit Feb. 11 in U.S. District Court in Anchorage, with an amended complaint filed the next day.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; richardwpostmajr; typo

1 posted on 02/15/2014 7:55:13 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Oh, please.....


2 posted on 02/15/2014 7:56:07 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: smokingfrog

This one aughta be good.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 7:57:27 PM PST by shove_it (old Old Guardsman 1962-63)
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To: smokingfrog
Gov. Sarah Palin's appointment letter thanked him for his "pubic service."

And she signed it?

4 posted on 02/15/2014 8:03:06 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: smokingfrog

More theater of the absurd.


5 posted on 02/15/2014 8:03:36 PM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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To: BenLurkin

I doubt she proofreads everything she signs. Probably had someone employed that was supposed to do that sort of thing for her.


6 posted on 02/15/2014 8:05:09 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Somebody needed to be fire. I smell a ‘Rat dirty trick.


7 posted on 02/15/2014 8:07:10 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: smokingfrog

My grandpa used to say, “Stupid ought to hurt”, I understand him more every day.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 8:08:01 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: smokingfrog

What he complaining about, they repeatedly have left the last letter (T) off of his last name in this article.


9 posted on 02/15/2014 8:08:16 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: smokingfrog

Sounds like he really did need to be out of office. All he had to do was call her and draw attention to the error and if he’s on the up and up, I have NO doubt she’d offer a pubic...I mean public appology, or a corrective letter.

Something tells me that they wanted him out and found an excuse.

That ‘something’ is his actions as a result of the error. Sounds like nobody liked working with him.


10 posted on 02/15/2014 8:09:31 PM PST by PrairieLady2
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To: smokingfrog

What a whiner!


11 posted on 02/15/2014 8:10:28 PM PST by Rockingham
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http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/02/13/65345.htm


12 posted on 02/15/2014 8:14:22 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: BenLurkin

Electric pen?


13 posted on 02/15/2014 8:15:02 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Probably.


14 posted on 02/15/2014 8:18:28 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: smokingfrog

The parasites and perverts never let up on her, do they?


15 posted on 02/15/2014 8:19:43 PM PST by sport
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To: smokingfrog

idiots!!!!!

16 posted on 02/15/2014 8:20:19 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Paladin2

Oh, what the “L”!


17 posted on 02/15/2014 8:22:42 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: lightman

Sounds like the guy is “happy”.


18 posted on 02/15/2014 8:25:53 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: BenLurkin

>> I smell a ‘Rat dirty trick.

Potatoe


19 posted on 02/15/2014 8:35:27 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: smokingfrog

The “L” you say!


20 posted on 02/15/2014 8:57:52 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: smokingfrog

There used to be a hair salon in an small mall near where I grew up. It’s name, I kid you not, was Jeannie’s Public Hair.


21 posted on 02/15/2014 9:12:00 PM PST by Edward Teach
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To: smokingfrog
led to suggestions that he got the appointment by performing oral sex on the former governor.

I don't get it, it is not like the letter came from Mr. Palin.

22 posted on 02/15/2014 9:16:25 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: smokingfrog

Gotta get started on the “Discredit Sarah” campaign early, so she won’t get in Hillary’s way. Let’s see what other idiocy the news manufacturers come up with before the elections.


23 posted on 02/15/2014 9:19:53 PM PST by IronJack
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To: shove_it

Spell czech is knot yore friend!


24 posted on 02/15/2014 9:24:10 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: BenLurkin

True Story; I worked for a conservative congressman in the mid-1970s as a researcher/writer. One day I went downstairs to see how the robotype machine worked when sending out bulk mailings to constituents.

The letter being processed concerned “public campaign financing”. However, they didn’t proofread it closely enough as it came out as “pubic campaign financing”.

The staff was horrified for two reasons:
* They were all women
* Several hundred had already gone out to the top Republican women in Florida.

I became “hero for a day” because I caught the typo.

And laughed all the way back to my office. I still have an original copy of that letter somewhere in the house.


25 posted on 02/15/2014 9:44:17 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: smokingfrog

LOL, this lawsuit is HILARIOUS. What a wuss of a judge to think some random typo could do all this to his life - wonder if it ever occured to him that maybe he lost his career was because he just sucked at it?


26 posted on 02/15/2014 10:06:03 PM PST by Baladas
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I was assistant to the Public Works Director for many years. Trust me; it’s easy for anyone to make that particular typo when the word is being typed hundreds of times. What are the odds of not making a mistake every now and then?


27 posted on 02/16/2014 2:34:21 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: smokingfrog

When I first opened my CPA firm on the main street in town, I hired a sign painter to paint a nice sign, both sides, hand painted letters three inches high, shaded in beautiful text. Had my first name, middle initial and last name on the first line. The second line had Certified Public Accountant, except that the female sign painter left the “L” out of public on both sides of the sign! True story...

Several years later the local newspaper did the same thing in one of my ads. I never said a word and no one noticed.


28 posted on 02/16/2014 2:54:33 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

One year in our local yellow pages the local bowling ally had 66 lanes open to the pubic. It ended up making it to one of the late-night comedy shows.


29 posted on 02/16/2014 4:42:13 AM PST by Panama714
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To: dennisw

Your picture “idiots!!!!” is posted on Google Images with the search of the Judge’s name.

For others you may want to post comments to an evaluation site for lawyers:

http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/99501-ak-richard-postma-1415964.html


30 posted on 02/16/2014 8:10:57 AM PST by BilLies (330,000 WHITE Union military went to their deaths to free the slaves .... REALLY???!!!)
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To: BilLies

Thanks!!!! I just took a look and you are correct. Google goosed the interwebs to move faster on important stuffs!!!!


31 posted on 02/16/2014 10:40:57 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: smokingfrog

Well the spelling checker didn’t find the error.


32 posted on 02/16/2014 1:37:39 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Dang spel chekers never look for contex errers!


33 posted on 02/16/2014 2:01:19 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Baladas

he just sucked at it?

************

LOL I guess that is one of saying he wasn’t any good at his job, but another
phase may have been more appropriate for this thread?


34 posted on 02/16/2014 2:08:57 PM PST by deport
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To: smokingfrog

Sounds like legal hair-splitting to me.


35 posted on 02/16/2014 2:18:20 PM PST by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: smokingfrog

Ah dent yous spiel cheekier ether


36 posted on 02/16/2014 2:21:39 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: smokingfrog

In his dreams- the pervert.


37 posted on 02/18/2014 3:59:00 PM PST by Truthfreesus
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To: smokingfrog

led to suggestions that he got the appointment by performing oral sex on the former governor. ....WTF is he bitchin’ about?


38 posted on 02/18/2014 4:11:33 PM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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