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Pro-Hillary Blog On Palin

Avowed pro-Hillary blogger, and former CIA operative, Larry Johnson, on Governor Sarah Palin:

The more I learn about Palin the more I like her. She may be far more conservative than me on social issues, but she is a person of courage and principle. Alaska is to Republicans what Louisiana is to Democrats-it is a cesspool of corruption. Palin took on the Republican establishment. She got a nice appointment on a public board and could have made some extra cash if she just kept her mouth shut and went along with the insider corruption. Instead she resigned in protest as the Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission charging fellow Alaskan Republican leaders, who ignored her whistleblowing complaints of legal violations and conflicts of interest, with lack of ethics. Yeah, that's a sure path to political success. Just ask Sibel Edmonds and other whistleblowers how much "love" they get from cronies accused of raiding the cookie jar.

But she did not stop there. Next she went after fellow Oil & Gas commissioner, Randy Ruedrich, who also happened to be the state Republican Party's chairman, for doing work for the party on public time and supplying a lobbyist with a sensitive e-mail. Goddamn her. Doesn't she realize how this game of back scratching is supposed to be played? Speaking of audacity, she then filed formal complaints against both Ruedrich and former Alaska Attorney General Gregg Renkes, who subsequently form the Oil and Gas Commission. Randy Ruedrich also paid a record $12,000 fine, which I suspect left him a bit grumpy.

Unlike George Bush, who sought out a war but kept his daughters at home, Sara Palin does not seek to use her position to protect her son. He's in the Army on the way to Iraq. She says she is pro-life and, when informed that she is pregnant with a Down's syndrome baby, she carries the boy to term.

These incidents, taken together, tell us something very important about this woman-she talks the talk and walks the walk. She does not ask other people to do what she will not do herself. I challenge anyone to cite just one anecdote about Barack Obama that exhibits this kind of character and courage. Just one.

This is the kind of person we want and need in public office. Hell, I want her as President. McCain can learn a thing or two from her.

The funny thing is that after what I expect will be an even bigger poll bounce for McCain/Palin (post convention) than has already been measured, the Obama campaign will get to spend some time competing against an opponent they don't understand and can't damage with the standard playbook. The schadenfreude among Obama's vanquished primary opponents presumably will, for appearances sake, will be kept private...


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That's nice if Mr. Johnson ... (Below threshold)

That's nice if Mr. Johnson is starting to see the light, but I would never trust a grown man who could willingly be an "avowed pro-Hillary" blogger, voter, supporter, or anything for that matter. The notion that one could think of such a lying, backstabbing, General Petraeus slandering person as a viable option to run anything beyond a lemonade stand, tells me that that person is "an avowed idiot".

Palin's first lie as VP ... (Below threshold)
Stan2008 Author Profile Page:

Palin's first lie as VP candidate

Well, that didn't take long. The first brazen lie of Sarah Palin's campaign as John McCain's VP candidate came just moments into her speech accepting his invitation to join the ticket. From the Washington Post's transcript of her speech:

And I championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. In fact, I told Congress -- I told Congress, "Thanks, but no thanks," on that bridge to nowhere.

If our state wanted a bridge, I said we'd build it ourselves.

But Brad Plumer at the New Republic blog puts the lie to that claim. He quotes her answer to a question about that "bridge to nowhere" in the Anchorage Daily News during her 2006 campaign for governor:

5. Would you continue state funding for the proposed Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges?

Yes. I would like to see Alaska's infrastructure projects built sooner rather than later. The window is now-while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist

She wanted it so much that she knew she had to get the federal funding for it soon because of the pending legal problems of Alaska's two main men in Congress, Ted Stevens and Don Young. It turns out that they didn't have the clout in Congress to get it done, due in no small part to McCain's dogged campaigning against the project as an example of useless and expensive earmarks.

This may be a new world record in how quickly a politician manages to get out the first lie after being introduced to the public

Read more:

http://www.michiganmessenger.com/3383/palins-first-lie-as-vp-candidate

5. Would you conti... (Below threshold)
5. Would you continue state funding for the proposed Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges?

That's STATE funding you stupid freacking dick. Remember idiot? The "lie" in question was about, "abuses of earmark spending by Congress" WHAT A FREAKING DOLT! I won't call you a liar, because you are just a stupid ass tool being used by another, more "important", stupid ass tool. Can't you read the freaking words you typed yourself, you asshat!? Oh, that's right, the lower primates have only achieved copy and paste skills as yet. Still though, try not embarassing yourself so blatently, your going to have to say about 10,000 hail ferries to whatever pagan symbol you worship for this because now everyone knows you and all you listen to/who listen to you, are all full-blown jerks and liars of the lowest order.

Well, at least you're still qualified to have your own MSNBC show, ya halftwit.

"Hey, it was in the 'Post', it's gotta be true, right?" Yeah, right. Newspapers copy and paste TOP SECRET info to the world, ie: OUR ENEMIES dickweed, and you want to trust them over a great American. Piss on you and the rest of you anti-American trash. I've had it with your lies built upon lies to tear down my country. Go live in Georgia. You'll see what real corruption is all about. Or better yet, go live in Obamas' Chicago without playing by his cronies rules, see how far that'll getcha. Freakin' little weasel.

Aww, c'mon, Mark, don't be ... (Below threshold)
Wanderlust:

Aww, c'mon, Mark, don't be so hard on Stan. He's still in shock, after all, just like the ones on Blue (Lee Ward, mainly). They are in the first stage of Kubler-Ross' five stages of grief.

The best part of their absolutely childish denial is how eagerly they are playing the "experience" card now, having tried so hard to push it aside until Tsar Vlad I began his Georgian conquest a few weeks ago. Now they pick the consummate Washington insider, Biden, and begin emphasizing "experience".

Problem is, Palin is the only one of the four with executive experience. McCain and Biden (to a much lesser degree, IMHO) overcome that by dint of their years of experience in Washington. But Obama is left with nothing but his couple years as a legislator, not a leader...and he has no experience at all in taking on his own party establishment.

So get a bag of popcorn and watch the show...they are squirming like nuts :)

Not so fast Mark. By accou... (Below threshold)

Not so fast Mark. By accounts, it does look as though she had some support for the bridge. I wouldn't characterize it as a burning desire, as some have made it out to be though.

Bill McAllister is Palin's press secretary, but during the time that some are saying she "wanted it so much" McAllister was a local TV station reporter that says he remembers clearly that her support was lukewarm and when she became Governor the fiscal realities caused her to cool to it and then abandon it altogether. She actually went with the people of Alaska as 2/3 were against the bridge, and went with them when 85% rejected Congressional earmarks. We complain all the time that our "leaders" go against our wishes. This looks like she actually listened to her constituents.

It is curious that she would use in her acceptance speech the, "Thanks, but no thanks," comment. And I hope she clarifies that at some point soon. But I'm not going to dwell on this one. She has a far stronger record of fighting corruption and cronyism than one instance of having support for a bridge at some point. The left is going to beat this horse silly. It makes them feel good. They can pretend her concrete record to the contrary doesn't exist.

1. I am a registered indepe... (Below threshold)
Voted for Hillary:

1. I am a registered independant, I voted for Hillary in the NC primary
I will vote for this ticket; i love Palin
More executive experience than Obama and Biden
Beautiful family and family values and living them.
Small town American Girl
A hunter !!!!!!! yes I love it!!!!
A tax cutter
Lives as far away from Washington as possible, big plus
Corruption fighter in her own party.
Strong women
She likes to fish!
Big plus she is not from the elite ivy league snobs!
God loving!!
Life long member of the NRA
Gives birth to a baby which some women may have aborted - that is pro lifeThe more I learn the more I love her!!!Plus! Plus!
The negative comments from the angry media and Dems are pushing me to send more money and I will begin knocking on doors today's for the McCain/Palin ticket!!!!!!!!
This choice was masterfull and just woke up an army of supporters who will now go door to door to make Palin the 1st women to become VP of the greatest country in the world.

John McCain just hit a grand slam out of the beltway, i was not going to note this ticket until I heard of this pick - guess what i just went online and sent them $$$$$

I love the sound of lefty s... (Below threshold)
Mark L:

I love the sound of lefty skulls exploding in the morning. It sounds like . . . victory.

Keep on keepin' on Stan2008. It's the best evidence that McCain hit a grand slam with this pick.

Today's Democrats -- the party of misogyny.

Mark, before resorting to t... (Below threshold)
shotgun sarah:

Mark, before resorting to the childish act of calling Stan names, please read Ms Palin's response to this question:

5. Would you continue state funding for the proposed Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges?

Palin's response:

Yes. I would like to see Alaska's infrastructure projects built sooner rather than later. The window is now-while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist...

The "state funding" refers to funding that would be matched by funding that the Alaskan congressional delegation was trying to get for the project. In her response, Ms. Palin seemed willing to see this project go though as long as the Alaskan "congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist..."(i.e., come up with federal matching funds).

Mark, set aside your bias, read the complete question answer not just the parts that suit your agenda, and face up to the truth. Sarah Palin would have eagerly accepted federal funding for the bridge to nowhere if the feds had offered it.

Shotgun Sarah - last I chec... (Below threshold)

Shotgun Sarah - last I checked there was a difference between STATE funding and FEDERAL funding.

Hillary is rooting for McCa... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Hillary is rooting for McCain Palin. That opens the door for her in 2012. She is hoping Breyers, Ginsberg and Stephens can hold out another 4 years.

Mark:"...the Obama c... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Mark:
"...the Obama campaign will get to spend some time competing against an opponent they don't understand and can't damage with the standard playbook."

Spot on. So far they've fumbled, so now they'll just step back, ignore her and tell their pals in the MSM to "vet" her. You know, the same people that went out of their way to avoid vetting Obama. But that's different. He's a Democrat. No vetting necessary.

I hope one of you far super... (Below threshold)

I hope one of you far superior republican know it all types can put your money where your mouth is and post Palins superior record to Obamas.(Leave out her Ethics issues and lies and flip flops if you like)

From the great hall of the library of congress...
During Senator Obama's first 8 eight months of elected service he sponsored over 820 bills.

He introduced 233 bills regarding healthcare reform,
125 bills on poverty and public assistance,
112 bills on crime fighting,
97 economic bills,
60 human rights and anti-discrimination bills,
21 ethics reform bills,
15 gun control,
6 veterans affairs and many others.
In his first year in the U.S. Senate, he authored 152 bills and co-sponsored another 427. These included:
(1)the Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006 that became LAW,
(2)The Lugar-Obama Nuclear Non-proliferation and Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act that became LAW, (3)The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act that passed the Senate,
(4)The 2007 Government Ethics Bill that became LAW,
(5)The Protection Against Excessive Executive Compensation Bill that is in committee just to name a few.

In all since he entered the U.S. Senate, Senator Obama has written 890 bills and co-sponsored another 1096. An impressive record, for someone who supposedly has no legislative record.

StevePam: That's all very ... (Below threshold)

StevePam: That's all very nice (although I haven't checked the veracity of these claims yet) Now show us his executive experience where he actually put all this into action.

I authored an entire operations manual for a 3.5 million dollar a year business. But I have no record of putting any of it into practice or enforcing any of its rules, regulations or policies. By your standards I should have become president of the corporation.

Palin is proud of her reput... (Below threshold)

Palin is proud of her reputation for going against "the good ole boys" club. Well now she has a chance to face off with the mother of all such clubs, David Rockefeller's Council on Foreign Relations. She will undoubtedly be offered membership. Will she have the courage to refuse, and to risk assassination by going against the power elite's sovereignty destroying North American Union agenda?

And one more thing. If McCain had picked Romney would everyone be worrying about HIS foreign policy inexperience? I mean, just which countries did HE have to deal with as governor of Massachussetts, the way Palin had to deal with Alaska's neighbors, Russia and Canada?

To me this is really a non-issue. I'm much more concerned with a candidate's foreign policy PHILOSOPHY, than with "experience". I would much rather have a person in office with NO experience whatsoever, but with the right "no entangling alliances" philosophy, than to have the most experienced "negotiator" who believes in negotiating us into another few trillions of dollars of involvement in OTHER COUNTRIES' affairs - military, economic, "humanitarian", or whatever.

You miss the point as the G... (Below threshold)
jay:

You miss the point as the GOP biggest problem is the ten to one media bias in favour of Obama. Sara is the most interesting political player we have seen in decades, if the media continues its ten to one bias in favour of Obama the general public and the world will see that..... it really is just about skin colour. Its a trap for the media and a very good one at that. Its not about Hillary or her supporters as they for the most part will not vote GOP anyway. Europe will fall in LOVE with her.... and you know it!

For me, this is the bottom ... (Below threshold)
mediawatch:

For me, this is the bottom line:

Because of his advanced age, there is a very real chance that McCain could be stricken by a disabling medical condition or, God forbid, even die in office.

Who would then be commander in chief and in charge of national security? A totally unknown and untested political rookie with no national security or foreign policy exposure, a young woman who was selected by the president, not by anyone's vote.

It's utter insanity. And as dangerous as it gets.

As a Hillary supporter I an... (Below threshold)
Sara:

As a Hillary supporter I and no other Hillary supporter I know would EVER vote for Palin. Palin is a joke just like Mccain. I must say though, I am quite happy Mccain picked Palin because he just handed the Presidency to Obama.


When are these pro-Hillary/... (Below threshold)
johnnocchio:

When are these pro-Hillary/anti-Obama peeps going to wake up to the fact that most of America knows they are actually cloaked Republicans trying to steer true Hillary supporters to McCain. I thought that after PUMA and Just Say No Deal got so thoroughly debunked and humiliated on Hardball a couple of weeks ago these halfwits would crawl back under their KKK sheets.

See David Shuster debunk PUMA here:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/26208124#26208124

Mediawatch: If Obama wins t... (Below threshold)

Mediawatch: If Obama wins the election, who will definitely be the President (no one has to die or get sick)?

An untested political rookie with no national security or foreign policy exposure.

"McCain could be stricken b... (Below threshold)

"McCain could be stricken by a disabling medical condition or, God forbid, even die in office. Who would then be commander in chief and in charge of national security?"

You actually think the CIC is in charge of national security? Wake up. Idiots like Bush, McCain, Obama, and Hillary, are or will be political marionettes, with their CFR "advisers" pulling the strings. And unfortuantely if Palin refuses to join this NWO "good ole boy's (and girl's) club", they will not hesitate to sacrifice her or anyone else who gets in the way of their power hungry agendas.

This is a very evil world we live in, and the fascistic influence of the international corporate and banking elite is so concentrated that I doubt the human race will ever be able to go in any direction other than the one they dictate - one which will make their power ever more unchallengeable.

Response to : "17. Posted b... (Below threshold)
Typewriterstreaming:

Response to : "17. Posted by Sara | August 31, 2008 1:51 PM"
You MUST be an Obama troll. Your arrogant assertion of knowing no Hillary supporter would ever support the McCain Palin ticket, demonstrates you know nothing. I am a Hillary supporter who was going to vote against Obama by voting for McCain. The more the democrats shat all over Hillary and the more Obama found trash ways to flip off his opponent the more I was motivated to research John McCain. By the time the farce of a DNC convention came around I found I wouldn't even have to hold my nose in the voting booth. But the announcement of Palin, someone whose career I have been following with great admiration for the past year, underscored the sense that McCain is his own man, follows his heart and as a person of integrity. I sent the McCain Palin ticket money this morning, so Sara know it all about Hillary voters, wake up - there are issues more important than the Democrats who run around trying to intimidate women with threats to their vaginas.

mediawatch has the most int... (Below threshold)

mediawatch has the most interesting way of thinking I've come across today...To them it is more reassuring to vote for someone with no experience than risk having someone with experience drop dead and be replaced with someone that had limited experience before gaining a measure of valuable experience as VEEP. "Hell ya, put me down for the devil I know rather than the one I don't! At least I'm guaranteed a rookie with my vote!" Or, put another way, as manager you'd start a rookie just called up from AA in game 7 of the world series because there's a chance your experienced veteran may not be able to pitch a complete game and you'd then have to bring in someone that's only been pitching in the bigs for a year.

I'm sure a Hillary supporte... (Below threshold)
Peter:

I'm sure a Hillary supporter could be swayed from Democrat to Republican because of the Palin choice (and I mean not siply because they do not want Obama). I just think it's sad because the only logical reason is that Palin is a woman. Whatever you might think of Hillary or Palin, they are virtually political opposites...

Back to the focus on... (Below threshold)
Larry:


Back to the focus on the "Bridge to nowhere," I took the time and trouble to research this subject instead of quoting the "Talking Points," so often used by the less than energetic partisans.

In a general overview, Palin supported the bridge.

After research and time, she changed her mind.

I wondered why and didn't find much in the news media to tell me. Sooooo, I asked a buddy of mine, who just moved back from Alaska if he had anything from common gossip.

I admit that what I am about to say has no documented backup. It is just gossip. But that said, it is interesting.

My buddy said, "The bridge didn't actually go nowhere, it went to a politician's daughter's house. And the cost was based on making it high enough to clear the cruise ships. When Palin learned its real purpose, she shut it down."

I invite all concerned to see if there is a piece of truth to what the guy said. I am going to keep looking as well.

Larry

I give up. I can't ... (Below threshold)
Larry:


I give up. I can't find anything to validate what the former Alaska guy told me. So it is just rumor, no substance.

I did find:

http://www.floppingaces.net/2008/08/31/palins-bridge-to-nowhere-fiscally-responsible-or-politically-expedient/

I am amazed at this guy's ability to research.

Larry

I'm a Hillary backer...a tr... (Below threshold)
Jenniefer:

I'm a Hillary backer...a true Clinton fan. I in no way want to vote for anyone else nope nope no way.

And then this darn woman entered the picture. I tried not to like her, I gave it my all. There was no way this woman was going to get inbetween my allegience for my choice.

And then I really saw her and I reaaly listened. And I fell in love. oh no not that way although she is hot. But she lifted my spirit of politics to a whole new level.

Thanks Michelle... for being the gateway to my vote...for your husband.

This was posted in the comm... (Below threshold)

This was posted in the comments section on the Washington Independent by Alaskan and a Wasillan, Anne Kilkenny, someone who has followed Sarah Palin very, very closely - with too many city council meetings under her belt - not to say her piece. She seems the kind of person that a professional vetting system would have found, and debriefed. We're talking small town politics here as well, so bear that in mind. And I've reproduced only the gist here - go read the original for much more. But after you read this, you begin to realize that there can have been almost no vetting whatsoever:

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/09/an-wasillan-on.html

As Mayor, Sarah fired Wasilla's Police Chief because he "intimidated" her, she told the press. As Governor, her recent firing of Alaska's top cop has the ring of familiarity about it. He served at her pleasure and she had every legal right to fire him, but it's pretty clear that an important factor in her decision to fire him was because he wouldn't fire her sister's ex-husband, a State Trooper. Under investigation for abuse of power, she has had to admit that more than 2 dozen contacts were made between her staff and family to the person that she later fired, pressuring him to fire her ex-brother-in-law. She tried to replace the man she fired with a man who she knew had been reprimanded for sexual harassment; when this caused a public furor, she withdrew her support.

She has bitten the hand of every person who extended theirs to her in help. The City Council person who personally escorted her around town introducing her to voters when she first ran for Wasilla City Council became one of her first targets when she was later elected Mayor. She abruptly fired her loyal City Administrator; even people who didn't like the guy were stunned by this ruthlessness. Fear of retribution has kept all of these people from saying anything publicly about her.

Around Wasilla there are people who went to high school with Sarah. They call her "Sarah Barracuda" because of her unbridled ambition and predatory ruthlessness. When Sarah's mother-in-law, a highly respected member of the community and experienced manager, ran for Mayor, Sarah refused to endorse her. As Governor, she stepped outside of the box and put together of package of legislation known as "AGIA" that forced the oil companies to march to the beat of her drum.

Today's Democrats -- the pa... (Below threshold)
confused:

Today's Democrats -- the party of misogyny.

? Really? Have we forgotten that a few months ago their was a pretty good chance of a woman being the nominee? I can't think of a single sexist thing the Democratic party has done to Palin. Yes, they question her JUST LIKE ANY OTHER CANDIDATE. If they took it easy on her because she is a woman that would be sexist. I just want some clarification on this misogyny comment...'cuz in my mind someone who might potentially overturn Roe vs. Wade isn't a huge step forward for us ladies. Is it just that McCain's running mate has a Y chromosome and Obama's does not?

By that reasoning:
Democrats-- the party of misogyny.
Republicans -- the party of racists.
(which is more egregious? start thinking with your head not your breasts. Candidates should be picked on policy not how gynecologically similar they are to you.




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