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Old 07-03-2009   #1
 
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The ULTIMATE gift!

Sarah Palin announced she is stepping down as Guvnuh of Alaska. Speculation is that she's shifted her focus to running for president in 2012.

Oh please let this be true!

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I'd like to know what the Palin defenders have to say about the fact that she won't even finish the single term Alaskans elected her to serve.

Seriously! WTF?

Her political career is over. The Schutzstaffel in the Bunker will certainly believe victory is at hand with her at the helm, but this is suicide.
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Funny she steps down for nothing and Sanford won't step down when he should. LOL
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Did I say WTF already?
Because seriously, WTF?
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I'd like to know what the Palin defenders have to say about the fact that she won't even finish the single term Alaskans elected her to serve.
Probably the same thing that Obama defenders said about him not finishing the term he was elected to serve.
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Palin's bizarre, rambling "explanation" of why she was cutting and running was, uhm, "entertaining" to be sure. She was weaseling out of fulfilling her obligations to the people of Alaska for the people of Alaska! She mentioned the $2 million that the various ethics allegations against her had cost the state... despite an article in the Anchorage Daily News that put the figure at $296,000. She babbled on about all the things her brief administration had done for Alaskans, while sniveling about how she had been "victimized" by the mean ol' libs. Is this the stuff of a national politician? Nope.

Many have suggested that she resigned so she could spend more time boosting her national visibility, laying the groundwork for a presidential run in 2012. I say no way. By resigning mid-term, she has positioned herself as a whimpering quitter, not a presidential candidate. Nope, I think she's opting out of public service to join the ranks of FauxNews blatherers. She wants to be a national figure without the hard work of governing.

Billy Kristol, the neocon asswipe who helped bring her to the national stage has called her resignation a "shrewd gamble". But here's one thing we know for sure: Kristol (Dan Quayle's former chief of staff) has been consistently wrong about everything he has ever prognosticated. "Shrewd"? Rubbish. But I'll go along with part of that word: shrew.
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She is such a MAVERICK
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She is such a MAVERICK
Personally, I find it outrageous that she would cut in on the 24/7 coverage of Michael Jackson's death. We were just about to find out the fate of his beloved monkey "Bubbles". Tragic. Will his mom get custody or will his evil daddy get the monkey and spank it senseless? Enquiring Minds wanna know!

Damn that Palin woman!
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Just because speculation and conjecture is sooooo much fun....
(this is the blogosphere's latest juicy rumor - evidently someone was calling the ball on this one last fall)
Massive Palin Scandal Brewing ę roger hollander
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October 13, 2008
A scandal twice the size of Ted Stevensí is brewing for Sarah Palin. No, itís not the troopergate report, which in its own right is a monumental scandal, but one that hasnít hit the mainstream media yet. This oneís a doozie. A half million dollar doozie.
Those of us who pay attention to the election with our proverbial telescopes and microscopes have all seen the pictures of Sarah Palinís beautiful home overlooking a pristine Alaskan lake. Itís very picturesque, and enviable for most Americans. Now, itís all the more idyllic if you believe the PalinísĖTodd built it himself, with his own two hands. What a nice image, but is that image the true one?
The home was constructed in 2002, right before Sarah Palinís tenure as the director of Ted Stevensí PAC, Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Incorporated. Ted Stevens, you may recall, was indicted for taking a quarter of a million dollars worth of gifts in the form of construction on his Alaskan cabin, and there are potential striking similarities to Sarah Palinís situation. Not only is it improbable that Todd Palin built an almost 4,000 square foot luxury home with a Ďcouple of buddiesí, but it is looking as though Todd Palin had very little to do with the construction other than supervision.
Remember the massive, and horribly overpriced sports complex that Sarah Palin pushed through in Wasilla? Well, it seems that the sports complex contractors and architect have strong links and ties to Palin. Spenard Building Supplies was one, and wouldnít you know, they also supplied the materials for the Palinís home. Sure, a small connection, but get thisĖSpenard also was the supplier for Ted Stevens cabin. This one building supply company is involved with Palin, Stevens, the Wasilla sports complex, and is a financial contributor to Palin. Keep in mind that the sports complex was being constructed at the very same time as the Palinís home.
This connection is neither fleeting, nor minor. This appears to be a pattern of concurrent events that makes it more and more likely that the Palinís home may have been some sort of quid pro quo arrangement for the massive influx of money into the building supply company. An area that could reinforce this connection would be if the architect of the Wasilla sports complex, Blase Burkhart (also a contributor to Palin), had anything to do with the construction of the Palinís home.
Another interesting twist to the story is that Sarah Palin was, at the time, also running for Lieutenant Governor, a position that could further reward those contributing to her campaign, and those that were involved with the Wasilla sports complex and the construction of Sarah Palinís home. We know that Alaska has been a bastion of corrupt political activities.
Spenard Building Supplies has connections to Ted Stevens indictment, but also the Murkowskis. They have been a major contributor to Murkowskiís daughterís Senate run. Frank Murkowski was the center of a massive corruption probe, with his Chief of Staff, Jim Clark, being found guilty in a conspiracy involving Veco, the company at the center of the Ted Stevens corruption scandal. Spenard worked with Veco on Stevens cabin.
So, Sarah Palinís home involves a company involved with Ted Stevens, Palin became the director of Ted Stevens PAC within months after the home was built, and there is a plausible quid pro quo with the involvement of the $12,500,000 Wasilla sports complex. These connections are proven with city, state and court documents, the question now is whether Palinís home had any amount of work contributed by Spenard, Veco, Burkhart, or any other contractors involved with the building of the Wasilla sports complex. My guess? Thereís more to this story than has been uncovered so far. Todd Palin didnít build a nearly 4,000 square foot luxury, lakeside home valued at over $500,000 by himself. Who helped him build it?
There's also talk about a federal probe deadline on June 30th for conspirators to flip for lighter sentences. But we shall see.
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Nothing is more symptomatic of the depths to which the Republican Party political body has fallen than those who are saying Palin is putting "Alaska's interest ahead of her own."

You can separate the apparatchiks from those with independent thought on this issue. THis is politburo shit, right here, man, and it disturbs me.

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