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Friday, February 05, 2010

"That Man" and "That Woman"

During the presidential campaign rumors surfaced that the former governor of Alaska essentially turned over the reigns of government to the "First Dude." Not surprisingly, the media didn't take it any further. But now the public records have been opened. What comes as no surprise is that emails reveal more than Mom and Pop want the public to know. Of course, it's all gossip.

Bill Dedman, a rare species these days - investigative reporter - tells all in this MSNBC interview.


And here is the article by Dedman.

Tip of the hat to Annette.

34 comments:

  1. Todd Palin for President. He is as qualified as Sarah.

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  2. sounds like it could be a juicy story and hopefully a big investigation, but I hate anything that keeps HER in the limelight! I wish she would go away, into the wilderness...

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  3. You bet'cha. I have a feeling this is only the tip of the iceberg.

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  4. Well this is why she quit early, all this stuff was beginning to close in on her and the "first dude" or should that be "dud."

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  5. Dud - by all means. Now I hear Fox is buildning a studio in her home in Alaska so she can stay there. You have to wonder if the Ps asked for this or if Fox is trying to get her out of their own studio. I really thinke their bubble is about to burst. I hope she gets charged with something that prevents her from elective office or even votong.

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  6. There is also a matter of back taxes owed on the property due to the new house they built and didn't bother to have appraised or pay property taxes on. This has been part of an ongoing thing for a long time.. There are several other things brewing in the background... Gryphen and Celtic Diva plus some of the other bloggers up there are really digging into these emails and some of the others they have asked for to find stuff and see what's in there and find other stuff.. one of the most incriminating if that's the word I want is the one he sent from his work emails.. .Huge conflict of interest there.. using his confidential work information to get Government contracts... ut oh... lol

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  7. And then all her supporters will start yammering about how she's being picked on and it's just all gossip, etc.

    Apologies for all those typos. When I can't sleep - which is often - I get on the computer withhalf-shut eyes.

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  8. Leslie,
    I get the "can't sleep" a lot too.Got naturally half-closed looking eyes which probably contribute a sleepy look to an already sleepy feeling.
    I posted something WW2 oriented at Mikes.I know that's a topic you've got interest in.

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  9. Do you think the Tea Party bunch give a hoot? Sarah will survive this like everything else. It gets downright disgusting.

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  10. Actually I have always maintained that Todd is the brains behind The Palin. Sarah is clearly dumb as a rock, but then again, like Darlene said it won't matter to the Tea Baggers.

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  11. Sarah Palin is smart enough in a manipulative, gold digger/hustler sort of way. When it comes to the responsibilities that go with informing herself on detailed matters of policy, planning, budgeting, reaching accommodations with competing interests, etc., impatience, laziness and her very shallow intellect show through a thin, false front of interest and concern. If Todd hadn't done a bunch of the decision making, she might have become the target of a recall.

    Palin is a gadfly, even more so than Michael Steele. I'm sure that's good enough for teabaggers, though. Anyone who can make a speech throwing out racial and other slurs at our president, bash government and officeholders, and demand big tax and budget cuts, all at the top of their lungs, can win teabaggers' support.

    Maybe not all of them, but most of them are bigoted dumb clucks who want something for nothing. They think if they can just organize enough fellow yahoos, they'll get it.

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  12. tnlib said: "I hope she gets charged with something that prevents her from elective office or even votong."

    I don't recall ever despising a politician so much that I wanted them to commit a felony, and get removed from the public scene that way.

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  13. Shucky durn. I almost had all my comments written when I hit something and it all went away. This happens all the time. I don't know what I'm doing wrong or how to get it back. If anyone knows, help . . .

    Oso: Thanks. You probably know by now I've already commented on your excellent and interesting piece.

    Darlene: I think she'd on very thin ice - the ethics violations just keep piling up.

    Mike: Frankly I think Todd is just as stupid if not more so. I certainly think he's a wimp and a very sly (dishonest) man. These two have to be getting payola from somewhere. Otherwise they couldn't even afford the SubZero fridge in that kitchen - a $3,000 to $5,000 appliance.

    Thanks everyone. To be continued.

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  14. Dang, I just did it again. Responses getting shorter and shorter.

    SW: As you know from the history of my blog I detest that woman, I can't stand her for all the same reasons you give. As much as I'd like to say I agree with you 100%, I can't.

    A couple of months ago I made the same charge about racial slurs directed at Obama on another blog and was challenged. Being a life-long researcher and lovin' the chase, I started digging and I dug extensively. Zero.

    A waitress in Juneau claimed she overheard the woman say, "Sambo beat the bitch." This was when he won the Democratic nomination over Hillary. It grieves me to tell you that the waitress later recanted. Of course the gal slamming the plates down could be lying - again.

    This is the only comment I could find that was directed at Obama. If you can find something, I'd love it so I can file it away for future reference.

    However, she has made veiled and not-so-veiled racial slurs elsewhere. There's no doubt in my mind that she is racist as hell. I can see through this crap like radar. My relatives have trained me well.

    Thanks for your comment and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get my response together.

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  15. dmarks: I do. Nixon - my own granny said he'd sell his own granny to the Communists to be elected. And then there was Agnew.

    Half-way intelligent women have an uncanny ability to see through other women. Men, not so much. They can't get beyond the looks. Personally I don't think she's pretty because she has no character in her face. She's totally blank except for that fake smile. I tend to gag around prissy types.

    I knew from day one when she made her acceptance speech that she was a woman of no substance. Even Republican columnists George Will and David Brooks have said that - and Brooks went so far as to call her stupid.

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  16. Leslie,
    There's something in her eyes.Or maybe, it's something not there. A mild sociopathy common in many self-centered people.

    Like I'm a doctor huh?

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  17. Oso, she does have an enormous ego, and like most stupid people, she doesn't know she's stupid.

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  18. TH: Thanks for the thoughtful response.

    1) I remember the waitress "Sambo" claim. The "journalist" who brought it to light refused to reveal important details, which left it in a nebulous "National Enquirer" (it's true because I say it is... I could prove it, but I refuse to...) realm which few took seriously. I was not aware that it had been recanted. Thanks.

    On to the rest of it, to me it doesn't matter if the racial slurs are directed at Obama, directed at other blacks, or even used when speaking to whites (i.e. like Rahm Emanual bashing mentally disabled people while insulting others). It makes no difference to me who the target is. I'd like to see some real substantiated examples. I can easily be convinced she is racist if given evidence.

    2) Whatever the rest of it, I don't think that Sarah Palin would make a good person for higher office. She blew it. When the going got tough, she quit her governor job. Anyone knows that if she were President, the going would be a lot tougher. Many many times tougher. What would she do? Based on past actions, quit before she even got inaugurated? Pamela D. Hart also has this major criticism of her.

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  19. dmarks: I swear, you sound like a damn liberal more and more every day. ; )

    "I can easily be convinced she is racist if given evidence."

    "Trust me." Only people like Tancredo go around and publicly announce their racism. I've lived with it most of my life and I can read it like a book.

    I appreciate your comments and your perspective.

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  20. A bit baffled, I guess. Sarah Palin's racist due to some gut suspicion, not from any evidence?

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  21. Let’s hope this far-right fringe forms its own party and runs Palin, thus drawing its “base” away from the Republican Party candidate.

    In the meantime, we need to figure out a way to get the rally-going young voters interested in politics again. I read an article recently which claimed Obama’s youth vote is back to “texting, Facebook and American Idol,” having lost interest. We need them!

    Leslie, about your lost comments. Because I am unable to see the small font in the comment format, I keep a Microsoft Word document open to type comments in a bigger font. I then copy and paste them into the comment format. Result: never lose a comment – or a post, for that matter.

    BJ

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  22. dmarks: I've grown up with it. I have seen relatives literally slap the Bible and claim they're not racist. Every action and look toward an AA is full of disdain and even hate -kind of a dismissive look like they don't really exist.

    Under their breaths they call AA darkies and monkeys. I lived with cousins for awhile who withdrew in horror when I said I wanted to go to one of two Episcopal churches. The one I wanted was integrated.

    This is a situation where you have to look beyond the surface to actions, history and innuendo. We don't always need to hear someone call an AA "n*er* to understand that they are racist.

    Remember, Palin's own father said that she came back from Hawaii because she didn't like all the Asians.

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  23. BJ: As the election draws nearer, especially the one in 2012, I think we'll see more interest from the younger set. At least I hope so. Having been so active in the 60s I find it distressing that young people don't take more interest in their country and its government.

    I read a while back that young people aren't as active on Facebook as they were. Just today there was an article on CNet that said they're not Twittering as much either - hopefully because it is actually pretty boring.

    I type the posts that I don't want to get lost in Word. Never even thought of doing it with comments. There's just one key that causes it and I need to figure out which one. I have a laptop and think they can be more sensitive than a desk top.

    Thanks for your comment.

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  24. tnlib: "Remember, Palin's own father said that she came back from Hawaii because she didn't like all the Asians."

    That certainly bears looking into. And I am of course willing to look at "actions, history and innuendo". I consider that to be evidence too.

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  25. BJ said: "I read an article recently which claimed Obama’s youth vote is back to “texting, Facebook and American Idol,” having lost interest. We need them!"

    I wonder why this is? The Obama campaign organization was very effective at using "new media" like this to get voters interested, leaving McCain looking like one of the last 16 guys in the country still using a typewriter. Did the people who led this effort and put it together just pretty much drop the ball after election day? Instead of keeping things going?

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  26. dmarks: That isn't unusual between campaigns.

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  27. dmarks: while looking at "actions," one needs to look at friends they associate with, clubs and organizations they belong to, churches they attend (if any), political philosophy now and then, who they hire and for what positions, and - frankly - their psychological profile. A lot has been written about the "psychology" of people involved in extremest movements.

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  28. tnlib said: "dmarks: That isn't unusual between campaigns."

    Well, maybe that explains how Obama lost that nascent youth movement that they might have had at the time of his election. By doing the usual.

    As for the other, have you seen something that shows Palin was in the KKK or something?

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  29. No I haven't seen or heard about that. I do know that the AG she appointed had a shady history of racism - I'd google "KKK alaska."

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  31. Yes, and remember what I said about associations.

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  32. I did. Readily found reference to him defending a KKK statue on free speech grounds. Which itself makes him as much a Klansman as defending the rights of Nazis to march in Skokie made the ACLU into a Nazi organization.

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  33. tnlib wrote: "I almost had all my comments written when I hit something and it all went away. This happens all the time."

    If you're using Firefox, there is a plug-in that makes it a snap to get back text entered into a Web form, such as a comment or reply box, when that happens. I have it on a netbook, and it works. It's called Lazarus Form Recovery. Highly recommended.

    FWIW, in my comment above, my reference about racism wasn't specifically aimed at Palin, but rather at the tea bagger audience. Their cheers for Tancredo and little things like this convince me that while some of them might not be racist, many if not most definitely are.

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  34. S.W. I don't have Firefox. Tried it and Chrome but really didn't care for either of them. But if I try again, I will keep this in mind.

    I hate to tell you but I had this pic on a post about Racist comments over the last year. You may not have been visiting me at that time, so you're forgiven all. This is something that really, really upsets me and it certainly supports your claim.

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