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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

New Footage from Inside Sarah Palin’s Church! (VIDEO)

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This is the first original, on-the-ground video report from inside the church where Gov. Sarah Palin was baptized and spent over two decades as a member, the Wasilla Assembly of God. The video features the only known footage of the man who publicly anointed Palin for higher office, the Kenyan witch hunter Bishop Thomas Muthee, during his return to Wasilla this September.


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Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 7:10 pm

Sarah Palin’s High-School Report Card

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In an ongoing attempt to prove that we have no redeeming moral qualities whatsoever, here’s Sarah Palin’s high school grades for you to peruse. After all, your soul’s safe— we’re the ones going to hell—so take a peek.


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Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 3:55 pm

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

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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If Only Sarah Palin Lived Next to a Bank

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In a day in which the major markets sold off nearly 4% finishing their worst close since September 11, the financial world seems to be at a loss for answers as to how to stem the tide of what is increasingly looking like a complete collapse of the American markets.

No one knows what Bernanke and his crew will do at their meeting tomorrow. CNBC is chock full of guests groping for answers. American financial wizards are at a loss.

We need a a superhero. We need someone who knows more about the financial system than perhaps anyone else in America. Damn you Sarah Palin— If only you lived next door to a bank!

By GOP reasoning this would make her an expert in the financial system and an expert is what we need now. We’ve already seen John McCain claim she knows more than anyone in America about energy ‘cuz she lives next to a pipeline. And we’ve all seen the Republicans fall over themselves claiming she’s an expert in Russia, ‘cuz she can see it from her house. Damn, don’t they even have an ATM in Wasilla? I’m sure in GOP circles that’d do.

C’mon Sarah, get out from under McCain’s shadow and tell us all how you live next door to an ATM (or at least have visited one) and with your super human intellect (journalism degree from Idaho State and GOP bullshit) that makes you the world’s most renowned expert in the field of finance.

Let’s go pitbull, get in there and input your PIN number— save us all!

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Monday, September 15, 2008 at 1:26 pm

More Stupid Palin Lies

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From the Atlantic: Back when she was increasing the long-term debt of the town of Wasilla by 69 percent, Mayor Palin also fired the town’s police chief and librarian, Irl Stambaugh and Mary Ellen Emmons. The accusation was that they were fired because they had supported her opponent in the previous election. Palin denied any political motivation. But whatever the merits of the firing, what is salient is that Palin’s reflexive instinct was to lie in public about it. From theAnchorage Daily News:

Reached at her home … Palin said she planned to meet with Stambaugh and Emmons this afternoon. She also disputed whether they had actually been fired. ‘‘There’s been no meeting, no actual terminations,” she said.

This was another odd lie – easily disproven:

Stambaugh’s response was to read part of the letter given to him. ”Although I appreciate your service as police chief, I’ve decided it’s time for a change. I do not feel I have your full support in my efforts to govern the city of Wasilla. Therefore I intend to terminate your employment. . . . ” ”If that’s not a letter of termination, I don’t know what is,” he said.

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Monday, September 15, 2008 at 8:59 am