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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 09:37 AM
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Palin refers to "Troopergate" as "Tasergate"

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/07/palin-r... /

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On why Barack Obamas links to William Ayers are relevant in the campaign:

PALIN: It is pertinent, it's important because when you consider Barack Obama's reaction to and explanation to his association there, and without him being clear at all on what he knew and when he knew it, that I think kinda peeks into his ability to tell us the truth on, not only on association but perhaps other things also. So, it's relevant, I believe, and I brought it up in response to the New York Times article having been printed recently, and I think it just makes us ask the question that, if there's not forthrightness there, with that association and what was known and when it was known, does that lead us to ask, is there forthrightness with the plans Barack Obama has or say tax cuts, or spending increases, makes us question judgment. And I think it's fair and relevant.

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On why her husband Todd decided to change his mind and return to Alaska to testify in the official trooper investigation:

PALIN: He's always been an open book about this whole Tasergate issue, wanting to speak with investigators, wanting to speak and is with attorneys, everybody involved. The personnel board in the state of Alaska is that board tasked with dealing with any issue involving the governor, the lieutenant governor, or the attorney general.
What the investigation turned into, led by a Senate Democrat, has been kind of a goat rope, a very partisan and very controversial type of investigation. The personnel board Todd's corroborating with, as long as all the other employees too have an opportunity to cooperate with.

It's an open book. Nobody has anything to hide. Nobody's done anything wrong. My choice, and my responsibility to replace a cabinet member, an at-will exempt political appointment whom I did replace, because his strengths were in other areas. It wasn't in running an entire department. There was some, some duties there that he was not able to fulfill.

So my choice, my responsibility had nothing to do with my husband or any of my staff members asking a guy to step aside and take another job, and he didn't want to take that other job.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 09:39 AM
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1. it's was probably a planned gaffe and a dig at her ex-bil
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Essene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 10:03 AM
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13. very intentional. Her argument is this guy tasered her nephew and threatened her father
Edited on Wed Oct-08-08 10:05 AM by Essene
She's tried to play this entire scandal off as her just "protecting the first family."

Unfortunately for her, a judge also explicitly told her to shut her mouth about this guy a few years ago... and she clearly has sought vengeance on him. Not only is she gonna get busted for abusing power, but her sister could lose the kid(s) because of this behavior.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 09:39 AM
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2. Nicely re-framed, Caribou Barbie. Well-played. n/t
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 09:40 AM
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3. Maybe there is something that isn't publicly known.
Or, maybe she is a dipshit.
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 09:41 AM
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4. I believe it's related to the fact that her brother in law tasered his son
during some kind of stupid game?
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 09:42 AM
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7. There is but I think it has already come out
The trooper in question tazered his 11 year old stepson which happens to be Palin's nephew.
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 09:41 AM
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5. I don't think Sarah is a good public speaker - nothing is clear. nt
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 09:41 AM
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6. More incoherent ramblings. n/t
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 09:44 AM
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8. Someone should tell her that troopergate has nothing to do with the trooper tasering
his step son.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 09:45 AM
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9. Seriously... WTF?! Is it me, or is this answer in "US Americans" territory?
PALIN: He's always been an open book about this whole Tasergate issue, wanting to speak with investigators, wanting to speak and is with attorneys, everybody involved. The personnel board in the state of Alaska is that board tasked with dealing with any issue involving the governor, the lieutenant governor, or the attorney general.

What the investigation turned into, led by a Senate Democrat, has been kind of a goat rope, a very partisan and very controversial type of investigation. The personnel board Todd's corroborating with, as long as all the other employees too have an opportunity to cooperate with.

It's an open book. Nobody has anything to hide. Nobody's done anything wrong. My choice, and my responsibility to replace a cabinet member, an at-will exempt political appointment whom I did replace, because his strengths were in other areas. It wasn't in running an entire department. There was some, some duties there that he was not able to fulfill.

So my choice, my responsibility had nothing to do with my husband or any of my staff members asking a guy to step aside and take another job, and he didn't want to take that other job.


:wtf:
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Mike Daniels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 09:59 AM
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10. What the hell? Does she always speak in run-ons?
I can understand someone doing that occasionally. However, it seems that she's perpetually just putting words out there in the hope that two or three will randomly fall in place and make some sense.
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Essene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 10:02 AM
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11. The judge that told Palin to zip it a few years back... is going to drop the hammer
Watch.

She was told to zip her mouth about this trooper, that it had gotten to the point of being "child abuse" in the midst of the custody battle. MY UNDERSTANDING is that the custody battle is still going after all these years, and here is Palin explicitly attacking the guy on national television.

Disgraceful.

I hope that judge penalizes the family. Even if the trooper is nuts, clearly Palin's side is more nuts.
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SurfingAtWork Donating Member (788 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 10:03 AM
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12. This was Lush Rimjobs idea. He advocated calling it this weeks ago.
Nice to see he has their ear. Seriously, the way the McCain campaign has been going on this past week, it almost makes me wonder if Hannity and Limbaugh have replaced Davis as campaign managers.. because they manage to hammer home both of thier talking points on the same days they bring them up.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 10:06 AM
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14. Help! I Got Lost in a Palin Sentence!
Help! Help! It's like a maze of words.
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soupkitchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 10:09 AM
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15. I thought she meant stormtroopergate
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