November 13, 2009, - 4:43 pm

Smackdown: AP v. Sarah Palin, Round One – “Going Crony”

By Debbie Schlussel

Having not read the book and with no plans to do so, I don’t know if this Associated Press analysis of Sarah Palin’s book, “Going Rogue: An American Life,” is completely accurate.  But I doubt they made up the quotes from the book.  And their contrast of her actions and statements versus what her ghostwriter presents as her version is stark. Perhaps a better title would have been “Going Crony: A Lying Life.”  The lesson here is what I’ve always said, that she’s an empress with no clothing.  But, as we all know, the Sarah Palin faithful won’t let these few “differences” of fact v. the book version bother them.  Oh, and before you dismiss it as liberal AP, note that reporter Calvin
Woodward, who did the fact-check did a similarly devastating fact-check on Barack Obama. She’s just the same old lying, two-face politician and fraud, based this sampling–it’s pretty damning:

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PALIN: Writes about a city councilman in Wasilla, Alaska, who owned a garbage truck company and tried to push through an ordinance requiring residents of new subdivisions to pay for trash removal instead of taking it to the dump for free — this to illustrate conflicts of interest she stood against as a public servant.

THE FACTS: As Wasilla mayor, Palin pressed for a special zoning exception so she could sell her family’s $327,000 house, then did not keep a promise to remove a potential fire hazard on the property.

She asked the city council to loosen rules for snow machine races when she and her husband owned a snow machine store, and cast a tie-breaking vote to exempt taxes on aircraft when her father-in-law owned one. But she stepped away from the table in 1997 when the council considered a grant for the Iron Dog snow machine race in which her husband competes.

Wow, thank Heaven for small favors.

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PALIN: She says her team overseeing the development of a natural gas pipeline set up an open, competitive bidding process that allowed any company to compete for the right to build a 1,715-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48.

THE FACTS: Palin characterized the pipeline deal the same way before an AP investigation found her team crafted terms that favored only a few independent pipeline companies and ultimately benefited a company with ties to her administration, TransCanada Corp. Despite promises and legal guidance not to talk directly with potential bidders during the process, Palin had meetings or phone calls with nearly every major candidate, including TransCanada.

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PALIN: Criticizes an aide to her predecessor, Gov. Frank Murkowski, for a conflict of interest because the aide represented the state in negotiations over a gas pipeline and then left to work as a handsomely paid lobbyist for ExxonMobil. Palin asserts her administration ended all such arrangements, shoving a wedge in the revolving door between special interests and the state capital.

THE FACTS: Palin ignores her own “revolving door” issue in office; the leader of her own pipeline team was a former lobbyist for a subsidiary of TransCanada, the company that ended up winning the rights to build the pipeline.

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PALIN: Welcomes last year’s Supreme Court decision deciding punitive damages for victims of the nation’s largest oil spill tragedy, the Exxon Valdez disaster, stating it had taken 20 years to achieve victory. As governor, she says, she’d had the state argue in favor of the victims, and she says the court’s ruling went “in favor of the people.” Finally, she writes, Alaskans could recover some of their losses.

THE FACTS: That response is at odds with her reaction at the time to the ruling, which resolved the long-running case by reducing punitive damages for victims to $500 million from $2.5 billion. Environmentalists and plaintiffs’ lawyers decried the ruling as a slap at the victims and Palin herself said she was “extremely disappointed.” She said the justices had gutted a jury decision favoring higher damage awards, the Anchorage Daily News reported. “It’s tragic that so many Alaska fishermen and their families have had their lives put on hold waiting for this decision,” she said, noting many had died “while waiting for justice.”

Yup, before she became the fraudulent conservative that she is now, she supported and enabled the litigation explosion and got upset on the rare occasion that it got a tiny slap down.

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PALIN: Says she made frugality a point when traveling on state business as Alaska governor, asking “only” for reasonably priced rooms and not “often” going for the “high-end, robe-and-slippers” hotels.

THE FACTS: Although travel records indicate she usually opted for less-pricey hotels while governor, Palin and daughter Bristol stayed five days and four nights at the $707.29-per-night Essex House luxury hotel (robes and slippers come standard) overlooking New York City’s Central Park for a five-hour women’s leadership conference in October 2007. With air fare, the cost to Alaska was well over $3,000. Event organizers said Palin asked if she could bring her daughter. The governor billed her state more than $20,000 for her children’s travel, including to events where they had not been invited, and in some cases later amended expense reports to specify that they had been on official business.

Read the rest.

Does this woman, Sarah Palin, ever tell the truth? No. Sadly, those who’ve anointed her their Obamessiah on the right are in such teen puppy love they can’t face facts.

She’s been compared to “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” but as this makes clear, it’s far more like “Mrs. Palin Brings Washington Cronyism and Back Room Deals to Alaska.”

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OKAY PALINBOTS, WHO CAN BE JUST AS BAD AS THE OBOTS, WHAT SAY YOU?!?!

Bob Porrazzo on November 13, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Obama said fact checking was terribly unconscionable thing to do when Fox News did it to one of his cronies.

    Will he say the same here?

    James Belcher on November 15, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Just a different version of Mr. Obama Goes To Washington. It may be partisan politics with the MSM but not all of their points can be denied. Leaving the bias aside, her fans have to face the fact she didn’t bring change to Alaska’s politics. Something to keep in mind in pondering her future presidential run.

NormanF on November 13, 2009 at 6:48 pm

So now we believe everything AP writes? They’ve got no agenda here, right?

And TEN writers contributed to the report? Sounds pretty desperate.

I don’t remember such a thorough investigation of Obama’s “Dreams of My Father”.

sillsfan on November 13, 2009 at 7:25 pm

pffft. I’m not even a huge Palin fan and even I find these examples of “hypocrisy” pathetically weak. Get a grip people. Why does this little woman from Wasilla Alaska provoke such rabid reactions. It’s really funny to watch. I hope she sticks around for no other reason than I love to watch the left and right have emotional meltdowns over everything she does. Hell, it’s better than most sporting events. LOL. Go Sarah! Heh.

B Morris on November 13, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Love it that Sarah drives the mainstream media nuts. Look at yourselves – it is pathetic. She must be doing something right, and you are terrified of her.

kristen on November 13, 2009 at 7:37 pm

all politicians get caught from time to time stretching the truth (and sometimes propagating lies). Did’nt reagan say that the US government would never trade arms for hostages ?

But I love Reagan then and still do. The things he got wrong are vastly outweighed by what he got right. He was right about communism and did’nt hesitate to call it what it was…evil.

I see the same when I look at Sarah Palin. She has made some mistakes (and will probably make a few more). How can you not like someone that would allow people to shoot animals from airplanes ?

atwood on November 13, 2009 at 7:41 pm

I know someone who served (and continues to serve) as a state rep in the Alaska statehouse. I asked him if he knew her and he said that he had worked closely with her over the years. I asked what she was like and what she was like to work with. And he thoughtfully answered “Clueless.” This was not a partisan political answer. It was an honest one. I asked how then, did she become governor, and he said, “because she wasn’t Murkowski.”

paul sharen on November 13, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    OK, Paul, tell us who that was so we can judge the credibility. Otherwise, your source is just another anonymous source being touted by you. And, you are someone who we have no reason to trust.

    Rick

    Rick Caird on November 15, 2009 at 6:47 pm

AT this late date in history, we should not be distracted from the real dangers all around us in the US and facing our soldiers in the ME. Islamofascism will be our future if we do not wake up! Sarah Palin distracts Righties who otherwise should or would be protesting every totalitarian move the Imposter is making–every day. She craves attention and easily gets it. Debbie, what you are saying is basically she lies. This is, put simply, no damned good. Why all the fuss about the ’12 election anyway at this time? My calendar reads ’09. Burnout happens!

JEANIE on November 13, 2009 at 9:29 pm

“I know someone who served as a state rep in Alaska” blah, blah blah,name names or shut up! Or do you work for AP?

Tim on November 13, 2009 at 9:31 pm

I think Sarah Palin is really not all that significant. She was a one time wonder, and the wonder has pretty much faded now.

Worry01 on November 13, 2009 at 9:33 pm

“Having not read the book and with no plans to do so, I don’t know if this Associated Press analysis of Sarah Palin’s book, “Going Rogue: An American Life,” is completely accurate.”

Stopped reading right here.

Don’t intend to read the book, yet you will instead cite a media source that has had an axe to grind against Palin (and conservatives in general) for years now?

Really?

Joshua Redley on November 13, 2009 at 9:40 pm

I’m going to stick with her, watch her, cheer for her, and possibly vote for her if she runs.

However, if during this time she goes against my core principles or it is shown that she is in fact a lark, then my vote will not go to her.

Till then, I like how she agitates…if for no other reason than I think Barbara Boxer is an idiot, so is Pelosi, along with Hillary, and especially the female James Brown, Michelle!

RJ on November 13, 2009 at 9:45 pm

I hope she runs for President. I like her and I dislike conservatives who try to take her down. Until you can find someone to run who better represents the views of most conservatives in this country, stop trying to destroy Sarah Palin. Or you can expect another 7 years of the Muslim Marxist bastard.

B: Actually, you have it the opposite way from reality: if conservatives continue to blindly follow this lying, selfish empty suit, Palin, we will have 7 years plus of liberals like Obama. If you don’t like truth and sunshine, you are part of the problem, not the solution and no different from the people who brought us Obamessiah. DS

BONNI on November 13, 2009 at 10:11 pm

So, at her worst moments, she behaves like a typical politician.

She must scare the crap out of the Democratic leadership, otherwise, she, and her book, would be ignored.

Remember, Nancy Pelosi sold about 1700 copies of her book…

BTW, I have been a registered Democrat for over 34 years.

Andy from Chapel Hill on November 13, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Through my research and gut feeling, I believe in Sarah Palin. I will vote for her if she runs for President. I also believe that Barry is a muslim marxist bastard.

Sasha on November 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm

The GOP and Palin bore me. The GOP is limp d**k. I mean Palin versus Obama for the next 3 years. Yawn. Until I see a GOP take on the enemy like JOE ARPAIO does, why bother? Hanging out with MT. HOprah and playing nice just shows what a lightweight Palin is. Palin should point fingers at HOprah and make her feel uncomfortable. Really tired of the GOP whining.

Maybe that is why Lou Dobbs retired. Time for a serious third party challenge.

I hear Peter Schiff and Ralph Nader are going to challenge Chris Dodd. That will make GOP and Dems squirm.

http://schiffforsenate.com/

CaliforniaScreaming on November 13, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Love ya Deb, but you should really stick to topics you know about. I like to be educated when I come to your site. You either like her or you don’t. Ya gotta eat your own? She is on our side remember?

S: She’s on her side. Until you wake up and realize that, liberals will continue to get elected b/c you join the cult of personality. DS

sharon on November 13, 2009 at 11:05 pm

If Palin runs for president she will never get past the GOP primary. More than likely Hukabee will win the GOP ticket for 2012. And a strong possibility that Bobby Jindel, Gov, from LA might run and win the GOP ticket. I think Jindel would do a good job and interject a lot of positive things in the GOP as a future president.

Tenn Scholar on November 14, 2009 at 12:03 am

You Palin bashers really need help. I’m serious. I don’t believe a word the AP says. Not one thing. They lie way to much. I seen how they twisted the “facts” from her book once already. So now I’m supposed to believe them? I think not.

Go ahead keep bashing away. Nothing anyone says will change my mind about her. If she doesn’t run for President, I’m sitting the next election out.

If the AP and all the others would have gone after Obama like they do with Palin, Obama wouldn’t be president right now. So in other words, the AP can go to hell.

Barry on November 14, 2009 at 12:13 am

Gee, if thats all they got on Sarah after a year of relentless digging she must be a saint. Fire hazard..that’s AP speak for a pile of leaves in the back yard.

Brian on November 14, 2009 at 2:10 am

When are you going to start dissing fat chicks again? That always makes my day

mrbshamrock on November 14, 2009 at 4:14 am

“She’s just the same old lying, two-face politician and fraud ”

Okay, you’ve convinced me. I won’t vote for any politicians that’s two-faced, fraudulent, or ever lied. I’ve let my voter registration expire as a consequence, since this is a null set.

tehag on November 14, 2009 at 7:10 am

Palin cultists. Not a one of you addressed the actual falsehoods pointed out in Palin’s book. Why is that? It’s not a matter of “believing the AP”, anybody can compare her book quotes and the actual record and see Palin is lying yet for some reason you can’t let yourself believe it. Freak’n strange.

lowandslow on November 14, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Did you actually read the book or do the hand on research?

    KVL on November 14, 2009 at 10:21 am

Just curious … you don’t think that Exxon should have had to pay anything over the Valdez incident despite their actions having adverse impacts on TONS of people who lived and worked in the area? So … juvenile delinquents should be personally responsible for their crimes but corporations led by billionaire adults shouldn’t be? What standard of justice is that? I suppose you would have represented Union Carbide in that Bhopal incident that killed hundreds of people also.

Gerald Ball on November 14, 2009 at 9:16 am

What I find ironic is right under the picture of Palin that Debbie posted is a small box to buy her book on amazon.com. Sort of funny.

RK on November 14, 2009 at 9:54 am

Having been burned before by Bush I, Bush Jr, Schwarzenegger, McCain, Lindsay Graham, Romney (think Romney-care), Dole, Gingrich and on and on, we should not take Palin’s word at face value. So she has a lot to prove. She doesn’t have strong convictions. A person with weak convictions will fold under pressure of the MSM. She has shown that she lets the media get to her. As much as I want her to succeed, will she be able to be strong under fire. Plus she resigned as governor. Running away from problems doesn’t show leadership. Did Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry or Tim Pawlenty resign? Her resigning as governor WILL be a major issue in any primaries she is in. However, I still think she will win the GOP nomination because she has a strong following and those who follow won’t hold her to the standards they hold others to.

CaliforniaScreaming on November 14, 2009 at 11:03 am

    “A person with weak convictions will fold under pressure of the MSM. She has shown that she lets the media get to her. As much as I want her to succeed, will she be able to be strong under fire.”

    Bear in mind that she was subjected to an onslaught by the godless psycho Left that few, if anyone, has ever experienced before. Also, the ethics charges not only cost Alaska money, but her own family about half a million dollars, and I’ve heard it said that if she stayed and finished her term her family might wind up a million in debt. Basically, she was probably afraid that her family might be bankrupted.

    “Did Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry or Tim Pawlenty resign?”

    No, but then again, I don’t think that they went through even part of what she did.

    Look, if we insist on perfection for our candidates, we’re inevitably going to be dissappointed.

    KVL on November 14, 2009 at 11:37 am

Debbie, if you can watch so many of those dreadful movies in order to review them, you can also actually read the book and do your own careful assessment.

Personally, I want someone with conservative intellectual firepower who is good on Islam, limited government, and capitalism. The candidate should be dismissive of the “international community” and specifically the UN, and should have no tolerance for global warming BS. Huckabee (mentioned above) does not qualify. Pawlenty doesn’t either, as I recall.

Debbie, it’s time to put forward the names of people whom you do like and explain why you like them.

sk: I like Bobby Jindal, though he needs help in the charisma and excitement department (which is the only think Palin has going for her in my view). I also like Michelle Bachmann, who is far smarter and far more of a real, genuine conservative than Sarah Palin in every way. I’d take her (Bachmann) any day over Maobama. DS

sk on November 14, 2009 at 11:59 am

She really is an empty-skirt. Sexy, yes, but not much else.

Robert on November 14, 2009 at 3:28 pm

KVL, that is such a weak response. One other lady comes to mind. As much I don’t like Hillary Clinton, she had more cajones then anyone out there in last year’s elections. The media called Hillary a Hillbilly, called Hillary a racist, called Bill a racist. She never quit her campaign. Hillary may be called a b*tch but she never quit. Obama and the MSM hated Hillary. Told her to quit, over and over. People with strong convictions don’t quit. She owed millions after her campaign. Palin will make millions off her book and that would have payed off her legal bills if she stuck it out. She could fund raise for a legal defense fund and get millions. I don’t buy it.
The other candidates have problems as well and the MSM will attack you. That goes with running for president. Assume you will be vilified. Saying it is unfair is whining. You know the MSM is unfair. Stand up like Cheney. Cheney is called the worst and never changed his positions. Too bad Bush didn’t take all his advice. Reagan was hated and he didn’t cave to the left. Going on Oprah and playing nice is not standing tough. Oprah helped Obama and influenced the country. She is the enemy. She shouldn’t warm up to the enemy to sell books.

CaliforniaScreaming on November 14, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    “The media called Hillary a Hillbilly, called Hillary a racist, called Bill a racist. She never quit her campaign.”

    Did the Obamaistas in the media go after Hillary as much as they did are doing with Sarah? Did they go after Chelsea as well? Also, Sarah may well have decided that she wanted to champion conservative candidates and causes, and that she couldn’t do it while she was busy as govenor. Besides, Ronald Reagan tried to run for President in 1968 shortly after becoming Governor of CA. If he had succeeded, he would have quit his job as Gov., whihc he only recently won. Would you have bashed Reagan in 1968 just because he would have quitted his just won office in California?

    “Palin will make millions off her book and that would have payed off her legal bills if she stuck it out.”

    How long would it take her to receive the money, and how much of it would she get? After all, the publisher no doubt would get a fair portion.

    “She could fund raise for a legal defense fund and get millions. I don’t buy it.”

    Actually, if I’m not mistaken, she did have a legal defense fund, but it was the subject of another ethics violation charge. Basically, it was a case of damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

    KVL on November 14, 2009 at 6:17 pm

      KVL I despise the Clintons. I had Bill pegged when we were both 18 and college freshmen in the Young Democrats ( another tale for another post). However Chelsea has been above reproach. At about 10 years older than Bristol she has finished college, found important work and a respectable fiance, whom I believe she is about to marry. Somebody did something right. I won’t even go there with Bristol. The only thing mother and daughter did right is they did right is NOT abort and for that I give both Sarah and her daughter HUGE props.
      If a girl gets pregnant out of wedlock by some sleaze at 18, something in the family is toxic. I know from experience.

      MK750 on November 15, 2009 at 5:40 am

        “If a girl gets pregnant out of wedlock by some sleaze at 18, something in the family is toxic. I know from experience.”

        Or maybe Bristol just thought that Levi was handsome and that he loved her. Foolish on her part, but she’s only human. How often do girls fall for the “bad boy”?

        KVL on November 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm

          My point exactly, KVL. We need to teach our daughters not to “fall for the bad boy” by teaching them not to go for the Hollywood version of marriage. It’s not all moonbeams and roses and the American idea of dating is high risk behavior especially since we expect them to defer nature until a ridiculous age so they can pursue jobs and education. We think it’s ok to kick them out of the nest half formed at 18. It’s not. Even in cultures like religious Judaism, they get the kids married off young and then SUPPORT them a few more years until they are fully ready. They understand the difficulties of physical maturity during the teen years and deal with it more effectively than the secularized and non-Jewish members of society. We need to get back to thinking beyond the nuclear family.
          You can’t excuse a girl because “she’s only human.” That’s the toxic part. To think, “oh she’s only human (even if not fully formed yet) and we’ll just figure out how to pick up the pieces if she makes a mess.” NO! You’re dealing with 3 human beings minimum here and it’s’ a matter of values being instilled. This is where I failed with my daughter. I didn’t equip her well enough to do what I did, resist the advances of some guy who wasn’t ready to commit and who would have murdered his own child except she had the strength to go thru with the birth.
          Now I have a granddaughter in Canada I will probably never know (due to circumstances) even tho it was a semi open adoption. I am sad that I failed my daughter and ultimately this granddaughter but I will always love my daughter even more for having the moral courage not to abort.

          MK750 on November 16, 2009 at 9:13 am

Yes, the MSM went after Hillary with a vengeance. She was continously raked over the coals about her story on Bosnia trip at the same time the MSM was white-washing Jeremiah Wright. If you remember when the MSM leaked out the J. Wright story it was days after Super Tuesday and 6 weeks before the PA primary. How convenient. Enough time to defuse the J.Wright story to a minimum. During that 6 weeks Hillary got called a racist over and over because she was “pandering to white people’s fears”. Geraldine Ferarro was called a racist for pointing out the obvious of the MSM protecting Obama. Loyal Clintonites leaving her for Obama. Hillary still didn’t quit. She spent all her bullets. Hell I want a fighter like that. McCain didn’t fight.

The didn’t go after Chelsea because for Chelsea’s part she didn’t have a child out of wedlock. Palin’s family didn’t practice what Palin was preaching for other families. I think that rubs some people the wrong way. Dont’cha think? As for Reagan comparison, it seems Bush ran for President while governor of Texas. She can champion her conservative causes best by example. By leading her state in accomplishing conservative ideals in practice not just talking about it. Jindal, Pawlenty and Perry are all DOING not talking to Oprah.

So being criticized for having a legal defense fund and then folding up shop is leadership. Are you serious?

My best advice for Palin and other GOP would be to challenge those detractors with fierceness. Go on MSNBC, CNN and not just the easy interview with FOX. Challenge their premises, demand why they should think like them. When I see Tom Tancredo leave an interview because he was challenged by a Daily Kos punk it really is pathetic the state of affairs the GOP is in. The lady I would like to see run for office is not Palin but Liz Cheney. She never backs down and goes on the liberals shows and tears them a new one.

Lawrence O’Donnell gets crushed by Liz Cheney.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7Xk7jiddZI&feature=related

CaliforniaScreaming on November 14, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Was Hillary, Jindal, Pawlenty, or Perry subjected to a never ending stream of attacks, such as frivolous ethics charges which kept them so busy that they couldn’t do their jobs?

    “The didn’t go after Chelsea because for Chelsea’s part she didn’t have a child out of wedlock. Palin’s family didn’t practice what Palin was preaching for other families. I think that rubs some people the wrong way. Dont’cha think?”

    Teenage children have a reputation for being rebellious and not always following their parents advice. I just don’t believe in blaming Sarah for someone else’s mistakes.

    As far as her legal defense fund goes, the money’s there but she can’t use it because of the last ethics complaint, in which a lawyer with ties to Obama’s campaign who also works as an investigator for the Alaska state personnel board ruled that the Trust Fund itself is illegal.

    KVL: Do you believe in Sarah promoting and glamorizing her daughter’s single motherhood in an 8-page spread in People Magazine, which Sarah and her people negotiated for several hundred thousand dollars? Do you believe Sarah’s new claim in her book that she was upset the McCain campaign released a statement saying she was proud of her daughter and her pregnancy, but yet she told the same, herself, to People? I don’t believe in Sarah promoting and glamorizing someone else’s mistakes, then lying about it. But she did. DS

    KVL on November 14, 2009 at 10:47 pm

      Debbie stated: “Do you believe in Sarah promoting and glamorizing her daughter’s single motherhood in an 8-page spread in People Magazine, which Sarah and her people negotiated for several hundred thousand dollars?”

      As far as the money goes, bear in mind that these interviews aren’t done for free, and always include a deal. If Bristol got some money out of it, best wishes to her. After all, she could use that for college. Please bear in mind that this was done at a time when the family was still half a million dollars in hock and Bristol’s baby didn’t receive any child support from it’s “father”. Also, as far as “promoting and glamorizing” single motherhood, maybe Sarah just wanted to tell her side of the story.

      “Do you believe Sarah’s new claim in her book that she was upset the McCain campaign released a statement saying she was proud of her daughter and her pregnancy, but yet she told the same, herself, to People?”

      From what I’ve heard, Sarah always said that Bristol made a mistake, but that she was proud of her dealing with it, and regarding being “pround of the pregnancy” that refers to Bristol giving birth to the child, and not seeking an abortion. I agree with her on that, though Bristol was foolish in sleeping with Levi in the first place.

      KVL on November 15, 2009 at 4:14 pm

It’s 3 yrs. to the next election and the trend is now 8 yrs. for every President. So it seems short-sighted and silly for people to be putting so much stock in Palin or anyone else. And for the life of me, this stubborn allegiance to Palin is pathological. I’m waaaay right, but have no reservoir of confidence in the GOP, and I certainly refuse to be brow-beaten by the ferocity of Palin’s supporters. Running with McCain was a stupid idea; her book was a stupid idea; her interview with Oprah was a stupid idea. Three strikes, she’s out.

Molly on November 14, 2009 at 10:09 pm

She’s not a conservative. She is a liberal that has openly supported feminism and title IX in sports and supports single motherhood and doesn’t feel a child needs a father. Better that Uncle Sam be the father instead which is far worse then a below-average father. Her idea’s will lead to big government.
On abortion as well. Abortion started because of feminism. Sandra Day O’Conner said a girl should be able to abort because this shouldn’t interfere with her ability to work. Yes, Palin didn’t her daughter getting an abortion. But she couldn’t care less if somebody else’s daughter had an abortion and she didn’t do anything to stop abortions. Career women want feminists in power first and foremost before any other agenda.

One of the 10 commandments is to honor BOTH parents. Paganism thinks only the mother matters.

So I am a conservative and have belong to the conservative book club and I don’t see Palin as a conservative. (Even though they are promoting her book. She isn’t a conservative. She is a liberal feminist that got where she was just like Obama through affirmative action and this focus on equality of results regardless of skill.

Furthermore, Debbie has mentioned how vicious her followers are and how they engage in antisemitism as well. She has said they have been worse then the hate mail she receives from some Muslims. I am very frightened of her not because she is so great but because I fear as a man she also will take away many rights although men in this country have view rights anyway. It will only get worse.

adam on November 14, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    “She’s not a conservative”

    I beg to differ. I have some links you may be interested in, if you like.

    “She is a liberal that has openly supported feminism and title IX in sports and supports single motherhood and doesn’t feel a child needs a father.”

    If you’re referring to Bristol, Sarah probably feels that she’s her daughter and thus she must be there for her. Besides, Levi isn’t showing that he would be a good father.

    “Yes, Palin didn’t her daughter getting an abortion. But she couldn’t care less if somebody else’s daughter had an abortion and she didn’t do anything to stop abortions.”

    What could she have possibly done to do anything about that?

    “She is a liberal feminist that got where she was just like Obama through affirmative action and this focus on equality of results regardless of skill.”

    Funny. I thought that she got where she was by being elected by her fellow Alaskans. :-)

    “I am very frightened of her not because she is so great but because I fear as a man she also will take away many rights although men in this country have view rights anyway. It will only get worse.”

    rotflmao

    KVL on November 14, 2009 at 10:54 pm

for Debbie and anyone else who craps on Palin, and doesn’t think she is qualified for anything, I never hear a suggestion of their nominee of someone who is wonderful, magnificent, pure, spectacular and the best person to lead Conservatives… instead of bitching all the time… who iis your choice? any of the current dolts in the news?

anyone can bitch… how about a nominee???

J (who has a Canadian e-mail address and therefore probably can’t vote here): You are not a regular reader of this site and came here from Lucianne or Freeper, but if you were, you’d have read my comments supporting Bobby Jindal and Michelle Bachmann. DS

james on November 14, 2009 at 11:13 pm

KVL, your response are so weak and not really worthy of rebuttal. You wrote, “Was Hillary, Jindal, Pawlenty, or Perry subjected to a never ending stream of attacks, such as frivolous ethics charges which kept them so busy that they couldn’t do their jobs?” Would you like cheese and crackers with that WHINE?? Hillary has never been subjected to a never ending stream of attacks? LMAO!! It was so bad the attacks on Hillary that FoxNews and Rush came to defend Hillary.

Whether you like her or not Hillary has been ridiculed for 17 years in the spotlight, many times deservedly so. Maybe Palin should read her book. I have more respect for Hillary’s tenacity than Palin. Hillary may be The B*tch but you can’t call her a QUITTER.

It also begs the question if Palin gets the same treatment will she have the same response of quitting?

CaliforniaScreaming on November 14, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    “Would you like cheese and crackers with that WHINE??”

    I’m not whining.

    “Hillary has never been subjected to a never ending stream of attacks? LMAO!! It was so bad the attacks on Hillary that FoxNews and Rush came to defend Hillary.”

    I didn’t say that. I said that did those attacks prevent or hinder Hillary from doing her job as a Senator?

    “Whether you like her or not Hillary has been ridiculed for 17 years in the spotlight, many times deservedly so.”

    Yeah, but was she ever the target of repeated frivolus ethics violation charges that she had to spend much of her time dealing with?

    “It also begs the question if Palin gets the same treatment will she have the same response of quitting?”

    We’ll only know if she becomes President, and she may not intend to be that to begin with.

    KVL on November 15, 2009 at 12:18 am

James when Palin can address an issue with eloquence, intelligence, detail and tenacity like Liz Cheney then I might consider Palin as qualified. Cheney is exceptionally well spoken and doesn’t get flustered. And she was deputy assistant secretary of state for 6 years.

She does battle with another liberal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO1h1pQ55aI&feature=related

Others I think are future candidates of higher office and leadership, Tom Mcclintock(CA) and Thaddeus McCotter(MI).

CS: Agree on McClintock, who is great and principled. But McCotter is a complete fraud. I saw him at a CAIR event pandering over them and gushing over Muslims. He made his career by railroading his competition, a State Senator in the Michigan Legislature, and holding a star chamber trial to kick the guy out of the legislature. Plus, now he wants tax deductions and credits for pet care. If this is a conservative, we’ve lost. DS

CaliforniaScreaming on November 15, 2009 at 12:04 am

From what I’ve heard, the eleven fact checkers found just six errors. Here is an example of one:

PALIN: Says she made frugality a point when traveling on state business as Alaska governor, asking “only” for reasonably priced rooms and not “often” going for the “high-end, robe-and-slippers” hotels.

THE FACTS: Although she usually opted for less-pricey hotels while governor, Palin and daughter Bristol stayed five days and four nights at the $707.29-per-night Essex House luxury hotel (robes and slippers come standard)…

Okay, she *asked* for *only* reasonably priced rooms and the facts are that she *did* usually opt for them. She didn’t *often* go for the fancy hotels, which leads me to think that she did, just seldom.

Bear in mind everyone, why is Barry in power? It’s because (at least in part) perfectionists among us hated Republican candidates as much as if not more than any democrat. Even though most (if not all) of the GOP candidates were imperfect, IMO, because none of them were a flaming socialist, any of them would have been at least somewhat better than Obama.

KVL on November 15, 2009 at 12:10 am

I don’t trust fact checkers in general so I don’t know who to believe here.

Also there is one issue that I actually know something about that no one is discussing and I think this is one issue that in and of itself ought to sink Sarah Palin. She is the mother of a special needs child (I am the father of two). A special needs child needs to full time parents. Obviously at least one parent must work. However the amount of time it takes to both campaign and govern makes running for national office “criminal” in my opinion if you have a special needs child.

Lastly, I would love to see Michelle Bachmann run for President. Every time Keith Olbermann talks about her it seems like she bothers him so much he almost swallows his tongue.

I_AM_ME on November 15, 2009 at 9:25 am

I’m very surprised that many of you are shocked that Palin acts like any other sleazy weasel-like politician. If any of you thinks that Palin has an impeccable background, please go see a shrink as soon as possible, you need some help fast. She’s a politician, which means she lies and does things that people without power cannot do.

I cannot think of any politician on the national level that has a spotless background or has not had some inappropriate or coincidental contacts. I only trust politicians about as far as I can throw them with one arm. My voting pattern has changed from voting for “Who is the lesser of two evils” to “Who will do the least amount of damage to our country” It is pitiful that we cannot come up with better candidates than the ones we have had lately.

Jarhead on November 15, 2009 at 9:58 am

Debbie thanks on the info about McCotter. Seen him making the rounds on the cable stations and he was very solid in his arguments against Obama-care. I have read a few items on him. However, I haven’t followed his political career too closely.

CaliforniaScreaming on November 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

I’m going to wait & see how Palin answers these “fact-check” errors. I notice that Woodward’s attacks on Obama are generalized policy inconsistencies, while those of Palin are specific — although interestingly enough they are from her early career, and compared with the ethics violations of most politicians, are relatively insignificant. As Mark Steyn pointed out, it took 11 fact-checkers to come up with these relatively innocuous violations. Not to excuse the incivility of any Palin supporters, but unless her opponents can come up with a lot more, this will bounce off her.

Little Al on November 15, 2009 at 2:47 pm

PS: agree with you on Michelle Bachman, but think Jindal is a little too opportunistic.

Little Al on November 15, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Liz Cheney throws out Cheney 2012 on Fox New Today. I’m all in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xjXXnfY25g&feature=player_embedded

Dick Cheney or Liz Cheney. That would drive liberals to the edge.

DICK CHENEY 2012. WE CAN REBUILD HIM!! THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HofoK_QQxGc

CaliforniaScreaming on November 15, 2009 at 3:52 pm

I probably shouldn’t mention this here, but …

Does anyone know the best thing about Sarah Palin becoming President?

Have you ever seen the movie “A Few Good Men”? I am specifically referring to a line spoken by the character played by Jack Nicholson in the breakfast scene at GITMO towards the beginning of the movie.

I_AM_ME on November 15, 2009 at 5:06 pm

To the Palin supporters: people, she is not intellectually serious enough to support 3 years before the election. I mean, if we must choose Hussein or Palin, that’s one thing. But I think we can aim higher.

I’m willing to take her more seriously, but she really has to provide some evidence of competence.

Could she get elected? Maybe. I mean, Hussein did, after all. The Dems could have said that if the Reps get so hysterical over The One, then The One must be a great choice!

Look, Obama is not too bright, even if he’s black, which we all know means he must be brilliant. Palin, as far as we know, is not too bright either. Looks can be deceiving (Reagan was much smarter than he appeared), but merit must be demonstrated.

sk on November 15, 2009 at 5:16 pm

“Palin generates excitement and will surround herself with good people, not compromise.”
“jenny on November 15, 2009 at 7:18 pm”

What makes you think she’ll surround herself with good people? One of her biggest weaknesses as Governor was her failure to place competent people in her administration. From AGIA to ACES to the state run dairy to her expansion of government (quite a string of conservative programs) she left a staggering record of failure due to her and her staffs incompetence. This all happened in just the past three years, what makes you think she’ll be any different as President? Do you people even look at how she performed as Governor?

lowandslow on November 15, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Too bad you chose to simply repeat the AP story here. It would have been a far better post had you read the book yourself. All you have done now is to present yourself as ‘fixed in one place’ mentally. With nothing that Palin says or does changing your opinion in any way. That is a pretty tough way to go through life.

Meantime, apparently this book is NOT about the campaign as much as it is about policy. And clearly, what we have heard very little of from Palin is policy. Last years campaign was about McCain’s policy, and as a VP candidate, it was Palin’s job to support him.

I have no idea if I will like Palin’s policies or not at this point, but at least I will look with an open mind.

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