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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 03:38 AM
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Black Helicopters, Van Susteren, Scientology and SarahPAC.
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I'm not sure I trust all the sources (New York Post, Washington Times), but Andrew Halcro has woven together quite a story here.

It's Friday and instead of posting yet another blog about government, I thought I'd change it up.

This week I caught wind of an intriguing story about politics and friendships and simply couldn't stop myself from doing some sleuthing to see if the story had any legs.

Oh yeah it has legs and a big checkbook along with a devotion to L. Ron Hubbard.

The black helicopter is about to depart.....are you getting on?

(2/20/09) The media like every industry is highly competitive. Getting a highly sought after story or interview is ratings gold.

So the question has to be asked; why has Fox News Greta Van Susteren been consistently striking it rich when it comes to getting exclusive interviews with Governor Palin?

Van Susteren landed Palin's first interview after she returned home from her Vice Presidential run in November and this past week Van Susteren landed the first public media appearance by the governor's daughter and grandson.

From snowmobiling and cooking moose hot dogs in Wasilla, to greeting racers at the end of the Iron Dog in Fairbanks, Van Susteren has had more one on one face time with Palin than most State commissioners.

So what's the reason?

A theory emerged this week that Van Susteren's husband, John Coale, a powerful Washington D.C. trial lawyer, is enamored by Palin and put up the cash to create SarahPac. Also, the fact that Van Susteren and her husband are also strong followers of Scientology also appears to add to the story line.

The couple's relationship to Scientology has been well covered in the media and on blogs. While at CNN, Van Susteren was accused of pressuring management to kill a story critical of scientology. Coale has represented the interests of the church in various lawsuits, including a suit against the makers of Ritalin.


On January 7, 2009, the Washington Times quoted Coale in a story about how some non Obama supporters were leaving Washington D.C. to avoid the inauguration.

"I am getting as far from D.C. as I can. I may go to Alaska and see Sarah," says John Coale, referring to Mr. McCain's Alaskan running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin.

There certainly appears to be a real connection between Coale and Palin and it would appear that Van Susteren and Palin have forged a relationship that allows for special access.

We attempted to review the Federal Election Commission data base to see if there was any Coale connection to SarahPac, however the groups first public disclosure doesn't occur until April.

Until then, thank you for flying with us.

Andrew Halcro's blog

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