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Sarah Palin Grossly Mismanaged Wasilla Finances (VIDEO)

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Check out this mini-doc on Sarah Palin’s mismanagement of Wasiila’s finances. Among other things it explores how Sarah used $50,000 meant for Wasilla roads to decorate her office and how she used city funds for her campaign expenses during her failed run for Lieutenant Governor in 2002.




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Friday, October 17, 2008 at 5:39 am

Sarah Palin Has Never Seen Russia from Alaska (VIDEO)

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You know the whole, “We can see Russia from Alaska” thing? Turns out Sarah Palin has never actually seen Russia from her home state of Alaska. Never. Not once. Nope. It’s just something she says, but isn’t actually true— you know, like telling people you sold your jet on Ebay or that you said “No thanks” to the Bridge to Nowhere when you didn’t. Nice, but not true.

Check out the clip here.

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Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 1:06 am

12 Lies of Sarah Palin

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The pitbull can’t seem to walk a straight line. Here’s the break down in no uncertain terms from the Atlantic:

– 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.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 3:29 am

Update On: Bitch, Bitch, Bitch– Oh, And it’s Good.

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Couple days ago we talked about how McCain’s camp was crying their eyes out over accurate reporting by the New York Times, by claiming it wasn’t even a “journalistic organization.” (See: here.)

Well, turns out it is a journalistic organization after all— and McCain’s not going to like it any better. The original piece that prompted the McCain camp tantrum was about campaign manager Rick Davis’ ties to Freddie Mac as a lobbyist. (You know McCain’s team is run by lobbyists, right?)

Outraged and shocked by the factual article examining Davis’ ties to Freddie prompted this outburst by McCain himself:

“My campaign manager has stopped that, has had nothing to do with it since and I’ll be glad to have his record examined by anybody who wants to look at it.”

Turns out that was just a lie.

Being journalists, the NYT looked into McCain’s claim, and guess what? Davis’ firm was being paid by Freddie Mac right through last month— to the tune of $15,000 a month! (How much do you make a month?) I wonder, what’s Freddie get for their monthly  $15k deposit to McCain’s campaign manager?

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 2:33 am

McCain’s Latest Low-Blow

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McCain’s new message is going to center around trying to make it look like Obama is a corrupt politician and somehow complicit in the recent economic meltdown, while heroic plane crasher and ultimate Washington insider, John McCain is a reformer out to “change” Washington.

If you’ve got a strong stomach, watch the ad after the jump.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 6:01 am

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Road to Nowhere Opens

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How will the prom queen spin this one? Her Road to Nowhere, a $25 million gravel road leading to the site of the bridge that Palin championed but now lies about, opened this weekend in Alaska. The road was built with federal tax dollars.

The 3.2 mile road will serve as a running track for 5k and 10k races and perhaps useful to hunters so that they need not trudge through brush during their attempts to kill things, but that’s about it.

See Palin was for the bridge before she was against, but even after she turned against the $400 million project, she sure the hell wasn’t giving any of the money back. That’s why she built the $25 million service road to approach the bridge (that doesn’t exist). So she was able to keep the federal cash. 

John McCain says he opposes pork barrel spending. His choice for VP seems to indicate that he places politics above principle.

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Monday, September 22, 2008 at 8:15 am

Another Palin Lie

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This is seriously like shooting fish in a barrel.

The prom queen has repeatedly said that she “took a pay cut” as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.

Here’s Palin’s pay over her tenure as mayor of the meth capital of Alaska:

For me, and I’m just a stupid liberal elitist who can do third grade math, but “cut” signifies a reduction (i.e. “We’re cutting prices”, “he ‘cut’ his hair”, and yes, “I took a pay ‘cut'”.) But when you make more than you did before, it’s kinda hard to argue you took ‘cut’. Unless you’re Sarah Palin— then you just lie.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 9:12 am

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