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In Search of Gov. Palin
NY Slimes ^ | 9/10/2008

Posted on 09/11/2008 2:40:19 AM PDT by markomalley

It is well past time for Sarah Palin, Republican running mate, governor of Alaska and self-proclaimed reformer, to fill in for the voting public the gaping blanks about her record and qualifications to be vice president.

The best way to do that would be exactly what the campaign of John McCain is avoiding — an honest news conference. Instead, she has been the bell-jar candidate, barnstorming safe crowds with socko punch lines and plans for a single interview on ABC News built around a visit to Fairbanks, Alaska, and her hometown of Wasilla.

Just in time for that appearance, Ms. Palin, who was proclaiming her family’s privacy a week ago, will make a political event out of her son’s deployment to Iraq. But as for talking to reporters in general, the McCain campaign sniffishly says they must first show “some level of respect and deference.”

That is a peculiar response for someone who is campaigning as one tough, transparent politician who can take the heat. Why not some detailed questioning? With deference, we believe many questions will arise about this largely unknown politician as reporters properly search beyond the wholesome anecdotes.

Ms. Palin is positioning herself as the kind of politician who knows how to manage the people’s money. She got a big cheer from the Republican convention when Mr. McCain said she had put the Alaska governor’s private plane on eBay.

The running mates both failed to mention that it did not sell on eBay and that she unloaded it later to a businessman for a $600,000 loss. The Chicago Tribune reported that the majority of the plane’s time was used to transport prisoners from Alaska’s crowded jails to Arizona, a job now done by federal marshals.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: mccainpalin
They still keep digging on the same issues. I hope the Palin camp doesn't provide "deference" to the press by defending.

They need to stay on the offense.

1 posted on 09/11/2008 2:43:05 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

They need to be careful about what they wish for. From what I see, she will do just fine in either an interview or press conference. I expect to see her in Town Hall meetings taking questions from voters.


2 posted on 09/11/2008 2:48:33 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: markomalley
The proper response from McCain/Palin would to just ignore the Slimes as if they didn't exist. NO ONE VOTING FOR THEM GIVES THE TINEST DAMN WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY OR THIER OPINION.
3 posted on 09/11/2008 2:51:01 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: markomalley

The press has shown themselves unworthy with their blantant bias. No need to cater to them at this point. If I remember right, she said she is not going to Washington to garner their good opinion. She owes them nothing.


4 posted on 09/11/2008 2:57:40 AM PDT by maxter (McCain/Palin 2008!!)
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To: AmericaUnited

Yes..It seems that little honesty exists in the MSM and people have had their eyes opened. Their goal is to eliminate Sarah.


5 posted on 09/11/2008 2:59:04 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: markomalley

As soon as the NYT does the same examination of Obama’s friends and fellow travelers.

I doubt the man could get a low level security clearance with his associations.


6 posted on 09/11/2008 3:02:10 AM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: markomalley

First the MSM knew enough about her to trash her as an inexperienced local mayor. Now they discover they hardly knew her and want her to answer questions.

How come they knew her enough then to trash her?


7 posted on 09/11/2008 3:06:47 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: markomalley

Notice how the oh-so title correct NY Times cannot bring themselves to call her “Mrs. Palin” yet they call the junior Senator from NY. she of the sham marriage, “Mrs. Clinton.”


8 posted on 09/11/2008 3:10:40 AM PDT by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: markomalley

How about an investigation on the decades of 0be’s interaction with the Errs family (Dad, Bill, brother and associates).


9 posted on 09/11/2008 3:11:36 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (PUMA))
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To: markomalley
The running mates both failed to mention that it did not sell on eBay and that she unloaded it later to a businessman for a $600,000 loss.

Has this unnamed joker ever bought a new car, and checked its value the next day?

10 posted on 09/11/2008 3:12:49 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Tom Manion USMC '08!!)
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To: markomalley

Who appointed the Slimes the Grand Inquisitor of the Republic? I’ve learned more about Sarah Palin in the last two weeks than about Obamalamadingdong in the last two years. Go pound sand slimes!


11 posted on 09/11/2008 3:18:38 AM PDT by anoldafvet (Barack Obama, the "Platte River Politician", a mile wide and an inch deep.)
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To: markomalley
It is well past time for Sarah Palin, Republican running mate, governor of Alaska and self-proclaimed reformer, to fill in for the voting public the gaping blanks about her record and qualifications to be vice president.

So what part of PTA, Mayor of Wasilla, Governor of Alaska, and a 86% approval rating from her constituents do they not understand?

12 posted on 09/11/2008 3:21:00 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: markomalley

Those searching for Gov Palin keep PUSHING Barry out of the way.. Since Barry has little or no experience to display toward making the tinyist of decisions.. Search for Barry Obama should be their main TASK.. Palin has GLARING examples of executive decisions.. Especially going thru Juneau(Alaska) like a dose of Ex-lax.. First in her OWN party and then zeroing in on the democrat party..


13 posted on 09/11/2008 3:26:44 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Can someone post the stock chart of the NY times...? :-)


14 posted on 09/11/2008 3:26:51 AM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Palin Power !!)
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To: Fresh Wind
Has this unnamed joker ever bought a new car, and checked its value the next day?

Apparently you don't have the mad bargaining skills of a NYT reporter. They actually sell used cars for more than they paid for them. Old property is worth more than new property, you see, and they always turn a handy profit. That kind of moneymaking genius is why the Times is raking in revenue hand over fist.

*eye roll*

Apparently, they've also never tried to sell anything, either. If you put an ad in the paper to sell your car, and someone buys your car because there was a "For Sale" sign in the window, how is it disingenuous to mention later that you put an ad in the paper to sell your car?

"Oh, so you put an ad in the paper, but someone bought the car because they saw a sign in your window? As if such a thing were possible?! When will the lies stop...?", sneered the news reporter.

15 posted on 09/11/2008 3:39:58 AM PDT by Steel Wolf (The diamonds in Sarah Palin's earrings were crushed with her own hands.)
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To: AmericaUnited

Amen to that!

there’s a knock knock joke here somewhere.

“knock knock”

“Who’s there?”

“The NY Times! You must respond to our demands!!!”

“Todd, where’s the flyswatter?”


16 posted on 09/11/2008 3:42:37 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Fresh Wind

OR spent some time reading Trade-A-Plane. ( the sales bible for aeronuts )

A plane like that with that many cycles and that many hours on the Hobbs meter was not sold ‘at a loss.’

Gee, once again a NYT writer elevates opinion over substance and insight,. I am so not surprised.


17 posted on 09/11/2008 3:44:48 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: markomalley

OK. We concede Obama to the New York Times. Now, they can leave the rest of us the hell alone. Who cares what they think about the rest of this country?


18 posted on 09/11/2008 3:51:03 AM PDT by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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To: Steel Wolf

Said NYSlimes reporter probably doesn’t even own a car. If he has one, it’s probably a company car. He certainly doesn’t have a clue about the economics of operating and maintaining a jet plane (or a used car with problems), and the cost savings that can accrue from unloading a high-maintenance asset. That’s real-world stuff that these ivory tower types can’t fathom.


19 posted on 09/11/2008 3:54:32 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Tom Manion USMC '08!!)
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To: Steel Wolf; Fresh Wind
The reporter, given their extremely limited knowledge of business and economics, may be technically correct about the "loss". It may be that the state's books reflected the plane's value as one number, and it was sold for something less than that number.

Book value doesn't necessarily have ANYTHING to do with market value, so the plane could have been sold at a "book loss". I would bet everything I own that 9 out of 10 reporters could not explain or likely even understand what I just said.

20 posted on 09/11/2008 3:55:08 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (I have Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance policies.)
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To: markomalley
Andrea: Let me say something about his message management. He didn’t have reporters with him. He didn’t have a press pool. He didn’t do a press conference while he was on the ground either on Afghanistan or Iraq. What you’re seeing is not reporters brought in, you’re seeing selected pictures taken by the military, questioned by the military and what some would call fake interviews because they’re not interviews with a journalist so there’s a real press issue here. Politically it’s smart as can be, but we’ve not seen a Presidential candidate do this in my recollection ever before.
21 posted on 09/11/2008 3:58:54 AM PDT by Soliton (> 100)
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To: markomalley
an honest news conference...

This is funny! Can this be a start of a COMIC Section for the Jason Blair Gazette?
22 posted on 09/11/2008 4:07:24 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: markomalley
Arrogance.

This comes from a newspaper renowned for its inaccuracies and losing tons of readers and piles of money.

They have earned the loathing they are getting.

23 posted on 09/11/2008 4:11:30 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: Hardastarboard
The public understands the sale of the Alaska governor's jet. It was a luxury the state could not afford.

It wasn't just the capital cost but the enormous operating and maintenance costs of owning a jet aircraft Governor Palin eliminated. Getting rid of the jet saved millions of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs that would accumulate quickly over a fairly short period of time.

24 posted on 09/11/2008 4:16:46 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: Hardastarboard

I forgot to mention that most jets require a crew of two pilots who also have to be on the state payroll, sitting around waiting for the governor to decide to take another flight.


25 posted on 09/11/2008 4:20:37 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority
The NY Slimes company vehicle...perhaps they should put it on Ebay...
26 posted on 09/11/2008 4:34:15 AM PDT by Keith (McCain-Palin Get off your duff and work to get them elected!)
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To: markomalley

She shouldn’t meet with any Newspaper, radio or TV station that took part in the ugly stories, rumors and lies that have been put out since she was named. McCain was great when he told Larry King to stuff it. This wouldn’t cost them one vote, these clowns are going to slam them right up to election day regardless of interviews.


27 posted on 09/11/2008 4:45:24 AM PDT by mortal19440
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To: markomalley
It is well past time for Sarah Palin, Republican running mate, governor of Alaska and self-proclaimed reformer The New York Times, to fill in for the voting public subscribers the gaping blanks about her record and qualifications to be vice president truth about its far left agenda. The best way to do that would be exactly what the NYT campaign of John McCain is avoiding — an honest news conference editorial.

Dutifully corrected.

28 posted on 09/11/2008 4:49:57 AM PDT by catpuppy
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To: markomalley
If only the New York Times had subjected Obama to such tough, relentless questioning. They're hypocrites on the subject of political accountability!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

29 posted on 09/11/2008 5:31:07 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
How about filling us in on the gaping blanks in Obama's record and life story. And sharing with the American people his qualifications to be President? Sarah Palin has nothing to hide. Obama does but the NYT pretends he has this halo. They're as partisan as open day and the American people know it!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

30 posted on 09/11/2008 5:34:19 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: markomalley
unloaded it later to a businessman for a $600,000 loss.

Probably cost a lot more than that, just to park that bird.

31 posted on 09/11/2008 6:07:18 AM PDT by Graymatter
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