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This Is INSANE. Alaska Releases 24,199 Pages Of Sarah Palin’s Personal And State E-mails.

June 9, 2011

I want all of Barack Obama’s emails.  I want all of Michelle Obama’s emails.  In fact, I want all of every single Democrat’s emails.

We’ve never heard of crap like this happening to a FORMER politician who hasn’t even been accused of a crime and who previously defeated all kinds of bogus ethics charges that were constantly thrown at her by liberal fascists.

But it doesn’t matter, because liberals NEVER QUIT being fascists.  Conservatives like Palin are guilty until proven innocent – and even after they are proven innocent they are assumed to be guilty.

Years back, I was visiting my brother and my little nephew put his leg behind his head.  He said, “Uncle Mike!  Uncle Mike!  It hurts when I do this.  To which I responded, “Well then DON’T DO IT!”

That story has an application to this one: I wrote an article titled, “Do Unto Obama As Liberals Did Unto Bush.”  Allow me to extend that to “Do Unto Democrats As Liberals Do Unto Conservatives.”  We need to attack them as viciously as they attack us until THEY QUIT DOING IT.  Start pouring through THEIR mail looking for any trace of dirt and I bet they lose their appetite to do it to us rather quickly.

Here’s the bottom line: this is fascist.  It is a fascist leftwing media looking for dirt from an ideological opponent for their political masters.  It is a vile thing to do.  And if you DON’T regard yourself as a fascist you ought to be utterly and vocally opposed to this crap.

Alaska poised to release Palin emails
By BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press – 6/9/11

JUNEAU, Alaska – The state of Alaska on Friday will release thousands of Sarah Palin’s emails from her first two years as governor, a disclosure that has taken on national prominence as she flirts with a run for the presidency.

The emails were first requested during the 2008 White House race by citizens and news organizations, including The Associated Press, as they vetted a vice presidential nominee whose political experience included less than one term as governor of Alaska and a term as mayor of the small town of Wasilla. The nearly three-year delay has been attributed largely to the sheer volume of the release and the flood of requests.

Alaska is releasing the more than 24,000 pages of emails in paper form only and asking news organizations to pick up several boxes worth of documents in Alaska’s capital city, accessible by only air or water. Reporters from several news organizations have already begun arriving in Juneau and are making various plans to disseminate the emails to the public.

Palin told Fox News Sunday that “every rock” that could have been kicked over to uncover things in her family has been. But she also said “a lot of those emails obviously weren’t meant for public consumption” and that she expected people might seek to take some of the messages “out of context.”

But there may not be any surprises to Palin in the emails. Once the state reviewed the records, it gave Palin’s attorneys an opportunity to see if they had any privacy concerns with what was being released. No emails were withheld or redacted as a result of that, said Linda Perez, the administrative director for Gov. Sean Parnell who has been coordinating the release.

The voluminous nature of the release, the isolation of Juneau and the limited bandwidth in the city of 30,000 people has forced media outlets to come up with creative ways to transmit the information. The Washington Post is looking for “100 organized and diligent readers” to work with reporters to “analyze, contextualize, and research the e-mails.” The New York Times is employing a similar system.

Mother Jones, ProPublica and msnbc.com are working with Crivella West Inc., to create a searchable database of the emails. The Associated Press also plans to scan the paper copies to make searchable files available to its members and clients. The state said it was not practical to provide electronic versions of the emails.

It’s not clear yet whether the 24,199 pages being released will contain any major revelations, but they will provide a fresh look at the inner-workings of her office from the time she took office in December 2006 to her ascension to vice presidential nominee in September 2008. Requests have been made for emails from her final 10 months in office. The state hasn’t begun the process of reviewing those yet. Palin resigned partway through her term, in July 2009.

Prior records requests have shed light on the Palin administration’s efforts to advance a natural gas pipeline project and the role played by Palin’s husband in state business.

The email release adds another dimension to the vetting of Palin that began in 2008 and comes as she has become a prominent national political figure, attracting large crowds during a recent bus tour across the Northeast. Palin’s attorney referred questions about the emails to the treasurer of her political action committee, who did not immediately respond Thursday.

The emails were sent and received by Palin’s personal and state email accounts, and the ones being released were deemed to be related to state business.

She and top aides were known to communicate using private email accounts. Perez said Palin gave the state a CD with emails from her Yahoo account, and other employees were asked to review their private accounts for emails related to state business and to send those to their state accounts.

Another 2,275 pages are being withheld for reasons including attorney-client, work product or executive privilege; an additional 140 pages were deemed to be “non-records,” or unrelated to state business.

Some emails may have been previously reviewed in other, earlier public records requests, such as in the Troopergate investigation, in which Palin was accused of putting pressure on public safety officials to fire her brother-in-law, an Alaska State Trooper who was going through a bitter divorce from Palin’s sister.

Clive Thomas, a long-time Palin observer who’s writing a book on Alaska politics, said he’s not sure what the emails will contain — or whether their contents will affect people’s perceptions of Palin.

“I guess most people, I think, who don’t like Sarah Palin are hoping there’s something in there that will deliver the final sort of blow to her (politically),” he said. As for Palin’s supporters, he said he doesn’t think their opinion of her will be changed regardless of what comes out.

Think about it: the Associated Press is the “news” organization that just did a poll that got it’s result by assuming that there are 60% more Democrats than Republicans – which is pretty damn brazen after the Republicans’ historic asswhipping of Democrats only months ago.  These are biased, biased people who work for biased, biased organizations.

And consider the piling-on: the LA Times is going to create a database of Palin’s emails.  The New York Times is literally asking their readers to help them dig up dirt on the woman they actively despise.  The Washington Post is similarly looking for Palin haters to help them unleash their own hatred.

Why didn’t they go through Obama’s garbage?  They didn’t even have to take a long red-eye to get there.  And coming out of Chicago – a city legendary for its political corruption – Obama’s garbage would have stunk to high heaven if the media had ever just bothered to examine it.  But the same people who flew across a continent to dig through Palin’s trash never even considered going next door to search through Obama’s.

And these people just keep sinking lower and lower.

These people are fascists, relentlessly pursuing fascist tactics in order to achieve fascist big-government ends.

Update: An early CNN report is out.  You can see at least three reporters pouring over these 24,000-plus emails.  But all they can report so far is that she was a good, decent, hard-working governor.

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An Opponent’s Courtside Guide To Sarah “Barracuda” Palin

September 6, 2008

“Al I ever really needed to know I learned on the basketball court,” Gov. Sarah Palin has said.

“‘I know this sounds hokey,” she told an interviewer in 2006, “but basketball was a life-changing experience for me.’ The problem for today’s feminists is that the life lessons Palin learned from basketball have made her their biggest nightmare.”

A woman who played against her on the basketball courts during their high school days has some unique and fascinating insights into the mindset of the woman that I believe will be our next Vice President.

Jessica Gavora, writing in an article titled, “Game Changer: Will the battle of 2008 turn out to have been won on the playing fields of Alaska?” has this to offer: (more…)

Obama DELIBERATELY Distorts Sarah Palin’s Experience

September 3, 2008

This rather devastating analysis comes by way of Big Mouth Frog:

Politics up to the Minute
by Mark Halperin

“For Barack Obama to argue that he’s experienced enough to be president because he’s running for president is desperate circular logic and it’s laughable. It is a testament to Barack Obama’s inexperience and failing qualifications that he would stoop to passing off his candidacy as comparable to Governor Sarah Palin’s executive experience managing a budget of over 10 billion dollar dollars, and more than 24,000 employees.” —Tucker Bounds, spokesman John McCain 2008

Barack Obama Said That He Had More Executive Experience Because Of The Size Of His Campaign.

CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER: “And Senator Obama, my final question, some of your Republican critics have said you don’t have the experience to handle a situation like this. They’ve in fact said that Governor Palin has more executive experience as mayor of a small town and as governor of a big state of Alaska. What’s your response?”

OBAMA: “Well, my understanding is that Governor Palin’s town of Wasilla has I think 50 employees. We’ve got 2,500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. You know, we have a budget of about three times that just for the month. So I think that our ability to manage large systems and to execute I think has been made clear over the last couple of years.”

(CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees,” 9/1/08)

Notice how Barack Obama first misrepresents Sarah Palin’s actual record – to the extent that he ignores her governorship altogether – to focus on her time as Mayor of Wasilla.  And he hypes the fact that he’s got a campaign staff of 2,500.

Well, Barack, you’re not running against the Mayor of Wasilla; you’re running against the Governor of Alaska.  And the resources she has, yes – GOVERNED – dwarf anything you have to compare it to.  That’s why all you can do is pretend she was never really governor after all.  In point of fact, Sarah Palin has a budget in the billions, and manages at least TEN TIMES more employees than you ever have.

Nothing is worse than a politician who engages in the most trivial lies in order to distort the record for cheap personal political gain.  Grow up, Obama.

Expect an avalanche of lies.  When the candidate himself is desperate enough to stoop to flat-out distortions of fact, you can know that his army of cockroaches will do a hundred times worse.