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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

Shocker: ABC Realizes Palin is a Liar

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ABC News had discovered an internal document that shows that Sarah Palin is lying about her latest reason for firing her public safety chief in the “Troopergate” scandal.

Seems the prom queen has been saying her reason for firing the life long public servant is not because he refused to fire her brother in law, but because he had a “rogue mentality” and made “an unauthorized trip to Washing D.C.”

Here’s the good part: The document shows that Palin approved the trip to D.C.! So much for that reason… better think of new lie— fast!

Full story here.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 9:05 am

McCain’s Priorites: Palin First, America Second.

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In what only be described as a stunning failure of judgement, Newsweek is reporting that John McCain has taken his top national security and counter-terrorism expert and reassigned him to Palin’s Troopergate scandal.

Edward O’Callaghan’s reassignment demonstrates how seriously the McCain campaign takes Palin’s scandal, how they’ll do anything to win, and most of all how little they actually care about protecting this nation. It’s tantamount to getting a top secret report entitled, “Bin Laden Determined to Strike the U.S.” and then going on vacation.

Moreover, Palin has chickened out in even talking to the bi-partisan commission investigating her crimes and will instead hide behind John McCan’s skirt.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 7:32 am

The Pitbull Chickens Out.

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Sarah Palin, tough-chick, Alaska frontiers woman, the babe not afraid to take on Washington, is afraid to talk to the cops. Seems after promises to cooperate with investigators in the Troopergate scandal, McCain is reigning his bitch in— and just like always, refusing to let Sarah speak. McCain sure does rule his women with an iron fist. And if the babes step out of line he either divorces them or calls ’em a cunt.

The McCain crybabies are pretending like the 3 Republican, 2 Democratic panel investigating her bullshit story about not trying to use the power of her office to fire her brother-in-law is “tainted.”

McCain says she’s prepared to lead, but it looks like she’s not prepared for anything.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 8:16 am

Maureen Dowd’s List of Questions for Charlie Gibson

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After snowmobiling, walking some picturesque trails, and maybe visiting the school where she grew up, Charlie Gibson might actually ask Sarah Palin some questions. Maureen Dowd has a pretty nice list:

What kind of budget-cutter makes a show of getting rid of the state plane, then turns around and bills taxpayers for the travel of her husband and kids between Juneau and Wasilla and sticks the state with a per-diem tab to stay in her own home?

Why was Sarah for the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against the Bridge to Nowhere, and why was she for earmarks before she was against them? And doesn’t all this make her just as big a flip-flopper as John Kerry?

What kind of fiscal conservative raises taxes and increases budgets in both her jobs — as mayor and as governor?

When the phone rings at 3 a.m., will she call the Wasilla Assembly of God congregation and ask them to pray on a response, as she asked them to pray for a natural gas pipeline?

Does she really think Adam, Eve, Satan and the dinosaurs mingled on the earth 5,000 years ago?

Why put out a press release about her teenage daughter’s pregnancy and then spend the next few days attacking the press for covering that press release?

As Troopergate unfolds here — an inquiry into whether Palin inappropriately fired the commissioner of public safety for refusing to fire her ex-brother-in-law — it raises this question: Who else is on her enemies list and what might she do with the F.B.I.?

Does she want a federal ban on trans fat in restaurants and a ban on abortion and Harry Potter? And which books exactly would have landed on the literature bonfire if she had had her way with that Wasilla librarian?

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Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 1:14 pm