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  • Bridge Politics (Sarah Palin stood against the Bridge to Nowhere. Why didn’t Obama and Biden?)

    09/11/2008 12:13:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 220+ views
    National Review ^ | September 11, 2008 | Phil Kerpen
    Before Team Obama continues its attacks on Sarah Palin for at one point voicing some general support for the Bridge to Nowhere, the presidential hopeful has some explaining to do. Let the record show that Barack Obama himself voted for the bridge at least twice, as did his running mate Joe Biden. If Team Obama is to continue to point out that Palin was for the bridge before she was against it, they either must explain why Obama and Biden never denounced the project or, on the other hand, describe why they were in error for supporting it. At the...
  • DeMint: Palin stopped the Bridge that Obama supported, and more

    09/10/2008 9:51:46 AM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 295+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 9/10/08 | Jim Demint/Ed Morrissey
    Senator Jim DeMint has provided a clear voice against the corruption of pork-barrel spending, often castigating his own party while doing so. Along with John McCain, Tom Coburn, and Russ Feingold (D-WI), he has demanded that Congress act to stop the waste and influence peddling that earmarks subsidize. As such, he has a clear understanding of those who represent change, and those who offer business as usual, and he makes the distinction clear in his essay in the Wall Street Journal, emphases mine: --------------------- Mrs. Palin used her veto pen to slash more local projects than any other governor in...
  • Yes, Palin Did Stop That Bridge (Jim DeMint)

    09/09/2008 11:22:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 331+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 10, 2008 | JIM DEMINT
    "But, you know, when you've been taking all these earmarks when it's convenient, and then suddenly you're the champion anti-earmark person, that's not change. Come on! I mean, words mean something, you can't just make stuff up." -- Barack Obama, Sept. 6, 2008In politics, words are cheap. What really counts are actions. Democrats and Republicans have talked about fiscal responsibility for years. In reality, both parties have a shameful record of wasting hundreds of billions of tax dollars on pork-barrel projects. My Senate colleague Barack Obama is now attacking Gov. Sarah Palin over earmarks. Having worked with both John McCain...
  • Running Alaska

    09/10/2008 1:07:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies · 161+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 10, 2008
    One rap on Sarah Palin's qualifications to be Vice President is that she governs one of our least populated states, with a budget of "only" $12 billion and 16,000 full-time state employees. On the other hand, it turns out that the Governor's office in Alaska is one of the country's most powerful. For more than two decades Thad Beyle, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina, has maintained an index of "institutional powers" in state offices. He rates governorships on potential length of service, budgetary and appointment authority, veto power and other factors. Mr. Beyle's findings for 2008...
  • Did Palin Try to Ban Books? Librarian Can't Recall

    09/10/2008 3:15:03 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 28 replies · 134+ views
    Did Palin Try to Ban Books? Librarian Can't Recall By BRIAN ROSS, RHONDA SCHWARTZ and ANNA SCHECTER September 10, 2008— The librarian at the center of a 1996 controversy with then-Wasilla mayor Sarah Palin says she can't recall any effort by Palin to ban specific books from the town library. In her first public statement since Palin was named the GOP vice-presidential candidate, Mary Ellen Baker said today, "I simply do not recall a conversation with specific titles," Baker told
  • Palin's split with Alaska GOP opened opportunity

    09/10/2008 1:12:08 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 2 replies · 96+ views
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin thought her star had burned out early, a promising political career dead thanks to the wayward ethics of Alaska's Republican boss.
  • Setting The Record: Palin's Earmarks

    09/10/2008 1:38:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies · 100+ views
    CBS ^ | 9/10/2008
    Its one of those claims that gets so much applause. "I told Congress 'thanks but no thanks,' to that bridge to nowhere," Palin has said over and over on the campaign trail, CBS News correspondent Wyatt Andrews reports. Gov. Sarah Palin just won't let it go. But the truth is the governor never rebuffed Congress. Here are the facts. After a year of supporting the proposed bridge, near Ketchikan, Gov. Palin pulled state funds from the project, which killed the bridge for good, but she never said "no thanks" to the Federal funds promised by Congress -- $233 million. In...
  • Palin did not ban books in Wasilla as mayor

    09/09/2008 8:03:58 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 16 replies · 120+ views
    USA Today Palin did not ban books in Wasilla as mayor
  • A Phantom ‘Fascist Streak’ (Sarah Palin and the book ban that wasn’t)

    09/09/2008 6:47:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 172+ views
    National Review ^ | September 09, 2008 | Ben Boychuk
    Sarah Palin’s biography includes such honorifics as hockey mom, moose hunter, town mayor, governor, and now Republican vice-presidential nominee. But Palin’s detractors would like to add another title to that list: Book banner. It’s a surprisingly effective attack — but just another smear. Fact is, Sarah Palin has never advocated censorship. She never railed against “filthy” literature as mayor or as governor. And although Palin is an evangelical Christian, the only real crusade in her career has been against political corruption and self-dealing. Yet far-left bloggers and interest groups, abetted by Palin’s political rivals in Alaska and the press, say...
  • Sarah Palin’s abysmal environmental record (ROFLMAO)

    09/09/2008 2:40:52 PM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 215+ views
    Anderson Cooper 360 ^ | 9/9/08 | Rick Steiner
    Rick Steiner Professor, University of Alaska While I disagree with many of Senator John McCain’s policies and I was not planning to vote for him, I was willing to concede that he may at least make a wise, rational president and represent a step in the right direction for the nation – an acceptable second choice. No longer. With his pick of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, he has shown a spectacular, even dangerous, lack of judgment. What is not important here is the glitz and glamour, the appearance of the candidates, and the number of balloons...
  • Alaska Democrats Claim that Governor Palin Killed Bridge to Nowhere

    09/09/2008 1:45:51 PM PDT · by rface · 6 replies · 244+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 9.09.08 | Tom Blumer
    A web site paid for by the Alaska Democratic Party says unequivocally that the state of Alaska officially abandoned the Bridge to Nowhere project, and credits Governor Sarah Palin. the page mysteriously vanished, but it has since been revived at another URL ".....Gov. Sarah Palin said the $398 million bridge was $329 million short of full funding, and only $36 million in federal funds were set aside for it. She said it was clear Congress had little interest in spending any more money for it and that the state had higher priorities." We can quibble about specifics. But the fact...
  • Obama’s Wasilla Airborne (Digging dirt on Palin)

    09/09/2008 3:47:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 287+ views ^ | September 9, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    John Fund reports that the town of Wasilla, Alaska finds itself under siege this week. Have the Russians invaded? Have the Canadians surrounded them? No, a far more malevolent force is at work in Alaska’s fifth-largest city — Democrats looking for dirt: Democrats understand Sarah Palin is a formidable political force who has upset the Obama victory plan. The latest Washington Post/ABC Poll shows John McCain taking a 12-point lead over Barack Obama among white women, a reversal of Mr. Obama’s eight-point lead last month. It’s no surprise, then, that Democrats have airdropped a mini-army of 30 lawyers, investigators and...
  • Putting the 'Lie' in 'Library' (Wall St Journal Debunks Palin book banning smear)

    09/09/2008 3:35:39 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies · 286+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/09/08 | By JAMES TARANTO
    Sarah Palin seems like a perfectly normal person, but partisans both in and out of the media have been busily trying to depict her as some sort of religious nut. Among other things, Palin's opponents claim that as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, she was a "book banner"--which is to say, that she sought to have books removed from the local public library. This claim has been debunked--but not before it has spread all over the Internet with the help of some in the mainstream media. The book-banner tale seems to have originated in a widely circulated Aug. 31 email from...
  • McCain Campaign Stands Up Palin Truth-Squadding Team

    09/09/2008 12:58:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 109+ views ^ | September 9, 2008 | Marc Ambinder
    The McCain campaign is standing up a truth-squadding operation designed to push what they deem as "smears" about Gov. Sarah Palin out of circulation. The team, headquartered in Arlington, includes Mark Paoletta, a former chief counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Edward O'Callaghan, a former federal prosecutor for the Southern District, and Brian Jones, a GOP strategist and former RNC research director. Jones, who stepped down as the campaign's communications director last June, and Paoletta, who became a senior adviser to the campaign in August, are volunteers; O'Callaghan is on staff. The campaign plans to announce the team's...
  • McCain-Palin 2008 Launches Truth Squad to Counter Attacks on Governor Sarah Palin

    09/09/2008 3:03:50 PM PDT · by flyfree · 25 replies · 328+ views
    ARLINGTON, VA -- With today's Wall Street Journal report that pro-Obama Democrats have "airdropped a mini-army of 30 lawyers, investigators and opposition researchers into Anchorage" to dig for dirt on our vice presidential nominee, the McCain-Palin campaign today launched the Palin Truth Squad to counter recent attacks on Governor Sarah Palin, her family, her friends and her record of accomplishment. The Palin Truth Squad will set the record straight against Internet and liberal smears of Governor Palin. "We're proud of Governor Palin's leadership in Alaska and record of taking on entrenched special interests and the good old boys network,"...
  • Alaska: End Sought For 'bridge To Nowhere'

    09/08/2008 5:54:53 PM PDT · by bahblahbah · 15 replies · 110+ views
    NYTImes - AP ^ | September 22, 2007
    Gov. Sarah Palin ordered state transportation officials to abandon the ''bridge to nowhere'' project that became a nationwide symbol of federal pork-barrel spending. The $398 million bridge would have connected Ketchikan, on one island in southeastern Alaska, to its airport on another nearby island. ''Ketchikan desires a better way to reach the airport,'' Ms. Palin, a Republican, said in a news release, ''but the $398 million bridge is not the answer.'' She directed the State Transportation Department to find the most ''fiscally responsible'' alternative for access to the airport. Ketchikan is Alaska's entry port for northbound cruise ships that bring...
  • Sliming Palin ( debunks Palin smears)

    09/08/2008 5:32:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 168+ views
    Summary We’ve been flooded for the past few days with queries about dubious Internet postings and mass e-mail messages making claims about McCain’s running mate, Gov. Palin. We find that many are completely false, or misleading. * Palin did not cut funding for special needs education in Alaska by 62 percent. She didn’t cut it at all. In fact, she tripled per-pupil funding over just three years. * She did not demand that books be banned from the Wasilla library. Some of the books on a widely circulated list were not even in print at the time. The librarian has...
  • Palin in Debate

    09/08/2008 7:13:27 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 20 replies · 220+ views
    NRO - Corner ^ | 09/08/08 | Byron York
    ...Alaska does not have a death penalty — I did not know that — and Palin was asked for her opinion. Her answer was that if the state legislature decided to pass a narrowly focused death penalty, she would support it. If our lawmakers were to consider such a thing, I think that support should be given for heinous crimes. A murder of a child? I say, my goodness, hang 'em up. Yeah. A murder of a child, anything to such a degree, I don't think that there can be anything worse. And if lawmakers were to consider it, that...
  • The Old Guard Blown Away By Hurricane Sarah Palin... (Fascinating Biography Alert)

    09/06/2008 9:00:57 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 34 replies · 305+ views
    London Times ^ | 9/07/2008 | Kaylene Johnson
    This was something that others would learn during her rapid rise in state politics – and which America’s most powerful politicians are now discovering as they feel the unstoppable force of Hurricane Palin. She has a gift for connecting with people, but she also possesses a steely resolve and competes with fierce tenacity. The biggest mistake her adversaries make is underestimating her.
  • Separating Palin Fact from Palin Fiction

    09/08/2008 2:56:12 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 4 replies · 121+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 8, 2008 | Charlie Martin
    So this is the complete list of Palin rumors, at least as it stands about midnight Mountain Time on September 7, 2008. (The link will take you back to the complete and current list on my blog Explorations.) I make a point of the time because the list has been growing by around seven rumors a day; there’s at least one in my queue that I haven’t been able to completely track down yet. Warning: some parts of this are jokes. On purpose. Sarah Palin Rumors * Yes, she is governor of Alaska. No, she’s not the lieutenant governor. No,...
  • Record Contradicts Palin's 'Bridge' Claims

    09/08/2008 3:57:27 PM PDT · by Fred · 52 replies · 158+ views
    WSJ ^ | September 9, 2008 | ELIZABETH HOLMES and LAURA MECKLER
    Despite significant evidence to the contrary, the McCain campaign continues to assert that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told the federal government "thanks but no thanks" to the now-famous bridge to an island in her home state. The McCain campaign released a television advertisement1 Monday morning titled "Original Mavericks." The narrator of the 30-second spot boasts about the pair: "He fights pork-barrel spending. She stopped the Bridge to Nowhere." Gov. Palin, who John McCain named as his running mate less than two weeks ago, quickly adopted a stump line bragging about her opposition to the pork-barrel project Sen. McCain routinely decries....
  • Article by Alaska Democrats crediting Palin with killing Bridge to Nowhere Mysteriously disappears!

    09/08/2008 12:45:14 PM PDT · by staticmh · 67 replies · 1,077+ views
    The Alaska Democratic Party pulled this page from their site, but luckily Google has it cached - it states "the State of Alaska officially abandoned" the "Bridge to Nowhere, basically crediting Sarah Palin with killing it! Funny how the page just happened to disappear! the actual news was originally reported here,
  • Alaska Dems Credit Palin with Killing Bridge to Nowhere

    09/08/2008 1:54:36 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 49 replies · 206+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jake Tapper
    Fighting a Different Alaska Republican, Alaska Dems Credit Palin with Killing Bridge to Nowhere September 08, 2008 4:38 PM Conservative bloggers point out that in their campaign against Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, Alaska Democrats gave credit to Gov. Palin for helping to kill the Bridge to Nowhere. “Gov. Sarah Palin said the $398 million bridge was $329 million short of full funding, and only $36 million in federal funds were set aside for it," the Democrats say. "She said it was clear Congress had little interest in spending any more money for it and that the state had higher priorities."...
  • Palin 2006 Gov Debate on CSPAN NOW

    09/07/2008 3:42:27 PM PDT · by AFPhys · 108 replies · 1,154+ views
    CSPAN | 7 Sep 2008 | none
    Airing now... 6:30PM Eastern Her debate with Gov & third candidate
  • Sarah Palin had turbulent first year as mayor of Alaska town

    09/07/2008 10:50:54 AM PDT · by Scutter · 41 replies · 129+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 9/7/2008 | Ken Armstrong and Hal Bernton
    Sarah Palin's first year as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, could easily have been her last as she became embroiled in personnel challenges, a thwarted attempt to pack the City Council and a bitter standoff with her local newspaper.
  • Palin investigator is biased Democrat, says Alaska Republican

    09/07/2008 1:32:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 153+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 7, 2008 | Staff
    ANCHORAGE -- A Republican state representative says the Democrat overseeing a legislative investigation into Gov. Sarah Palin's dismissal of her public safety commissioner seems intent on damaging her vice presidential candidacy. The Republican wants the Democrat removed from the post. Democratic state Sen. Hollis French "appears to be steering the direction of the investigation, its conclusion and its timing in a manner that will have maximum partisan political impact on the national and state elections," state Rep. John Coghill said in a letter dated Friday.
  • The Real Sarah (Newsweek Cover Story 9/15)

    09/07/2008 11:45:59 AM PDT · by A_Niceguy_in_CA · 71 replies · 883+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 09/06/08 | Newsweek
    An Apostle of Alaska We know the outlines—the moose-hunting mom who juggles BlackBerrys and kids. But what does she believe? The real Sarah Palin. John McCain was not her dream pick. Only a year ago, when the Republican primaries were just beginning, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told NEWSWEEK that she wasn't enthusiastic about anyone in the GOP field. McCain was languishing at 7 percent in the polls. Mike Huckabee was reduced to playing his electric bass to get attention. Palin, driving with a NEWSWEEK reporter along the highway from Anchorage to Wasilla, said she could understand why the country...
  • Palin's Family Has Always Held a Place in Her Politics ("the victor of circumstances")

    09/07/2008 11:47:05 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies · 196+ views ^ | September 7, 2008 | Karl Vick and James V. Grimaldi
    WASILLA, Alaska -- One Friday in June, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin joined the chief of the state prison system on a tour of the Point MacKenzie Correctional Farm, a 90-minute drive north of Anchorage. It was a routine visit but for the presence of the governor's infant son, Trig. Palin held her baby in her arms as the warden drove a short distance around the facility, said corrections director Joe Schmidt, who sat next to Palin. A few days later, the governor got a warning from her public safety commissioner that someone had complained that she did not strap Trig...
  • Bay Buchanan Debunks CNN's 'Plane' Smear On Palin

    09/07/2008 5:33:25 AM PDT · by paltz · 63 replies · 559+ views ^ | 9/6/08 | kpicket
    Bay Buchanan was interviewed by Campbell Brown and debunked smears associated with the jet Palin put up on Ebay. video
  • Palin discusses Alaskan oil and drilling [great pre-VP video]

    09/07/2008 2:13:36 AM PDT · by Silly · 7 replies · 189+ views
    CNBC via YouTube ^ | today | Silly
    Here is a great pre-VP video of Palin discussing energy. Hope it hasn't been posted before.
  • The Tribe of Sarah: A Guide for the Perplexed Media

    09/07/2008 12:21:36 AM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies · 519+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 07, 2008 | Thomas Lifson
    Our friends in the media just do not understand the popular following Sarah Palin has attracted. In an effort to help, I thought I should explain her popular appeal to them in terms even an Ivy League graduate could understand. If you consider yourself a member of the intelligentsia, think of Sarah's unexpectedly numerous admirers as a kind of tribe. We are going to examine a few of the the folkways of strange and foreign people. Think of them as exotic and it may help you stifle any revulsion you may feel at their differences from your own familiar accepted ways....
  • Alaska National Guard Commander Lauds Sarah Palin's Performance as Commander in Chief

    09/06/2008 6:14:08 PM PDT · by thatdewd · 34 replies · 1,003+ views ^ | 09/06/08 | Greta Van Susteren
    Greta Van Susteren interviews Major General Craig E. Campbell, a longtime commander of the Alaska National Guard. Major General Campbell provides a description of what is required of a governor as head of a statewide national guard unit, and talks about Sarah Palin’s intense interest and commitment to the unit that she commanded, which made her an excellent Commander in Chief.
  • NYT Issues Retraction

    09/06/2008 5:46:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 283+ views
    Real Clear Politics ... The New York Times ^ | September 3, 2008 | BLAKE DVORAK
    Yesterday the McCain camp hit back hard on this front-page NYT story by Elisabeth Bumiller reporting that Sarah Palin had been a member of the Alaska Independence Party in the 1990s. Today, the paper ( New York Times ) writes: " The chairwoman of an Alaskan political party that advocates a vote on the state’s secession from the union said Tuesday that she had been mistaken when she said Gov. Sarah Palin was a member of the group. A front-page story in The New York Times on Tuesday ... The information in the Times article was based on a statement...
  • Palin the real deal, says Alaska attorney

    09/06/2008 3:26:15 PM PDT · by Clairity · 6 replies · 192+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | Sept. 6, 2008 | Jim Brown
    An attorney and former federal judge in Alaska who knows Governor Sarah Palin well says she's a politician who is truly after the interest of the people, not special interests. According to Miller, Palin's "outsider approach" to politics resonated well with most Alaskans, but not the "politics as usual" crowd. Miller says Palin "broke-open" the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System project by inviting a competitive process, not one that was on the oil companies' terms. He notes, more importantly, Palin worked to reform her own political party by holding it accountable for its ties to an oil contracting company that has been...
  • Palin asked librarian about removing books(barf alert!)

    09/06/2008 12:09:12 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 39 replies · 537+ views
    Lewiston Sunjournal ^ | Rindi White
    WASILLA, Alaska- Back in 1996, when she first became mayor, Sarah Palin asked the city librarian if she would be all right with censoring library books should she be asked to do so. According to news coverage at the time, the librarian said she would definitely not be all right with it. A few months later, the librarian, Mary Ellen Emmons, got a letter from Palin telling her she was going to be fired. The censorship issue was not mentioned as a reason for the firing. The letter just said the new mayor felt Emmons didn't fully support her and...
  • Palin Rumors (A Good Synopsis)

    09/06/2008 10:48:05 AM PDT · by JoeDetweiler · 26 replies · 135+ views
    Explorations ^ | 09/06/2008 | Charlie Martin
    1 - Yes, she is Governor of Alaska. No, she’s not the Lieutenant Governor. No, she’s not currently Mayor of Wasilla. Yes, she was Mayor of Wasilla, some years ago. 2 - Yes, there are people in Alaska who think she’s too liberal. 3 - Yes, she did push for and approve the Wasilla Sports Center. Yes, it did cost a lot of money. (People keep saying $20 million, that article says $14.5 million, but then they also added a $1.2 million dollar food service/kitchen piece. This year, since Palin was out of office as Mayor.) Yes, the city went...
  • Palin's Hockey Rink Leads To Legal Trouble in Town She Led

    09/06/2008 10:45:06 AM PDT · by steve-b · 126 replies · 580+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/6/08 | Michael M. Phillips
    WASILLA, Alaska -- The biggest project that Sarah Palin undertook as mayor of this small town was an indoor sports complex, where locals played hockey, soccer, and basketball, especially during the long, dark Alaskan winters. The only catch was that the city began building roads and installing utilities for the project before it had unchallenged title to the land. The misstep led to years of litigation and at least $1.3 million in extra costs for a small municipality with a small budget. What was to be Ms. Palin's legacy has turned into a financial mess that continues to plague Wasilla....

    09/06/2008 9:22:20 AM PDT · by connell · 32 replies · 461+ views
    Thank you, FOX News!
  • Palin Delivers The Real Deal

    09/06/2008 10:08:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies · 134+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | September 5, 2008 | Judge Joseph Miller
    An insider's view: Gov. Sarah Palin's attack on corruption is no cliché. Last night, the nation had its first opportunity to really size-up the hockey mom from Wasilla. Does she have what it takes to be vice-president? And how about those claims that she's a reformer, fighting against entrenched corruption in Alaska? As a former federal judge in Alaska and a lawyer involved in litigation with Alaska's oil companies, I've got a pretty good perspective on this. Whether you embrace her political positions or not, no one can reasonably deny that she's the real deal when it comes to placing...
  • Alaska Officials speak on Palin leadership

    09/06/2008 7:35:20 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies · 137+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | 09.06.08
    Below is a video from Greta Van Susteren on Fox News on the leadership experience of Sarah Palin. Greta spoke with several people from Alaska, starting with the current mayor of Wasilla, Dianne Keller. Palin was mayor of Wasilla before she became governor. Keller said that Palin works well with different factions and interests, and would do well in uniting the people of the United States. She said Palin is driven and will accomplish whatever goals she sets for herself. Keller said she met Palin when Palin knocked on her door to ask her opinion about some land use issues...
  • Team McCain and the Trooper

    09/06/2008 8:16:27 AM PDT · by steve-b · 31 replies · 310+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 9/5/08 | Michael Isikoff & Mark Hosenball
    Key Alaska allies of John McCain are trying to derail a politically charged investigation into Gov. Sarah Palin's firing of her public safety commissioner in order to prevent a so-called "October surprise" that would produce embarrassing information about the vice presidential candidate on the eve of the election. In a move endorsed by the McCain campaign Friday, John Coghill, the GOP chairman of the state House Rules Committee, wrote a letter seeking a meeting of Alaska's bipartisan Legislative Council in order to remove the Democratic state senator in charge of the so-called "troopergate" investigation....
  • Sarah Palin's Evolution - GOP VP candidate may be more experienced than detractors believe

    09/06/2008 6:57:51 AM PDT · by BoulderConservative · 225+ views
    Fox News - On The Record website | September 5th, 2008 | Greta Van Sustern
    Has the Canadian Government considered that by bringing over foreign doctors, it has also caused a language barrier? For example, I went to a Psychiatrist, with a very thick accent, and I couldn't understand the questions he was asking me. So now, there's a language barrier between doctor/patient, and because I couldn't answer his questions properly, because I couldn't understand him, I may have been misdiagnosed, and I do think I was, because the meds he gave me, have made my symptoms worse. So if the Canadian Government is going to give foreign doctors incentives to come to Canada, to...
  • Palin Investigator a Partisan Democrat on a Witch Hunt

    09/06/2008 6:57:32 AM PDT · by Not Wright for America · 21 replies · 235+ views
    Not WRIGHT for America ^ | 9/3/08 | Not WRIGHT for America
    Yesterday Not WRIGHT for America questioned the impartiality of Hollis French, the liberal Democrat lawyer/state senator who is in charge of the legislative "inquiry" (read: witch hunt) into whether Governor Palin abused her power by pressuring her Public Safety Commissioner to fire a state trooper who was in a custody dispute with Palin's sister. Today we get confirmation that we were right to question Hollis French. ABC News quotes him talking about the final report of the ethics committee, which is not even due out until October 31: "It's likely to be damaging to the Governor" and "She [Palin] has...
  • Palin claim on eBay plane sale doesn't fly (MSM grasping for straws)

    09/06/2008 6:39:33 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 130 replies · 703+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 5, 2008 | Jason George and Andrew Zajac
    JUNEAU, Alaska — When Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin sought to illustrate her frugality and flair to delegates at the GOP convention Wednesday, she described how she disposed of a corporate jet acquired by her unpopular predecessor. "That luxury jet was over the top," Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, said to loud cheers. "I put it on eBay." Palin's statement implied the plane was sold through the online auction site revered for empowering millions of small entrepreneurs, and Palin's spokeswoman insisted Thursday that the transaction occurred. But the plane failed to sell on eBay. Instead, the 23-year-old 10-seat Westwind II...
  • Palin and the Guard

    09/05/2008 8:48:25 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 5 replies · 215+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/05/08 | Fox News
    News clip from just played FNC broadcast that features Gov. Palin's command of the National Guard in Alaska. Should definitely be sent to the crack news team at CNN.
  • Sarah Palin's record on environment is abysmal

    09/05/2008 8:03:09 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 132 replies · 373+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | Sept. 5, 2008 | RICK STEINER
    In addition to her frightening lack of qualification to be vice president (much less president) of the United States, Palin is an evangelical, anti-choice, pro-gun, right-wing conservative who wants creationism taught in schools. Although in the past two years the Arctic summer sea ice shrunk to the lowest levels ever recorded, Palin apparently does not believe it is human-induced or cause for alarm. Oil and gas drilling. Palin has supported oil and gas drilling plans anywhere in Alaska, including in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the central Arctic, the entire Arctic Ocean, and in fish-rich Bristol Bay and Cook Inlet....
  • Another Palin smear bites the dust (Palins not mentioned in divorce papers)

    09/05/2008 6:22:33 PM PDT · by frankjr · 50 replies · 174+ views ^ | 9-5-08 | Ed Morrissey
    Nutcase bloggers will have to find another smear against Sarah Palin … again. Did you hear that Todd Palin’s former business partner tried to get his divorce records sealed? Conspiracy theorists immediately began speculating on line that Sarah Palin — that vixen! — must have had an affair and broken up the marriage. Why else would the partner suddenly act to seal his records? As the Smoking Gun discovered, Scott Richter wanted them sealed — to protect himself from conspiracy theorists: --------------------- So when the blogosphere discovered today (via an online court docket) that Scott Richter, a Palin associate, personally...
  • Foiled Again - Attempt to Paint Palin as Slashing Funds to Teen Moms Proven False

    09/05/2008 5:02:37 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 220+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/5/08 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    September 5, 2008 ( - Contrary to a widely circulated report in Tuesday's Washington Post, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, did not slash funding for a program supporting teen mothers.The Washington Post's Paul Kane reported that "Palin Slashed Funding for Teen Moms." The far-left Huffington Post repeated the story the next day, and it was off and running. To support this contention, Kane produced the 2008 Alaska budget, along with Governor Palin's line-item reductions. Kane said, "Palin reduced funding for Covenant House Alaska by more than 20 percent, cutting funds from $5 million to $3.9 million."...
  • Top 7 Myths, Lies and Untruths About Sarah Palin

    09/05/2008 2:02:59 PM PDT · by mnehring · 60 replies · 595+ views
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been subjected to an intense amount of media and public scrutiny since she was named as John McCain’s vice presidential pick one week ago. Many of the attacks have come in the form of unconfirmed reports on the Internet. Among them: 1) Palin “Joined a Secessionist Political Party” The Charge: Unsubstantiated Internet reports insisted Palin was once a member of the Alaska Independence Party, which critics call a secessionist political movement and supporters say is dedicated to seeking greater state control over federal lands across Alaska.The Facts: Palin has been a registered Republican since 1982....
  • Palin Has Not Pushed Creation Science As Governor

    09/05/2008 1:42:15 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 52 replies · 137+ views
    AP ^ | 9-5-08 | DAN JOLING
    As a candidate for governor, Sarah Palin called for teaching creationism alongside evolution in public schools. But after Alaska voters elected her, Palin, now Republican John McCain's presidential running mate, kept her campaign pledge to not push the idea in the schools. As for her personal views on evolution, Palin has said, "I believe we have a creator." But she has not made clear whether her belief also allowed her to accept the theory of evolution as fact. "I'm not going to pretend I know how all this came to be," she has been quoted as saying. McCain said during...