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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:31 PM
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Palin Stomps Out of Room and Slams Door - Won't Empty Pockets (THE MUDFLATS) -

Indulge me in a little impromptu Mudflats Theatre.


Mom & Dad - Well-meaning, but indulgent. Unsure of how this whole family dynamic works. They appear weary and run down.

Child - Cute as a button. Feisty, bold and confident.

Friend - (if actors are hard to come by, this part can be played by a bobble-head doll, and his one line can be cut)

(Curtain rises. We see an average American kitchen. Mom and Dad are standing in front of a child whose arms are folded indignantly. A large jar lies on its side, with the lid removed. Half a cookie sits on the counter.)

M&D - Child, weve got a problem here. Someones been stealing cookies from the cookie jar. Weve done some checking, and due to the crumb trail leading to your room, the fact that nobody else was around, and the chocolate in the corners of your mouth, weve come to the studied conclusion that it was you. You know you werent supposed to be doing this. We havent decided what the consequences are going to be, but we are in complete agreement, and do believe you are the one who took the cookies. Do you have something to say?

Child - I do have something to say to you, but youre going to have to wait a minute. (wipes chocolate from corners of mouth and clears throat) Ill be right back. (brightly) Ive done nothing wrong and I can prove it!

(Child runs out the door. Time passes and child returns with a friend.)

Child - (out of breath) I have decided to ask my friend to investigate this, and he has come to the conclusion that I did nothing wrong. So, I really think we need to move along here. I hope you feel better now, Mom and Dad. (smiles)

Friend - (nodding) She has done nothing wrong.

M&D - (tentatively, to friend) But.what about all the evidence? Did you see the crumb trail? Its not like we didnt check this out ourselves. And she said she was going to prove she didnt do it!

Child - So, youre saying you dont trust me? (silence) What. Do you want to see whats in my pockets? Is THAT what youre saying? Because there are no cookies in there and Ill show you to prove it. Do you want to know every single thing I told my friend to prove it? Is that what you want? Thats what you want, ISNT IT?!

M&D - (looking at the floor) Yes. We would like to see that. You promised youd show us, so go ahead and empty the pockets, and tell us what you said to your friend.

Child - This is rediculous. I cant believe you wont let this drop! You really dont trust me.I cant believe it. I mean I had my friend check this all out! You are just being unfair! Why do you hate me?!? (pause) You know what? Forget it. Im NOT showing you whats in my pocket because you are just being ridiculous! Dad, I know youd agree with me if it wasnt for Mom butting in! She just wants to ruin my life! Well Im moving on. There are more important things going on in this house, like homework, and chores, and dinner!

(Child stomps out of room and slams door hard.)

Now, I bring your attention to todays headline in the Anchorage Daily News:

Governors Office: Troopergate is Over and Palin Testimony Wont Be Released to the Public

As far as Gov. Sarah Palin is concerned, Troopergate is behind her and she wont provide a transcript of testimony she gave in an investigation into whether she violated ethics laws in firing her public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan.

The people of Alaska and of the nation deserve to have a decision from the proper tribunal putting their minds at ease that suggestions of misconduct that have circulated on the Internet and in some media outlets are not true. I therefore am waiving the confidentiality that usually covers personnel board complaints, Palin said in a statement released by her lawyer, Thomas Van Flein, on Sept. 2, just days after she was named John McCains running mate.

She gave her only testimony in the matter on Oct. 24 while on the vice presidential campaign trail. Van Flein said at the time that she wanted to release a transcript of her deposition. Reached Thursday evening, Van Flein said he hadnt talked to Palin about releasing it since then. Thats their call, I guess, he said.

Palin is simply ready to move on, her deputy press secretary, Sharon Leighow, wrote in an e-mail exchange this week.

This matter is closed. We see no public purpose in artificially prolonging this controversy.

Sarah (child) who promised to release her sworn testimony (empty her pockets) which was given to Timothy Petumenos (friend), who performed the investigation of Sarah Palin, which she initiated herself, is now stomping out of the room.

Meanwhile, Mom & Dad (the Legislature) have been told that their work is meaningless, that they are impotent, that they are laughable. The kid just told Mom and Dad that they have no power. And unless we do something about it, Mom and Dad are about to say, OK, Sweetie. You just go clean your room and well forget all about it. Im sorry if we upset you.

These are the kinds of parents that raise spoiled children with a sense of entitlement, who do whatever they want until someone stops them. I dont want that kid running my state.

This entire situation, of course, is dripping with irony, as GovernorPalin just returned from a trip stumping for Saxby Chambliss on the premise that if Democrats managed to get a 60-seat majority in the Senate, it would be a disaster because we would have no checks and balances. And she wouldnt want HER kids growing up in a country like THAT. Indeed.

Well, Alaska Legislature, I dont want my children growing up in a country with no checks and balances either. Of course the Palin administration sees no purpose in finishing this process. Because the truth will hurt. Her testimony will open a big can of worms that we can all look at, and pick through, and figure out what she might have said that contradicts the truth. Theres a word for thatoh, yes! Perjury. Last time I checked, perjury was a crime.

So, if she really really did nothing wrong, then why wont she empty her pockets?

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PetrusMonsFormicarum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:39 PM
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1. She could always hold her breath
until she turns blue.

Oh, wait, I really don't think we want her on this side.

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tosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:44 PM
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2. Sarah didn't review her high school civics text before (or while) hitting the campaign trail
but she sure learned her Rovian Tactics well.
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:58 PM
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3. K&R for Mudflats.. Spot on as usual
The only good thing about SP is that I'd never found out about Mudflats if it wasn't for her. :)
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:32 PM
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6. Tis true dat. Good for you
and your silver linings :fistbump:
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:05 PM
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4. i love mudflats
and CC on KUDO - two good things that came from the palin nomination.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:31 PM
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5. Because she's a little spoiled brat
who is only putting off the inevitable.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:46 PM
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7. Palin's career will end in disaster
You Betcha.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:12 PM
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8. Disaster is such a very relative word. When she crashes and burns, to me won't be
disaster. But then that's just me.
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:05 PM
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9. >>putting their minds at ease
Uh, lady, the only thing that puts *my* mind at ease is facts. Sorry to be difficult.... :sarcasm:
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mojowork_n Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:23 PM
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10. K & R, Nice piece of writing, n/t
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