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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-11-09 06:30 PM
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Who are you going to believe, Sarah Palin or your lying ears?
Seriously, is she off her meds?

"Palin Denies Asking Begich to Resign" /

Hmmm. Tums or Advil..Tums or Advil.

Now this is a good one. After confirming to the Daily News Miner, and then clarifying that confirmation, Sarah Palin joined forces with Republican Party Chair Randy Reudrich last week in asking Senator Mark Begich to stand aside so a new senatorial election could take place. In other words, she asked him to resign.

And now.she denies it. /

JUNEAU Gov. Sarah Palin stepped back from an earlier call for U.S. Sen. Mark Begich to resign pending a fresh election after a federal judge dropped charges against former Sen. Ted Stevens.

At a press conference Friday morning in her Capitol office, Palin claimed she never said Begich should step down.

Alaska Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich issued a press release calling for Begich to step down and for a new election shortly after the news broke that Stevens charges may be dropped.

In an e-mail response to the News-Miner, Palin said I absolutely agree.

She clarified she agreed with Ruedrichs call for a new election and for Begich to step aside until that happens.

A question on her call for a new election was among many posed at the Friday press conference.

I didnt call for Begich to step down, either, Palin said. I said I absolutely agree that Alaskans deserve a fair, untainted election for the United States senate seat. Im not splitting hairs on how that happens. Im saying wonderful, good. I want to see an election that is fair, that isnt influenced unduly by some announcement that the sitting senator was facing a multi-felony count conviction. Thats what we were told. Now, come to find out, that wasnt the case.

Soooo.she wants a new election to take place for the senate seat. And she wants Begich to step aside so that can happen. Buuuut.she doesnt want him to resign. And the Daily News Miner just kind of made that up.


That was my forehead coming into sudden and violent contact with my desk.

From the Anchorage Daily News: Gov. Sarah Palin and the head of the Alaska Republican Party said Thursday that Sen. Mark Begich should give his Senate seat up to a special election now that prosecutors have abandoned their case against Ted Stevens.

From the Juneau Empire: Gov. Palin calls on Sen. Begich to resign seat

Gov. Sarah Palin said Thursday that Sen. Mark Begich should step down and run again for the Senate seat he won last fall. The governor said there was undue influence in the campaign in which long-time Sen. Ted Stevens was ousted.

From the Wall Street Journal: Palin Calls on Sen. Begich to Resign

I could go on with this for a long time.

Sure its in Palins best interest to backpedal from this embarrassing, ridiculous, insulting statement. It doesnt make her look very credible on a variety of fronts. But this is like if I asked you clear out your desk and step aside from your job so we could interview someone else for the position, and then tried to tell you I didnt fire you. Nice try.

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