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As Mayor Palin Got $25K in Gifts, Zoning Aid

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From the Associated Press:

When Palin needed to sell her house during her last year as Wasilla mayor, she got the city to sign off on a special zoning exception— and did so without keeping a promise to remove a potential fire hazard.

She gladly accepted gifts from merchants: A free “awesome facial” she raved about in a thank-you note to a spa. The “absolutely gorgeous flowers” she received from a welding supply store. Even fresh salmon to take home.

More on this story here.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 10:56 pm

Palin Talks Russia With Katie Couric (VIDEO)

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My personal opinion is that this is getting really really bad. As I said here, maybe they shouldn’t let her talk.

In the clip Sarah defends her comment that living in Alaska endows her with expertise in Russian affairs— And Canada too!

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Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Sarah Blames 9/11 on Iraq

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The classics never die. Check out Sarah telling an AP reporter that:

I think our presence in Iraq and in Afghanistan will lead to further security of our nation. Again, because the mission is to take the fight over there, do not let them come over here and attempt again what they accomplished here. And that was some destruction. Terrible destruction on that day. But, since September 11th, Americans uniting and rebuilding and committing to never letting that happen again.

I’ve made a lot of fun about McCain not letting Palin speak. On second thought, maybe that’s best decsion McCain’s made in a long, long while.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Lowlights From The Palin Interview

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This is some pretty painful stuff to watch. Everyone’s talking about how Palin was unable to name a single pro-regulatory position that McCain has ever taken, but for me the worst part is observing Palin completely freeze up when asked about McCain campaign manager Rick Davis’ ties to Freddie and Fannie.

You’ve probably seen it, but just in case you missed it, it’s pretty clear she has no idea what she’s talking about.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 2:25 pm

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

In 2006 Palin’s Dog Ate Her Homework

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During the 2006 campaign there was criticism that Palin was ducking debates and candidate forums.

From the Anchorage Daily News:

Last week, the Knowles campaign also pointed out Palin’s cancellation of a meeting with Alaska Native corporation chief executives Oct. 3, asking if she’s only attending events she’s comfortable with.

Palin said Friday it wouldn’t have been appropriate to attend the meeting out of respect for the audience.

“I didn’t know enough about tribal government and we did not have time to do all the research to give the subject its due,” she said.

Asked about the cancellation at the time, her campaign spokesman, Smith, talked about Palin’s hectic schedule.

“There’s always competing obligations,” Palin said Friday.

Knowles’ campaign manager, Leslie Ridle, said not being ready isn’t a good excuse.

Response from The New Republic:

If only I’d have thought of that back in high school: No ma’am. I didn’t do the assignment–didn’t know anything about The Great Gatsby and didn’t think it was appropriate to write the paper, out of respect for you and my classmates. It’s f***ing brilliant!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 3:14 am

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Media So Pissed With Palin, They’re Getting Snotty

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Sick and fucking tired of the Palin-McCain ticket railroading their coverage, the media has started to bite back (See here and here).

The Associated Press actually led with this sentence in this piece yesterday (wow!):

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Less than a week after balking at the Alaska Legislature’s investigation into her alleged abuse of power, Gov. Sarah Palin on Monday indicated she will cooperate with a separate probe run by people she can fire.

I seriously thought it was from the Onion at first.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 3:09 am