Palin Accuses 'Obama/Biden Democrats' of Attacking Her Family

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  1. Political Punch
    Power, pop, and probings from ABC News Senior National Correspondent Jake Tapper


    Palin Accuses 'Obama/Biden Democrats' of Attacking Her Family, But Campaign Can't Name One

    September 04, 2008 8:05 PM

    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin sent out a fundraising solicitation today that charged that "the Obama/Biden Democrats have been vicious in their attacks directed toward me, my family and John McCain."

    I asked spokespeople of the McCain campaign and the Republican National Committee just which "Obama/Biden Democrats" they're referring to.

    The response I got was that Obama spokesman Mark Bubriski erroneously attacked Palin as a supporter of Pat Buchanan.

    That's it. That's the evidence.

    An attack on Palin herself.

    In other words, they can't name one person affiliated with the Obama-Biden campaign who attacked the Palin family.

    But she made the charge anyway, to help raise money.

    Incidentally, in 1998 Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, told the following joke at a Republican fundraiser:

    "Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?" McCain joked about the then-President's then-teenage daughter. "Because her father is Janet Reno."

    ''This is the bad boy,'' he told the New York Times' Maureen Dowd. "It was stupid and cruel and insensitive. I've apologized. I can't take it back. I could give you a whole bunch of excuses, but there are no excuses. I was wrong, but do you want me crucified? How many days does it need to be a story?'"

    Now THAT is attacking someone's family!

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/palin-accuses-o.html
     
  2. There were all kinds of personal attacks. What are you smoking? I think we all realize that the campaign does it work through 3rd parties. Didn't that Social Security number comes out of a Democratic report? How did that happen? Identity theft.

    OldTrader
     
  3. I asked spokespeople of the McCain campaign and the Republican National Committee just which "Obama/Biden Democrats" they're referring to.

    The response I got was that Obama spokesman Mark Bubriski erroneously attacked Palin as a supporter of Pat Buchanan.


     
  4. Yeah, I did read the link. So what? We got another blog writing more crap. It's clear that the Democratic Party does it work through the liberal blogs. You don't realize that I got a bridge to sell you.

    Again though, there is the matter of that Social Security number.

    OldTrader
     
  5. The republican party and Bush claimed they had nothing to do with the swift boating of Kerry in 2004.

    Bloggers are independent, and don't give a crap what the democratic party says. They don't take their marching orders from the democratic party.

    There are bloggers on both sides trying to use the power of the internet and websites to influence the outcome of elections.

    None of this is any different than we saw in 2004, with the exception that more people are blogging, reading blogs, etc.

    Breaking: Phone book reveals Palin phone number

    RedState's Erick Erickson has a fevered take on our story on Tony Knowles' two-year-old opposition research book on Sarah Palin under the heading "Democrats Release Sarah Palin's Social Security Number."

    His item is so wildly misleading that it's hard to know where to start, but the headline seems like a good place.

    First, if he knows that Democrats released it, he has better sources than I do.

    Second, the Social Security number is missing its last four digits. That is, it's already been redacted, in an apparent excess of caution by whoever prepared it from public record. You can't get very far with a five-digit Social Security number. (Similarly redacted Social Security numbers are available for a small fee on such sinister tools as Lexis-Nexis.)

    The item's first sentence is also inaccurate. "The Politico has received an opposition research file from the Alaska Democrats."

    The notion that we received the file from the Alaska Democrats appears to come from sources inside Erickson's head.

    Finally, Drudge is teasing the story with the news that Palin's home phone number has been released. You can find the same number in any online telephone book.

    Erickson concludes:

    "It is atrocious that the Democrats would not only seek out Sarah Palin's Social Security number, but release it in opposition research to the press.

    We need to know who did this. We also need to know what happened. We also need to know if it was used to bolster the Democrats' opposition research."

    We also need to know what we're talking about before we get all breathless on the blogs.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0908/Breaking_Phone_book_reveals_Palin_phone_number.html