She just can’t help herself. I guess it was just a matter of time before her casual lying became a crime:
The question at hand: Did Palin, and/or her staff inappropriately apply pressure to then Commissioner of Public Safety Walt Monegan to fire her ex-brother-in-law Alaska State Trooper Mike Wooten? And was the reason that Monegan subsequently lost his job at least in part because he didn’t fire Wooten?
Commissioner Monegan testified under oath that the Governor called him in January 2007 to talk about Trooper Wooten.
Sarah Palin denied, under oath, that the conversation occurred.
One doesn’t need to be a great legal mind to realize that if two people are questioned about the same thing, and both are under oath, and each one contradicts the other one….then….somebody is lying. And when you lie under oath, that’s known as perjury. And perjury is a crime. (ominous chord played on giant pipe organ)
Gov. Sarah Palin really ticked off McCain campaign insiders when she
decided to go all maverick and defend herself against allegations of
arrogance and a case of the designer couture gimmes. The story just
won’t go away, and David Letterman gigs her again with a Top 10 list
on the “Late Show.”
10. “Need to look good for the Russians who can see me in Alaska.”
9. “The old man spends more on Polident.”
8. “Auditioning to be Paris Hilton’s BFF.”
7. “Wanted to impress the American voters in the evening gown
6. “Maverick, Joe the Plumber, Maverick, Maverick, William Ayers, You
5. “I fell for the liberal retailers’ gotcha sales tactics.”
4. “Because the dollar is so weak, it’s really like I only spent
3. “Hmm…excuses? I’ll find some and I’ll get right back to ya!”
2. “In addition to every newspaper and magazine, I also read every
1. “The difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull: lipstick,
Prada shoes, a Gucci handbag, and a few $3000 suits.”
We always knew they were corrupt in Alaska. They are stealing everything else. Why not elections? Here the jist of Alaskan native Shannyn Moore’s rant. See full rant here.
In the balance hangs the fate of Alaska’s Senate and House seats. We still don’t know if we have elected the now convicted felon Ted Stevens, or Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich. We still don’t know if Don Young and his million dollar legal problems will defeat former State Representative Ethan Berkowitz and his dreams of Washington DC. Alaska hasn’t had Democrat representation in Congress since Mike Gravel lost his senate seat in 1980.
Four years ago, 313,592 out of 474,740 registered voters in Alaska participated in the election-a 66% turnout. Taking into account 49,000 outstanding ballots, on Tuesday 272,633 out of 495,731 registered Alaskans showed up at the polls; a turnout of 54.9%. That’s a decrease of more than 11% in voter turnout even though passions ran high for and against Barack Obama, as well as for and against Sarah Palin! This year, early voters set a new record. As of last Thursday, with 4 days left to vote early, 15,000 Alaskans showed up-shattering the old record set in 2004 by 28%! Consider the most popular governor in history-and now the most polarizing-was on the Republican ticket. Consider the historic nature of this race; the first African American presidential candidate EVER! The second woman to ever make a presidential ticket; and she’s one of our own. Despite that, we’re supposed to believe that overall participation DECREASED by 11%. Not only that, but this historic election both nationally and for Alaska HAD THE LOWEST ALASKA TURNOUT FOR A PRESIDENTIAL RACE EVER!!! That makes sense. REALLY??? Something stinks.
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I wish there was a constitutional way to allow Bush to leave early. The outrageous stories about his administration just keep piling up:
I know . . . it’s probably not constructive and perhaps not even good sportsmanship to keep piling on….And yet I feel the need to share the story of Skip Orr, whom I met Tuesday night in Grant Park watching President-elect Obama take the stage. A long-time Obama supporter, Skip had flown in from Japan for this….As President of Boeing Japan, he found himself at a Democrats Abroad meeting pitching John Kerry — and then found himself outed as a Democrat in the New York Times. The next day Karl Rove called Boeing headquarters noting his displeasure — and referring to the great deal of business Boeing does with the government. Basically, he wanted Orr fired.
See full story here
Yglesias crunches the numbers here.
John Kerry won 41 percent of the (non-Hispanic — assume “white” = “non-Hispanic white” throughout this discussion) white vote, and Barack Obama improved to 43 percent of the white vote. But the white vote declined from 77 percent of the electorate to 74 percent of the electorate. As a result, 31.57 percent of voters were white people who voted for John Kerry in 2004. In 2008, the tally was very similar — 31.82 percent of voters were white people who voted for Barack Obama.
The big difference is that Obama increased the share of the black vote from 11 percent to 13 percent, increased the share of the “other” vote from 2 percent to 3 percent, grew his share of the black vote by seven percentage points, grew his share of the Hispanic vote by 13 (!) percentage points, grew his share of the Asian vote by five percentage points, and grew his share of the “other” vote by 11 percentage points. Consequently, while just 16.12 percent of 2004 voters were non-white for Kerry, fully 20.15 percent of 2008 voters were non-white for Obama. That 4.03 percentage point increase was the difference maker. McCain, despite the collapse in GOP party identification, despite Bush’s unpopularity, despite the economic crisis, held his own among white people. But he got slaughtered by a much bigger margin among non-whites, and his white base shrunk.
Its just beautiful! Isn’t it?!? The whole world rejoices! America renews its promise. What better way to prove it than to elect a black man the leader of the free world. It is truly a bright light at the end of 8 years of the worst leadership in a century. Out of the darkness we’ve emerged full of hope and community and purpose. We owe this moment to Obama, but this was a win for everyone.
And we all celebrated! Yes we can! No more Bush!
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If you have not figured it out by now, Sarah Palin bugs the hell out of me. I just found someone who sums up all my articles in a simple two paragraphs. I got starburts when I read this.The money quote:
Sarah Palin is an ignorant, ranting, whining bitch. There I said it. But lots more are thinking it.
Please take your ridiculous hair, your over lipstick-smacking mouth, your Lenscrafter look smarter glasses and your poorly fitted designer jackets back to Alaska. And when you get there, shove a piece of the pipeline up your considerable ass. I’ll be damned if we’ll put our children’s future in your hands. And the same thing goes for McCain – the ass wipe who gave her this national platform effectively pushing the woman’s movement back into the dark ages – knowing McCain that might have been his plan all along.
God I love this woman!