Category Archives: Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin is Still Lying

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.

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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)

Top 10 “Sarah Palin Excuses For Spending $150,000 on Clothes”

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
competition.”
6. “Maverick, Joe the Plumber, Maverick, Maverick, William Ayers, You
Betcha!”
5. “I fell for the liberal retailers’ gotcha sales tactics.”
4. “Because the dollar is so weak, it’s really like I only spent
$50,000.”
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
catalog.”
1. “The difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull: lipstick,
Prada shoes, a Gucci handbag, and a few $3000 suits.”

My Soulmate

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!

Rich Lowry

Everyone is doing a Lowery post and I can’t resist this: So Here’s Lowery’s reaction to Palin’s performance at the Vice Presidential debates last Thursday:

I’m sure I’m not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, “Hey, I think she just winked at me.” And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can’t be learned; it’s either something you have or you don’t, and man, she’s got it.

Ok, besides the fact that “Hey, I think she just winked at me.”  is the quintessential line of every rockstar groupie that ever existed, this all goes to show that all that mocking of celebrity the McCain campaign and the far-right were doing about Obama was for one reason and one reason only. The were jealous. Plain and simple. They hated that everyone loved Obama and that Obama had so much charisma. So, they went out and got someone with charisma. Hint: It aint John McCain. McCain has about as much charmisma as a head of cauliflower.

Sarah Palin’s got charisma. I’ll give them that. But, its more of a I-can’t-believe-she-just-got-away-with-the-load-bs-she-just-told-with-a-straight-face kind of charisma. Obama’s charisma comes from his message: Government’s priorities need to change from valuing lobbyists interests over the people’s interest. The only way to change that is not only to elect Obama, but also stay involved and continue to pay attention. At the core of Obama’s message is a real sense of grassroots, community activism. That empowers its followers, regardless of Obama’s actual results as president. His oratory is beautiful. But its real power is that it cuts through the cynicism, apathy, and hopelessness – none of which have ever inspired anyone to do anything worthwhile.  Palin just wants to be president so she can pat herself on the back.

The Press is Free To Compliment Me

Another tip from Halcro here. Sarah nor her family seems to like the press reporting the truth. They make sure to push them around when they don’t like a story about the Palin Administration. Read the full article but here’s the gist:

This appears to be the Palin press plan; send your surrogates to attack the media, while Palin refuses to stand on her own two feet and answer questions on the campaign trail.

Last week during an interview with CNN’s Randi Kaye, she told me that CNN reporters and others on the Palin campaign plane have been so shut out from asking Palin questions, they are forced to shout them to her from thirty feet away. Palin’s response of course is to smile and wave.

Somethings never change. A lack of being able to answer tough questions and a rabid press response team trained to attack anyone who dares questions her.

She Really Screwed it Up

I just finished reading the Alaska Legislative Digest here . Apparently, in addition to insulting everyone’s intelligence by claiming that you can see Russia from Alaska and that qualifies as foreign policy experience, she really sold Alaska’s importance in international affairs short. According to the article, if she had been in interested enough in those affairs, she would have known. From the article:

Gov. Palin blew the opportunity, perhaps because she is “incurious.” She didn’t know but should have known and described our many roles. For example, there are our fisheries, Japanese investment, our international markets, the hazards of shifting currencies. We are a majority player in the North Pacific Fisheries Commission. We have 63 percent of the coastline of the United States, participate in two huge offshore fisheries economic zones, the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea, the latter which we share with Russia. Then there is the Chukchi Sea and the Arctic Ocean, now in play internationally with global warming. We are a player in the International Whaling Commission, and a leader in the Circumpolar Conference of Arctic peoples.

Our University is a leader in polar geophysical science, marine science, and Arctic regions engineering. We are not just “near Russia,” we bring students from the Russian Far East to our University. Our tourist trade and timber trades are international in character. Our large mines bring international investment, principally from the Far East, Canada, and Europe.A huge portion of world air freight traffics through Anchorage International Airport. The sea trade of the Pacific follows the great circle route along our shores, and we know about the problems of dealing with pollution and accountability from shipping accidents by foreign carriers.

Still Lying!

Sarah Palin repeated the ‘Thanks, but No Thanks’ again today, 9/13/2008.

She revealed to Charlie Gibson why she is sticking to the line:

PALIN: It’s been an embarrassment, not just Alaska’s projects. But McCain gives example after example after example. I mean, every state has their embarrassment. And, as I’ve said over and over, if Alaska wants that bridge, $300 million, $400 million dollars, over to that island with an airport, we’ll find a way to build it ourselves. The rest of the country doesn’t have to build that for us.

GIBSON: But you were for it before you were against it. You were solidly for it for quite some period of time…

PALIN: I was …

GIBSON: … until Congress pulled the plug.

PALIN: I was for infrastructure being built in the state. And it’s not inappropriate for a mayor or for a governor to request and to work with their Congress and their congressmen, their congresswomen, to plug into the federal budget along with every other state a share of the federal budget for infrastructure.

GIBSON: Right.

PALIN: What I supported was the link between a community and its airport. And we have found that link now.

GIBSON: But you didn’t say no to Congress, well build it ourselves until after they pulled the plug. Correct?

PALIN: No, because Congress still allowed those dollars to come into Alaska. They did.

GIBSON: Well, but …

PALIN: Transportation fund dollars still came into Alaska. It was our choice, Charlie, whether we were going to spend it on a bridge or not. And I said, thanks, but no thanks. We’re not going to spend it on the bridge.

PALIN: And now obviously, Charlie, with the federal government saying, no, the rest of the nation does not want to fund that project. You have a choice. You either read the writing on the wall and understand okay, yes, that, that project’s going nowhere. And the state isn’t willing to fund that project. So what good does it do to continue to support something that circumstances have so drastically changed? You call an audible, and you deal in reality, and you move on. And, Charlie, we killed the bridge to nowhere and that’s the bottom line.

She’s arguing that after Congress sent the money the fact that she decided not to build the bridge is equivalent to saying, ‘Thanks but no thanks’, if we want a bridge we will build it ourselves.’ She implies earlier she decided like John McCain that the BtN was pork. But admits that we didnt have the money So I killed it.

That’s obvious in the Governor’s full press releasehere on 9/21/2007 she said:

“Ketchikan desires a better way to reach the airport, but the $398 million bridge is not the answer,” said Governor Palin. “Despite the work of our congressional delegation, we are about $329 million short of full funding for the bridge project, and it’s clear that Congress has little interest in spending any more money on a bridge between Ketchikan and Gravina Island,” Governor Palin added. “Much of the public’s attitude toward Alaska bridges is based on inaccurate portrayals of the projects here. But we need to focus on what we can do, rather than fight over what has happened.” The Department of Transportation has approximately $36 million in federal funds that will become available for other projects with the shutdown of the Gravina Island bridge project. Governor Palin has directed Commissioner Leo von Scheben to review transportation projects statewide to prepare a list of possible uses for the funds, while the department also looks for a more affordable answer for Gravina Island access.

She is clearly saying the federal government will not finance the full cost of the bridge. So we have to look at other solutions. She then went on to say imply that the value of the BtN had been mischaracterized.

But, now she’s taking full credit for it.