Governor William J. Le Petomane: Have you gone berserk! Can't you see that man is a ni...As much as McSame & Co try to hide Sarah Falin's corrupt past, the hits just keep on coming. Here's just a sample of her myth information that's been debunked:
The Truth About Sarah PalinBut wait! There's more!
Sarah Palin's credentials as a "reformer" are nothing but spin. She has sided with Big Oil, lobbied to increase pork spending and abused her public power to carry out personal vendettas. Here's a guide to separating myth from fact.
Palin Accepted $25,000 in Gifts, Alaska Records ShowNow we get to the best part:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has made a crackdown on gift-giving to state officials a centerpiece of her ethics reform agenda, has accepted gifts valued at $25,367 from industry executives, municipalities and a cultural center whose board includes officials from some of the largest mining interests in the state, a review of state records shows.
About a quarter of the entities bestowing gifts on the governor are represented by one of Alaska's most influential mining lobbyists, who said in an interview that she was not involved in the tributes. The lobbyist, Wendy Chamberlain, has a relationship with the governor's family through the friendship of their teenage daughters.
On forms disclosing the gifts, Palin, who is the Republican vice presidential nominee, routinely checked "no" when asked whether she was in a position to "take official action that may affect the person who gave me the gift,"
a spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign said the gifts had no undue influence on her.Since when is John McCain's campaign in charge of Alaska?
And if you call now you'll receive:
Oil-Funded Research in Palin's Campaign Against Protection For Polar BearSo Palin knows the "will of God"!? Now that's presumptuous!
In official submissions to the US government's consultation on the status of the polar bear, Palin and her team referred to at least six scientists who have questioned either the existence of warming as a largely man-made phenomenon or its severity. One paper was partly funded by the US oil company ExxonMobil.
The status of the polar bear has become a battleground in the debate on global warming. In May the US department of the interior rejected Palin's objections and listed the bear as a threatened species, saying that two-thirds of the world's polar bears were likely to be extinct by 2050 due to the rapid melting of the sea ice. Palin, governor of Alaska and the Republican nominee for US vice-president, responded last month by suing the federal government, to try to overturn the ruling. The case will be heard in January.
Though the state of Alaska has no polar bear specialists on its staff, the governor's stance has pitted it against the combined scientific fire-power of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the US Geological Survey, and world experts on the mammal.
In its lawsuit, Alaska [AKA Palin] said it opposed the endangered label partly because the listing would "deter activities such as ... oil and gas exploration and development". Oil companies recently bid $2.7bn (£1.5bn) for rights to explore the Chuckchi sea, an established polar bear habitat.
The threatened species status might also impede the building of an Alaskan natural gas pipeline, which Palin has called the "will of God".
As an added extra special bonus you can watch Katie Couric's hard hitting 'gotcha!' interview with Que Sarah, Sarah. Here's a transcribed excerpt:
Couric: “When it comes to establishing your worldview, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?”Did I mention Palin has a BS in communications and journalism!? (it only took 5 years and 4 schools.)
Palin: “I’ve read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media,”
Palin: “Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years,”
Now I can understand, (after 7+ years of Bush), if a republican candidate for the 2nd highest office in the country can't answer simple questions about foreign policy or the economy or supreme court decisions, but I can't understand how a journalism major doesn't know what newspapers she reads. The question wasn't even a softball, it was an orb made of jello, covered in whipped chocolate and sprinkles.
And believe it or not, I'm linking to a faux noose list of Sarah Failin's qualifications: Raw Data: List of Palin Gaffes
I urge you to read it.
Cross posted at SteveAudio