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The Palin Farce Coming to a Head?

There more and more noise in the blogosphere and in the mainstream media about the Palin farce.  I wonder if it’s going to come to a head in some way or other.

Andrew Sullivan today has published on his blog 12 documented lies of Governor Palin:

– She has lied about the Bridge To Nowhere. She ran for office favoring it, wore a sweatshirt defending it, and only gave it up when the federal congress, Senator McCain in particular, went ballistic. She kept the money anyway and favors funding Don Young’s Way, at twice the cost of the original bridge.

– She has lied about her firing of the town librarian and police chief of Wasilla, Alaska.

– She has lied about pressure on Alaska’s public safety commissioner to fire her ex-brother-in-law.

– She has lied about her previous statements on climate change.

– She has lied about Alaska’s contribution to America’s oil and gas production.

– She has lied about when she asked her daughters for their permission for her to run for vice-president.

– She has lied about the actual progress in constructing a natural gas pipeline from Alaska.

– She has lied about Obama’s position on habeas corpus.

– She has lied about her alleged tolerance of homosexuality.

– She has lied about the use or non-use of a TelePrompter at the St Paul convention.

– She has lied about her alleged pay-cut as mayor of Wasilla.

– She has lied about what Alaska’s state scientists concluded about the health of the polar bear population in Alaska.

He concludes that we cannot trust anything she says.  

The Palin news of the day does not end there; I am sure the readers of this blog are well aware that the McCain campaign has done somersaults to keep the press away from Sarah Palin.  Campbell Brown of CNN has demanded that the McCain campaign end its sexist protectionism of Ms. Palin and allow the media access to Palin just as it has access to Obama, Biden, and McCain:

The transcript of Ms. Campbell’s appeal is:

Tonight I call on the McCain campaign to stop treating Sarah Palin like she is a delicate flower that will wilt at any moment.  This woman is from Alaska from crying out loud. She is strong. She is tough. She is competent. And you claim she is ready to be one heart beat away form the presidency. If that is the case, then end this chauvinistic treatment of her now. Allow her to show her stuff. Allow her to face down those pesky reporters. Let her have a real news conference with real questions. By treating Sarah Palin different from the other candidates in this race, you are not showing her the respect she deserves. Free Sarah Palin. Free her from the chauvinistic chain you are binding her with. Sexism in this campaign must come to an end. Sarah Palin has just as much a right to be a real candidate in this race as the men do. So let her act like one.


  1. Inside John McCain’s campaign the expectation is growing that there will be a popularity boosting pre-election wedding in Alaska between Bristol Palin, 17, and Levi Johnston, 18, her schoolmate and father of her baby. “It would be fantastic,” said a McCain insider. “You would have every TV camera there. The entire country would be watching. It would shut down the race for a week.”

    Oh, God.  Please let this be a rumor.  Poor kid. I think the shotgun wedding aspect of it would backfire, personally.  I think even a lot of conservatives would push back at this.  (Not to mention it would reek of another stunt.)  

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