Thou Shalt Not Lie

Remember that bridge to nowhere Sarah Palin was supposed to have opposed and stopped, since she is a mavericky reformer and soulmate of John McCain?

Well, Andrew Halcro has some interesting quotes, including this:

“Palin said Alaska’s congressional delegation worked hard to obtain funding for the bridge as part of a package deal and that she ‘would not stand in the way of the progress toward that bridge.”

Ketchikan Daily News 9/2006

Even better, though, is this picture of Palin and her team campaigning in Ketchikan, back when their votes mattered and the bridge was a good thing:

I cropped the picture, you can see the entire thing at Halcro’s site, including the aides on either side wearing “Team Palin” buttons and “Palin for Governor” pamphlets on the table.

Sarah Palin is a liar. And btw, she is lying about troopergate, and the McCain team is nervous. Personally, I think it is just awesome that the Vice-Presidential nominee may have to stop her campaigning to testify under oath.

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    The Moar You Know says:

    How mavericky of her.

    In other news: the McCain campaign – SHUT UP is why.

    I think the Straight Talk Express has a problem.

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    cleek says:

    Sarah Palin is a liar maverick.

    she’s not afraid to change her positions and convictions, as circumstances (or elections) demand.

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    dewberry says:

    All they have left is lies. Repeated over and over and over.

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    Ugh says:

    When will she be interviewed by the press?
    When will she be interviewed by the press?
    When will she be interviewed by the press?
    When will she be interviewed by the press?
    When will she be interviewed by the press?

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    Paul L. says:

    Speaking of liars
    Saddleback Bloopers

    The fact is that although we have had a president who is opposed to abortion over the last eight years, abortions have not gone down and that is something we have to address.

    Guttmacher Institute: In 2005, 1.21 million abortions were performed, down from 1.31 million abortions in 2000.

    Of course the Democratic talking point of keeping abortion “safe, legal, and rare” is a lie.
    The democrats just took the rare part out of their Party Platform.

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    gbear says:

    GOP Vetting Emporium

    John, really appreciated your comments about Palin’s family vs. your denial of the right to marry. That was a great post, & this site has become one of my favorite reads. (hope this comment makes it to print. I’ve been trying to comment since that post and haven’t succeeded.)

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    gex says:

    How can Palin be ready for the presidency when she is not ready to take a simple interview? She is after all such an accomplished EXECUTIVE that she should have no trouble dealing with the press and speaking about her vision of government and her stances on the issues.

    What I gather is that all she has to say is what she’s been told to say. And they haven’t finished telling her what to say.

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    mercurino says:

    gbear: i don’t think john wrote the post you’re referring to.

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    Tsulagi says:

    Sarah Palin is a liar. And btw, she is lying about troopergate, and the McCain team is nervous

    No, no, no! It’s all MEDIA generated lies and slander! Or so would be said by the sandbox analytical geniuses like those at RedState.

    Speaking of RedState, that place is really cracking me up. It’s in panic mode. Like they got their quickie orgasm with the announcement of Palin as McCain’s pick, but now they find STDs. Shit. Undaunted, most are spun up into being good fantastical news for McCain! But he ones even they can’t spin up, it’s MSM generated lies. In one of several posts on that theme by head RSer Erick, he was even knocking Fox News. They’re all in on it! Desperation much?

    You gotta give McCain credit. He could have gone for the safe comedy bet in Double Gitmo/All of the Above Mitt, but he really pushed the envelope with this pick. Listening to the Pubs newfound sensitivity to women’s issues and Hillary, arguing Palin has military command experience by virtue of her being Commander Gal of the AKNG, and her foreign policy expertise due to some frozen Russians and wily Canadians living nearby is just pure comedy gold.

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    w vincentz says:

    Those emails that Todd was cc’d? If he had access, why not the investigators?
    Where have I heard, “If you have nothing to hide….?”

    Racheal Maddow is now asking not if she’ll withdraw but when.

    Wheels coming off the “straight-talk express” (“forked tongue local”).

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    Zifnab says:

    Speaking of liars

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    Oh man. I needed that. Thanks Paul.

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    PeterJ says:

    McCain had criticized earmarks from Palin (Via Sullivan).

    Her pork spending wasn’t part of her vetting.

    The fact that McCain wanted to pork her was.

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    chopper says:

    man, the more i see this the more i think that this is john mccain’s own political shotgun wedding, where the parents of the bride are the christian right.

    “but i wanted to marry lieberman…”

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    w vincentz says:

    Here’s the trial I’ve been waiting for:
    (Apology for not proper linking)
    http://globalresearch.ca/index.....;aid=10036

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    dslak says:

    he was even knocking Fox News

    Actually, McCain has lost even Fox News. Murdoch knows on which side his bread is buttered.

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    cleek says:

    Personally, I think it is just awesome that the Vice-Presidential nominee may have to stop her campaigning to testify under oath.

    don’t forget, she’s a Republican. they don’t have to testify if they don’t want to.

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    EddieInCA says:

    Came out today that Palin will NOT testify in the Troopergate scandal.

    Furthermore… it gets better: SHE FILED AN ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST HERSELF.

    http://www.adn.com/monegan/story/514163.html

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    The Moar You Know says:

    Looks like McFail is going to try to make the Straight Talk Express vehicle number six on his kill list. It can’t be as much fun as crashing a plane, but at his age I doubt they’ll let him fly anymore.

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    jibeaux says:

    I hope she still has that T-shirt. She can continue to show pride in the place where she will continue to live.

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    zzyzx says:

    According to First Read it sounds like the speech will answer none of the questions.

    Palin to Speak as Ordinary Working Mom

    The veep hopeful will deliver a relatively short, plainspoken headliner speech Wednesday, reports TIME’s David Von Drehle.

    “She’ll talk about challenging old-boy networks — oil companies, Alaska’s corrupt GOP establishment — and learning to lead.” Permalink

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    SGEW says:

    Oooo. I like this. I like it very, very much:

    . . . Biden also promised that an Obama-Biden government would go through Bush administration data with “a fine-toothed comb” and pursue criminal charges if necessary.

    “If there has been a basis upon which you can pursue someone for a criminal violation,” he said, “they will be pursued, not out of vengeance, not out of retribution – out of the need to preserve the notion that no one, no one, no attorney general, no president, no one is above the law.”

    (Emphasis mine)

    I can haz War Crimes Tribunal?

    Also: the latest Pollster.com poll of polls.

    Jeebus, I’m in a good mood now.

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    SGEW says:

    Holy spit, y’all! I can’t keep up with all th’ Palin controversies!

    Here’s the latest:

    Former Police Chief Says He Was Fired for Challenging Palin’s Campaign Contributors

    I was trying to tell my Mom about the list of FUBAR stories surrounding Gov. Palin last night, and I just couldn’t remember all of them. So I started coming up with a cheat sheet on a piece of scratch paper . . . and I ran out of room!

    John McCain is the greatest gift to the Democratic party since Larry Craig.

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    Incertus says:

    Racheal Maddow is now asking not if she’ll withdraw but when.

    I just don’t see it happening. Part of the reason for her getting the call was the belief that she’d bite into Obama’s lead with women. That they believed this shows just how clueless they are, but whatever. Dump her from the ticket and those women who were on the fence will either stay home or vote Obama or a third party. McCain has to stick with her, like it or not.

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    w vincentz says:

    @SGEW,
    Click the link I put up re war crimes trials.

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    flavortext says:

    As the Daily Howler points out, Congress canceled the earmark on November 16, 2005. That’s a year before she was elected as Governor of Alaska. She wasn’t even in a position to oppose the bridge! It was Congressional Republicans who axed the project!

    I can’t find out what Palin was doing at the time, but a mere five months earlier she had been the director of the 527 group “Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Inc.” I assume she was campaigning for her gubernatorial bid.

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    SGEW says:

    @w vincentz,

    Oh, no fear. I’m familiar with the substance . . . very familiar indeed!

    In fact, on my Human Rights exam last year the second question was (to paraphrase): “How would you prosecute the current Executive Administration for Crimes Against Humanity? Cite all relevant fora, statutes (domestic and international), and mechanisms.”

    Wishful thinking, I know, but believe me: legal academia is all over this.

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    Cain says:

    I just don’t see it happening. Part of the reason for her getting the call was the belief that she’d bite into Obama’s lead with women. That they believed this shows just how clueless they are, but whatever. Dump her from the ticket and those women who were on the fence will either stay home or vote Obama or a third party. McCain has to stick with her, like it or not.

    I was reading the Oregonians and it is full of letters from women. They ain’t happy. There are a couple of women who liked Palin but generally it was the Republican males that were cawing about how great the pick was.

    Soon.. soon.. reality is going to set in. Casting a pall on the entire candidacy and generally the convention.. mwahahaha… Iincompetence on show to the world.

    cain

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    dslak says:

    Somebody at YouTube has put up videos of Palin speaking at her church, talking about the importance of faith and God in issues like pipelines. There’s not a date given, but she’s introduced as governor, so it’s within the past 18 months.

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    PeterJ says:

    Somebody at YouTube has put up videos of Palin speaking at her church, talking about the importance of faith and God in issues like pipelines.

    I found the bit about her oldest son’s tattoos interesting.
    More Alaskan pride?

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    libarbarian says:

    In 2005, Palin and her sister Molly went to the Palmer Courthouse while Mike Wooten was in Portland with his stepson. They convinced a judge to grant Molly a domestic violence restraining order against Wooten. This was done so Molly could retain full custody of the children.

    When Wooten returned from Portland, he realized that there was a order prohibiting him from seeing his kids. Three weeks later, Wooten was granted an appearance in front of the couple’s divorce judge.

    In front of Judge Suddock, Molly testified that Wooten never hit her or never physically abused her or ever touched the children. She told the judge she was feeling pressure from her family to file the order.

    NEVER TRUST ANY ALLEGATIONS THAT YOU FIRST HEAR OF DURING A DIVORCE!!!

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    dslak says:

    I found the bit about her oldest son’s tattoos interesting.

    She could only get away with telling that story with that crowd because it was associating with the military. Civilian children getting body art isn’t usually a laughing matter in such circles.

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    dslak says:

    NEVER TRUST ANY ALLEGATIONS THAT YOU FIRST HEAR OF DURING A DIVORCE

    You can say that again.

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    PeterJ says:

    She could only get away with telling that story with that crowd because it was associating with the military. Civilian children getting body art isn’t usually a laughing matter in such circles.

    One was of a Jesus fish, so I guess they approved.

    The other was of Alaska. I have no idea how common it is to get a tattoo of your state or if it’s more AIP Alaskan pride…

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    jack fate says:

    including the aides on either side wearing “Team Palin” buttons

    Is the d00d on the right wearing a special campaign button that can only be seen by ex-Republicans? heh.

    I think there is a chance the media will prod this approach of governance-via-full-time-campaign. It hopefully will be helped along by two very articulate and charismatic Senators. Both of whom can be political fighters, yet manage to appear informed and FUCKIN’ RATIONAL!!! Even when they really piss me off! (Obama and the telecoms, Biden and any number of things. . .)

    Both come across as knowledgeable (though not “experienced,) and able to “communicate” with the common man (read: bullshit is the high-fructose corn syrup of politics and media alike.) That might give us a good chance to expose what the leadership ideology and structure of the Republican party has increasingly become and is in hyper-overdrive at the moment – America’s version of authoritarianism.

    I will not, however, be holding my breath.

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    Conservatively Liberal says:

    This post made the front page of the GOS! Here comes our friend, WordPress Error! ;)

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    Mike says:

    Not to mention her campaign commercial with Ted Stevens….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nTX-oJUCaU

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    thefncrow says:

    Came out today that Palin will NOT testify in the Troopergate scandal.

    Furthermore… it gets better: SHE FILED AN ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST HERSELF.

    It’s her attempt at a smokescreen.

    She asked the State Personnel Board to open an investigation about the topic. Members to the State Personnel Board are appointed by the Governor. Palin appointed all of the current members of the board.

    After doing that, Palin’s lawyer is now trying to say that the current ongoing investigation should be ceased, and that the State Personnel Board is the appropriate place for this investigation. They also asked the investigator for all the evidence he’s collected thus far.

    She’s looking to shut down the real investigation by starting a fake investigation, and as a bonus, she’s demanding the evidence the real investigation’s uncovered so that she’ll get to see everything that’s out there that could damage her.

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    jcricket says:

    Holy spit, y’all! I can’t keep up with all th’ Palin controversies!

    Ezra Klein made the exact same point today:

    I may be a political reporter, but I’m only human. It is simply not possible to keep up with quantity of scandals spilling out of Sarah Palin’s extremely short political career.

    And regarding the stonewalling technique:

    She’s looking to shut down the real investigation by starting a fake investigation

    How well did that work for Nixon? Delay? Bush is doing a reasonably good job of avoiding any prosecution for deleting emails, illegally firing lawyers in the AG office, etc – but the noose is tightening. Do we really think Palin’s as good as Cheney at obstruction?

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    Freedom says:

    Bridge to Nowhere – a Democratic scandal!

    The news is reporting that Palin “flip-flopped” on the Bridge to Nowhere, and never sent back the money. The source of these news storeis is a “Mayor Bob Weinstein” of Ketchikan, Alaska.

    Bob Weinstein is an entrenched Democrat. He is Alaska’s longest serving Mayor.

    Bob Weinstein also has an ax to grind against Sarah Palin.

    In May 12, 2008, the Juneau Empire newspaper reported in the story, “Ketchikan mayor says bias shown in road plan” the following:

    Ketchikan’s mayor, angry about the loss of the city’s infamous “Bridge to Nowhere,” is accusing the Juneau-based Department of Transportation and Public Facilities staff of bias against his project and being in favor of the Juneau Access Project. “It has been obvious to me for some time that the Southeast Region of DOT has an emotional commitment to the Juneau Access Project, and has been driving the project forward through the use of what appears to be inaccurate, incomplete and/or misleading information,” wrote Bob Weinstein, mayor of Ketchikan, in a March letter to DOT Commissioner Leo Von Scheben.

    Palin gets nominated, an entrenched Democrat Mayor with an ax to grind against Palin starts a story, the liberal newspapers pick it up, and the Mayor’s accusations become “fact”.

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