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Astrad Donating Member (374 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:39 PM
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Sarah Palin blunders over talks with British ambassador
Source: Daily Mail UK

Sarah Palin has committed yet another political blunder after claiming she had held talks with a British ambassador - talks that never actually took place.
In an answer to questions about her foreign policy experience ahead of tonight's make-or-break vice presidential TV debate, her aides listed numerous contacts with foreign officials - including Britain's ambassador to Washington, Sir Nigel Sheinwald.
However the meeting never occurred. Officials at the embassy swiftly contacted the McCain-Palin campaign to inform them of the discrepancy.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-10664...
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:43 PM
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1. Why would they make a claim that can be so easily disproved?
:shrug:
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:45 PM
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3. They're pathological. They lie even when they don't have to.
They lie as easily as they breathe.

mikey_the_rat
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 02:17 PM
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14. Maybe the teleprompter went blank again - D'OH! Even THAT didn't happen!
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 03:30 PM
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17. She's a pathological liar. She even lies when she doesn't have to.
Edited on Thu Oct-02-08 03:30 PM by IanDB1
She lied about the broken teleprompter- easily disproved AND unnecessary.
She lied about "thanks but no thanks" to the Bridge to Nowhere.
She lied about selling the plane on eBay for a profit.
She lied about being voted Miss Congeniality.


It just goes on and on...

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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 02:07 AM
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45. Well, she didn't say she SOLD it on Ebay . . .
She said she PUT it on Ebay. I didn't hear her say she sold it for a profit.

So that one wasn't a lie, it was pretty funny, in fact!

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 05:42 AM
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47. She and McCain *did* say it was for a profit. n/t
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 04:03 PM
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22. There you go again: relying on mere facts!
The GOP runs on claims, and repeats them after debunking. As Colbert noted, facts have a noted liberal bias.
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humbled_opinion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 04:39 PM
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26. Interesting
They may be trying to use this recent leaked memo by Sir nigel that tells Brown he may have problems dealing with Obama. Well we will see tonight
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 05:24 PM
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32. perhaps Sir Nigel would prefer
a new diplomatic assignment.
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 05:35 PM
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33. She has been doing it from day one
I think they just assume no one looks into these things :shrug:...
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 06:13 PM
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38. Because It Doesn't Matter
It doesn't matter if it's true or not. If you say it often enough, people will beleive it. Take the first Obama/McSame debate - McSame denied what Obama was stating Kissinger had said about talking with Iran. Well, Obama was telling the truth - but it didn't matter. McSame called him a liar and most people aren't going to fact check.

The same thing happened with Bush and Kerry. Bush scoffed at Kerry for mentioning that Bush had claimed not to be interested in bin Laden. Of course, Kerry was telling the truth, but after the debate all anyone wanted to talk about was what a dreadful person Kerry was for mentioning that Dick Cheney's daughter is a lesbian.

This is their strategy - repeat a lie often enough, people will believe you. Indirectly accuse your opponent of lying when they are truthful and you are not. Palin is very good about it (at least until she is fact checked) which is why Biden will have his hands full tonite.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 07:10 PM
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43. I think they're all spoiled.
It's only been recently that some in the media have started to put the screws to the republi-CONS' nonstop lies and distortions. I guess after all the proof started coming in that everything they'd said about the war was WRONG, it was just too much to keep issuing those free passes again and again and again.

Especially in this case, with mcsame and the Tundra Tart, the lies and distortions and misrepresentations are SO glaring that they can't be allowed to stand - even for the stalwarts. When it's just TOO in-yer-face like that, I guess even CNN and ABC can't stomach just passing the lies on. It's too much even for them. There comes a point where you just can't stand up for this shit and attach your name to it, because it's just so glaring.

But the republi-CONS have become too accustomed to getting the free pass again and again, and having NOTHING questioned or challenged or fact-checked. From reagan on, it's been that way. This is a VERY recent change. And I don't think the republi-CONS in their complacence and arrogance and smugness are used to that. They're still operating on the old way. Another aspect to the World's Biggest Entitlement Program - what the republi-CON attitude is toward power - that it's theirs and theirs alone, and that the White House is their birthright.

They're just spoiled. They're not used to this kind of vetting, because they simply haven't had any for YEARS. TOUGH SHIT. TIMES CHANGE. TOO FUCKING BAD.
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:44 PM
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2. More like a lie they thought they could get away with
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TBUSA Donating Member (76 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:48 PM
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5. Three stooges voice " It doesn't matter"
It doesn't matter what she says or does. As long as the media is talking about sarah they are not running stories on Keating 5, Supported bush 90% of othe time, etc. She is a distraction for the media.
She is a classic usefull idiot.
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tsakshaug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:47 PM
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4. because
The English don't speak American, so how would they be able to read this?
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:51 PM
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6. Why can't the embassy officials
contact the MSM about the blatant lie?
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 03:37 PM
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20. It looks like they did.
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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:52 PM
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7. Stupid people wont research a claim, they take her for her word.
Which um, I mean you know it just is, that, I mean you could say if you wanted to that she is full of shit. (mimmicking her style of conversation.)
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 04:05 PM
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23. Yeah, who you goin' to believe: Saint Sarah or some damn forriner?
And besides being foreign, we all know those diplomats lie about everything, anyway.

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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:58 PM
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8. And here McCain's guys thought the British were in league with their camp.
Looks like his team is discovering that even their expected allies are for Obama.
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 04:15 PM
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24. Nigel is n/t
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jfkraus Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 02:00 PM
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9. Palin is also a pathological non-answerer...
She assumes every question is a "gatcha" so even if she could actually answer it, she sidesteps the question in a crazy effort not to get tricked.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 02:02 PM
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10. "forced to apologize", too bad. Maybe she just got confused with the "gotcha" question.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-10638...

"Palin's forays into the media are not being well-received."
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 02:03 PM
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11. I don't call that a blunder - I call it a bald-faced lie.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 02:08 PM
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12. This just in...
After consulting Gandhi, FDR, George Washington and Genghis Khan, palin believes her foreign chops are a match for anyone!

Gandhi, FDR, Washington and Khan have yet to reply to our repeated demands for comment.
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Betsy Ross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 02:11 PM
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13. But it's really about jobs
and cutting taxes, and health care, and, you know Charlie...

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Stellabella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 02:19 PM
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15. Repukes are used to lying and getting away with it.
It just comes naturally to them, and the MSM has rarely called them on it.

It seems the tide may have turned. At least a little bit.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 02:20 PM
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16. They lie.
They lie and lie and lie and lie and lie.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 03:33 PM
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18. This is a disaster This doesn't suprise me anymore
This could be in page 16 of a national newspaper.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 03:35 PM
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19. not really a complete lie
she did meet with some foreigners, and some of them did speak english

so in her scrambly mind - she met with the british ambassador because he's foreign and speaks english... :eyes:
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 03:42 PM
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21. why is the media not covering them properly when they lie?
what is wrong with the media? :dunce:

when republicans lie, the media is supposed to question the patriotism :patriot: of the democrats or complain about their wardrobe color choices or wonder suspiciously about the democrats' troubled relationship with the truth!

they're not supposed to just respond with ... with ... FACTS! :wtf:

what is wrong with these people? where the hell did they learn journalism??






:sarcasm:
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humbled_opinion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 05:55 PM
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37. I think that the media understands it is just about
Over for them and their corrupt support of failed policies and unquestioning of this administration for the past 8 years.
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WA98070 Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 04:24 PM
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25. It's obvious, the British don't want to be led into another war so they support Obama.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 04:46 PM
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27. where oh where is the US media -- fact checking must be too 'tedious' and beneath the US
corporate media cocktail chattering class
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 04:52 PM
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28. Sahara Pailin
Dumber than a bucket of sand! :dunce:
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bugisbug Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 04:59 PM
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29. It was an honest mistake.
Miss Sarah simply confused the British ambassador with the
King of Ireland.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 05:46 PM
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34. Welcome to DU
:hi:
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bugisbug Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 06:47 PM
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41. Thanks! Great to be among friends.
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 05:16 PM
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30. She lies so easily
The perfect republican.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 05:24 PM
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31. She's really outdone herself this time
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loyalkydem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 05:47 PM
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35. Don't this idiots know
that its just a simple matter of researching what they said to prove it? Man is she living up the definition of bimbo or what
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PfcHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 05:49 PM
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36. She ate an English muffin once, therefore, she has diplomatic ties with
the UK. :rofl:
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 06:15 PM
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39. Elitist to Palin is anyone who knows more than her
Tonight if Palin goes on the attack and calls Biden or Obama an Elitist, Biden should ask her to "Definite what an Elitist is?" Biden would destroy on the typical RW answer she'd give.
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 06:31 PM
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40. OK,That's it...
Anybody else who think that the Republicans are doing everything they can to loose this election ?

I mean,gee even the M$M are suddenly bashing them after 8 years of Chimpy but-kissing!

Call it gut feeling or paranoia but I smell a big rat here.
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crossroads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 06:56 PM
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42. Shes her own worst enemy! Why lie?
Good God! Obama has to win this thing - for the sake of our country! This woman is nuts and just a heartbeat away.....?

CR
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 07:29 PM
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44. The waiter who brought her the Fish n Chips spoke English
So naturally........
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 02:18 AM
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46. She once had a cup of Earl Grey.
lol
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MetaTrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 06:11 AM
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48. Funny, I can find thousands of news articles about Al Gore's "flying with James Lee Witt" faux pas
but nobody seems to be interested in Palin's lie outside of the foreign press.
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