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.”
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!
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.
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.
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.