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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:24 PM
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Palin Was a Director of Embattled Sen. Stevens's 527 Group
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/09/01/p...

ST. PAUL -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin began building clout in her state's political circles in part by serving as a director of an independent political group organized by the now embattled Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

Palin's name is listed on 2003 incorporation papers of the "Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Inc.," a 527 group that could raise unlimited funds from corporate donors. The group was designed to serve as a political boot camp for Republican women in the state. She served as one of three directors until June 2005, when her name was replaced on state filings.

Palin's relationship with Alaska's senior senator may be one of the more complicated aspects of her new position as Sen. John McCain's running mate; Stevens was indicted in July 2008 on seven counts of corruption.

Palin, an anti-corruption crusader in Alaska, had called on Stevens to be open about the issues behind the investigation. But she also held a joint news conference with him in July, before he was indicted, to make clear she had not abandoned him politically.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:28 PM
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1. .
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indie_voter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:29 PM
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2. Ooopsie. n/t
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:31 PM
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3. It's been three days in the hot sun...
The carcass of the McCain Campaign is really starting to stink up the place.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:33 PM
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5. great analogy.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:35 PM
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8. Boy is it ever and just think, there's probably more carcasses to be found. nt
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medicswife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:32 PM
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4. She soooooooooo was NOT vetted.
I think McCain has gone off of what was left of his rocker.
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:33 PM
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6. WORST.VETTING. EVER.
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Bernardo de La Paz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:54 PM
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20. McCain will state that he was in prison camp when Eagleton wasn't vetted properly, in 1972.
McCain will state that he was in prison camp when Eagleton wasn't vetted properly, in 1972. McCain was released in 1973.

Eagleton was announced by George McGovern as his running mate July 14, 1972, but it was soon found that "Between 1960 and 1966, Eagleton checked himself into the hospital three times for physical and nervous exhaustion, receiving electric shock treatments twice." Eagleton withdrew August 1.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Eagleton
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:35 PM
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7. interesting.....
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:35 PM
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9. That's gonna leave a mark!
OUCH!
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:38 PM
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14. Technically, a skid mark. n/t
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:36 PM
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10. "Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Inc."
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:36 PM
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11. Who needs punch lines, right?
nt
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:38 PM
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13. these jokes just write themselves!
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:46 PM
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16. that did make me crack up. Of all names.
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JBoris Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:37 PM
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12. K&R! Now this is a Palin story I care about!
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gblady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:39 PM
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15. boy, it just keeps....
floating to the top...
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:46 PM
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17. !!!!
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:47 PM
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18. NICE!
K&R
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:48 PM
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19. Am I off my meds, again??
Nah, I'm not even crazy enough to make this stuff up...


:rofl:
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:59 PM
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21. Kicking the most devestating story of the day
Come on guys, this is HUGE. Stevens is under INDICTMENT. Stebvens is the guy that Palin praised for his BRIDGE TO NOWHERE.

Best of all, this story DESTROYS the she's a reformer crap.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 02:09 PM
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22. beginning tomorrow - cable news will be all over Palin.
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 02:12 PM
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23. kick.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 02:19 PM
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24. Her preggo daughter is the least of her problems!
1. Troopergate!!
2. Bridge-to-Nowhere and her lies about it.
3. She's a Buchananite? So says Pat Buchanan.
4. Hired a guy with a sexual harrassment charge on his resume.
5. Wasthisclose to Senator Ted Stevens.
6. Left Wasilla $20 million in debt because of her incompetent handling of a "must have" Sports Complex.
7. Supported Obama's energy plan!
8. Supported Obama in Alaska -- said she was happy to see him pulling ahead of McCain. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/30/palin-was-exci...
9. No birth control for married couples. So in the world of Sarah Palin, all woman would have no choice but to risk getting pregnant whether they want to or not, and women over 40 must risk getting pregnant even though doing so could result in the birth of child with Downs Syndrom or some other birth defect. I guess we can get rid of half the gynecologists since Sarah will be in charge of all medical decisions.

And all this is before she's been properly vetted! Can't wait to see what else crops up.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 02:27 PM
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25. Kciking again
DUers need to pay attention to the BIG story.

This one can't get lost in the fray.
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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 02:29 PM
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26. Isn't the Inter tubes a wonderful place? K & R (eom)
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 02:32 PM
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27. Yup. Maverick move. Brave. Gutsy. Insane.
They had boring old Pawlenty, and tossed him aside. They wanted a hottie- and they got her.

They made their choice.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 02:41 PM
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28. are they trying to lose?
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 03:20 PM
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29. Honestly-you have to ask yourself that question.
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