Turkey Gate – The Fiasco That Wouldn’t Die.

22 11 2008

Sarah Palin’s turkey pardoning has indeed caused a big flap (pardon the pun). It’s not so much that we don’t deep down understand where our food comes from. It’s not that we’d expect our rifle-totin’, NRA member for life, moose field dressing governer to be squeamish about the turkey killing that was happening on a turkey farm. It’s simply the fact that she showed without a shadow of doubt that she does not “think outside the bubble” of her own brain. The scene did not offend her, but the critical step of imagining the scene from another’s perspective was completely missing. What about the vast majority of Americans who never get closer to their meat than the supermarket? What about small children who love animals that happen to be watching the 5:00 local news? There are all sorts of distasteful or unfortunate things in the world that are just part of life, but they’re not going to score you political points by standing in front of them and broadcasting it out to the world. This is the problem. Lack of perspective, lack of empathy and lack of understanding that this just might be controversial.

Scott Jensen is the one who filmed the scene. He’s local station KTUU’s award winning chief photographer. He told CC from KUDO radio yesterday that Sarah Palin, who was standing next to her personal assistant throughout the entire interview, chose the spot on which she stood for the “turkey slaughter interview” that quickly went viral on the internet, and received wide coverage in the news media. The turkey slaughter was already underway when the governor chose the spot. The photographer pointed out what was going on and asked her if she wanted to move. She said, “No worries.”

Several of her staff were present the entire time while the journalism-major-turned-governor spoke to the people. And then there was the actual footage of her looking at the guy while he was killing the turkeys.

This was pretty much covered on the day it happened in various reports of the horrifying pr debacle. So why bring it up again? Because now, Palin is denying it, and saying she had no idea of what was going on ten feet behind her while she gave the interview, and is basically calling the photographer a liar.

“The [Alaska] governor did not know it was going on behind her,” Palin’s spokesperson tells ET of the reportedly grisly scene at Triple D Farm & Hatchery outside Wasilla. Cameras captured Palin extending the annual Thanksgiving pardon to one turkey while a farm hand slaughtered the bird’s feathered friends in the background.

Palin’s spokesperson tells ET the bird butchering wasn’t going on when the shot was set up, and a cameraman “ignored” the governor’s staff’s request to remove the graphic sight once cameras were rolling.

Of course, Palin or her staff could have stopped the interview at any time if this had been the case. Considering there were many people there who saw and heard exactly what happened during this interview, and that I know one of them personally, we can feel confident in saying this desperate attempt on Entertainment Tonight to rescue Palin’s image from the turkey pile sounds like exactly what it is – a big fat lie.

Once again the media becomes the whipping boy for Palin’s incompetence, lack of judgment, and inability to understand how she is perceived by others.

KTUU has pulled the footage from their own site, and it aired only on the 5:00 news, but it has now been viewed on YouTube more than 2 million times.

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200 responses

22 11 2008
Greytdog

Oh lordy. That photographer should start thinking about a job in the Lower 48 – cuz ya know, Todd’s gonna come lookin’ fer ‘im, cuz he done Todd’s woman wrong. . .

22 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign

Oh if only they had a cone big enough for her personality disorder!

22 11 2008
irina

she knew exactly what she was doing at the time, the question is ‘why’ ?
what was she communicating and to whom ? (other than the obvious)

people who don’t get this aspect of her persona don’t get why some of us are so very very leary of her, we don’t just see her as a dufus, there is more going on here than we are aware of . . .

22 11 2008
Shutterbuggery

When Jumpin’ Jesus himself slaps you on the back and tells you what a crackerjack christian you are, who cares what anybody else thinks?

Reminds me of the current resident of the White House who told a journalist “Who cares what you think”?

Lets not kid ourselves though… we elect ‘em, its our fault.

22 11 2008
Tessa

And now a conservative PAC – OurCountryDeservesBetterPAC has an ad thanking Sarah Palin with:
“The opening of the spot features an announcer praising Palin…in front of images of roasted turkeys.”
Here’s a link

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/22/palin-turkey-ad-conservat_n_145735.html

It’s enough to put you off your Thanksgiving dinner

22 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign

Did Keith Olbermann give up his donation pledge for every lie coming out of that woman’s mouth because he was going to go broke? I never actually heard him say that he stopped donating period, or stopped after the election was over, or just stopped because his retirement fund was in jeopardy?

22 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign

What a crack up – ADN has titled their story “It’s being called “gobblegate,” “the interview of death,” and “Silence of the Turkeys.”

22 11 2008
katanalori

If you are in Alaska, please help (contact your Legislators) via this CALL TO ACTION:

http://alaskansfortruth.blogspot.com/

We in the lower 48 are counting on YOU in Alaska to get this nightmare (SP) out of government forever. Thank you!

Official release is coming Monday. Check back here Monday morning! Thanks! AKM

22 11 2008
Blue Idaho

So she says she couldn’t hear and scwacking or hacking 10 feet from where she was standing? Wow she should get her ears checked.

22 11 2008
MizKay

I had to watch the video again because the first time, I missed the news captions at the bottom of the screen: “Pardoned turkey is too filthy for Governor Palin to hold,” “Gov. Palin picks worst possible backdrop for TV news interview,” “Turkeys die as Governor Palin takes questions from media,” “Gov. Palin apparently oblivious to turkey carnage over her shoulder” – these are just a few of them.

Of course any SP supporter is going to blame it on everyone else – their woman can do no wrong. But the out-and-out lying is just like Bachmann’s out-and-out lying; that she never said on-camera what everyone says she did, that it is an ‘URBAN LEGEND’. Ugh.

22 11 2008
Miemaw from Texas

There’s a new poll on CNN, which addresses the “future of Governor Palin.”

Sorry, AKM, the vote is overwhelmingly for her to “stay in Alaska.”

22 11 2008
pamela

So SP is calling the photographer a liar – did KTUU release an official statement? Are they standing by Scott Jensen or are they just accepting Palin’s version of the events? Oh, if only someone in the media would have the guts to state, unequivocally, that her version of events isn’t true.

The turkey slaughter controversy, in and of itself, is of minor importance. Palin’s insistence that “her truth” is always the “only truth” is more disturbing. (Just like W.)

Funny though – she may be able to spin this as the fault of the big, bad media, but she looks like an idiot for not realizing what was going on around her. Again, just like W. How do politicians get away with this?

22 11 2008
Ripley in CT

I swear to GOD. This woman is the stupidest person on the planet. Thank GOD that she’s not in the White house. Imagine?

22 11 2008
SMR

The biggest question is this: Is KTUU going to have a spine or not? Statement telling their side or not? Hmmmmm expose her as a liar or not?

Hey, KTUU, you have the power to expose this woman’s lies, AGAIN, so do it. With some spine you can ensure that the rest of us don’t have to endure her half-arsed governing for longer than another 2 years!

For the love of Alaska, do it! Grow a pair or borrow Hillary’s!

22 11 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Hahahahaha!
I called it on the forum! She did it on purpose, just to have a reason to refute the whole sorry mess on the national scene and to protect her image as poor victim of the ‘gotcha media’.

As someone else pointed out (sorry, but I forget who), she’s playing to the ‘they’re against me’ crowd.

And that’s all I got to say about that.

22 11 2008
JP aka Colorado native living in NC Hussein

“The scene did not offend her, but the critical step of imagining the scene from another’s perspective was completely missing.”

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
In one sentence you identify Palin’s number one problem.

22 11 2008
pamela

@Tessa,
Thanks for the link to HuffPo and the OurCountryDeserves Better PAC. We should all thank Sarah, just for being Sarah. If she was an ordinary right-wing nut, she might actually have a future in the GOP. But she is so amazingly clueless and patently ambitious, I think she’ll be a very small footnote in the annals of history.

22 11 2008
reveur1147 in FLobama

Ohhhh Saranocchio !! Kwitcher fibbin !! The pools of gobbler blood in the slaughter apparatus are from the carnage during your oh-so-windy pardon

22 11 2008
ira2

Good grief. The woman could be filmed holding a decapitated turkey and later claim that she didn’t know that it was dead and it’s all the media’s fault.

The only good thing about this report and the rest of the media’s coverage of her antics is that it makes for a nice, comprehensive, undeniable picture of how brazenly she lies. There’s apparently nothing that she WON’T lie about.

Gubernatorial promises and statements come to mind.

22 11 2008
BlancheMadison

Reviewing this surreal scene over and over again in my mind (can’t help it; this whole SP free-for-all is like a huge train wreck), I’m half wondering if she actually didn’t give a giblet what was going on behind her–or if she instinctively (notice I didn’t say “intellectually”) knew that this local tidbit would make the international media, go viral on YouTube, etc.–hey, it kept her name and face in front of the public yet again. There were almost 48 hours or so that we didn’t hear a peep out of Slappy Palin . . .

I shudder to think about her Christmas PR plans: “I can see the North Pole from my kitchen window, you betcha–and kids, there ain’t no Santa Claus nor reindeer, also!”

22 11 2008
willpen

It is not so much about what was going on in back of her, as it was about what was coming out of her mouth. She has no internal filters and is habitually unable to censor herself or her actions. This was an FU to the country, plain and simple. Especially at the and when she commented that a big deal was going to be made out of this anyway….. the woman is a blathering fool.

22 11 2008
BigPete

The whole stunt was a desperate, rushed, and somewhat lazy effort to be perceived as “Presidential”, by a rube who doesn’t understand that she has become a national joke. If this farce had been set up by the people at The Onion, they would have told the ‘turkey guy’ to stop hamming it up for the camera, because he was spoiling the joke!

The national media is desperate for video of Sarah Palin, in the same way that they were eager to book an interview of Hugh Grant after he had been caught with the prostitute.

Palin, God bless her, has no worries, but the problem here is not merely one of ‘incompetent stagecraft': Palin’s problem is that ‘the campaign jerks’ are no longer around to stop her from shooting herself in the foot.

22 11 2008
Lana, KY

Maybe we’ll all be spared & come Thanksgiving she’ll choke on a turkey bone.
If we could only be so lucky.

22 11 2008
portland orgon native

I sure hope the TV station will back up the photographer and the journalist.
The way that woman lies and gets away with it is just appalling.

22 11 2008
SMR

Hey Mudflatters! Let’s all send out a collective wish for the demise of Palin’s political career!

I know that we all would like a little more money, or a nice vacation, a car that runs, etc… but if you get the wishbone & you wish for the demise of Palin’s career (a slow painful death, or a quick one, or maybe some unearthing of truths, pick a method) you will be doing the state of Alaska, the entire country & the entire world a HUGE favor!

Just think how many lives we can save here in Alaska and the big wide world if we keep the phony war- & hate-monger out of any future political office!

You can do it!

Wait until next year’s wishbone (or cook a turkey for xmas) to ask for the other stuff!

22 11 2008
halcrow

“Amnesty and pardon”, says Sarah in that video http://www.adn.com/ ).

How cruel can this lady be? There she is, pardoning a turkey who won’t have the brights to be thankful. and poor Ted’s got to spend millions of somebody’s money to try to reverse his guilty verdicts.

Maybe Sarah could quit-claim the amnesty and pardon over to Ted? Not only would the turkey likely not know the difference, but Ted, Todd and Sarah could break bread over a turkey dinner and bury the hatchets.

22 11 2008
Pat, Washingonton state

I finally saw the video – I chose not to watch it here and didn’t watch most of it last night on MSNBC. They were actually talking about the new commercials that start with showing a turkey dinner behind the speaker. I had to turn away for most of the footage from the SP interview, but saw enough to find it even more horrifying than the description.

She really does crave attention. She reminds me of a child who, ignored by her parents, continually misbehaves. Negative attention is better than no attention.

And thank you, Sarah Palin, you have spoiled my Thanksgiving dinner. I’ll have to concentrate to keep those images from popping into my head when we sit down to dinner on Thursday.

I do find her behavior to be somewhat of an oxymoron. She is fervently on the side of Right to Life, but has utter disregard for any and all animal life. You’d think one might extend to the other, especially in view of her (supposed) religious beliefs. Man is supposed to be the caretaker for the earth and all its creatures. (And I say that in all honesty – I’m not mocking Christianity at all. As a Christian, I’m just finding it more and more difficult to believe that Sarah Palin shares my beliefs.)

Pat

22 11 2008
SMR

Interesting idea for you all:

What if she did this on purpose?????????

She can’t very well continue with her self-promotion tour while her state is going to hell in a handbasket, so why not whip up a little sh!tstorm to keep herself in the public eye until things in the state settle enough for her to chat with Oprah???????? Of course things here in AK aren’t going to settle for a long time, but of course she knew what she was doing! She said herself that it would create a controversy, it’s right there in the clip!

Unfortunately we are all feeding that frenzy, which is a shame.

Her lying about it continues to keep it in the forefront of the news, drags it out a few more days, I mean when are we going to stop feeding her ego & going along w/her machiavellian plans?

Let’s make sure the KTUU cameraman gets his side out there to refute her lies then move on from her until she makes news as the Governor of Alaska by doing governor things!

22 11 2008
Bear Woman

She wanted attention, she got it. The “greater” public didn’t like it, now it’s the media’s fault.

If news organizations are not smart enough to expose her lies and to back up their own employees, then quit covering her!

I have to agree with those that said she craves attention, even “bad” attention, just give me some attention…. Maybe her kids told her how gross it was and she had to lie to them to cover for her and her staffs’ ineptitude!

22 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

SP is truly in a world of her own – Quite a discriptive term “bubble”
No thoughts on other people’s view
She would be a very dangerous person to have in National Office
The more she talks – the more she proves she is like Bush

“My way or Highway”
“With us or against us”

22 11 2008
waxman

You can’t deny it’s entertaining….

Now we know why everyone looking to make it big in the media wants to be near Sarah. She has the ability to make a huge nationwide story out of one that should not have even made the local evening news. Look at this “Poor” camera man who is far better known now than he ever would have been otherwise. She’s represents an opportunity for people around her to make a name for themselves.

Every news program, every talk show, every media outlet wants Sarah because they can’t wait to see what stupid thing she will say or do next – and she never disappoints. Have you ever seen an interview where she didn’t say something that left you scratching your head?

Sarah on the other hand seems to subscribe to the idea that there that there is no such thing as bad press. I think she actually has a strategy in this and that she actually did this on purpose. I believe it is all a part of her plan to stay in front of the media and the country and to court the Anti-Media – “Aint they being mean to Sarah” vote.

I think of the Elton John song “Candle in the wind”. If she keeps this up (and she will) the public will soon be burned out on her and Elton could modify his song again. This time, however, the lyrics will be the other way around – “Your legend burned out long before your candle ever did”.

22 11 2008
nancy-INDIANA: a.k.a. buck shot palin

these are the times i thank god i’m a vegetarian!

22 11 2008
Martha Davidson Vancouver B.C. Canada

Too funny…..the RNC made a Thanksgiving commerical praising Palin and they actually aired it!!! Link below

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/22/palin-turkey-ad-conservat_n_145735.html

22 11 2008
Lin in AZ

Nancy, I am so with you!!!!!

22 11 2008
cej

Hi AKM,
I do so love your site!
I wonder if it is true or false that this is the first time SP or any Alaskan Gov. has ever pardoned a turkey? Thank-You so much for all your excellent work.

22 11 2008
BigPete

Martha Davidson Vancouver B.C. Canada (11:50:10) :

Too funny…..the RNC made a Thanksgiving commerical praising Palin and they actually aired it!!! Link below

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

In solidarity with the RNC, I will join them in a hearty THANK YOU SARAH.

22 11 2008
SC Sista M Cluckhead

I’m afraid that I do believe that she did this just to get attention. First, nobody outside of Alaska was likely to see this clip unless something about it was outrageous in some way. Second, people behave the way the do for a payoff of some sort–even stupid people. It might be anything from “because I want to” all the way to “because it’s the right thing to do” or “it’s good for everybody.”
Once AGAIN, her payoff appears to be “because it will promote ME ME ME ME!”

Sick.

22 11 2008
Freethinking

irina said:

she knew exactly what she was doing at the time, the question is ‘why’ ?
what was she communicating and to whom ? (other than the obvious)

people who don’t get this aspect of her persona don’t get why some of us are so very very leary of her, we don’t just see her as a dufus, there is more going on here than we are aware of . . .
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That’s EXACTLY what I’ve been saying! She sure seems to be, quite frankly, a verrrry disturbed individual with a whole lot of practice ignoring or “plowin’ through” inappropriate and disturbing things.

ANYONE would know better than this…. Anyone! Except for a seriously disordered or sick individual. If she were a man… I’d call her one sick b*stard

I think whoever raised her has a lot of explaining to do. This is one scary chick.

22 11 2008
whichferret

Is she trying to show how much “tougher” Alaskans are than the rest of us down here in the lower 48? Cause Alaskans wouldn’t mind footage of their governor in front of turkeys being slaughtered and there are so many “whiny” people down here? Like that was all of what was wrong with it. Like there wasn’t a giant hypocrisy of pardoning a turkey and then going and standing in front of the abattoir.

I think that instead of her and Tina Fey being separated at birth, that it was more likely her and Michelle Bachman. They both seem to have the same answers…Nope I never ever said that…you are the one that has that wrong. And there is no way that you can prove it. Never mind the videotape that you have.

22 11 2008
dixie-chik

Everything this woman does screams NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER. Putting a special needs infant at risk by giving a speech and traveling 12 hours to a local hospital without the special facilities to handle a high risk birth (if indeed she gave birth.) Her statement, “Bristol can be used.” Keeping Willow and Piper out of school two months during the campaign. Using her 7 year old as a caretaker of her infant. Needs a constant source of narcissistic supply – public adoration, a coterie of “yes” people. Any negative feedback is perceived as criticism. Uses and discards helpful people. Lack of empathy. Classic. Classic. Classic narcissistic personality disorder. And way too scary for public office.

How is that recall initiative coming?

22 11 2008
Duct Idaho Palin

I, too, hope that the station defends its photographer. His career could be irreparably harmed if he gets the reputation that he is not helpful, but instead is detrimental, to the people/stories he shoots. I hope he sues the governor’s staff for libel or slander (depending on whether their criticism was written or spoken). That way the whole video can come out.

22 11 2008
rf11 in Blue FL

Greytdog (10:53:56) :

Oh lordy. That photographer should start thinking about a job in the Lower 48 – cuz ya know, Todd’s gonna come lookin’ fer ‘im, cuz he done Todd’s woman wrong. . .
_______________________
And we all know that Todd’s vindictive shinanigans can last for YEARS!

22 11 2008
Irishgirl Rosebud.

I can’t add anything to the conversation. But I agree fully with all your comments. That woman is a loon.

22 11 2008
seachele99

If Sarah is so clueless about things going on around her that she does not notice the slaughter of turkeys 10 feet over her shoulder, than she deserves what ever negative media attention she gets. I mean come on, a glance to the left, a glance to the right, a look over her shoulder…??? …while the turkeys are furiously gobbling and the sound of the be-header / grinder in the background are making noise? I could see the whole bank of funnels vibrating and shaking as the turkeys were placed head first into the contraptions…, Sarah was on sight and did not notice or hear that? If not, too bad for her. At least she walked away with her head still attached, not the case for the unpardoned turkeys. I don’t know if I want Sarah to disappear, or remain the nightly train wreck she is for our amusement.

22 11 2008
irina

Well, considering her father was quoted in national news as saying “children are always losing their underwear . . .”

Sounds like pedophilic code talk to me . . .

And that sort of childhood (even if the abuse is only mental, not physical) is a major reason for dissociative identity disorder in adults; the thing the rest of us don’t realize is just how pervasive this disorder is in a person’s psyche and why these people have absolutely no problem with being so self-contradictory . . .

There is no easy answer because they do believe themselves in any given moment. What to the rest of us is self-evident does not concern them at all.

Please Sarah, we don’t hate you, and before turkeygate I promised myself that I wouldn’t laugh at you or anything because you do seem to have some sort of serious disconnect. Way back at the beginning of this saga (was it only the end of August ? ) Lyda Green said “I wish the vetting process had been more thorough”. Politely and succinctly stated.

We should start a respectful petition for our governor to resign for the classic reason of “needing to spend more time with her family”. Plus its true.

22 11 2008
Sue

Nothing new here. Sarah lies. Old news. Sarah blames the media. Old news. Let’s just wave goodbye as she slowly sinks into the ocean and disappears. : )

22 11 2008
womanwithsardinecan

All I can say is that the news station had better back up their photographer, and the people who were there should be interviewed (not in front of a bloodbath). Otherwise this will cease to be funny. I LOVE laughing at this woman, but that doesn’t mean she should get away with yet another whopping lie.
Todd can’t stalk everybody in Alaska, and she can’t fire people if they don’t work for her. Come on, stand up and speak against the nutball.

22 11 2008
Gin

That is absolutely repulsive. There was a reporter that asked her if she wanted that for a back drop and she replied “No Worries!”

I’m rethinking where I will buy my meat from now….

22 11 2008
Pacificnwgal

I think they ALL are a bunch of pea brains in this situation — Palin, her staff, the film crew, and the workers killing turkeys. It doesn’t sound like any one of them used much judgment in this filming. ANYONE of them could have stopped this or explained that a decent film would have been better for the public and for the governor. Although it is amusing, it is just a waste of air time to show such a thing. It certainly doesn’t convey the message intended for Thanksgiving unless the only message intended was to embarrass the governor. Although Palin is an idiot in my view, the TV station could have opted NOT to show this distasteful video to the public.

22 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign

From this perspective, KTUU “caved”. Either that, or they are playing a good game of poker…

From ADN: http://www.adn.com/sarah-palin/story/597969.html

“KTUU News Director Steve MacDonald said the footage was too graphic, out of context, and should not have made it on the air at all. He said the station wasn’t attempting to embarrass Palin and had a breakdown in its vetting system.

“We feel really bad about what happened. We take our reputation very seriously, we take our place in the community very seriously and the last thing we want to do is harm our integrity with our viewers,” MacDonald said.

MacDonald said the station’s videographer denies Perry was nudging him during the shot. He said the crew thought Palin knew what was going on behind her but believes McAllister was correct that the slaughter didn’t start until after the interview began.”

22 11 2008
Buddy That One

I could not believe the video when I first saw it, of course she did it ,knowing full well what was happening behind her, shes a bubble brain there, she doesn’t think also. Everything is only about SARAH SARAH SARAH!!! MSMBC DAVID SHUSTER said her staff was saying she didn;t know what was going on behind her!!! LIE LIE LIE!! She will do ANYTHING and I mean ANYTHING to get her face on the national media. I;m afraid we’re going to see a lot more before she is done. I say stick a fork in her, SHE’S DONE!!

22 11 2008
Bear Woman

If you want to contact KTUU and leave a message regarding this video and the reporter, you can do so at talkback@ktuu.com

22 11 2008
oregongranny

I think she was so traumatized when she didn’t win the crown all those years ago that she went completely bonkers. She not only kissed the toad to try to get it, she married him! Maybe that’s why no one can see her medical records. While removing all those warts they also removed her brain.

22 11 2008
Political Amazon

Sarah Palin is the equivalent of a schoolyard bully. If you cave in to her, you are guaranteed to get more of her bullying. If you stand up to her, it may be ugly for a minute or two but she will back down. You may then be a target of one of her perverted vendettas, but if you stand up to her on that, too, and publicize every stinking thing she does, then she will soon stop.

It’s one thing of a media outlet simply doesn’t run any story about something awful she did. There could be reasons for it–such as not sufficient evidence to support airing the story. I think most Alaskan media does an extra-careful vetting of any story about one of Palin’s twisted actions or comments. And they should. If a media group is forced to recant a story because of faulty evidence, it discredits the organization.

However, once they have vetted the story and found it to be supported by sound evidence, and decide to run the story, they must stand up for the story, the vetting, and the reputation of the media organization. They need to answer every one of her stupid “Wah-it’s-not-my-fault” lies.

So if the Alaskan media wants to stop Sarah the Schoolyard Bully from demonizing the media groups for simply doing their fracking job, they must stand up to her once they have run a story for her.

If, after they have run a thoroughly vetted story, and Sarah Palin starts slinging her lies and blame at the media, they react by doing the bend-and-spread-‘em two-step and cave on the story they ran, then it is worse than if they had never run the story. People who are not following the news closely will soon distrust the Alaskan media, and will tend to not believe future stories they run about the blunders and abuse of power of Palin.

22 11 2008
Palin does interview while turkeys are being slaughtered right over her shoulder « girl du jour

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22 11 2008
Tom the Turkey

I don’t know the technical term for it but she is nuts. She lies constantly. she has no clue. she cannot for the life of her utter a gramatically correct sentence. She never says “I” — just starts with “very thankful” or uses “we” – alot. plus all those thats and theres, and toos and alsos and the bizarre emphasis of strange words . . . . . As a Democrat and a fan of comedy, I love her like no other. But as an American, I am scared to death of the fact some large chunk of folks think she is just great. Please recall her.

22 11 2008
whichferret

@Tom the Turkey

I have noticed her use of “we” also, too, and have wondered if it was all the different people in her head or if she really thinks she is queen and therefore it is the “Royal We”, also, too.

22 11 2008
C.Rock

OT I heard John McCain is going to run for President again. Maybe he figures if he picks a better VP instead of that Wasila looting hillbilly bunch that he MAY have a chance. LOL

22 11 2008
shoeho

I seriously doubt i will be partaking of the turkey this year. Even with the blurry think on the teevee, I was just repulsed. This woman has NO clue about anything not involving her own ambitions.

22 11 2008
KarenJ

I signed up for an account at KTUU, then submitted a “Talkback” query of the station management, asking them if they’ve issued a statement in support of Scott Jensen.

I also asked them if they would please issue a statement verifying that there IS documented evidence on the “turkey massacre” videotape itself contradicting Gov. Palin’s “erroneous” denial statement, as well as eyewitness accounts that prove that Gov. Palin approved the scene background and lied in her denial statement.

22 11 2008
antsy

My first impression of this matter was that SP is going crazy over wanting to be President. From now on everything the president does, she will do as governor. Trouble is she manages to F*** up every time. So she pardons a turkey — I wanna know how long the pardoned bird will be around – and that was her grand presidential action for the day. But then she decides to add a press conference at a turkey farm? Come on, this isn’t the campaign trail now. She’s stuck in the campaigning mode. What a dummy. What a dumb staff.

Maybe the media staff should have been more forceful about changing her spot — but I bet there is no telling the campaign queen where to stand.

I don’t think she planned this as as way to get more attention — she can’t think that many steps ahead.

22 11 2008
bjalexa

Umm, just wondering something. If Palin or her aides had asked for the interview to stop during the interview while “the cameras were rolling”, wouldn’t that be on the audio? There would be proof of that on the tape. Or not.

The woman is clueless. I don’t think she did this on purpose. BUT, I do think she takes every opportunity to get the “Poor Sarah” crowd rallying around her. The moment anything happens, she’s first up with the blame-the-media-it-wasn’t-me defense.

22 11 2008
CRFlats

OMG, I couldn’t stop laughing when I first saw the vid on the 5 pm news. I really missed what she said. When I got a chance to see it again, not so funny. I kept thinking, “oh, please, just shut the f**k up”. Such drivel spews from this woman’s mouth. She never pauses between sentences, hell, she never makes sentences. Just a run on blather using the same little catch phrases over and over punctuated only by also, and so, you betcha, cut the spending, and We this and that.

She mentioned the “brutality” of national campaigning. The brutality was she had to face the Brutal Truth of herself. Understandably difficult.

22 11 2008
megacephalus

turkeys aside…

lying comes to the fore…

Is there any law in AK, such as the one that caught Stevens, on requirement to report gifts that covers her time in office [which one?] when that ‘MacShack’ she and the snow-mobile king breed in?

22 11 2008
CRFlats

I think it funny as hell that Palin thought she was doing a good thing by promoting a local business.

I imagine the farm must think with friends like Palin….

Was a big boost to the vegan crowd, tho.

22 11 2008
jk

Wonderful symbolism!!
Palin is gobbling like a turkey and is a dumb as they are in that they don’t realize their friends are being slaughtered and that they are next!
She is the turkey that was pardonned for Thanksgiving!!
She actually deserves to be slaughtered. Hopefully, she eventually will be.
That pardonned bird will not make it to Christmas and hopefully, her pardon will be similarly short lived.
Congratulations to the news folk who saw the symbolism and made their footage available.
ROFL!!!!

22 11 2008
womanwithsardinecan

Hey, what’s with the braindead part of the Alaska population that thinks people at the news station should be fired for talking mean about their poor poor governor? These people have apparently mistaken Alaska for a monarchy or dictatorship. lol. How DARE you be mean to Sarah! OFF with your heads!

On another note, last night my mother asked, “is there any animal that Sarah doesn’t want to kill?” Again, lol. We revisited a question asked a while ago. Does the Palin family have any pets? Maybe a little hamster flying under the chili radar?

22 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

First I think her speech was written by her youngest daughter…the one who wears high heels, and the Part “Friend to creatures great and small” is so laughable, we all know Barbie as the killer of, Moose, wolves, and want to kill polar bears to “drill baby drill”
She looks back at the grinning idiot slaughtering the turkey….I think it was her twisted way of saying to All Alaskan’s….”I’m back now, and this is what happens to those that cross me!”
Yeah she knew what she was doing…sending a message….
WELL BARBIE I don’t live in Alaska and I’m not afraid of you and things have changed in Alaska, perhaps YOU will be next at the slaughterhouse with your head in the cone/noose?
Karma is a real bitch.

22 11 2008
CRFlats

@irina (12:15:53) : Please Sarah, we don’t hate you, and before turkeygate I promised myself that I wouldn’t laugh at you or anything because you do seem to have some sort of serious disconnect. Way back at the beginning of this saga (was it only the end of August ? ) Lyda Green said “I wish the vetting process had been more thorough”. Politely and succinctly stated.

We should start a respectful petition for our governor to resign for the classic reason of “needing to spend more time with her family”. Plus its true.

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

Really respect your points. I will sign said petition. It’s intervention time.

22 11 2008
Vlad the I'm Palin

Enough with this trashy woman. She just isn’t worth the ink anymore. A “cheap trick”, as they say.

22 11 2008
CRFlats

The hilarity doesn’t stop. Check this out:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/22/palin-turkey-ad-conservat_n_145735.html

It’s a Thanksgiving “Thank you Sarah Palin” TV ad by a conservative PAC.

Can’t make this sh*t up.

22 11 2008
Kate in Canada

I hope the Wasilla turkey farmers are verifiable Republicans- otherwise they will be accused of setting up a Democratic plot.
How much footage was shot and when did it start? It might be possible to prove the slaughter began before the interview- in CD’s snapshot the visible cone is blood-spattered. Were they earlier?
And now C. Diva’s name is public.
Palin definitely has the Sadim touch- everything she touches turn soft and brown…

According to an eyewitness, the turkey killing had been going on all day, and Palin had to walk right past the cones, and blood before she did the pardoning, which preceded the interview. AKM

22 11 2008
UK Lady

Tom the Turkey

Don’t be afraid. Just think what fun you are going to have when Mitt, Pawlenty and Jindal et al get set loose on Silly Sarah. They will roast her alive.

22 11 2008
Grammy in PA

Why is it that she doesn’t realize BEFORE she does something distasteful that it’s going to be distasteful, why doesn’t she think how things MIGHT be perceived before she does it? No, instead she lies and blame someone else for her screw ups after they’ve been done. I never trust a liar and that she are.

22 11 2008
mustang

this woman is totally insane.

how can she hold office….

she is completely oblivious to….any….thing…out…side…her….

22 11 2008
Taupe Armageddon

You all remember way back when she was just a candidate and had her talking mouthpiece Meg Stapleton constantly running off at the mouth (think Les Gara’s famous chat with her in front of all the cameras)? Whatever happened to Meg the Mouth? Is she sill the gov’s flack? If so, wasn’t she with the governor for the massacre at the turkey trot? I bring this up because if Meg still has a job with the gov, she should have been there and she should not have ever allowed the interview to happen, especially not in that location. Or, she should have stepped in front of the camera and killed the interview if he wouldn’t stop filming.

So, we know Sarah is lying and it would seem the tv station is lying too. Sarah had no credibility before this debacle, the tv station has its seeping away too.

22 11 2008
ds55

Sarah appears to have a beverage with a straw in her hand on the turkey video. I can’t imagine eating or drinking anything tasty with that carnage going on a few feet away. And the smell must be overwhelming! Does nothing affect this woman? She seems extremely detached, almost inhuman.

It was a mocha. AKM

22 11 2008
Glenn2008

She is a maverick, but I doubt it was a double bluff, deliberate plot.

This story can only be killed by a better one: Todd leads a SWAT team into the farm to kill the pardoned turkey (eliminate key witness). Turkey sacrificed with Muthee to ensure Palin wins in 2012. Turkey’s head is mounted on the wall of the governor’s mansion to remind reporters.

She is quickly becoming a lame duck. Although it is pobably not a bad thing around Thanksgiving. Mind you I personally will switch to duck this year, having seen her interview. Her behaviour of talking anything/anywhere is the result of trying to go cold turkey on the VP spot. She needs professional help to ween herself off from the spotlight.

22 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign

“Official release is coming Monday. Check back here Monday morning! Thanks! AKM”

Re Legislator list – How do we handle the change in some of these seats so I know when I can start writing letters? Do the incumbents pass on the mail to the winning candidate, or should we wait for session to start before writing?

22 11 2008
Ann

How about an interview with the farmhand who actually appears to be wondering if he should proceed … might be a mighty fine counter point to this atrocious tale.

22 11 2008
Grammy in PA

Bear Woman (12:26:52) :

My email to KTUU was returned undeliverable; maybe they are getting too many or they have changed their contact info!

22 11 2008
CRFlats

Here’s my idea of a Governor at Thanksgiving. Has the “peoples house”, the Governors Mansion, nicely decorated. Sets up a beautiful table for 50 or so. Invitees would be culled from a list of citizens from foster homes, legislative interns, State college students, Bean’s Cafe (for those of you out of state, it is a soup kitchen type establishment), business icons, Alaska Native villagers, and legislators, along with the Governors Family.

Repeat at Christmas.

It should come with the job description.

Chances of the present (non) occupant of the Governor’s Manse doing this are about as good as those turkeys in Wasilla seeing the New Year.

22 11 2008
CRFlats

Makes me wonder, will the SHE GUV be pulling down per diem while “cook’n the turkey for the family at home in Wasilla.” ???

22 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

My sweet Momma’s told me stories about her Daddy raising turkeys. Momma said they were so dumb, they’d have to go get them out of the rain, cause they’d keep looking up and drown. Kinda reminds me of Miss Sarah. If there’s a camera around to video her, she just keeps on talking never noticing anything else around her ’til she’s wrung her own neck. Keep talking, Miss Sarah, bless your heart.

22 11 2008
skj

“this was fun!”…Sarah Palin after pardoning one turkey as his buddy was gettin the axe. I know where babies and turkeys “come from” but it doesnt mean I want to see it in action.

22 11 2008
YukonBushGrma

SMR said: “What if she did this on purpose?????????”

Absolutely, no question. I thought this from the first time I saw the pardon/slaughter video!!! Especially, as you say, at the end when she said the media would probably make a big deal out of it.

It was media-baiting, plain and simple. Surely KTUU will come out and defend their crew!

And now in view of this conservative PAC ad (ugh), it looks like it was all pre-arranged.

22 11 2008
nisperos

Just remember Sarah,

A cada guajolote se le llega su Noche Buena.
For every turkey their Christmas eve arrives.

y
and

Al freír sera el reír
Laughing comes at frying time

22 11 2008
skj

In the post game inteview she refers her son in Iraq, to the kids doing well in school and Trig SEPARATELY. “My sons Brigade is relativley safe, the kids are doing well in school and Trig is happy and healthy”…….

22 11 2008
mpb

The scene did not offend her, but the critical step of imagining the scene from another’s perspective was completely missing

I noticed this aspect early on when AGIA was first on a roadtrip to communities in Alaska for support. A public hearing was set up with fewer than 3 days notice in Bethel to match the invitation given to (and accepted by) the new Governor to visit Camai Festival. The hearing/information was scheduled for 2 or 3 hours Sunday morning at 11 AM. Sunday morning is quite important to all but one of the 16 or more churches in Bethel (population of 5500) (other churches keep Saturday as the Sabbath). Not just any Sunday morning, but Palm Sunday morning. Not just any Palm Sunday morning but the closing day of a very important regional 3 day get-together. Someone checked at about 11:30 to attend the hearing but the doors were locked to city hall, the venue. I believe the DNR Commissioner was in town. The governor herself did not show, due to a plane breakdown in Nome (she attended an inaugural ball there) so she flew directly to Anchorage. Local people were disappointed she did not come to Camai.

This is a minor event (the hearing, the cancelled appearance, the turkey slaughter). But something like the promise of a rural sub-cabinet that becomes a single person “advisor” who then resigns 11 months later because the position was ineffectual [and was then re-promised at this year's AFN video speech] is not a sideline happening. Alaska needs leadership and no longer can those on the road system pretend that what happens in rural Alaska doesn’t affect them. For people outside of Alaska, the past ten years of environmental and social change in rural Alaska is also relevant– Katrina was presaged but ignored; a thawing Katrina (global meltdown of economy and environment) is well underway now.

And to appoint non-Native AG Talis Colberg to head that resurrected Rural Sub-cabinet, when there was a huge rally and petition drive, delivering over 2000 signatures to the Governor’s office to immediately remove him from his position was also…well….completely disconnected. She is oblivious to the opinions of others. AKM

22 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Next, she’ll shoot Santa down….from a helicopter…and claim it was because Christmas has become so commercialized—even though the past eight years of Republican politics is making this Christmas look like the leanest in a long time.

The press should just ignore her.

Print whatever her PR people put out and identify it as such.

Maybe then she’ll fade away.

22 11 2008
CRFlats

@mpb, We need a re-energized Bush Caucus. Anything from the Gov’s office is suspect, and guaranteed to be ineffectual, when relates to rural Alaska. She, and those she appoints, are clueless. Hard to put much trust in the legislature, but it’s all we got right now.

22 11 2008
TheraP

And this lyin’ lady calls herself a Christian.

I rest my case!

22 11 2008
И. П. Ю.

A foreign observer here. Sarah Palin must not be underestimated; she is actually quite dangerous. Here are the reasons:

1. There are many people in America who actually think like her (NEVER underestimate the power of ignorant people in large groups; they are the engine for the Great Purges and the Cultural Revolution).

2. She is actually doing a good job in using propaganda techniques, here framing someone else for wrongdoing. Also, in repeating a lie as if it is the truth she managed to get the station to apologise. This ability of her to do this and convince others is reason for concern.

3. Like George W. Bush, I don’t think she’s stupid. Underneath that surface is someone adept at playing political games, like what happened with her mayorship in Wasilla in removing all she disliked.

So the point is: remain vigilant. Democracy demands it.

That is all I am going to say. May you all be blessed (from an atheist).

22 11 2008
Grammy in PA

What happened to the good ol’ days when Sarah Palin flitted around Alaska w/o recognition for anything b’cuz the governor’s job was to pay attention to Alaska; now all of a sudden she got the taste for the bright lights/big city and she dumps her duties in order to get her face on the national news? She is so pathetic and pitiful – I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone do something like this before; you lose the election, you go back to where you came from and pick up the reins of the job you were elected to do. Not her, though. I think it’s called derelection (sp) of duties and she should be booted out; she obviously doesn’t want the job as Governor of Alaska any longer.

22 11 2008
TheraP

И. П. Ю.

Thanks for the atheist blessing.

But the web remembers all. And the lady has become both a laughingstock and an idzjut!

Believe me, we are all keeping score here.

22 11 2008
skj

In the post game inteview she refers to her “son” in Iraq, to the “kids” doing well in school and “Trig”, SEPARATELY. “My sons Brigade is relativley safe, the kids are doing well in school and Trig is happy and healthy”……As if Trig wasnt her son or her kid. this woman cant possibly keep all of her lies straight and she just made a huge mental slip in my opinion..

22 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

I still think she was “sending a message” especially considering that I read on ADN CD was there, ie: Blogger’s in pj’s in the garage “out to get her”.
On the link AKM from the other day, on KO, its says they called the gov’s office or asked them (first?) about the location and were told “No worries” Now,
Its “we didn’t know”….LOL! Spin, spin, spin!
I can wait till mon. to be able to email all the legislature, hopefully all of us non-Alaskans can also do this since she was running for VP candidate.
I hope very soon, we will see her head in the turkey cone, or noose, chopping block!
And I hope all those repugs with their stupid “thank you Sarah Palin” turkey commercial choke on their turkey bones if they bother to remember those not making over $250K,homeless and people who will not be celebrating thanksgiving unless they go to a food kitchen, because they can’t afford a turkey….

22 11 2008
Grammy in PA

И. П. Ю. (14:41:44) :

Thanks for your input – I think you’ve hit the nail on the head – we sit here and think how stupid and ignorant she is but “we” might be in the minority – she is a master manipulator and has gotten “the people” to keep her name in our heads, just by NOT liking her, we are giving her attention. I don’t know what the solution is, though . . .

22 11 2008
TheraP

skj:

How can a kid that sleeps all the time be termed happy? Let alone healthy?

22 11 2008
Debra

At Christmas time, do we get to see the slaughter of rain deers?

22 11 2008
Grammy in PA

Debra, no, at Christmas time, we get to see Santa shot down and hung on the wing of an airplane. So much for happy holidays.

22 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

Grammy in PA (14:56:03) :

Debra, no, at Christmas time, we get to see Santa shot down and hung on the wing of an airplane. So much for happy holidays.
————
What’s the bounty for one of Santa’s appendages?
=====

Remember Icarus?

Son of Daedalus who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. Daedalus had been imprisoned by King Minos of Crete within the walls of his own invention, the Labyrinth. But the great craftsman’s genius would not suffer captivity. He made two pairs of wings by adhering feathers to a wooden frame with wax. Giving one pair to his son, he cautioned him that flying too near the sun would cause the wax to melt. But Icarus became ecstatic with the ability to fly and forgot his father’s warning. The feathers came loose and Icarus plunged to his death in the sea.

Sarah’s wings are melting.

22 11 2008
Grammy in PA

Lance, you produced a lovely image in my mind.

22 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

Grammy in PA (15:02:40) :

Lance, you produced a lovely image in my mind.
——-
Glad to help. To add insult to injury, Sarah was left off the list of 10 Repugs to watch.

voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2008/11/the_friday_line_ten_republican.html

Very apropos, Sarah is the turkey she didn’t pardon, she just doesn’t know it yet.

22 11 2008
kellygrrrl

“at least this was FUN!”
those were her words. I don’t care if you are a carnivore or a hunter — describing the slaughtering of any creature as FUN is pretty sick!

22 11 2008
Conscious at last

I Love Mudflats – Thank you for this wonderful resource !

As for Ms. Palin and the turkey slaughter- I watched that scene on MSNBC- (Olberman show)-she was asked directly by someone interviewing her if she was bothered by what was going on behind her and she said that she was ok with it- This was broadcast nationally- she can deny it if she wishes- but of course this behavior confirms what we all know already- there is something seriously wrong with her.

22 11 2008
Grammy in PA

kellygrrrl (15:11:25) :

This is the woman who offered a $15 bounty for a wolf paw – the picture of a wolf hanging over the wing of a plane w/ a bloody stump did it for me. She’s the “friend” of creatures great and small? She is definitely SICK!

22 11 2008
Sarah of Arizona

It’s just like when Senator Biden was taking about the loss of his wife and daughter during the VP debate. Palin was the only one oblivious to how much it hurt him to talk about it. There is something seriously missing in her and to think she could have been our VP.

22 11 2008
PackyJ

My friend Elwood Foreclift over at I EAT GRAVEL is right, and I was wrong.
Sarah Palin isn’t just inexperienced and uneducated.
She’s stupid.

22 11 2008
Anonymous

FYI, for those that asked about drinking while slaughter happens, coffee clears smells, so it might have helped actually. Not that I am trying to plead SWWNBN’s case here or anything, just saying, also too.

Also too, I asked a long time ago what was going to happen to dear old Meg when the big boss lady came back. Would Meg be able to give up the reins. would the Dragon lady be grateful or pissy? I did notice that Meg did look like a “fangirl” at the airport

22 11 2008
whichferret

I hate when I forget I am not logged in….Now as me

FYI, for those that asked about drinking while slaughter happens, coffee clears smells, so it might have helped actually. Not that I am trying to plead SWWNBN’s case here or anything, just saying, also too.

Also too, I asked a long time ago what was going to happen to dear old Meg when the big boss lady came back. Would Meg be able to give up the reins. would the Dragon lady be grateful or pissy? I did notice that Meg did look like a “fangirl” at the airport

22 11 2008
bookish

Tom, I love her like no other also. And somewhere, a McCain staffer weeps…

22 11 2008
Deuce2 AL "Renegade"

Why should I, as a partially intelligent person, state the obvious?
Ijit, Ijit, Ijit, Ijit, Ijit, Ijit, Ijit, Ijit, Ijit.
“Deuce” :evil:

22 11 2008
libbs

Meg needs to stay quiet and in the background so that Sarah gets the attention. She is only allowed to be in the forefront when Sarah can’t be there herself. We won’t see her again until Sarah is in trouble and needs backup. Let’s hope that happens soon because she is dangerous.

People keep mentioning Trig so I keep wondering…has anyone heard her say that she “gave birth to Trig”? In the last interview I saw, she just said, “I’m the mom”. I don’t think this issue will ever be resolved…just part of Sarah’s Twilight Zone Aura.

I’m counting on the Alaska Legislature to do the right thing. The Alaskan people have the right to have all of Sarah’s “Gates” resolved once and for all.

22 11 2008
marksmyword

It bears repeating: that woman needs to go. Alaskans, please, for the good of the country, recall her!

I watched the footage on MSNBC with the sound turned down (I can’t stand the sound of her voice). I have to go back and listen so I can hear what she ignored.

22 11 2008
j faith l

She actually looked back at the turkey butchering during the interview….

22 11 2008
phoebe

Thank heavens the Palins don’t have family pets. They would probably eat them. Think the “pardoned turkey” is probably smarter than Sarah…he sensed the pardon was just for show & his demise was coming soon. What a strange & bizarre woman.

22 11 2008
skj

TheraP,

I feel for the child. It is sad how she whored her kids out.

22 11 2008
not your pal Palin

And yet another set of turkey images to align with Palin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBoJDXW-ly0

22 11 2008
nswfm CA

Don’t let up Alaskans! I’m hoping at the end of the -gate investigations and trials that there is a prison cell with her name on it.

22 11 2008
Pursang

For those of us non-Alaskans we can sit here and marvel at how ridiculous Ms. Palin is, laugh at her cluelessness, or her habitual lying. The truth is she is the Governor of a state that has many issues that need to be addressed (as mentioned above with the rural and native problems) as well as the beginning of difficult fiscal times with the price of oil plummeting.

While I agree that at times a political figure has to lighten up the mood it appears as if the Governor doesn’t realize how much work needs to be done by her to improve the lives of her constituents. She needs to be at her desk working right now especially given the fact she just spent 3 months away campaigning with her fellow maverick. She needs to be at her desk and not in Wasilla since people need access to her to get things done.

I would seriously consider a recall if the law allows simply for the fact that she is not doing her job. You can’t run a state while you’re on an extended job interview campaigning 24/7 to be the Vice President. I feel for the residents of Alaska (even if they love her) as their needs are being overlooked simply because their Governor feels her media exposure is paramount and is more important than their lives. Sure the day to day functions of government went on but people elected Palin for the vision of the state she would create when she campaigned to be the Governor.

I’ve said it before and while it sounds harsh, Sarah Palin’s polical career needs to be destroyed before she is a position, like George W. Bush, to cause serious damage to the United States. We barely survived George Bush’s America, I don’t think we will be so lucky to survive a Sarah Palin’s America.

22 11 2008
Ann of Brisbane

So, my family is in the next room when I first view the turkey farm interview. The sound is up too high and they say “What’s that woman up to now?”
We are in Australia, and your election is over, yet just her voice has such a high recognition factor.
It’s hard to know what Sarah Palin is about doing this sort of interview, rabbiting on as she does, but can I just say it has a touch of ‘Fargo’ about it, and also we are reminded of that wonderful politician that Australians will remember – Joh Bjelke Petersen.

22 11 2008
Anonymous

NEW THREAD ALERT

22 11 2008
UK Lady

NEW THREAD IS UP********************

22 11 2008
InJuneau

NEW THREAD ALERT

22 11 2008
Liz Pintchuck

Palin’s emotional and psychological development appears to have become stunted at the age of 14. In addition she displays all the signs of a clinically diagnosed Narcissistic Personality Disorder. In other words, she feels no empathy ( for animals nor humans) and does not understand the concept.

Because she sees no reality outside her own sense of a glorified self–along with an exaggerated sense of entitlement–she does not stop to think how her actions, behaviors affect others i.e. small children watching KTUU news as turkeys are killed behind the governor.

To quote a friend who commented on this spectacle: we all poop but I dont want to watch someone doing it. There is a time and a place for everything and killing turkeys infront of small children who don’t understand where meat comes from —yet—in unconscionable.

This stupid stupid woman needs to be impeached, recalled, impaled, whatever it takes to remove her from power over any sentient being.

I guess the most final way would be to drive a stake through her hear, but therein lies the rub. First we have to find her heart.

Nevermind. I’ll think of something !

22 11 2008
Susan

I feel really badly for you Mudflatters, really I do.
But I beg of you, keep her there, please.

22 11 2008
Renee

Just saw that (David Letterman) thing on Fox. I don’t agree with sexism but we need to take a deep look at all the unfortunate ism’s. Wonderful site Mudflats.
Great blogs!!!
Vote now at http://www.pcavote.com/pca

22 11 2008
kittyonice

Susan (17:21:58) : – don’t feel bad for us, you are wasting your time. We are all quite happy and solid in our convictions, and don’t suffer a bit from our distaste in the governor, except that we of course yearn for a more qualified, and informed governor.

But I am confused by your plea, to “keep her there”. Do you think we are alone capable of getting rid of her? You overestimate us entirely. When Sarah Palin is shown the door, it will be entirely of her own doing, I am quite sure of that.

Also, to anyone who tries to make disparaging remarks about the political leaning of this blog, you should know that in all likelihood you comment will be deleted. These sorts of comments are simply not germane to the discussions that take place here; this is not a platform for left-right rivalry, this is a platform for thoughts and ideas in support of the blogger. Frankly, I am mystified why it appears so many of her supporters bother to read and comment on this site — it is certainly an exercise in futility for sure. Your comments will not be taken seriously and most likely will be deleted, FYI.

In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if my comment in response to yours gets deleted as soon as yours does for the reasons aforementioned.

22 11 2008
Kate in Canada

Canadian National Broadcasting aired the turkey story- here are the funnier of the 90 or so comments:

Dear CBC,
Please stop reporting “non-news” with my tax dollar.
Thanks, A___

SO, did she spare a turkey to take it home and kill it herself? That would fit, right?

No doubt Sarah Palin will release this turkey so she can later shoot it from a helicopter.

“Palin, holding a disposable coffee cup…”
So what? She’s not an environmentalist? I think we knew that already.

Top that Tina Fey.

22 11 2008
ozmud

katanalori:
We in the lower 48 are counting on YOU in Alaska to get this nightmare (SP) out of government forever. Thank you!

Official release is coming Monday. Check back here Monday morning! Thanks! AKM
——————————–
ooooooh it just keeps getting better *wink*wiNk*

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut

It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in the preparation of live fowl for the dinner table but I have distinct memories of the sounds and smells of that operation. Since I wasn’t anywhere near Palin during the news conference, I cannot tell you about the smells, but I can tell you that the operation going on behind her was fairly quiet. No great squawking, not large chop-chop noises, no turkey poot sounds as the birds expired, no gushing sounds after the man slip the neck, nothing really remarkable.

Had no one said anything about the birds being slaughtered behind her, I would never have noticed what the man was doing. It appeared he was being clean and quiet.

Cannot say the same about the manner in which she butchered the English language while she spoke, however.

I would have been more interesting had they brought birds over one at a time, put their necks on an oak block, come down with the gleeming meat cleaver, and then let the headless bird dance in Palin’s direction. That, ladies and gentlemen, would have been great entertainment!

22 11 2008
Abby

How did this woman get a college degree? The way she butchers the English language. What a turkey. You just can’t make this stuff up.

22 11 2008
kittyonice

I amend my previous comment about dissenting opinions being deleted from this board. I was mistaken, my understanding of what gets deleted from this board was a bit off. It appears that only comments which are confrontational, abusive, excessive negativity towards another commenter, etc., get deleted, not simply dissenting comments. Dissenting opinions are welcomed, just not abusive dissenting opinions.

However I will reiterate my confusion about why readers from the hard right seem to be so interested in this blog. It is because these people are *trying* to understand our viewpoint, or is because they wish to persuade our blogger and her readers that they are right and we are wrong? (sorry for the pun.)

22 11 2008
daMamma

Shocking. Truly shocking. This woman has no shame.

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Sarah Palin Turkey Noise

kitty – take it from this kitty that the hard right are interested in this blog because they are askeered, very askeered of people who see things as they really are. And they are very askeered of the non-turkeys.

22 11 2008
Gravel Blood Palin

I am imagining Sarah presiding at an execution, a hanging.

I am imagining her telling the condemned that she loves them.

I am imagining her telling the condemned that it won’t hurt for very long.

22 11 2008
Karin from CT

SP is the result of very dangerous combination of being a “mean girl” AND a high school jock. Not a good combo. And we all have known people just like her who have totally tanked in life. HS ego food can only take one so far…

22 11 2008
smartandfemale

That had to have been one of the oddest political interviews I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t even believe it. All I could think is, WTF is she thinking? Then I remembered…SHE DOESN’T!!

http://smartandfemale.wordpress.com/

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Sarah Palin Turkey Noise

Yep, Karin. She’s a loser who never grew up.

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Sarah Palin Turkey Noise

So, like, also, did you laugh your ass off, or are you just here to make yourself feel better?

I know where my food comes from. Sometimes I even help in its preparation. As in, chopping the head of and cleaning out the innards.

btw, love your name-calling. Mother allow you to eat with a mouth like that?

22 11 2008
vena45

She’s a liar and will continue to lie about everything just how she lied about not knowing anything about the cost of clothes that were given to her during the RNC. LoL, what a stupid airhead she is thinking she can lie her way through just about anything she wants and that pple will buy into her pathetic ways.

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Sarah Palin Turkey Noise

elephantman: “What a perfect Thanksgiving allegory for the ignorance and ingratitude of American liberalism!”

Actually, what’s really funny is the juxtaposition of pardoning a turkey while the killing of others continues unabated in the background. Or is that just irony? Perhaps a smart guy like you could clue me in.

Haven’t recovered from your “team” getting handed its lunch by a nation of “libtards” during the election yet, eh?

22 11 2008
Karin from CT

Sauerkraut aka Sarah Palin Turkey Noise (19:06:39) :

Yep, Karin. She’s a loser who never grew up.

Actually, she was a winner and got the taste of being one. That is/was her doom. She doesn’t know anything else but the ego perception of “winning.”

22 11 2008
grumpy in Illinois

Headline.. “Governor Lays Egg at Turkey Farm”
Inquiring minds want to know is it really her egg?

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Sarah Palin Turkey Noise

Elephantman: “Proof positive that liberals simply project all their faults, lies and corruptions onto others.”

You must have us confused with the republican ticket from that election which Palin helped lose. Whenever they did something, Palin in particular, they’d accuse the opposition (regardless of party affiliation) of having done that very deed.

Take for instance, Ms. Palin and her claim of fighting corruption. She took down her colleague (Ruedrich) on the gas board after he used public resources to help him politically. But she was doing the very same thing before he was doing it! And she continued to do that same thing afterwards!!

But hey, must not allow anyone to point out Palin’s foibles and corruption! According to your types, it’s better to be republican and corrupt than to be democrat and clean. Whatever floats your boat, dud. But the political influence of cruds like yourself are over. We’ve had enough. That includes even those of us with somewhat conservative values. Begone, demonito!!

22 11 2008
Karin from CT

Correction:
Actually, she was a winner and got the taste of NOT being one. That is/was her doom. She doesn’t know anything else but the ego perception of “winning.”

22 11 2008
antiAnti

Would contard be the opposite of libtard?

22 11 2008
vena45

I thought I heard it on one of the news channel either CNN or MSNBC over the week mentioning that someone had asked her if she knew what was going on in the background and she clearly said yes she knew all along the turkey was being pardon behind her. Now that blows my mind that she seem to all of sudden forgot she knew anything about it?

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Sarah Palin Turkey Noise

Karin from CT (19:17:49) :

She doesn’t know anything else but the ego perception of “winning.”
______________________

I consider her a loser not because she necessarily wins or loses elections but because her attitude and misdeeds contain a certain amount of suckage. That includes her perception of winning – which does not seem to jibe with how much of america views or defines winning.

22 11 2008
irina

Thank you to the poster with the Cyrillic initials. Now that we have dodged the initial bullet of the election, most people seem to think that Sarah is just a harmless and entertaining diversion. This is probably intended by the major players in the game.

I just watched a you-tube featuring clips from Sarah’s campaign rallies inciting racial hatred (sorry, don’t have the link but you could google it and probably get several versions). This was only ONE MONTH ago people ! And even scarier than Sarah were the down-home folks in the clips saying all kinds of really creepy things. Now the economy is tanking and there is going to be lots of civil unrest at best. If you think these sorts of events aren’t choreographed in advance you really should think again.

People on the rebound are often more dangerous than they were the first time around. We do need to be vigilant. I hesitate to say something that might sound so new-agey on this forum, but I have had encounters in the dream realm with the entity that is manifesting as Sarah Palin and believe me, there is tremendous power behind her persona. I can recall her very strong frequency signature just thinking about it. Sorry if this doesn’t make sense to most of you, but it will to a few and they will know what I am saying. For the most of you, ask yourself, why does she so rarely refer to herself in the first person, and why does she use the collective ‘we’ so much?

22 11 2008
akmuckraker

Sauerkraut

You must be magic! After your incantation, I was just sitting here, minding my business, and a big elephant just flew by my window and over the bluff, and landed right in the mudflats. Man, that was a big splat!
;-)

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Sarah Palin Turkey Noise

I hope no clams were injured in his landing!

22 11 2008
mhrt oregon

susan….mud people are not just in AK….we are world wide

22 11 2008
vena45

All I got to say is that anyone who worships this woman must of been cursed under her spell granted by her kenya pastor. Because obviously only a no brainer and a nutcase would be so blind as to not see this woman for who she really is. Heck, even my 5yr old is smart enough to know she’s an airhead!

22 11 2008
Karin from CT

Sauerkraut aka Sarah Palin Turkey Noise (19:23:35) :

Karin from CT (19:17:49) :

She doesn’t know anything else but the ego perception of “winning.”
______________________

I consider her a loser not because she necessarily wins or loses elections but because her attitude and misdeeds contain a certain amount of suckage. That includes her perception of winning – which does not seem to jibe with how much of america views or defines winning.

WELL SAID!!!!! My brother, myself and my son were all competive athletes. But, I guess, since we are all “libertards” (or what ever that recent poster jerk said) we haven’t really learned how to win until this year! Guess we took a lesson of all those years of shaking hands of the team that beat us and working hard to prevail!

22 11 2008
Brian

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t an inability to see things from another’s perspective (i.e. sharply limited peer empathy) one of the classic symptoms of Asperger Syndrome?

That’d explain a lot.

22 11 2008
High Turkey Prices Blamed on Corn for Ethanol « Goodtimepolitics

[...] Let the Slaughter Begin! I guess people at CNN does not eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day! (1a) Turkey Gate – The Fiasco That Wouldn’t Die. What about the vast majority of Americans who never get closer to their meat than the supermarket? [...]

22 11 2008
RachelNV

Alaska, I beg you, get rid of the idiot! Recall her, impeach her, send her to Little Diomedes to watch out for Russians, anything!!

22 11 2008
jackyjasper

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

This is well put perpective!

Jacky Jasper
http://www.diaryofahollywoodstreetking.com

22 11 2008
neelster

Okay…this woman does realize she’s not a professional comedian and people are laughing AT her, right?!?

I don’t know a person who doesn’t eat Turkey so the slaughter isn’t completely offensive to me but…come on!!! It’s like going to indonesia and buying the freedom of a single child prostitute for the cameras with 50 child prostitutes in the background.

If Alaska is that “DUH”…Obama…sell west virginia north back to Alaska for the drilling rights.

22 11 2008
clip dragon palin

I am just so embarrassed to be from Alaska right now. Ted. Sarah. Don.
Ech.

22 11 2008
Curious

Honestly, I did not watch the interview, Being warned ahead of time, when it came on TV…I turned the channel. I was shocked that the station aired the interview, period.

But, I did run across an article a while back from someone who was familiar with the teachings of Palin’s church. If I remember correctly, the person attended church as a child and was shown videos of horrendous torture or killings to prepare for the coming Apocalypse and Armageddon–to DESENSITIZE.

23 11 2008
chicago

I really didn’t think anything she could do could shock me this far along but she really is the master of crap that just shouldn’t happen if you have a brain. I actually yelped out loud when I saw the headline and pic from the video the other night and found myself in total shock of her insanity on display once again….and at her PR team. They obviously deserve each other.

23 11 2008
lightenup

I have only one thing to say about this brilliant analysis…

“The scene did not offend her, but the critical step of imagining the scene from another’s perspective was completely missing.”

“Gotcha, Sarah!”

Thanks for joining the ranks Mudflats.

23 11 2008
Anonymous

I don’t see the problem here.
http://www.aloft52.wordpress.com

23 11 2008
avahome

So what are Sarah’s plans for Thanksgiving….anyone know? And just a thought after reading all the comments.. Wouldn’t it have been a better PR idea to bring a bounty of food to the National Guard Units that (ahem) report to her? A little recognition maybe to the native’s who maybe need some help with food or heat this coming Thanksgiving. There is just so many “helpful” issues Sarah could address……and achieve good PR.

BTW, I am glad Alaska has Sarah.. Here in TX we’re looking forward to having George back! I don’t know who’s worse!

23 11 2008
dsgawrsh

Ha Ha, you guys crack me up! Of course, the news had every right to not even run the footage so they’re the true baffoons. I would think vegan-head types would be thanking Sarah because perhaps there will be less turkey eaten this year because of the incident – yeah right! Face it, America is meat loving eaters. Pass me the axe!!!!

23 11 2008
Linda, WA aka We Did It

Sarah has definitely earned the title “Cleo, Queen of Da-Nile”.
She repeatedly answers the question, “How can you tell when Ms. Palin is Lying? Her lipstick is moving.”

23 11 2008
johnjacobh

If Sarah Palin has made any errors, it is to deny she knew what occurred behind her.

Personally, I think it is great she chose to give an interview while a hardworking American demonstrated to the world the origin of their dinner.

Why is this any different from all the usual interviews Bolsheviks offer on the factory floor in front of some assembly line workers?

When the ObamaNation food shortages begin even the Effete Elite Vegetarians will have to eat meat.

Sarah Palin, a Heinlein woman. Good on her!

23 11 2008
film izle

There’s a new poll on CNN, which addresses the “future of Governor Palin.”

Sorry, AKM, the vote is overwhelmingly for her to “stay in Alaska.”

23 11 2008
poetryman69

where is that crying pseudo dude when you need him. the one who said leave Britney alone. you are lucky she performs for you!

Dude needs to make a video that says that about Sarah. Maybe he could say: your are lucky she governs for you, or may goobers for you. what with the pronunciation of goobernatorial and such.

23 11 2008
Linda, WA aka We Did It

@johnjacobh
“… a Heinlein woman.” Uh?? Please tell me you aren’t referring to Robert A. Heinlein whose heroines were intelligent women.

23 11 2008
nearlynormalized

What planet is she from? Bionic malfunction in the creationism theory…Sarah Palin doll, “Wind it up and it and it keeps spinning in circles!!!”

23 11 2008
Largo

Time to kick this dingbat to the curb, Alaska. Reminds me of the Bush bumper sticker : “A National disgrace, a global disaster.” Like a lot of people, I was more disturbed by the spew of idiotic double speak out of her mouth than what was going on in the background. This woman is a terminal dumb ass.

23 11 2008
Abbey Knorrmal

Scott Jensen, KTUU’s award winning photographer, was only doing what he was trained to do – inspired by the “If it bleeds, it leads” mantra, Jensen brilliantly produced what is now widely known as the Silence of the Turkeys.

You can’t buy advertising like this, almost 2 million hits and counting.

If Jensen doesn’t get at least a Goldie for this one, he will certainly have been robbed.

23 11 2008
KarenJ

Sarah Palin’s readiness for higher office:

1. High screechy speechifying voice.
2. Tendency to talk nonsense when not reading carefully prepared notes.
3. Unable to extemporaneously articulate sources of knowledge about current events.
4. Unable to extemporaneously articulate knowledge about current events.
5. Prone to committing protocol gaffes.
6. Displaying increasing tendency towards wanting publicity on a national level.
7. Tells lies about anything and everything, particularly gaffes committed, despite documented evidence to the contrary.
8. Uses public office for personal privilege and gain.
9. Does as little work in public office as possible.
10. Shows disdain for rules, regulations, statutes, or articles of constitution.
11. Total recall for benefits of pageant-style hairdo, makeup, clothing after years of living like the proverbial “hockey mom”.

23 11 2008
Katlen

Alaska, your governor is a sociopath.

http://www.mcafee.cc/Bin/sb.html

23 11 2008
hrglas1

“What about the vast majority of Americans who never get closer to their meat than the supermarket? What about small children who love animals that happen to be watching the 5:00 local news?”

If it were not for the fact that this quoted statement shows how sheltered people are from reality it could possibly be considered sad.

Sorry, but just as money does not grow on trees food does not magically appear in the supermarket.

And honestly, what are the odds of children watching the 5:00 news anyway?

23 11 2008
23 11 2008
Ari

“What about the vast majority of Americans who never get closer to their meat than the supermarket? What about small children who love animals that happen to be watching the 5:00 local news? ”

— For the vast majority of Americans I say wake up. I’m glad that they saw this and if they were disgusted or disturbed they should be. If you can’t face watching where your food comes from you have no business eating it. As for children, why should we lie to them about how food got their plates? There is no dietary requirement for humans to consume meat. If children see this and decide they think its wrong maybe we shouldn’t be forcing them to eat this crap.

“There are all sorts of distasteful or unfortunate things in the world that are just part of life, but they’re not going to score you political points by standing in front of them and broadcasting it out to the world.”

— Turkey slaughter does not “just have to be a part of life”. Again, there is no requirement for humans to gorge themselves on dead birds. Why not consider having a vegetarian Thanksgiving and being truly thankful that no animal had to suffer and die for you to enjoy a delicious meal?

“This is the problem. Lack of perspective, lack of empathy and lack of understanding that this just might be controversial.”

— The real lack of empathy shouldn’t be for the people watching, it should be for the helpless animals that are at our mercy who are getting slaughtered by the billions. Over 9 billion birds are slaughtered a year in the U.S. alone. Why would anyone willingly participate in such cruelty? Because you like the taste? Because it’s tradition? Should animals really have to be tortured for such trite reasons? Why not consider them in your circle of compassion and adopt a vegetarian diet.

http://www.goveg.com/

http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/turkey_investigation

23 11 2008
eduardo

What is wrong with children seeing their meat get slaughtered?

Maybe todays effete youth, disconnected from all reality by the cords of their video games could use a dose of reality. Maybe they’ll be less inclined to throw out the “yucky” portion of their turkey sandwich when they realize it used to be a living thing that had to die so that they might live.

Any adults eating meat who are offended by this scene need to grow up. We in the West are so pussified we are offended by a man harvesting turkeys? Is there anything more pure? My gosh, our popular culture is flooded with all manner of trash and this is bad?

WTF are we upset by Palin violating the “meat springs from plastic cartons” mentality?

23 11 2008
Scott

“What about the vast majority of Americans who never get closer to their meat than the supermarket? What about small children who love animals that happen to be watching the 5:00 local news?”

You are as stupid as republicans who say that we should not even acknowlege gays in school for pretty much the same lame excuses.

You are proof that there are complete idiots on both sides of the political fence.

23 11 2008
irina

‘Alaska your governor is a sociopath’

Thank you Katlen, it’s disturbing that more people don’t get this.
Perhaps they have never had to deal with one ?
And yes, sociopaths can be very charming when they want to be.

23 11 2008
Gibson

It won’t die because it is absolutely hilarious.

23 11 2008
Anita

I didn’t read all the comments (sorry), but at least one other commenter mentioned Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

As the author of this blog states: “It’s simply the fact that she showed without a shadow of doubt that she does not “think outside the bubble” of her own brain. The scene did not offend her, but the critical step of imagining the scene from another’s perspective was completely missing.”

Exactly.

Ms. Palin’s symptoms of NPD are classic: lack of empathy, habitual lying, a grandiose sense of self-importance, a sense of entitlement, etc., etc.

23 11 2008
Rick

I have suffered through the Republicans from the days before Tricky Dickster and the Un-indited Co-conspirators. I actually remember Eisenhower answering the press question re “What has VP Nixon contributed…?” with “I’ll have to get back to you on that” during the runup to the 1960 election of JFK.

I also remember our current cowboy clown (get the w pun here? (no offense meant to either cowboys or clowns because he’s really neither)) when, as Governor of Texas, he would carry on about his good buddy Kennyboy. That was his sugar daddy Ken Lay, major campaign contributor at the time. Of course, we shouldn’t judge people by the sewers they choose to swim in…

Any way, I think SP fits right in. Hopefully she will help hold the grand old party out of office so the rest of us can (once again) rebuild our country.

23 11 2008
turkeygate–palin keeps ‘em coming « angryXer

[...] through to see Countdown’s take on it via the Mudflats post below. I am, however, posting a follow-up from AK Muckraker on why this story is keeping on keeping on (beyond this excellent summary, AKM [...]

23 11 2008
Mike

I agree with Ari. I’m not a vegetarian, but to anyone who might be offended by the video (including children), I challenge you to become vegetarians. Otherwise, you are a hypocrite. If you eat meat, then you should be fine with seeing how it gets on your plate, and I see no reason to shield kids from that reality either.

I was once in a third-world country and heard the sound of a pig being slaughtered in someone’s back yard. To say that it was “squealing” is an understatement. It wasn’t pleasant, but I was not going to knock on his door and tell him he shouldn’t be doing that in ear-shot of children.

23 11 2008
improvalliance

So let’s countdown all the people who lie about Sarah Palin:

1) The Trooper who she tried to get fired
2) The guy who she fired who refused to fire the trooper
3) Katie Couric
4) McCain’s Advisers
5) The New York Times
6) Everyone at KTUU
7) Barack Obama

In Sarah Palin World, Everyone “lies” but hey, “No worries”, right? Right? Hello?

23 11 2008
Meah Bottoms

Isn’t it weird that SP was repulsed by handling the dirty Tom that she had mercy on, and was oblivious to the draining of the blood? Weird and kind of spooky, doncha think? The layers of insanity are quite impossible to believe. There she goes, that awful voice, blathering on and on. The guy behind her looking over at her hoping that his continued slaughter is acceptable. Even he knew it was not appropriate. But hey, he was doing his job! The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. She is George Bush with ta-tas.

23 11 2008
akmuckraker

A final word on Turkey Gate before comments are closed.

First, for those of you who brought it up, I am a vegetarian. I have been for more than 12 years. But, this is beside the point for this particular discussion.

The point is not whether we need to be educated about where our food comes from, or whether violence against people and animals exists in the world. It isn’t about “growing up” or becoming desensitized. These are all valuable conversations we need to be having on a grand scale. If this video created a few more vegetarians in the world, then great.

However, all that said….the fact that Sarah Palin could not see that this would be a problem is the revealing thing. What the philosophical ramifications are is not the point in this context. This is not a meat discussion. People are wired differently and one man’s meat is another man’s poison.

Sarah Palin had every right to stand wherever she wanted. With a hunting license, she has every legal right to go shoot her dinner. What she did wasn’t legally wrong….it was politically stupid. And she had no idea.

All you have to do is read the comments here, and on other blogs, and look at the news coverage she’s gotten out of this. Was it good? No. If she had been a little more savvy and able to view the world from somewhere that wasn’t from behind her own eyes, would this have happened? No. Did this help her already damaged political image? No.

So do the math. She is oblivious.

24 11 2008
Sarah Palin’s Turkey Massacre. TurkeyGate? « An Essential Liberty

[...] that story doesn’t jibe with  the KTUU cameraman.  Per Mudflats: Scott Jensen is the one who filmed the scene. He’s local station KTUU’s award winning chief [...]

24 11 2008
Last Post of the Night: More delusion from the GOP, compliments of Sarah Palin (Barbie) « Chamay0’s Weblog

[...] Last Post of the Night: More delusion from the GOP, compliments of Sarah Palin (Barbie) Posted on November 25, 2008 by chamay0 News flash to the GOP and PAC, Sarah Palin (really known as Barbie) is nothing more than a liar. The wack-job is once again denying reality. Here’s a sane person: [...]

24 11 2008
Incredible Deniability | Comments from Left Field

[...] Mudflats has a first-rate post on Palin’s apparently pathological aversion to the truth, and why the whole thing matters in the first place: It’s not so much that we don’t deep down understand where our food comes from. It’s not that we’d expect our rifle-totin’, NRA member for life, moose field dressing governer to be squeamish about the turkey killing that was happening on a turkey farm. It’s simply the fact that she showed without a shadow of doubt that she does not “think outside the bubble” of her own brain. The scene did not offend her, but the critical step of imagining the scene from another’s perspective was completely missing. What about the vast majority of Americans who never get closer to their meat than the supermarket? What about small children who love animals that happen to be watching the 5:00 local news? There are all sorts of distasteful or unfortunate things in the world that are just part of life, but they’re not going to score you political points by standing in front of them and broadcasting it out to the world. This is the problem. Lack of perspective, lack of empathy and lack of understanding that this just might be controversial. [...]

24 11 2008
Redoped with hope « The Mississippifarian

[...] But for something truly disturbing . . . check out Mediation. And for disturbing reading, more on Turkey Gate from Mudflats. [...]

25 11 2008
Omg did anyone see Sarah Palin on a Wasilla farm when they were killing the turkeys - MyCoupons.com Shopping Boards

[...] same thing to Katie Couric, when she lied about what Katie asked about the newspapers Palin reads. Turkey Gate – The Fiasco That Wouldn’t Die. Mudflats None of it is a big deal, except for the way it illuminates Palin’s character. [...]

25 11 2008
The Thanksgiving Day Massacre « The After Party

[...] It gets better.  From a website called “Mudflats: Tiptoeing Through the Muck of Alaska Politics“: Scott Jensen is the one who filmed the scene. He’s local station KTUU’s award winning [...]

25 11 2008
Minor Matters » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin responds to Turkeygate

[...] she was interviewed, Palin knew that turkeys were being slaugthered behind her. An Alaskan blogger wrote that when the governor chose the spot,  the photographer pointed out what was going on and [...]

25 11 2008
The Turkey that Keeps on Giving - Day 3 « A Time for Change

[...] The Turkey that Keeps on Giving – Day 3 Those poor turkeys did not die in vain!  They have exposed Sarah Palin for who she actually is.  The turkey incident was reported here earlier, both Day 1 and Day 2. Now on the 3rd day news coverage continues, and when our economy is tanking no less!  BUT there was a great post that I wanted to share. News flash to the GOP and PAC, Sarah Palin (really known as Barbie) is nothing more than a liar. The wack-job is once again denying reality. Here’s a sane person: [...]




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