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Archives of Alaska Papers Reveal Disturbing -- And Goofy -- Details from Palin's Past
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NEW YORK The McCain team may not have vetted Sarah Palin with boots on the ground in Alaska, but the Democrats sure did -- two years ago when she ran for governor. The oppo-research, compiled in a 62-page document with countless summaries or direct quotes, largely from local newspapers, covers all of the important issues you would expect to see, from her views on abortion and abstinence to tangled oil pipeline questions.



In her 2002 Lt. Governor bid, Mayor Palin used city employees, telephones, computers, fax machines for campaign fundraising and literature. On her candidate registration form, she used her City Hall fax number, and her mayoral e-mail address. Records show that Wasilla city property was used to contact supporters, donors, media contacts, and media purchasing.



Stambaugh Sued for Gender Discrimination After Palin Said She Was Intimidated by His Size. After Palin fired Irl Stambaugh, the police chief, he sued the city in part based on gender discrimination. The Frontiersman wrote, "The gender discrimination issues stem from statements Palin allegedly made to others that she was intimidated by Stambaugh's size. He stands over 6-feet tall and weighs more than 200 pounds, which, the lawsuit said, is attributed to his gender."



Palin Exaggerated Work Experience for Mayoral Campaign. In 1997, Frontiersman columnist Paul Stuart wrote that after Palin had criticized her opponent for using City Hall resources for political gain, "when Palin was asked back then (by me) why the lodge where she claimed, in her campaign, to have gained her management experience, had no record of a borough business license or of paying any bed tax, she paused and said it might have been because the place had no clients for a year or so." In an article describing the possibility of recalling Palin, the Frontiersman wrote the "reasons include Palin's alleged falsification of her credentials during the campaign last fall."

Frontiersman Editorial Said Palin Made Statements That Were "Patently Untrue," Said She Had Shown "Unrepentant Backpedaling and Incessant Whining." A Frontiersman editorial wrote, "Wasilla residents have been subjected to attempts to unlawfully appoint council members, statements that have been shown to be patently untrue, unrepentant backpedaling, and incessant whining that her only enemies are the press and a few disgruntled supporters of former Mayor John Stein."

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LOTS more, such as she was sued (in part) because "she was intimidated by Stambaugh's (the police chief she fired) size"
-- all the world leaders she would deal with better be midgets or this country could be in bigger trouble than anyone ever thought possible; difficult to conceptualize, I know!

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  -Archives of Alaska Papers Reveal Disturbing -- And Goofy -- Details from Palin's Past Cherchez la Femme  Sep-03-08 04:15 PM   #0 
  - Napoleon complex?  wtmusic   Sep-03-08 04:16 PM   #1 
  - I guess that's a psychological term for the much cuter "Nazirific!" :) n/t  stevietheman   Sep-03-08 06:29 PM   #14 
  - She Was Intimidated by His Size  Born Free   Sep-04-08 03:14 AM   #60 
  - Nutty and Evil.  SissyBoy   Sep-03-08 07:31 PM   #26 
  - Destroy? Is that like telling the truth? Just stopping her is enough.  vickiss   Sep-03-08 09:19 PM   #51 
  - Destroy Palin?  nam78_two   Sep-03-08 11:00 PM   #57 
  - She really is a wacko.  mwb970   Sep-03-08 08:24 PM   #37 
  - Couldn't be her French is tres mauvais (very bad.)  Wizard777   Sep-03-08 09:07 PM   #47 
  - Nutcase  glinda   Sep-03-08 09:17 PM   #49 
  - McCant is Perfect for Her!  Anakin Skywalker   Sep-04-08 02:58 AM   #59 
  - Wonderful  saigon68   Sep-03-08 04:20 PM   #2 
  - Bookmarked for later.  silverweb   Sep-03-08 04:29 PM   #3 
  - This is what happens...  SurferBoy   Sep-03-08 04:30 PM   #4 
  - Well, when ya can't work the internets... n/t  madeline_con   Sep-03-08 06:57 PM   #19 
  - Some of us are taller, some shorter, some smaller, some larger. Not intimidating. n/t  trthnd4jstc   Sep-03-08 04:33 PM   #5 
  - Let's see:  Lautremont   Sep-03-08 04:36 PM   #6 
  - She's another Stepford Wife of the GOP  SurferBoy   Sep-03-08 04:51 PM   #7 
  - You Pulled The Thought Out of My Brain!!!  dennysp   Sep-03-08 09:23 PM   #52 
  - so if she pulls out or is tossed aside,  onethatcares   Sep-03-08 04:56 PM   #8 
  - Oops!  Cherchez la Femme   Sep-03-08 05:13 PM   #9 
  - It's cool, Cherchez.  Ghost Dog   Sep-03-08 05:47 PM   #12 
  - I say toss her out with the garbage. She's tainted.  trickyguy   Sep-03-08 05:29 PM   #10 
  - They're ALL Tainted. She Fits In Just Fine! Just Sink the Whole  dennysp   Sep-03-08 09:25 PM   #53 
  - She used her mayoral fax machine number and e-mail number  amandabeech   Sep-03-08 05:35 PM   #11 
  - remember the crap Al Gore got for this?  DBoon   Sep-03-08 06:30 PM   #15 
  - ... well considering the plethora of MENTAL midgets in the GOP ...  Myrina   Sep-03-08 06:24 PM   #13 
  - How tall is Biden?  verges   Sep-03-08 08:27 PM   #40 
  - Runner up - beauty pageant  Plucketeer   Sep-03-08 06:31 PM   #16 
  - K&R -- just in case God doesn't really want Palin to be VP //nt  Overseas   Sep-03-08 06:40 PM   #17 
  - "incessant whining" LOL  Joanne98   Sep-03-08 06:52 PM   #18 
  - WAL MART WEDDING FOR THE WIN!  d_b   Sep-03-08 07:01 PM   #20 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-03-08 07:48 PM   #33 
  - That's a really offensive phrase  Marnieworld   Sep-03-08 08:02 PM   #34 
     - Yeah A Bit Over The Top I Agree  SissyBoy   Sep-03-08 09:02 PM   #46 
  - Tacky? Yes,  verges   Sep-03-08 08:31 PM   #41 
  - oh, I didn't say 'for the win' for that  d_b   Sep-04-08 06:07 AM   #61 
  - How could a politician officiate at a wedding?  Perragrande   Sep-05-08 04:03 AM   #65 
     - Deleted by poster  Nihil   Sep-05-08 06:52 AM   #66 
  - what is the primary reason to pick someone who has no experience?  SemperEadem   Sep-03-08 07:04 PM   #21 
  - Could also be because McCain doesn't want a woman who is more intelligent than he is  SurferBoy   Sep-03-08 07:09 PM   #22 
  - Is it America first or Alaska first?  gypsylud   Sep-03-08 07:16 PM   #23 
  - This should concern everyone.  SissyBoy   Sep-03-08 07:44 PM   #32 
  - She would have the US capitol moved to Anchorage. nt  mcg   Sep-03-08 08:51 PM   #43 
     - Maybe she'd hand Alaska over to Big Oil altogether. ...Dubia II...n/t  Just-plain-Kathy   Sep-03-08 10:43 PM   #55 
  - All good....  movonne   Sep-03-08 07:29 PM   #24 
  - Looks like whining about the press is supposed to be the focal point of her speech tonight.  valerief   Sep-03-08 07:31 PM   #25 
  - I Bet Palin Will Ask ...  SissyBoy   Sep-03-08 07:35 PM   #27 
  - All KO has to do is be a responsible journalist and not a shill.  valerief   Sep-03-08 07:41 PM   #30 
  - Huh?  SissyBoy   Sep-03-08 07:43 PM   #31 
  - Subtle  nam78_two   Sep-03-08 10:54 PM   #56 
  - Wouldn't that make her one of Phil Gramm's "whiners" ?  SurferBoy   Sep-03-08 08:27 PM   #39 
  - The real issue is that McCain has proven he has no business running anything let alone the country  Wetzelbill   Sep-03-08 07:36 PM   #28 
  - The Problem We Have ...  SissyBoy   Sep-03-08 07:41 PM   #29 
     - That is what they want..likely. Isn't it obvious Obama's experience on NATIONAL level..she has zero  savistocate   Sep-03-08 08:09 PM   #35 
     - dippitydoo?  jeff30997   Sep-03-08 08:24 PM   #38 
     - I don't mean anything about experience  Wetzelbill   Sep-03-08 08:55 PM   #44 
  - She's intimidated by a big guy in Alaska?? WTF is she gonna do  grannylib   Sep-03-08 08:23 PM   #36 
  - Seems to me you'd want a big guy for that job  depakid   Sep-04-08 09:13 AM   #63 
  - Cant wait to hear her speech tonight  Dead Elephant   Sep-03-08 08:33 PM   #42 
  - K&R  Seldona   Sep-03-08 09:00 PM   #45 
  - Dontate Donate Donate  NBachers   Sep-03-08 09:19 PM   #50 
     - Agreed.  Seldona   Sep-05-08 03:25 AM   #64 
  - She has set women back another 20 years now...  EC   Sep-03-08 09:14 PM   #48 
  - Karl Rove had Alabama Dem Sec. of State taken down for what Palin got away with !!!  dixiegrrrrl   Sep-03-08 09:40 PM   #54 
  - fabricated work experience?  Third Doctor   Sep-04-08 12:16 AM   #58 
  - Sweet  Solly Mack   Sep-04-08 06:13 AM   #62 

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