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Sarah Palin has chosen to live beyond her means, needs a bailout

Sometimes, the headlines write themselves.

Gov. Sarah Palin owes more than a half million dollars to an Anchorage law firm that has defended her against ethics complaints, and she may create a legal fund to pay the bill, she said Friday.

Poor Sarah. Being targeted by a “partisan witch hunt” during the Troopergate scandal has set her back a cool half a mil, it seems. Sadly, it seems that capitalism is alive and well at all the most inconvenient times, doesn’t it? Gosh, Sarah, shouldn’t you just buck up to your “personal responsibility”, and knock off this socialism garbage, what with getting other people to pay your legal bills?

Of course, there’s a really good reason for all this- right?

“Now, it seems in order to do this job as Governor, with the political blood sport some are playing today, only the independently wealthy or those willing to spend their income on legal fees to defend their official actions in office … can serve,” Palin said…

OR- and I’m going to go out on a limb here- you could, just, uhh… not do anything to cause yourself to be investigated for ethics violations. Maybe that’s too much to ask for? Anyway, you know the story’s not complete until you see some Republican spin on the situation- blame Johnny Mac/teh eveil libs!

The McCain campaign should cover her legal bills related to “troopergate”, etc. It never would have become an issue if she hadn’t been nominated and politically motivated charges were raised against her.

Wait a second… didn’t the Troopergate investigation start over a month before she was “thoroughly vetted” for the VP slot- and wasn’t the panel of 12 presided over by eight Republicans?

those are the evil Republicans who are corrupt and the one’s she’s out to get rid of. They’re only trying to get rid of her first.

All this stuff about phone calls,emails,staff refusing to testify,her abdicating the power of office to her husband and people losing their jobs is just a sideshow.

It’s their personal vendetta against her not her’s against them.

D’oh! It’s all so clear now. What was I thinking?

This is asinine. She was found innocent. Frigging moonbats.

Yes, I agree- Sarah Palin was found 100% innocent- by herself. Really. I have to remember this if I’m ever in court for ethics violations- set up my own investigation, promptly declare myself innocent, and viola!

But, of course, no set of excuses would be complete without this little jem:

Ask a former Arkansas governor how he feels about a legal fund.

What?!? We’re doing “B-b-b-b-b-but Clinton!” ten years later? Good God, people! It’s all so easy to mock! Please, give me just a little hard work!

As a former Republican, these people disgust me. I weep for what they have become. The Republicans had a chance last year to finally cast the fundamentalists from the party, the right-wing extremists who have hijacked the party platform, and to form a bona fide alternative to both the Democratic party, and to what the Republican party has largely become- and this is the route that was taken instead. It was enough to drive a guy who caucused for Lamar Alexander in 1996 to canvas for Obama in  Greensboro, NC, Huntington, WV, and Roanoke, VA.

So, and aimed at the Republicans and independents in our mix- what do you guys think of all this?


  1. HappyinVT

    legal defense.  Or maybe those who are willing to shoot wolves from helicopters (84 in four days) or those who will gas wolf pups in their dens.  (I’m beginning to hate this woman.)

    BTW, a new ethics complaint has been lodged evidently because she was a “walking billboard” at the Iron Dog competition.

    John McCain needs a sanity check for even considering this idiot for VP.

  2. They would be called the lunatic fringe of any other party, but they make up too much of the GOP to be called the fringe.

    Why can’t she just pull herself up by her bootstraps and get rich? I mean, after all, anyone can get rich in this country. Just ask Joe the Plumber. If you aren’t rich then you are just lazy.

  3. Neef

    How did she think she was going to pay this when she retained counsel? Did McCain make promises?

    The GOP had a huge stake in the outcome, so it’s reasonable to assume they pushed her to get the best representation possible. Perhaps more expensive representation than she would have employed as a non-candidate. Now that everything fell apart, did they leave her holding the bag?

    If she was truly blindsided by this bill, I don’t know what to say. To call that poor planning is an understatement. I’d be more likely to believe promises were broken.

  4. SpanishFly

    I’m no fan of this ugly soul, Sarah Palin…  But “she was a walking billboard at the Iron Dog competition” being the cause for an ethics investigation does seem to be taking things a bit too far.  No?  I mean, when I read that link on the HuffPo this morning, I actually felt sorry for her!  PLEASE!  I don’t ever want to feel that way again toward Sarah Fuckin’ Palin!  

    So, I hope frivolous lawsuits like this don’t make up the majority of the bills she has to pay.  If it’s all related to abuse of power and Troopergate, I’m glad she’s sinking in red ink.  But if she’s hit with a new violation a day just to torment her, she deserves better.

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