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Palin's legal debts pile up
Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 20, 2009 | LISA DEMER

Posted on 03/21/2009 11:48:57 AM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule

Legal bills have mounted fighting complaints that she called partisan, false and frivolous, starting with "the politically motivated Troopergate probe," Palin said in a written response to questions.

"I must defend against these baseless ethics accusations out of my own pocket as the use of public monies to do so could itself violate state law," Palin wrote.

"On August 29, it seems the political landscape changed in Alaska. Now, it seems in order to do this job as Governor, with the political blood sport some are playing today, only the independently wealthy or those willing to spend their income on legal fees to defend their official actions in office ... can serve," Palin said

Out of the 10 complaints, Palin said six have been dismissed, one had "concluded," and three are pending.

Zane Henning, a North Slope worker, filed a complaint in November after the election, accusing Palin of partisan "post-election damage control" for talking to reporters about the campaign in her state office. He said he wanted to stop that sort of behavior, and it seems to have worked, but he couldn't talk about the complaint further while it was pending.

Palin said she didn't think it would be fair to "sacrifice public monies to defend against something that was so politically charged."

"Obviously we cannot afford to personally pay these bills -- and really no future governor should feel the sense of financial vulnerability at the hands of those with a political vendetta bent on personal destruction," Palin wrote. "Some have suggested a legal fund to pay these bills. We'll have to pursue that."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: left; merchants; palin; pds; smear; waronsarah; wing
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1 posted on 03/21/2009 11:48:57 AM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Who’s financing her harassers? Maybe we need to check them out on Newsmeat.


2 posted on 03/21/2009 11:50:51 AM PDT by Mamzelle (Boycott Peggy Swoonin')
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

She’s not just fighting Alaskan democrats, but the entire democratic party, who will spend anything to get rid of her. As frivolous they tried to make her to be, they are sure afraid of a pretty woman with a brain.


3 posted on 03/21/2009 11:53:00 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
From the article check out this pathetic piece of work.

****Zane Henning, a North Slope worker, filed a complaint in November after the election, accusing Palin of partisan "post-election damage control" for talking to reporters about the campaign in her state office. He said he wanted to stop that sort of behavior, and it seems to have worked, but he couldn't talk about the complaint further while it was pending.****

It swounds wike Zwanie got his wittle fweelins hwert. My God if these bottom feeding democratics can get away with this then this a truly a finished nation.

I geuss this means than Obama should be banned from speaking or referencing the 2008 campaign while stand on the White House grounds.

4 posted on 03/21/2009 11:53:02 AM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

A countersuit for the legal costs... and pain/suffering would help put a kibosh on the less well-financed foes.


5 posted on 03/21/2009 11:53:24 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

I guess Palin derangement syndrome is alive an kicking. The rats truly fear Sarah, and I fear that they will start recruiting rinos in Alaska to help out. I truly hope Sarah takes control of the Alaska GOP and starts cleaning house. I truly do.


6 posted on 03/21/2009 11:53:40 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

So, let’s hold a fundraiser. What’s Ann Coulter doing these days?


7 posted on 03/21/2009 11:55:05 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: Mamzelle

It sounds to me as if she is having second thoughts about even running for governor again. I wouldn’t blame her if she told them to shove it.


8 posted on 03/21/2009 11:55:08 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: ABQHispConservative

“I guess Palin derangement syndrome is alive an kicking. The rats truly fear Sarah,”

Just as many Republicans hate her. Someone who really wants to have a smaller govt threatens those who benefit from a large govt.

And they are in both parties.


9 posted on 03/21/2009 11:56:23 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I agree with Rick..)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

The courts are the standard avenue for liberals to achieve their ends...which is why they always seek to stack the courts with judges who don’t respect the constitution.


10 posted on 03/21/2009 11:57:24 AM PDT by highlander_UW (The only difference between the MSM and the DNC is the MSM sells ad space in their propaganda)
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To: Jaidyn
they are sure afraid of a pretty woman with a brain.

Because there are none on the left (if they had a brain they wouldn't be a lefty). rachel meadows (pictured below) is about as good as it gets.


11 posted on 03/21/2009 11:58:03 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Palin needs to hire a private detective to look into to the people who are harrassing her. She needs to find out who they are and who is funding them. It would be no surprise if all these people are being paid by the DNC, ACORN, MoveON and Obama’s SS.


12 posted on 03/21/2009 11:58:25 AM PDT by AmericanSphinx71 (Pray for America)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

See also here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2211367/posts

Once her legal funds get’s kickin, we should lend her a hand.

Sarah can count on us.


13 posted on 03/21/2009 11:58:54 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "In Alaska we eat therefore we hunt.")
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

It’s finally nice out where I live, so I was headed out to play. BUT, before I head out, I am going to write out a small check, see if I can find her home mailing address and hope it helps her out... perhaps others will chip in...


14 posted on 03/21/2009 12:00:05 PM PDT by Gator113 (For America to Survive, Obama Must Fail..... Obama=Failure in Chief with the Audacity of Dope.....)
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To: Russ

If she loses, we all lose, because this is how it’s done. This is what liberals do to people, what they did to Joe the Plumber was a prime example of what the left does to someone who is a threat. I wouldn’t blame Sarah if she came out, did a press conference and told everyone to kiss her ass, but she won’t, because she is a class act. I have never seen this in my lifetime, a human being being treated worse then a child killer. Casey Anthony has people sending her money in prison, a woman who murdered her daughter, yet Sarah Palin, who hasn’t done a damn thing in her life except want to help people, and cares about our children, gets treated worse then a pedophile. I have never seen anything like it. For those who remember when Reagan ran for President, was it this bad with him too..cause I have read some of the names that he has been called but was it ever like this??


15 posted on 03/21/2009 12:00:42 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

North Slope Worker = union worker.

Washington DC hates and fears her because she is not corrupt and is an outsider.

Some people have said Reagan was shot because he was not part of the inside the beltway and Harvard/Yale club.


16 posted on 03/21/2009 12:01:17 PM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
I had not realized that Palin was originally allocated $95,000 by the state to defend herself against the troopergate charges but refused to use the taxpayer money because she thought the charges were purely political.

Easy to understand why Fred Barnes describes her as having "eye-popping integrity".

17 posted on 03/21/2009 12:01:23 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: freedumb2003
Because there are none on the left (if they had a brain they wouldn't be a lefty). rachel meadows (pictured below) is about as good as it gets.

Wow! Is that a woman???? Or a man with a woman's name? Whatever gender it is, it's ugly!

18 posted on 03/21/2009 12:01:31 PM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Why isn’t the RNC picking up the tab?

Is this the message they wish to send to future candidates?

That if you decide to run, they will leave you to twist in the wind?

Good grief.


19 posted on 03/21/2009 12:01:40 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS
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To: Russ

I agree that Palin should step down after one term. If she runs for re-election the media will bring her down and both parties are gunning for her too. Remember that Republicans hate her too. If she loses that will put her out of contention for the WH in 2012. She has enough executive experience - Mitt Romney & Jimmy Carter were only one-term Governors too and she still has far more experience than TOTUS.


20 posted on 03/21/2009 12:02:19 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

The Palin’s should get a legal defense fund setup to handle these scurrilous accusations. In doing so, media outlets like Fox News will be report on the issue and more folks will hear about it. Don’t let the liberal establishment control every news cycle and continue to hold the upper-hand. Respond!


21 posted on 03/21/2009 12:05:35 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

I cannot even express how much this ticks me off. The elite left will destroy anyone who gets in their way.


22 posted on 03/21/2009 12:06:55 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: AmericanSphinx71

I read this on Conservatives4palin.com

“Palin said she knew the case had turned political when CNN reported that the Obama campaign had spoken with the troopers’ union about Monegan.”

Nuff said. It’s Obama and his “community organizers” who are doing all of this. If they can do this to her, they can do this to all of us. This smells of Communism, and I never thought America would become Cuba. Give me an address to send Sarah a personal check to fight this crap and I will send it. Enough is enough, Sarah has gone through more hell being in politics then I have seen in my entire life, and don’t think for a second that “Special Olympics” Gaffe or whatever you call it wasn’t targeted at Sarah. Obama is doing everything in his power every second of everyday to destroy this woman


23 posted on 03/21/2009 12:07:25 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Why doesn’t McCain use his vast wealth to pay her legal bills?


24 posted on 03/21/2009 12:08:06 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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25 posted on 03/21/2009 12:08:08 PM PDT by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: narses

Incredible.eh!


26 posted on 03/21/2009 12:10:26 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (The First Day of Spring had snow flurries... Damned global Warming!!)
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To: KansasGirl

LOL McCain help Sarah..your kidding me right..McCain is buddy buddy with the media now, he wouldn’t dare try to help her


27 posted on 03/21/2009 12:10:33 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: narses

Incredible.eh!


28 posted on 03/21/2009 12:10:42 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (The First Day of Spring had snow flurries... Damned global Warming!!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

For those who remember when Reagan ran for President, was it this bad with him too..

1980 was my first election that I voted in. Since Jimmy Carter had no real accomplishments to point to they had to go negative on Reagan. They did the typical race stuff and said Reagan woulf start World War 3 and of course they made a big deal of the “dangerous” Moral Majority (i.e., christian right).


29 posted on 03/21/2009 12:10:53 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

I am sure many Freepers will pony up money to help her.


30 posted on 03/21/2009 12:12:51 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
****I never thought America would become Cuba.****

The whole goal of the NAA(L)CP is to turn America into 50 Cuba's.

31 posted on 03/21/2009 12:14:16 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Losing the Governorship didn't stop Clinton from being elected President.
32 posted on 03/21/2009 12:15:11 PM PDT by Blue State Insurgent (NO YOU CAN'T)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

I really wonder, if Reagan had run for President now, with the way the media is, and with the Internet and all, would he have stood a chance


33 posted on 03/21/2009 12:16:45 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: fkabuckeyesrule; All

Does anyone have an address to send Sarah a donation for her legal expenses?


34 posted on 03/21/2009 12:21:16 PM PDT by muggs (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a stupid question)
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To: Jaidyn
You have never seen rachael maddow before? Androgyny is her name, yet the lefties think she's cute.

(that is actually Balki from "Perfect Strangers" -- but here is a side by side -- the one on the right is really "her"):


35 posted on 03/21/2009 12:21:54 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
Sarah Palin is our Joan of Arc and we are her Guardian Captains.
36 posted on 03/21/2009 12:22:07 PM PDT by Blue State Insurgent (NO YOU CAN'T)
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To: freedumb2003
that is actually Balki from "Perfect Strangers" -- but here is a side by side -- the one on the right is really "her"):

I'm glad I hadn't seen her before. I don't go out of my way to look up butt ugly liberals. ;)

37 posted on 03/21/2009 12:30:29 PM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Bump for later...


38 posted on 03/21/2009 12:31:52 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama (We're mad, but when do we get REALLY mad?)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Reagan had it bad - as a Democrat at the time, I believed he was a patriotic American and even I saw how bad it was. He was called: reckless, dunce, senile, warmonger, relied on astrology and on and on.

The difference was there was only a handful of TV networks and media outlets. Now, with the Internet, cable, talk radio and thousands of liberal nutcases digging through trash cans its much worse.

I also believe there was some respect, even among most liberals, for candidates that is completely vanished now. BDS and now PMS has gone way beyond the normal political disagreements into a concerted effort to destroy people politically AND personally.

American politics, thanks primarily to the left, is a bloodsport. That is why the next few elections need to be won in landslide fashion, to check the growing madness of the left.

Keep in mind that your tax dollars fund most of these ACORN and government/campaign workers sifting through trash cans and databases. That has to be halted when we have real leadership in DC.


39 posted on 03/21/2009 12:35:24 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Let him rave on that men may know him mad.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I agree that Palin should step down after one term. If she runs for re-election the media will bring her down and both parties are gunning for her too.

If her approval ratings in the 60's continue, she can well afford to tell the MSM to shove it.

40 posted on 03/21/2009 12:47:35 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Kandy Atz

I find it difficult to believe that Sarah wouldn’t even accept government funds to help her fight Troopergate, even though the charges were brought against her by the legislature.

This is a woman that I could never cross.


41 posted on 03/21/2009 12:49:30 PM PDT by techno
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To: OrangeHoof

Ann, hello? Your help is desperately needed in Alaska!


42 posted on 03/21/2009 12:52:26 PM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: techno

And because the national GOP or its most prominent politicians are not helping or giving Sarah support right now against Obama’s full court press, it will be up to millions of ordinary citizens to come to Sarah’s aid and give moral support to her, defend her in public and over the internet, and donate to SarahPAC or a potential legal defense fund.


43 posted on 03/21/2009 12:56:10 PM PDT by techno
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Casey Anthony is the Poster girl for the Democrats. She is exactly what they are.


44 posted on 03/21/2009 12:57:04 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
Interesting to search on Zane Henning.
45 posted on 03/21/2009 1:04:06 PM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Tax the rich" fails if the rich won't play)
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To: Kandy Atz

Yes, Reagan was vilified. I worked at a university and the professors hated him...even talked about how the makeup dripped off of him....pure hatred.


46 posted on 03/21/2009 1:11:39 PM PDT by WHATNEXT? ((FREEDOM))
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

anyone have an address for the legal fund?

and after that... let’s start a list of liberals that need the same treatment, and start filing lawsuits against them personally.

i’m thinking the prop 8 stuff where the state released names of political contributors would be a great place to start


47 posted on 03/21/2009 1:17:52 PM PDT by sten
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
Saracuda is a Hunter.

Send her a “Buck for Sara” (or a few bucks).

Note: Better do it soon, since a dollar is only worth about 38 cents (or less) last time I heard.

48 posted on 03/21/2009 1:30:05 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: Jaidyn

Yes, and she should be protected by the Republican Party, who put her forth as our candidate. Surely there are lawyers in the RNC. Surely she was not just used and tossed under the bus to deal with the consequences alone. ?


49 posted on 03/21/2009 1:30:19 PM PDT by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
...Sarah Palin, who hasn’t done a damn thing in her life except want to help people, and cares about our children, gets treated worse then a pedophile. I have never seen anything like it. For those who remember when Reagan ran for President, was it this bad with him too..cause I have read some of the names that he has been called but was it ever like this??

The press went into a heavy attack mode on Reagan during his term in office. Constant negative articles and political cartoons of him sleeping and saying the wrong thing into a mic. I remember one that Conrad of the L.A. Times drew that showed the Secret Service pulling weapons on a microphone that Reagan had just spoken into.

50 posted on 03/21/2009 1:32:23 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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