Legislature Steps Up Palin Ethics Investigation.

5 09 2008

Hollis French and Sarah Palin - Photo from AP

If you’re marking your calendar with upcoming Alaska political scandal “Dates to Remember”, it’s time to get out your eraser. The release date of the Palin ethics investigation has moved…but not in the direction you may think.

ABC News has exclusively learned that Alaska Senator Hollis French will announce today that he is moving up the release date of his investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused her office to get the Alaska public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, fired. The results of the investigation were originally scheduled for release Oct. 31 but will now come almost three weeks earlier, according to sources.

Friday is obviously a big news day up here in Alaska. And now, the latest on the jousting match between teams French/Branchflower and Palin/Van Flein. The Palin/Van Flein strategy has been to stall, stonewall, dig in their heels, grit their teeth, throw grenades, light fires, and jump in the bunker. It seems to be meeting with limited success.

Despite Palin filing an ethics complaint against herself to force an investigation by a friendly self-appointed board, the Legislature, under the leadership of Democrat Hollis French, chair of the judiciary committee, marches on. It remains to be seen how they will pull this off, but subpoenas must be just around the corner, because both Frank Bailey (the Palin staffer whose phone call to Troopers was recorded), and Sarah Palin who originally said she’d be completely cooperative, have refused to testify.

Also, Republican Rep. John Coghill is now asking for Hollis French to step down from his leadership role stating that because he’s used the word ‘impeachment’ more than once, and has stated he feels the whole thing will be ‘damaging’ for her, he is no longer impartial.


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5 09 2008
Wondering_Lake

I’m donating half my PFD to the Obama campaign. Can this become a movement, please? Who’s with me?

5 09 2008
Mil

Crazier and Crazier. Can’t wait for the new Enquirer, rofl. I want to see what McCain is trying to sue over.

5 09 2008
magnanimouse

Three cheers for Hollis. So glad he is pushing to get the truth out, sooner rather than later.

5 09 2008
Wondering_Lake

Permanent Fund dividend: $2,069

This year’s Permanent Fund dividend is a record $2,069. The dividend, plus a one-time $1,200 “resource rebate” from the state, will be direct-deposited into the accounts of eligible Alaskans next Friday.

I’m donating half my PFD to the Obama campaign. Can this become a movement, please? Who’s with me?

5 09 2008
MJC

I wonder if Hollis could be forced to step down?

5 09 2008
TheraP

You’re a Christian. Testify, Sarah, Testify!

5 09 2008
TheraP

Correction. Here is the correct url for SoapOperaSarah Bingo:

http://www.youaredumb.net/node/1146

5 09 2008
Chicago

OMG when does it STOP?

5 09 2008
Mil

Palin will dig her heels in and stonewall until the last possible moment, then McCain will whine for her. It’s going to be a long haul. Everyone got their popcorn?

5 09 2008
BobbyG

Pass the popcorn. Fire up the grill for Moose burgers.

5 09 2008
ibtz

Talking Points Memo has a article up saying they won’t subpoena her if she refuses to testify tho.

5 09 2008
Erin

And it looks like TrooperGate wasn’t just a one-time thing (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0908/13190.html).

Lord help us.

5 09 2008
bwilder

Wondering_Lake (12:22:08) :

I would if I could but I can’t. We don’t get PFD’s here in
the lower 48, nor does Hawaii.

Alaska is sounding better all the time!

Seriouly though- I’ve been donating regularly as have so many others that
I know. Not to mention the folks on the blogs I frequent.

Donate. Volunteer. Donate.
http://www.Obama08.com

5 09 2008
TheraP

Chicago:

This is all part of our POW training. (POW, as in Prisoners of W).

This whole Palin thing was likely organized by W – as a way of getting people so worked up that Palin would get to act as “commander in chief” and declare martial law in AK. Whereupon W will declare martial law in the rest of Alaska (which is us). That will make us all prisoners for sure and will clear up any lingering questions about her association with the Free Alaska party – or whatever they call themselves.

PTSD is no excuse for an exemption from your POW status.

I have provided this announcement as a public service.

5 09 2008
Scorpion

Wondering_Lake (12:22:08) :

I am not from Alaska and don’t receive a PFD…but I will continue to donate to Obama/Biden.

5 09 2008
BobbyG

I have to say, I’m lovin’ it. Palinistas and the McSame peeps will have to marshal the lawyers to try to tie things up in knots ’til after Nov 4th, but the daily drip, drip, drip of allegations and requisite reactive countermeasures is gonna take them off-message much of the time.

Oh, and, by the way, did any of you know that John was a POW?

Didn’t think so.
😉

5 09 2008
TheraP

Remember:

We are all POWs. (Prisoners of W for 8 long years)

5 09 2008
JudiB

I just donated $100 yesterday and will be having a Wine and Cheese fund raiser on Sat. A few hundred will be sent in first thing Monday. NJ and NYC have hundreds of these parties.

5 09 2008
JohnW

Anyone hear any donation numbers since last nights episode of Gramps and Caribou Barbie don’t go to Washington?

5 09 2008
John Henry

Brilliant!

You can fool some people sometime, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.

5 09 2008
willpen

If anyone wants a good laugh…. and boy do we need it. Pass it around. Another great addition to the screw McCain / Palin fund.

http://willpen.wordpress.com/2008/09/05/the-ballad-of-sarah-palin/

Sarahhhhh…. Sa-rah Palin…. Queen of the Alaska Frontierrrrrrrr………..

5 09 2008
An AK Republican, no more

RE: wondering lake and the PFD

We decided last night that the “energy rebate” was going to Obama’s campaign we are on board with the PFD also! What a great idea!

5 09 2008
Arkangel_3

The way things are developing, she’ll be gone in a month. McCain will then choose Joe Lieberman, who he wanted in the first place, without any worries of a convention floor fight or whining from the Right Wing. He could always say that he tried with Sarah and it didn’t work out. He needed someone who was already vetted and was familiar with his campaign organization. Oh…and did you know he’s Jewish? Yet another plus and a chance to make history with this election! Also gets a chance to garner some Jewish supporters away from Obama.

The more I think about this, the more I’m starting to think this was the set up the whole time!

5 09 2008
Mother Who Thinks

If you can’t tear yourself away from Palingate(s) try some humor. Read the comments after the entries….and start at the beginning. Oh, and click on the “Bristol ‘N Levi’s Wedding Registry.”

Guaranteed to maintain your obsession but provide comic relief….

http://sarahpalin.typepad.com/

5 09 2008
wavelength

Willpen 12:45:09

5 09 2008
wavelength

oops. Willpen 12:45:09

Thanks for the song.

5 09 2008
tspey

The song played after McCain’s speech, “Crazy on you” now makes perfect sense to me. Why can’t half of America see this as well?
————————————————————-
…Instead, McCain’s speech will be remembered by a country that realizes what the wrong path has been and what it would continue to be.
————————————————————-
http://tspey.wordpress.com/

5 09 2008
NMJ

Oh, God, I can’t stand it…MSNBC just talked about how Sara is not talking to the media and how it’s going to hurt them, especially with all the stuff coming out. That does it. I’m not going grocery shopping today. If I have to open cans, so be it.

Seems funny that McCain’s big plank in his platform is “Death to Pork”. Wonder how he really feels about being paired with the northern Queen of Pork.

5 09 2008
Hmmmmm

These updates are quite interesting. I would be interested in a little info on Alaskan’s and their feelings/desires/traditions towards higher education. I mean Gov. Palin barley has a BA, her husband doesn’t and her two oldest children do not appear to have been college bound regardless. I find it interesting that a child of school teachers has so little interest in higher education. Is this a typical Alaskan attitude? What are the options available for graduate education?

5 09 2008
5 09 2008
Wondering_Lake

I know many who read this aren’t Alaskans and don’t get PFD checks – but you can spread the word, can’t you?

The ADN has a comments section below almost every story, and those comment sections are FULL of backwoods, backwards, back-stabbing attacks on Obama.

I’d love to see some more voices of reason there drowning out this chorus of fools. It’s a small thing, but the truth is, liberals in Alaska ARE being bullied into silence by people like Palin. In my experience, liberals out number conservatives here. But we’re scared silent!

Join ADN, post a few smart comments a day, and help give us Alaska liberals a voice! http://www.adn.com/sarah-palin/

5 09 2008
bwilder

My Mother just sent this email to Senator Hollis French.
I have done so too.

Let’s see if we can fill the Senator’s email box. Pass it on!

Senator, I am writing to encourage you to move quickly with your report on Sarah Palin. Democrats across the country are watching and hoping you’ll do the right thing.

I don’t know why, but something just doesn’t feel right about this person. With Carl Rove in the mix, it just doesn’t feel right. He is a skate to the highest degree.

The whole world is watching us – the whole world is depending on the United States to change its approach to foreign affairs. This election is too important to have a weak, inexperienced, uneducated, dishonest person one breath away from the presidency.

Thank you for your bravery and hard work.
Sincerely,
Your name Here

Senator_Hollis_French@legis.state.ak.us

5 09 2008
Wondering_Lake

ADN is Anchorage Daily News, by the way, the biggest newspaper in the state. It’s not great – but it tries really hard to be “hard hitting”.

5 09 2008
Amused and Bewildered

I pray that this investigation will bear fruit so that we are put out of our misery.
Of course, I’ll miss the humor that is Sarah Palin for V.P. but I’m exhausted from conversing with right-wingers who only get their news from Fox and believe it all. Actually, make that TRYING to converse –they don’t even want to listen and consider another perspective.

5 09 2008
Stacie B

Arkangel_3
This has been my suspecion about John McCain and Joe Liberman all along!

5 09 2008
Jay

For all of you who may run across the republican blogs, and may run across those who ask “What has Obama done?” or “Obama has done nothing.” Please link them here -> http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/9/5/04916/71376/372/587456

820 is the number of laws Obama sponsored in the Illinois State Senate. 427 is the current count of the number of bills Obama has co-sponsored in the U.S. Senate.

And the final number, 152, is the most recent tally of the number of bills that Senator Obama has authored.

Pretty impressive, no?
I donated.🙂

5 09 2008
Darcy

OK. This is really fucking scary. I don’t think I can begin to tell you how fucking scared I am. You can only take my word for it, but I never swear in writing. I avoid it, because I can use it lazily(I’m not good enough a writer to make it sting like it should). But I am really FUCKING scared. Rasmussen polls show that she is more popular than Obama AND McCain. What the fuck is wrong with Americans? Again, you can only take my word for it, but I am an American. I am so thoroughly ashamed for my country. That’s a bit over the top, and there are plenty of other thing to feel that way about, but it’s there.

5 09 2008
Blue Idaho

Was there any reson given for the date move?

5 09 2008
timc

Of course she is more popular. People see her as they want her to be. We already know Mccains and Obama’s issues. I think most people are pretty much sick of hearing about them.

She is also more attractive than either one. She is new. If you have’nt spent the last week reading about what a psycho right-wing freak she is then it probably seems like a breath of fresh air.

Luckily history is against the Repubs due to Bush’s terrible approval rating and the sinking economy. Unluckily, about 10% of the retard electorate will never vote for a black man so we end up about even.

5 09 2008
Karen

Darcy, My feeling exactly. It’s completely beyond my comprehension that the American public is actually as stupid as it appears to be. I’m so sick of politics based on “perception is reality.”
Any actor could have been hired to perform Palin’s speech Wednesday night and the public would have lapped it up.
I have to add, though, that I don’t understand Palin’s favorable reviews. To me she was petty, sarcastic, small and off putting.

5 09 2008
Karen

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132×6952478
I have no way of knowing if this is true but certainly hope that it will be investigated quickly.

5 09 2008
AnneinWA

What was it Sue said this mornng?

Hi. My name is Sue and I’m a Mudflatsaddict….. 🙂

Well…Hi. My name is Anne and I’m another a Mudflatsaddict…..

I got up early this morning and read EVERY post. Of course, that was after staying up last night and live-blogging with you all through the RNC! My husband thinks I am losing my mind, and, he may be right! I just can’t seem to pull myself away from this unfolding melodrama that involves the next potential VP. My head is spinning.

We live near Seattle and years ago did a lot of business in Alaska. May I say that in my visits to your amazingly gorgeous state, I was greeted and hosted by the most friendly people one could imagine. I am sorry that much of the “news” and attention your state is receiving now is negative. However:

THANKS AGAIN AKMuckraker for providing this enlightening forum…please keep the inside perspective alive!

5 09 2008
5 09 2008
MJC

Update on the e-bay jet from Huffpo:

UPDATE: John McCain, fibbing his way through an introduction of Palin in Cedarsburg, Wisconsin, advances the falsehood: “You know what i enjoyed the most? She took the luxury jet that was acquired by her predecessor and sold it on eBay — made a profit.”

5 09 2008
bwilder

Karen (14:05:44) :

http://www.laprogressive.com/2008/09/05/alaskans-speak-in-a-frightened-whisper-palin-is-%E2%80%9Cracist-sexist-vindictive-and-mean%E2%80%9D/

Geeeezzzze.
Pass this around as far and as fast as you can. Disgusting and now I am
even angrier. Going to chanel that anger tomorrow in a voter registration drive.
Donate. Volunteer. Vote
http://www.Obama08.com

5 09 2008
bwilder

MJC (14:07:40) :

Update on the e-bay jet from Huffpo:

Palin also word-for-word repeated her Comminity Organizers don’t have an responsiblities bullsit too.

I don’t think his campaig knows how to use “the tubes” or they would have
shut that one down within hours of her speech on Wednesday. Idiots abound.

5 09 2008
Karen

On MSNBC someone just referred to her ebay story as a “gaff.” The person was not supporting her but stating that more of these “gaffs” could be a problem. The real problem is that they aren’t “gaffs” – she knows exactly what she is saying. Call them what they are – outright lies.

5 09 2008
bwilder

by Charley James –
“So Sambo beat the bitch!” ( Palin’s comment on Obama beating Hillary in the primaries )

OMG if this true, and the page sure looks reputable, then I am beyond disgusted!!!!

http://www.laprogressive.com/2008/09/05/alaskans-speak-in-a-frightened-whisper-palin-is-%E2%80%9Cracist-sexist-vindictive-and-mean%E2%80%9D/

5 09 2008
fawnskin

i’m not too sure that i myself would pass that story around about what palin apparently said in the restaurant. not substantiated enough for my liking.

5 09 2008
LaurainSF

Hey, this is an excellent development! You Go Hollis!!! What’s the rest of the judicial committee like? Sarah have any spawns on it? Get that document out rapidly!!!

Sheesh, it’s getting so you guys must be afraid to go to bed Thurs nights.

5 09 2008
Karen

The validity of the article concerns me also so I sent the link to talkingpointsmemo.com requesting that they investigate. They have the resources to do a check and are well respected.

5 09 2008
Hick Town in W PA

Polls ===

Definitely ignore Rasmussen polls. They are collected by Robocalls and are famously worthless. Think of the lunatics who actually talk to a robocall!!!!!

All of the polls are actually worthless because they are based on old models and cannot correctly estimate because of cell phones and voter intensity with new registrants.

The answer is register new voters and get people to the polls in November. In states with voter ID, make sure everyone has a photo ID.

5 09 2008
Miemaw from Texas

I don’t know Representative Coghill. However, I would remind him of the damage that could be done to the entire United States of America, if these ethics charges, and charges of abuse of power, are indeed serious, and not thoroughly investigated. Not to mention any possible criminal charges that might arise as a result.

I’m weighing the “damage” that might be done to the Governor of Alaska, with a thorough investigation of an ethics violation — which Alaskans took seriously enough to appoint an independent investigator. I’m weighing that against the potential damage that could be done to the entire Republic, if the charges are not thoroughly investigated, and resolved.

If “impeachment” is the remedy prescribed in the Constitution of the State of Alaska — for heaven’s sake — don’t take it “off the table.”

Leave all options open. Just mentioning the possible consequences, does not show bias one way or the other.

It shows a realistic assessment of the complete situation.

Mr. French is right. You do not use the power of the highest office in the state, to settle personal scores. THAT, in and of itself, constitutes an abuse of power.

5 09 2008
Janet

I’m with Arkangel_3 and Stacie B. It sure is an interesting theory.

5 09 2008
Rolltide

Good God, we had Shepherd’s pie for dinner,… didn’t make mashed potatoes for the topping but threw tater tots on top so I could continue reading here. It was quite good, quick, and I’m barely keeping up with everything!

5 09 2008
bwilder

fawnskin (14:27:31) :

i’m not too sure that i myself would pass that story around about what palin apparently said in the restaurant. not substantiated enough for my liking.

working on it and it appears it is true. couple of people
assisting me and have a call in to another. will let you know.
seriously- i hope it’s not because to me it’s uglier than trooper
gate and cheating…..it’s more immoral in my opinion

5 09 2008
bwilder

CNN is now reporting the info that’s been blogged for days.
Playing catch-up as usual.

5 09 2008
Arkangel_3

There’s so much stuff coming out right now, it’s obvious that we’re left to sift and see what’s legitimate and what’s not. I got burned last weekend about the baby rumor, so before I believe someone is on to something and it’s really dubious looking and not substantial, I just keep that in the “check on later” mental file. The ones that look legit, I go digging further on the net. Troopergate and the timetable movement is legit and of interest. The racist comment is certainly of interest, but really cannot be substantiated unless you have a bunch of people who know her and are willing to come forward to confirm her use of pejoratives when referring to minorities.

That story REALLY needs back up, people. The worst thing you can do is accuse someone of being a racist when they are not. That is SLANDER and can be open to lawsuits. It also feeds the McCain Press Machine’s hunger for disproving EVERYTHING so that NOTHING will be looked at SERIOUSLY.

Based on what I’ve read and herd, I despise her and her philosophy. She is the worst of the worst in my book. I will not, however sell my own ethics out by even believing the race angle until it is proven one way or another.

I just hope for her sake it’s not true, because it would be the one thing that would not only topple her, but the entire McCain campaign in addition to the serious questions that have arisen from her real vetting in the blogs and the MSM. It would also maker her even more despicable than she already is.

Calm down…do your homework, and let that story play out…don’t jump to conclusions. We’re better than that…we’re Americans, after all.

5 09 2008
bwilder

Arkangel_3 (15:28:03) :

With enough traffic it will get picked and vetted and I am working on that too.
The Anne Kilkenney letter is on the site too and that’s been validated.

5 09 2008
Anon

Picture taken at Friday’s McCain-Palin rally in Cedarburg, WI

http://tinyurl.com/straighttalk

5 09 2008
bwilder

Arkangel_3 (15:28:03) :

It needs backing up and the way to get that done quickly is for the
blogs to become aware of it. I’ve made a couple of calls and am waiting to
hear back and HuffPo and others are looking at it too.

5 09 2008
bwilder

CNN just debunked the “I sold the jet on Ebay”

Not true and sold it at a loss…..

5 09 2008
bing

Reminder: We Dems can’t take anything for granted. Remember 2000? Ugh.

It is vital to get large numbers of people registered to vote, especially in swing states.
Here’s a couple of sites that keep track of the Electoral votes for states:
http://www.electoral-vote.com/
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/maps/obama_vs_mccain/#data

Visit http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/vracgetinvolved
to see the voter drives already planned in your area. And if you can, travel to a swing state and meet new cool like-minded people!

We need to whip McCain/Palin. It really is important for everyone’s future that they do not win. Take nothing for granted. Don’t count on someone else to do the work. We’re all in this together.

Yes We Can – and we must.
Donate. Volunteer. Vote.

Obama/Biden 2008

5 09 2008
bwilder

Troopers dub Mat-Su area the meth capital of Alaska

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030805/sta_20050308002.shtml

5 09 2008
Sue

bwilder: And did you notice how Bay Buchanan really went after Campbell Brown accusing her and CNN of going after Palin? It was a sight to behold, but my favorite was Brown’s rejoinder to Buchanan about Buchanan having gotten the Republican talking points….it was truly a thing of beauty.

5 09 2008
protus

They need to keep the screws to her full tilt and make her eat her words and attitude.

5 09 2008
Political Amazon

My eyes hurt but (as Heidi Klum says on Project Runway) “In a good way.”

I thnk some wine and a steak will do wonders for my eyes.

See you in a bit!

–C

5 09 2008
bwilder

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/palin-mum-on-endorsing-stevens-2008-09-05.html

“Gov. Palin can’t have it both ways,” said Bethany Lesser, spokeswoman for the Alaska Democratic Party. “Palin claims to spearhead reform in Alaska, rooting out corruption. But so far she has stood steadfast by indicted Sen. Stevens’s side. Alaskans and the nation deserve to know once and for all – where does Palin stand on Stevens for Senate?”

5 09 2008
SD Surfchick

Thank you for not having ads on your site. Just one of the many reasons I’m grateful and maybe the biggest reason after your writing ability, humor, intelligence that I trust what you have to say. The media love Palin because she sells. We all know that the public is bored and just want to be entertained. This is entertaining, but at least you do it out of the goodness of your heart

5 09 2008
bwilder

Sue (15:56:07) :

bwilder: And did you notice how Bay Buchanan really went after

I LOVED and Rachel Madow is kicking some ass on MSNBC

5 09 2008
bwilder

Rachel on MSNBC
She said she is not afraid to use the words- lie and lying !!!

5 09 2008
Arkangel_3

bwilder>glad to see that folks are on the case on this one. If true, it would be explosive.

On another note, Hillary takes the battlefield starting on Monday in Florida. According to the NY Times (which is running the story, but I can’t seem to sign in now or it might be a “members only exclusive” story) ahe has “…no intention of surrendering any of her 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling.” Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a pissed-off Clinton…and we all know how dangerous that can be:D

Take her down, Hillary…take ’em both down!

5 09 2008
acuman

I’m beginning to fall in love with Campbell Brown.

5 09 2008
acuman

Let’s not forget to pay attention to what’s going on in our local races. My city has a mayoral race, a city council race, a senatorial race as well as the presidential race. Each one is important and we need to fully support our candidate of choice. Grassroots. It’s where it all begins.

5 09 2008
Anonymous

EVERYBODY,

A thought just came to mind, and I ran over here to throw it out there. I ESPECIALLY want the MAIN STREAM MEDIA to think about this one…

If being a Community Organizer (at the tender age of 25 years old, after receiving his JD from Harvard University) is the WORST thing the Republicans can find on Barack Obama, HOW the HELL IS THAT A BAD THING?? Is that honestly the WORST they can find on him? WHAT THE HELL WAS SARAH PALIN DOING WHEN SHE WAS 25 YEARS OLD?? I would LOVE to find out, and I would LOVE to mock her in front of the entire world, the way she did with Barack Obama, our next President.

Think about it, folks.. The WORST thing Republicans can find on Barack Obama is that he graduated from Law School at one of the finest American institutions, then went to one of the poorest parts of our country to give his great fortune back to his community. THAT, my friends, is the WORST THING the Republicans can find on him.

I would imagine Sarah Palin, at 25 years old, was either struggling to finish up her BA in journalism, or she was busy using double sided tape on her tatas to keep her dress from falling off. If I can figure out a way to make a video to show these differences, I will.

I am FURIOUS at the Republicans for mocking somebody who made a difference in so many lives.

Seriously, Republicans – is that the WORST you can find on Barack Obama?

5 09 2008
Stacie B

The electoral maps sites are promising. While flogging Sarah is pure enjoyment, we need to focus on building up Barack (we can still flog in our sparetime). A family member actually sent me an email today informing me that she would not be voting for Obama because he’s Muslim. Ignorance is not bliss, it is dangerous.

5 09 2008
Palingate

EVERYBODY,

A thought just came to mind, and I ran over here to throw it out there. I ESPECIALLY want the MAIN STREAM MEDIA to think about this one…

If being a Community Organizer (at the tender age of 25 years old, after receiving his JD from Harvard University) is the WORST thing the Republicans can find on Barack Obama, HOW the HELL IS THAT A BAD THING?? Is that honestly the WORST they can find on him? WHAT THE HELL WAS SARAH PALIN DOING WHEN SHE WAS 25 YEARS OLD?? I would LOVE to find out, and I would LOVE to mock her in front of the entire world, the way she did with Barack Obama, our next President.

Think about it, folks.. The WORST thing Republicans can find on Barack Obama is that he graduated from Law School at one of the finest American institutions, then went to one of the poorest parts of our country to give his great fortune back to his community. THAT, my friends, is the WORST THING the Republicans can find on him.

I would imagine Sarah Palin, at 25 years old, was either struggling to finish up her BA in journalism, or she was busy using double sided tape on her tatas to keep her dress from falling off. If I can figure out a way to make a video to show these differences, I will.

I am FURIOUS at the Republicans for mocking somebody who made a difference in so many lives.

Seriously, Republicans – is that the WORST you can find on Barack Obama?

5 09 2008
bwilder

definition MAVERICK

1. An unbranded range animal, especially a calf that has become separated from its mother, traditionally considered the property of the first person who brands it.

LOL

5 09 2008
bwilder

Michael Moore is on Larry King

5 09 2008
phoebe in calif

Rachael Madow is one smart cookie. She will be a great asset to democrats. Her intelligence & humor are refreshing. God, they are replaying Cindy’s speech from last night…what a maudlin, phoney bunch of hypocrates….why can’t people see though them. Empty platitudes….how distressing.

Get out the young voters…forget these creepy old fucks!!!! Oops …forgot… I’m not that young anymore either….at least my brain hasn’t gone completely soft.

5 09 2008
ChuckFree

We can, must and will win this election if we get the word out! Treat McCain and Palin as the enemy of all that is good about this great country of ours. Blast her moose hunting ass back to Wisila or whatever small “town” she’s from. And while we’re at it, let’s help the good people of Alaska get rid of her as Governor too. Between “Troopergate” and the possible affair with their former business partner (who rushed to get his divorce papers seale but the motion was denied), there’s something there and we have to push for full disclosure while Obama/Biden and others attack her politics and policies. And ask yourself this; why are they trying so hard to keep her from answering any questions from the media? She’s the only one of the tickets NOT on any of the Sunday talk shows!

5 09 2008
bwilder

moose poop (n.) — (1) Synonym for “bullshit,” esp. when used to describe falsehoods coming out of Sarah Palin’s mouth, or indeed any Republican in the 2008 election. (2) Genteel term for the scat or feces of alces alces (North American moose). See also: moose shit. Usage: (1) I see Sarah Palin’s spouting the same old moose poop. (2) Watch your step, there’s some moose poop on the trail here.

5 09 2008
STNY

“‘Because if they get voted in she’ll be the first lady vice-president,’ Groppe said, flashing a smile missing a few teeth.’

Yeah, because those are the folks actually voting for this idiot.

“Rather, he seemed to revel in the seeming affirmation of his risky selection of a political unknown. ”

Um, that isn’t reveling, my friends. That is McCain thinking, “What in God’s name have I gotten myself into? Jesus, God, please make her go away. Hole her up in Alaska; aha!” Desperation grimace.

I’ve looked into this choosing-a-woman-as-a-VP thing. Truly, if they just wanted a woman, couldn’t they have chosen Linda Lingle (governor of Hawaii)?

Perfect choice!
Woman, check.
Republican, check.
Jewish, even better!

She’s like the chic version of Lieberman, who McPain apparently has a hard on for. Perhaps she is not the best looking woman since… ok, so she look’s like Janet Reno’s older sister, but still; pretty much everything the (G)OP wants, right?

5 09 2008
yourinfo

Go figure…lier have to get out of the kitchen when fire get to hot..

She really think we are all fool and can read…for ourself…they are banking on low income and busy working people not hearing about half of her lies…but I am going to use every ounce of energy from now until Nov 4 to post her lies
on free ads sites

So please join me in post her lies on as many “Free Ad Sites” on the internet…

So SP want to put down “Community Organizers” little do she know …it is going to be the very thing that bring “McCain/SP” down and keep them from
destroying our country and lives any more…

———– Hot Lies ————

Hello All

I have had a very bad day…tried to get ready for fantasy football…but the TV for fill with those right-wing-christain-brainwash…lying crying about unfair treatment of SP..

Well if SP can attack everyone else…if she think she is not going to get it right back…what fantasy world is she living in…well enough of that…

McCain and SP say they are not going to let SP talk to news media unless they feel it is in their best interest…and people want to vote for these “Whopper Lier”

This is McCain and SP new name “Whopper Lier”

So here the first ———”Whopper Lying #1————–

Sarah Palin Slashed Funding for Special Needs Kidsmomocrats.typepad.com — In amongst all the other blatant falsehoods, Sarah Palin’s speech contained a heartwarming section about her youngest son and his special needs. She told special needs parents around the nation they’d have a friend in the White House if she was elected. With friends like this, they wouldn’t need enemies.

I will be posting regular “Whopper Lying #1 as I hunt them down on the internet, TV…she may be able hide from new media on TV but not us here at “mudflat family” … we will report everything..these too are good at lying

http://momocrats.typepad.com/momocrats/2008/09/sarah-palin-sla.html

September 04, 2008
Sarah Palin Slashed Funding for Special Needs Kids 60% in One Year
Sarah Palin is proving to be the Mayor of Liarsville and Governor of the State of Deception. Her speech last night was so full of inaccuracies, falsehoods, misleads, and flat out untruths I’m surprised that she thinks the American public is that stupid and I sure hope the GOP is regertting their crazed applause and support of her speech last night.

5 09 2008
Proud2BUSA

I am so impressed with Campbell Brown. She is tenacious, open-minded, tough but fair – isn’t that what everyone is cheering about and saying Sarah Palin is like that, too? I respect Campbell Brown.

For the Palin handlers to say there will be no Press Corp interviews and there may be no national interviews should be a call to arms for the American people. No matter where you stand for President, to knowingly say “it’s okay” to restrict freedom of the press and access to one of the candidates who could be a breath away from one of the most powerful positions on earth is not only frightening, but irresponsible.

I have stayed an independent and undecided, but McCain is making some serious errors in judgment which almost come across as reckless. If his candidate is competent for the nomination, then she needs to come forth and face the press. Otherwise, I accuse the Palin Handlers of sexism, and I’m a woman. Treat her just like everybody else.

5 09 2008
RJY

When I first became acquinted with the name Palin, thru Defenders of Wildlife, they said she was using public funds to push public opinion in favor of her aerial gunning of wolves. My first thought was “impeach that crook!”

5 09 2008
TheraP

This is why we’re working so hard folks. It’s a post from tpm that bears posting everywhere:

Dancing After the Towers Fell
By Chris Berry – September 5, 2008, 9:11PM

We must sometimes discuss the horrific, and I find that there was, during the final night of the Republican National Convention a moment so horrific that it bears discussion.

For those who missed it, for it aired well before prime time, the RNC chose to show graphic footage of 9/11/01 – the tower being struck, people jumping to their deaths, the towers falling. Immediately after this tragic footage aired, they had a short break while “Highway to the Danger Zone” was played.

I am serious – this was no tragic parody taken too far. This was real. And chilling. And filled with hate.

Many Republicans chose to dance to it. These few minutes were permanently etched into my mind as an example of why we must all fight to our last breaths to make sure these wretches never regain political office.

This, truly, must be the final act of a pitiful, ghoulish people without ideas or a soul – to resort to the basest in our natures rather than the best part of our spirits. I am dispirited and ashamed for these low men, these hollow men; ashamed *for* them because they have no shame themselves. Whatever evil urges inspired this senseless display of national tragedy and pain, I can probably never understand. I don’t want to understand it. I want to seek to forgive them for it.

I do not know if there is a forgiving God, an angry God, or a vacant nothingness between the stars, but I do know that morality surpasses creed. Is this act a forgivable act? Few seem to be discussing it, and it sorely bears discussion, for whoever approved such a desperate political tactic is unfit for leading a moral, righteous people: unfit because they do not share the basic values of their nation. Unfit, also, because to exalt this tragedy is to be the opposite of a patriot, for it dishonors the memories and ashes our honored dead. To exalt it for nothing more than political gain is unthinkable by a moral people.

It has been said that evil men can think of things that good men cannot. McCain has said he knows “the good and evil” in the world. Well, his party has certainly shown a passion for evil. If there is decency and goodness at all in his party, airing this footage has called it to question.

That his party can dance immediately after seeing such footage…well, that says more about them than anything I could write.

May God take pity on their souls.

Here’s the link: http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/2008/09/dancing-after-the-towers-fell.php

5 09 2008
riverside

Look gals,

As a woman I have to say this. I am voting for the Obama/Biden ticket.

I cannot stand by and let the McCain/Palen ticket get even close to the white house. This is really personal for me as a woman. Palen has taken a stand that would ban abortion in the case of rape or incest. It is quite possible for her to assume the presidency if McCain is elected and determine the make up of the supreme court for the next 20 years, among other things, like vetoing every bill that comes across her desk, controlling all of the heads of departments, commanding the milatary, and the list gets worse. She has shown no support for equal pay for women, for broad access to health care coverage, for worker safety protections, for public education, for public libraries, for higher education, for environmental protection. What in the world does she have to offer American women but grief?

To me she comes across as someone who cannot be trusted in a position of such power-precisely because of the way she has used the positions of power she has had up to now. The firing of the librarian, only rehiring her back under threat of recall, apparently, the firing of the agriculture board over the dairy, all this signals that she would be a dangerous and tragically unsuited person to occupy the highest executive office in the United States.

I’m sorry, but I refuse to accept this. I feel it is a direct attack on American women. (Not to mention on the men we love, and on the children we love.)

I don’t think we should count on Hilary or anyone else to fight this battle for us. Anyone who wants to join in fine, but this is one battle American women need to fight themselves. Noone should be allowed to drag us back 200 years for their own gain.

I’m mad as hell, and I’m not sitting this one out!

5 09 2008
Barb from Illinois

Hi my name is Barb and I’m a mudflataholic! I’m glad the election is only 60 days away, I need some sleep. I can’t stop read this blog, keep up the good work!

5 09 2008
Anon

According to the NY Times (which is running the story, but I can’t seem to sign in now or it might be a “members only exclusive” story) ahe has “…no intention of surrendering any of her 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling.”

All you have to do is register on the site. Registration is free.

5 09 2008
Judy Asman

Your blog is therapy. On behalf of my friends, fellow bloggers (those I’ve introduced to your blog), and I, we thank you for your thorough coverage and passion.

P.S. I appreciated her comment about how McCain doesn’t use the word “victory” when speaking of the war, but only when talking about his campaign.

Hello, “victory” and the “U.S.” don’t belong in the same sentence when talking about Vietnam or Iraq.

5 09 2008
Cassie

I have just e-mailed John Coghill with the following:

Honorable John Coghill–

I have been asked, this week, to vote for Sarah Palin to be vice president of the United States of America and before I can do so, I need an answer to the allegations that are on the table.

I respectfully request that you allow the investigation to proceed and conclude in the manner that was in process before her nomination: I am entitled to this information in order to make an informed vote, and you are obligated to allow it to be provided.

Rep_John_Coghill@legis.state.ak.us

5 09 2008
Cassie

Also this to McCain:

You asked me to vote for Sarah Palin this week for the office of vice president of the United States of America.

I am entitled to the information necessary to make an informed decision and you are obligated to provide that information.

Allow the ethics investigation to proceed without interference or your decision not to will be all the information that millions of Americans will need to reject your request.

I’m sorry that “ethics” was not among your topic selections.

6 09 2008
BigSlick

The baby, Trig, is indeed Sarah’s. However it is NOT Todd’s.

Somebody get the DNA test done please.

6 09 2008
NY911Witness

http://www.vetvoice.com/showDiary.do;jsessionid=5C392F4823C0237F443DBF2023695EEC?diaryId=1854

McCain gives speech in front of Walter Reed….Middle School.

Need more proof this addlepated POW is going to mistakenly bomb Iraq and call it Iran and vice versa?

6 09 2008
phoebe in calif

If Roe V Wade was overturned & if the pro lifers were able to ban abortion even in cases of RAPE…do you realize that would effect every woman of child bearing years, even if raped & pregnated through no fault of her own. That’s absolutely SHOCKING.

6 09 2008
Grace RN NJ

Found your sight after she was selected, and thank you for your tracking of the Alaskan political situ. She scares me more than Bush, and I thought that would never happen. Her selection, with an ethics investigation underway, only demonstrates the extremely poor McCain judgement.

Unless of course, the fix was already in on the investigation-Karl Rove is helping McCain and we all know what an ethical sort he is….

6 09 2008
fredshelm
6 09 2008
yourinfo

——–PLEASE HELP —- PLEASE HELP —-

—-PLEASE READ ALL OBAMA SUPPORTER —–VERY VERY IMPORTANT —

Hello, my name is Johnson

I was watching C-span Saturday morning at about 10:45 and a man by the name of Cliff Kincaid,

was on there sprewing lies about Obama being a communist and many other bad names..

Please investigate this information at the website :

http://www.usasurvival.org

or both

http://www.usasurvival.org/docs/hawaii-obama.pdf

Please send a reply that you receive my important email. I will also
be checking Obama website for additional information.

The GOP is starting a swift-boat smear campaign and a attack on the new media…

I hope Obama/Biden will speak with strong voice …not softball responses

Please help me to find answer to this trouble information

Thank you

Please send a email to Obama at watchdog@barackobama.com

I have send him one email and I will keep sending it everyday at least 5-10 times a day until I get a reply…

6 09 2008
yourinfo

@ AnneinWA (09:00:02) :

yourinfo (08:41:09) :

Are you sure you want to draw attention to this wacko’s website? His and many other smear sites are out there.

—– MUDFLAT FAMILY —PLEASE DISREGARD MY LAST POST —–

AnneinWA…. you are so right … lack of sleep the last few days … is taking toll on me …

I will try to take a short break for fantasy football …. but I don’t know how I can…

McCain/SP are so crazy….thank you again…I will post this message everywhere….

6 09 2008
RachelMaddow Fan

Does anyone have the video of last night’s Keith Oberman’s show (MSNBC )?–Sept. 5– Rachel Maddow had a very strong (blunt) accounting of Palin’s lies one by one. She is the only one courageous enough to call them “lies.” Most others are sayng “exaggerated” or “stretched.” I respect her intelligence, knowledge, and her fearless path to seek the truth. I went to MSNBC’s site, and it is not there. I hope someone recorded it.

6 09 2008
RachelMaddow Fan

I tried posting this on another topic, but it didn’t take. So here I go again…

Just found the site with Rachel Maddow’s interview on the “lies.” She only focuses on the issues, not all other “lies” floating around, but it is very strong.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/#26567171

6 09 2008
thatgirlinnewyork

So why don’t we in the lower 48 get PFDs?? If Alaska is pocketing federal funds for projects (b.s. and otherwise), then that surplus money belongs to all of us! How do we collect?

Otherwise, put me down as one of your newest fans–I’ve distributed links to your site left and right. Fight the (stolen) power!!

6 09 2008
RJY

Rachel Maddow Fan here it is. http://www.msnbc.com/id/3036677 under “Latest 5-4-3-2-1” click “Maddow. Let’s call lies lies.” Thanks for having me check it out. Glad to see somebody telling it like it is. Never watched that show and would not have found it if you hadn’t mentioned it.

6 09 2008
RJY
6 09 2008
RJY

If it didn’t go thru yet – CORRECTION http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33036677

6 09 2008
Mary Neal

http://www.nowpublic.com/culture/governor-palins-future-grandchild-young-black-man-claims-paternity

Top Story 9/6/08, 8:30 a.m. – NowPublic.com

Governor Palin’s Future Grandchild: Young, Black Man Claims Paternity

Kevin, a young Los Angeles native, said he fathered Bristol Palin’s child during his summer vacation visiting his uncle, who works on the Alaska pipeline, but her parents want him to get lost. See VIDEO at link above.

7 09 2008
Chuck

Reader’s Poll ( Wasilla AK, Sunday Newspaper 9-7-08)
Is Gov. Sarah Palin a good choice for Sen. John McCain as his vice-presidential running mate on the Republican ticket?
Yes
(2771 Votes, 52%)
No
(2292 Votes, 43%)
Too early to tell
(279 Votes, 5%)

There is doubts with 43% !! How is that reflected with an 80% state approval rating.
Apples and oranges?

http://www.frontiersman.com/

12 09 2008
13 09 2008
christianliberal

Satire:

Bush Method:
Choose staff members who are strictly right wing loyalists,
Let them remain in power until their incompetence either screws
the public or they get investigated for some crime.

McCain Method:
Choose staff members who are already under investigation
for abuse of power charges, and hope the public won’t notice.

This saves a LOT of time. This is the kind of CHANGE
McCain will bring. 😉

(Palin abuse of power investigation)
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld…a-subpoenas13-2008sep13,0,5637440.story

10 10 2008
ANNE

I am happy that the Alaska Supreme Court blocked the McCain campaign’s efforts to short-circuit the investigation. It looks a whole lot like Palin has something to hide. Why else wouldn’t she cooperate after saying she would?

This is a situation where someone has been throwing stones at Obama from a glass house. Every day, she and McCain have been getting uglier and uglier with their accusations. Although I know it stems from desperation, I know some ignoramuses will fall for it.

I saw what I can only describe as a mob reaction in Wisconsin when McCain-Palin deliberately stoked the flames of hatred and intolerance when talking about Obama to their supporters.




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