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It now seems clear why the staff to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin didn't want anyone to bring recording devices or cell phones to her speech Friday night.
Even news outlets like Politico -- which have prominently featured Dick Cheney's terror jeremiads -- would have been likely to lampoon her.
But the ban on recording devices didn't stop them. Politico says they bought three tickets to Palin's Wisconsin speech and then penned a write-up. Their review was somewhat grim, taking aim at Palin's frequent use of the words "bogus" and "awesome" and delivering a strange anecdote about
Originally posted by djvexd
It is simple no recording devices, no taking snippits and running them out of context by her detractors. Smart Political move. Even with reporters penning the speech , the recent explosion of false and partisan stories in the media by both sides, if something was written about that she regretted saying she can blame the reporters as being partisan and making things up or paraphrasing. As X2 Strong said, plausible deniability.
[edit on 9-11-2009 by djvexd]
Originally posted by AmericanDaughter
I don't think Sarah is holding an office at the moment
nor is she officialy running for one so, it seems to me that she can do what she wants at her own private speeches.
Originally posted by DaMod
reply to post by Kaploink
Just thought I would add to your post in saying that "In God We Trust" was first printed on currency on October 1, 1957.
Originally posted by Maxmars
If there is one lesson we should mark at the turn of the century, it is that the political elite have become increasingly vulnerable to a tool they mastered many years ago.
n an speech to a Minnesota anti-abortion crowd last week, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin seemed to see a conspiracy in a decision to put "In God We Trust" on the edge -- rather than the face -- of new presidential dollar coins.
"She began her remarks with a puzzling commentary on the design of newly minted dollar coins," Politico wrote. "Noting that there had been a lot of “change” of late, Palin recalled a recent conversation with a friend about how the phrase “In God We Trust” had been moved to the edge of the new coins.
“Who calls a shot like that?” she inquired. “Who makes a decision like that?”
“It’s a disturbing trend,” she added.
Turns out, the decision was made by former Republican President George W. Bush, and approved in 2005.