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Another Palin thread because we just haven't had enough yet

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Posted 2008-October-10, 19:42

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Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin abused her power as Alaska's governor in a case that involves the firing of her former public safety commissioner, a report for the state Legislature concluded today. The bipartisan Legislative Council, which commissioned the probe, unanimously adopted the 263-page public report after a marathon executive session.

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Posted 2008-October-10, 20:48

yes, she was saying she didnt get a chance to testify...but I believe her husband and her refused to show up to testify.
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Posted 2008-October-11, 08:12

Maybe she will earn the nickname Sarah "Stonewall" Palin...
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Posted 2008-October-11, 10:05

I asked friends in Alaska how she got elected since she appears to be lights on - nobody home. They all say the same thing.

She was running against Murkowsky in the primary and he was SUCH a horrible governor that she beat him! And then, because Alaska tends to vote Republican without any undue thinking being involved, the day after the general election they were all looking at each other and saying "Huh???"

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Posted 2008-October-11, 14:13

but that doesn't explain her 80+% approval rating since the election, does it?
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Posted 2008-October-11, 14:21

luke warm, on Oct 11 2008, 03:13 PM, said:

but that doesn't explain her 80+% approval rating since the election, does it?

that's fallen a tad to a smaller, but still impressive ~70%. I really dislike popularity polls, they hardly ever have a large enough sample size and are thus more susceptible to high variance...
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Posted 2008-October-11, 14:39

luke warm, on Oct 11 2008, 03:13 PM, said:

but that doesn't explain her 80+% approval rating since the election, does it?

Maybe the $1000 oil checks to her constituents helped some.
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Posted 2009-January-31, 13:13

Coda to the Bridge to Nowhere fiasco: Palin Begs for Federal Money

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The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, scheduled meetings in Washington this weekend with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other senators to press for her state's share of the package.

Understandable given the current fiscal crisis, but quite at variance with her campaign statements. (Consistent, though, with her past performance.)
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Posted 2009-January-31, 18:22

whether or not that part is true, i do find it disheartening that the govs want the package passed because it's "free" money... that makes them look like the majority of their constituents, wanting something for nothing with no thought to what's good for the country
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Posted 2009-January-31, 18:23

If I drink enough gin and tonics, I can see Russia from my house, too!
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Posted 2009-January-31, 19:49

Winstonm, on Jan 31 2009, 07:23 PM, said:

If I drink enough gin and tonics, I can see Russia from my house, too!

right through this small window in front of me

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Posted 2009-January-31, 20:14

luke warm, on Jan 31 2009, 07:22 PM, said:

whether or not that part is true, i do find it disheartening that the govs want the package passed because it's "free" money... that makes them look like the majority of their constituents, wanting something for nothing with no thought to what's good for the country

As I'm sure you know, the "red" states that supported Bush like the system of federal payments to states because the "blue" states pick up a disproportionate share of the tab. So it is free money to the red states.

Perhaps this welfare program for the red states will be modified now.
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Posted 2009-January-31, 20:37

The "Palin Placebo" is a proven phenomenon - you are "heeled" if you believe in divorcing one of the governor's relatives, after which she cures you of having a job with the state.
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Posted 2009-January-31, 21:15

Winstonm, on Jan 31 2009, 09:37 PM, said:

"heeled"

hmmm
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Posted 2009-February-01, 09:08

matmat, on Jan 31 2009, 10:15 PM, said:

Winstonm, on Jan 31 2009, 09:37 PM, said:

"heeled"

hmmm

Spelling was purposeful.
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Posted 2009-February-01, 14:22

Winstonm, on Feb 1 2009, 10:08 AM, said:

Spelling was purposeful.

I figured :)
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