Sounds like Sarah Palin Hired Past insanity to write her current comments....

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ZZZzzzzzzz, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called her critics cowards and jerks Friday for deriding her anonymously and insisted she never asked for the expensive wardrobe purchased for her use on the presidential campaign.

    "I never asked for anything more than a Diet Dr. Pepper once in a while," Palin said as she returned to the governor's office from her two-month odyssey as the GOP vice presidential nominee. She said the Republican National Committee paid for the tens of thousands of dollars in designer clothes and accessories.

    "Those are the RNC's clothes. They're not my clothes. I never forced anybody to buy anything," she said.

    Republican Party lawyers are still trying to determine exactly what clothing was purchased for Palin at such high-end stores as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, what was returned and what has become of the rest.

    She particularly lashed out at the anonymous Republican campaign sources cited in a Fox News report who said she did not know Africa was a continent, not a country, and could not name the three countries in the North American Free Trade Agreement _ Canada, the United States and Mexico.

    "I consider it cowardly" that they did not allow their names to be used, she said.

    Palin said those allegations aren't true. She recalled discussing Africa and NAFTA with aides who prepared her for the vice presidential debate with Democrat Joe Biden.

    "If there are allegations based on questions or comments that I made in debate prep about NAFTA, and about the continent vs. the country when we talk about Africa there, then those were taken out of context," she said. "That's cruel, It's mean-spirited. It's immature. It's unprofessional and those guys are jerks if they came away with it, taking things out of context and then tried to spread something on national news. It's not fair, and it's not right."
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    Palin also said she would not call on Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, to resign, although last month, before his re-election bid, she said he should "step aside" and "play a very statesmanlike role in this now." Stevens, 84, was found guilty on seven counts of trying to hide more than $250,000 in free home renovations and other gifts that he received from a wealthy oil contractor.

    Three days after the election, Stevens, the longest serving Republican in Senate history, is about 3,500 votes ahead of Democratic challenger Mark Begich with thousands of absentee ballots to be counted in the next two weeks.

    Said Palin on Friday: "The Alaska voters have spoken and me not being a dictator, won't be telling anyone what to do."

    When asked if she would call on him to resign, Palin said: "Not after the will of the people has been made manifest via that vote."

    Meanwhile, RNC lawyers are discussing with Palin whether what's left of the clothing and accessories purchased for her on the campaign trail will go to charity, back to stores or be paid for by Palin, a McCain-Palin campaign official said Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the campaign hadn't authorized comment.

    The sorting should be completed in the next four or five days, the campaign official said, declining to say whether the RNC was sending anyone to Alaska to help take inventory.

    The RNC spent at least $150,000 on designer clothing, accessories and beauty services for Palin after she became John McCain's running mate in September. The spending included $75,062 at Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis; $49,425 at Saks Fifth Avenue; $9,447 at Macy's; and $789 at the luxury retailer Barneys New York. Some of the purchases were for Palin family members, such as $4,902 spent at upscale men's clothier Atelier and $92 at Pacifier, a Minneapolis baby boutique.

    The McCain-Palin campaign said about a third of the clothing was returned immediately because it was the wrong size, or for other reasons. However, other purchases were apparently made after that, the campaign official said.

    The spending drew a complaint against Palin and the RNC by a Washington government watchdog group. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission accusing Palin and the GOP of violating a federal ban on the use of campaign funds for personal expenses such as clothing.

    The RNC didn't respond to repeated requests by The Associated Press for comment Friday.

    It's routine for candidates to get professional hair and makeup services at campaign expense before they go on camera, but Palin's shopping spree at GOP donors' expense is unusual. It contrasted with the down-to-earth "hockey mom" image that Palin sought to craft and gave the campaign unwanted publicity in the form of newspaper headlines, Internet chatter and comedians' jokes.

    FEC spokesman Bob Biersack declined to comment on the spending beyond confirming that the commission has received CREW's complaint.


    Theimer reported from Washington.


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  2. kut2k2


    Sarah Palin ... the gift that keeps on giving. :D
  3. I think it's time to lay off her... the election is over... and it's time to move forward.

    I'm sure she is good person who was thrust prematurely into the arena with the other gladiators! Truth be told she does have some strong points as is evidenced buy her success in AK politics.
    A lot of women in that same boat would have done even worse than she did... and gotten even more flustered!

    However she should ask Stevens to step down for the good of the party so as not to be seen as a hypocrite criticizing Obama for the Ayers connection while she says nothing about a convicted felon sitting as AK's Senator! What would she say if this was a friend of Obama's ?! Remember this is just what Stevens got caught for... who knows what else he got away with over all those years! Kinda like OJ it finally caught up with him!
  4. I beg to differ:

    In a new Rasmussen poll out today, Republicans overwhelmingly say that they want Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as their presidential nominee in 2012. Sixty-four percent of GOP respondents said that Palin would be their top choice in 2012:

    When asked to choose among some of the GOP’s top names for their choice for the party’s 2012 presidential nominee, 64% say Palin. The next closest contenders are two former governors and unsuccessful challengers for the presidential nomination this year — Mike Huckabee of Arkansas with 12% support and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts with 11%.

    Three other sitting governors – Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Charlie Crist of Florida and Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota – all pull low single-digit support.

    In the same poll, 69 percent of Republicans said that Palin “helped John McCain’s bid for the presidency,” even though exit polls found that 60 percent of voters felt that she was “not qualified to be president if necessary.” (HT: John McCormack)

  5. kut2k2


    In an informal poll out today, 100% of Democrats said Palin would be their top choice for the GOP candidate in 2012. :D
  6. Hey ZZZZzzzz do you think the phillies fans talked trash about the rays team and fans after they won the world series? The only people that would do that are sad human beings. ZZZzzzz congrats your a sad human being.
  7. My goodness, you have nearly graduated to stalker level...