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Did a Scandal Sink the U.S.S. Palin?

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posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 10:02 AM
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Did a Scandal Sink the U.S.S. Palin?


www.thedailybeast.com

Many political observers in Alaska are fixated on rumors that federal investigators have been seizing paperwork from SBS in recent months, searching for evidence that Palin and her husband Todd steered lucrative contracts to the well-connected company in exchange for gifts like the construction of their home on pristine Lake Lucille in 2002. The home was built just two months before Palin began campaigning for governor, a job which would have provided her enhanced power to grant building contracts in the wide-open state.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 10:02 AM
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Good article.
I find it hard to believe that resigned for her stated reasons during the press conference.

Though I hope I will never need to see or hear from Sarah Palin again this story is far from over.

"Prior to her sudden announcement, Palin gave every indication that she intended to complete her tenure as governor.

On July 1, Palin met with Alaska Senator Mark Begich to discuss funding for the missile-defense systems that would be stationed in Alaska. In May, Palin initiated a plan to circumvent the state legislature by introducing a ballot measure that would ban minors from receiving abortions without parental consent. She vowed to be the first to sign the measure event though it would not be certified until August 2010."

So it appears up until a few days ago Sarah had no intention of resigning and did not inform party officials of her decision.

www.thedailybeast.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


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posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 10:50 AM
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Yeah there are skeletons, issues with her.

Hiding her birth certificate
Sealing her college records
Breaking campaign promises
Hiring people in her cabinet who cheated on their taxes
Bowing to a Saudi Prince

oh, wait.

Never mind, that isn't her. . .


[edit on 4-7-2009 by mikerussellus]



posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 11:26 AM
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Oh man that was the funniest thing I have read in a while. But you have to wander about the GOP presidential candidates falling by the wayside one after another. Who is behind these investigations? First Sanford now Palin,Who is next? www.rateitall.com... someone from the top 20 i would guess



posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 11:33 AM
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Originally posted by elarmstrongo
reply to post by mikerussellus
 


Oh man that was the funniest thing I have read in a while. But you have to wander about the GOP presidential candidates falling by the wayside one after another. Who is behind these investigations? First Sanford now Palin,Who is next? www.rateitall.com... someone from the top 20 i would guess


AMEN

it must be Obamas terrorist islamic cousins, executing their Zionist agenda!
Making sure that the Fascism is in place so the socialism illuminate the day and darken the night



posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 11:37 AM
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The republicans have learn much from the dems, primarily, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
These losers don't need any help from anyone else.
That being said, however, the MSM has taken a gleeful approach to the downfall of some of these jokers. For so many years it has been a demacratic providence to fool around on your spouse, but in the spirit of bipartisanship, republicans feel free to express their inner idiotcy and have dropped trou (as it were) in celebration of the lack of moral principles in Washington DC.

This is the change we can believe in.




posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 11:41 AM
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It cracks me up with all these lib news anchors freaking out and hyperventilating "why did she quit?? what is going on? something in her closet?"...

The lady told us exactly why she was stepping aside but her reason wasn't hollywood enough.."There's gotta be more!"


be afraid...be very afraid...

she ain't done yet!
is she up to something? "you betcha!"




posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 12:10 PM
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I agree with you. It can't be easy to do a job that i assume involves actual work like being governor while fighting off constant ethics attacks and your family being smeared. she's like a duck in one of those midway shooting games, moving across the range while everybody shoots at her. it still staggers me that it has become perfectly acceptable to insult her in every way, all because she is conservative and of course white.

i am also still amazed at the amount of attention devoted by the press and late ight comics to making her out to be a bimbo. it's like practicing the scales in a piano lesson. do it every day and it sticks. much of the general public and pretty much all liberals--especially women--consider her to be basically unfit to live, and it's based on nothing. just contemptuous remarks and accusations. very scary that they can turn such large numbers of people on anybody.

i too believe she is not finished. i don't know if she really wants to run for president. i think the attacks on her family have taken their toll. it's funny because no other politician that i can think of have endured such attack, even presidents and celebrities, while sarah really is only a lowly governor ("no experience"). i'm not sure she is willing to continue to put her family through this. i do think she will try to get that senate appointment. that would be a place from which she could have some influence.



posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 12:24 PM
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Oh my gosh. Can she just go away? I really don't care about Sarah Palin. I wish she'd be sent to Abu Gharaib for terrorism. She is guilty. Those other people are innocent. Look at what she's done to the psych of our country. She needs to go. Just kidding, but seriously this is getting old.



posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 12:25 PM
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Sounds like a PRETTY good reason for her to step down, if you ask me.

Did An Embezzlement Scandal Force Sarah Palin To Resign?

(A little cut & paste from a previous post of mine in another thread)

My other post in another thread

Sarah Palin is a person who likes to be in the limelight, winning the Miss Wasilla beauty pageant and being runner up in the Miss Alaska pageant, a television sports reporter, becoming mayor of Wasilla, governor of Alaska, and making a run for the vice president of the US!

This is somebody who likes to be center stage, the center of attention, for people to see her and to hear what she has to say.

Do you REALLY think somebody like Sarah Palin would, VOLUNTARILY, for NO reason whatsoever, step out of the limelight!

I don't think so, unless something Very BAD was on the horizon for her!

Bad girl, no biscuit!

[edit on 7/4/2009 by Keyhole]



posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 12:30 PM
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they hit her so much because she's a religious fundamentalist who sees the world in black and white, is as dumb as a bag of rocks, yet has tremendous personal appeal. This makes her extremely dangerous as she could conceivably acquire real power some day. In other words liberal talk-show hosts etc. are terrified of her. With good reason imho.

the GOP has plenty of good, smart people of both sexes to put forward next time. But Palin... please God no.



posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 12:36 PM
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Sure it did, and it was the end result of the efforts of long term left and right government elite.

Interesting, she had a 90% approval rating in Alaska before being tapped by the McCain camp for the VP position. Once the PTB seen what this woman was actually capable of they quickly moved behind the scenes to destroy her.

The most dangerous thing about Palin is that she can and will speak in public without a script or teleprompter.... The PTB do not like that. That is why the McCain camp turned on her... It is why they tried to keep her away from media interviews. She is too independent and simply will not be the puppet they need in public office of any kind.

Palin doesn't have a chance, if she does run again for any office in government the wolves will be out in full force to destroy her.

You all have completely missed what has really been going on here.



posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 12:51 PM
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Oh so this is one of the many reasons as to why we're hearing rumors of her stepping down ooohhhh.

Well honestly everyone of them has a laundry list i'm sure. Regardless of what side got into power (or stayed in power) in the last election, I figured we were going to have a hell of a time. Pretty quick in the guillotine for palin though. Must have ruffled some feathers for supposedly ruining mcains campaign.

Good find S&F

[edit on 4-7-2009 by toraylin]



posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 01:06 PM
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Ikeep thinking about the senate seat in 2010 also. I am just surprised NO ONE in the MSM has brought that up? are they that caught up on her running for Prez in 2012 that they overlooked 2010 elections???



posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 03:59 PM
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More news being released. John McCain believes she will continue to play an important role in the party.

From Yahoo:


Palin, 45, also has the potential to make far more money in the private sector than the $125,000 or so she has been making as governor. She already had a deal with publisher HarperCollins to produce her memoirs, with publication planned for next spring. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Six-figure book deals are common for high-profile political figures.


Her....memoirs!



In Alaska, she saw her popularity wane this year after returning from the presidential campaign. She's become a polarizing figure, which in turn has led to multiple ethics complaints filed against her with the state personnel board.

All but two of the 15 complaints have been dismissed with no findings of wrongdoing, although one complaint led to Palin's agreement to reimburse the state about $8,100 for costs associated with trips taken with her children. The state says it has spent nearly $300,000 to investigate the complaints, and Palin says she has racked up more than $500,000 in legal fees fighting them.


If you are innocent why the need to lawyer up to the tune of 500K in Alaska no less? "All but two of the 15 complaints", must be a pretty important 2 complaints.

I was wondering if she might be quitting to join the AK secessionist movement with Todd again??

[edit on 4-7-2009 by Leo Strauss]



posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 04:08 PM
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is she gonna quit that too when the heat gets to be too much? lame duck senators spend just as much as lame duck governors, and that wouldn't be good for alaska.


as for the OP...that could well be it. there's probably more though. she was megahyper and babbling during that announcement. something is definitely off here.

[edit on 4-7-2009 by ~Lucidity]



posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 04:16 PM
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The reason people come to such conclusions (that politicians lie) is based on a good sized heap of previous experience of dealing with the people, and observing them.

It's not conspiracy. The older you get, and the more you see the game being played, the more you understand the moves.



posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 04:22 PM
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Originally posted by JulieMills
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Ikeep thinking about the senate seat in 2010 also. I am just surprised NO ONE in the MSM has brought that up? are they that caught up on her running for Prez in 2012 that they overlooked 2010 elections???


Sorry, Gov. Palin is toast. thinkprogress.org...

It's only a matter of time until she is indited and brought up on Federal charges.

Probably some kind of Lib plot.


Seriously, Sarah was her own worst enemy, completely out of her league.
This news will not help the GOP come 2010 even one little bit as most candidates will be to busy explaining about Sarah rather than run a viable campaign on the issues.

Anyone that has any political savy saw this coming a mile away.
Sarah bailed rather than be impeached.



[edit on 4-7-2009 by whaaa]



posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 04:32 PM
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What do you think they are going to call her TV show?



posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 05:59 PM
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No need to rehash what's on the linked articles and we'll be seeing more of in the next few weeks.

Ms Palin got caught with her hand in the cookie jar.

High profile popular politicians try to weather the storm. This has all the classic "get out or be thrown out" earmarks.

She must have had enemies because they usually give you a chance to make restitutions before delivering the ultimatum.

She's an attractive woman in their mid-40s. Not particularly smart or cunning. Too sloppy to be rise to higher ranks. She should never have gotten as far as she did in Alaska, and a VP a heartbeat away from the world's most important job at the most critical time with only an aging not too healthy McCain in between.

What were the Republicans thinking?



Mike


[edit on 4-7-2009 by mmiichael]



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