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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 06:26 PM
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FACT CHECK: Palin's book goes rogue on some facts
Edited on Fri Nov-13-09 06:41 PM by David Zephyr
Source: AP

WASHINGTON Sarah Palin's new book reprises familiar claims from the 2008 presidential campaign that haven't become any truer over time. Ignoring substantial parts of her record if not the facts, she depicts herself as a frugal traveler on the taxpayer's dime, a reformer without ties to powerful interests and a politician roguishly indifferent to high ambition.

Palin goes adrift, at times, on more contemporary issues, too. She criticizes President Barack Obama for pushing through a bailout package that actually was achieved by his Republican predecessor George W. Bush a package she seemed to support at the time.
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PALIN: Says she made frugality a point when traveling on state business as Alaska governor, asking "only" for reasonably priced rooms and not "often" going for the "high-end, robe-and-slippers" hotels.

THE FACTS: Although travel records indicate she usually opted for less-pricey hotels while governor, Palin and daughter Bristol stayed five days and four nights at the $707.29-per-night Essex House luxury hotel (robes and slippers come standard) overlooking New York City's Central Park for a five-hour women's leadership conference in October 2007. With air fare, the cost to Alaska was well over $3,000. Event organizers said Palin asked if she could bring her daughter. The governor billed her state more than $20,000 for her children's travel, including to events where they had not been invited, and in some cases later amended expense reports to specify that they had been on official business.



Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_palin_book_fact_check
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 06:28 PM
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1. David
:hi:

can you fix your link?

delete everything after the word "check"

I think that's why the thread margin is so wide.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 06:42 PM
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6. Thanks for the heads up, CatWoman.
I think I corrected the link. I'm getting too old. Thanks for looking out for me.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 06:29 PM
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2. Great article! But it's not LBN
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 06:30 PM
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3. It would be accurate to say that the barracuda and facts have a very tenuous relationship
Edited on Fri Nov-13-09 06:31 PM by BrklynLiberal
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 06:34 PM
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4. Candidate for this year's "You Call This NEWS?" award
Hands up who was expecting anything less!

:hi:
rocktivity
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 06:44 PM
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7. The news is that the media is actually reporting that she's a friggin' liar. Finally.
And that's amazing. :hi:
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Unrepentant Fenian Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 06:37 PM
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5. Here's another link from Tampa...
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/nov/13/fact-check-pali... /
Facts are like kryptonite to a republican! Thanks JavaHIGH!
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mstinamotorcity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 05:10 PM
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8. I just will
be glad when she has a secession from the media. Because i just don't have the stomach for her ignorance. :puke: :puke:
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 05:15 PM
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9. She also doesn't mention
Edited on Sat Nov-14-09 05:15 PM by Blue_In_AK
that she charged the state per diem while staying at her home in Wasilla instead of in the governor's mansion in Juneau.

My guess is there isn't one page in this "book" that can't be debunked. Perhaps (hopefully) the lies she spews in "Going Rogue" will finally put an end to her political relevance.
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