Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Army fears anti-Obama politics at Palin event

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion: Presidency Donate to DU
 
LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 04:31 PM
Original message
Army fears anti-Obama politics at Palin event
Edited on Thu Nov-19-09 04:32 PM by LiberalFighter
This is totally wrong.

They should not allow activities that involve commercialism like this on a military base.

I would not have a problem with the book signing at book store in the city but on the base?

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The U.S. Army plans to prevent media from covering Sarah Palin's appearance at Fort Bragg, fearing the event will turn into political grandstanding against President Barack Obama, officials said Thursday.

Fort Bragg spokesman Tom McCollum told The Associated Press that the military post's garrison commander and other Army officials had decided to keep media away from Palin's book signing, which will not include a speech.

The AP and The Fayetteville Observer were protesting the decision to ban media.

McCollum said the Army did not want the Monday event to become a platform to express political opinions "directed against the commander in chief."


Source: Washington Post
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 04:44 PM
Response to Original message
1. WHY IS THIS EVEN ALLOWED? Since when are Army bases commercial venues?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 05:05 PM
Response to Original message
2. Can't believe she hasn't cancelled because of no media
She still might. Sarah needs her cameras!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 07:45 PM
Response to Original message
3. Was Michael Moore allowed on any military bases while *
was CIC?

I would like to know what she said because if she is on military bases bad mouthing the CIC that is totally unacceptable at a time of military deployment.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 08:09 PM
Response to Original message
4. I contacted the base tonight and lodged a complaint...please do the same
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 08:12 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. Contact Fort Bragg...


For those of you that oppose her visit to any base please call and let your voice be heard.

Fort Bragg Public Information Office

910-907-5290

Be nice and just state your position
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 09:08 PM
Response to Reply #4
7. Thank you,
HipChick!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 09:06 PM
Response to Original message
6. At least that much is being disallowed
Edited on Thu Nov-19-09 09:10 PM by Cha
and the little unpartiotic liar will do less damage on an Army base where President Obama is their Commander In Chief..motherF**3r.

I don't even know why the shit she gets to go on base..fucking loser.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 09:32 PM
Response to Original message
8. WTF is this stupid bitch doing posing with soldiers?
hopefully a fwe thousand Dems with assault weapons will surround the photo op.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CoffinEd Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 09:44 PM
Response to Original message
9. Just another stop on her book tour
Even though she (or a spokesperson) did say that she'd donate all the money from her *book sale on the base* to the families of the victims or something like that.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 09:48 PM
Response to Reply #9
10. No..just Fort Hood, she's not donating anything to Fort Bragg
Edited on Thu Nov-19-09 09:50 PM by HipChick
and we never did find out if she ever donated those $150K clothes..
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CoffinEd Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 09:52 PM
Response to Reply #10
11. You're right
She did say Fort Hood. Clarification appreciated.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Apr 16th 2014, 12:31 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion: Presidency Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC