s skippy the bush kangaroo: mccain to senior staffers: "i said <i>michael</i> palin!!"

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Friday, August 29, 2008

mccain to senior staffers: "i said michael palin!!"

john mcmuffin has effectively undercut all the hardly-ever-right's talking points against barack obama by picking somebody w/less experience than anyone else short of gladys kravitz to be his running mate. cnn:

sen. john mccain on friday announced alaska gov. sarah palin as his vice presidential candidate, calling her "the running mate who can best help me shake up washington."…

palin is a first-term governor who unseated incumbent gov. frank murkowski in the republican primary in 2006 and went on to defeat former gov. tony knowles, a democrat, in the general election.

she will be the first woman to be nominated for vice president as a republican and only the second to run for vice president on a major party ticket, after democrat geraldine ferraro in 1984.
even tho gov. palin has scant experience on the national stage, she will probably fit right in w/the repubbblican party in washington, dc. as think progress points out, she's under investigation:

but palin’s reformer image took a hit last month when she was accused of attempting to get a state trooper fired. that state trooper was her former brother-in-law who had gone through “a messy divorce” with her sister. after the trooper’s boss wouldn’t act on the governor’s request, she fired him. though palin says she doesn’t “have anything to hide” and she “didn’t do anything wrong there,” an investigation has found that one of her aides pushed the firing:

gov. sarah palin on wednesday revealed an audio recording that shows an aide pressuring the public safety department to fire a state trooper embroiled in a custody battle with her sister.

palin, who has previously said her administration didn’t exert pressure to get rid of trooper mike wooten, also disclosed that members of her staff had made about two dozen contacts with public safety officials about the trooper.
think progress also mentions that ted stevens and his son, both currently under investigation, are also from alaska, and that sen. stevens endorsed gov. palin, and gov. palin returned the favor by refusing to call for stevens' resignation when his scandal broke.
posted by skippy at 9:56 AM |

8 Comments:

Now dammit, I swear I didn't read this before I posted this. Apparently you and I are the first to make that connection.
commented by Blogger Linkmeister, 11:37 AM PDT  
That trooper, by the way, tasered his own son, Palin's nephew. Plus he was known to have driven drunk in a patrol car.

You think maybe Palin wanted this Wooten guy fired because he was...you know...a criminal, and shouldn't be on the police force?

Palin looks to have crooked cops fired, and Obama is buddies with an America-hating terrorist.
commented by Anonymous SteveIL, 12:02 PM PDT  
you're right, steveil, since the aid to gov. palin, frank bailey, the guy who made the phone call, made those accusations, they must be true!
commented by Blogger skippy, 12:31 PM PDT  
Oh, yeah. He makes up those kinds of allegations just to get in good with Guv. Sure.

Yesterday, you had about those Denver arrests, mentioning how the DoJ believed the black guy was more of a threat than the three white meth-morons. The black guy was potentially facing a max sentence of 5 years and a $250,000 fine. Just so you know, the three white guys, without having been called a direct threat, face a maximum combined prison sentence of 88 years, and a max fine $750,000. But you accused the U.S. Attorney of racism.

So, we have a governor's official, who claims that this Wooten guy is a scumbag, but you don't believe him, and don't give a reason why. At the same time, three white guys look to get way more jail time than a black guy for what could be similar criminal actions, yet you accuse the white U.S. Attorney of racism, without knowing about the potential sentences of the white guys.

I think I'll take the word of Palin's official. It has credibility.
commented by Anonymous SteveIL, 1:18 PM PDT  
well, steveil, first of all, i don't see where i accused anybody of racism in the meth head case. i accused him of nepotism. keep your isms straight, please.

secondly, as to the credibility factor of the gov's aide, the guy you quoted was the guy who made the phone call pressuring the public safety dept. to fire the guy.

so the aide who made the bad phone call comes up w/excuses as to why he made the call, and well, pardon me for taking it w/a grain of salt.

find me a newspaper source or police blotter documenting the crimes you and the gov's aide accuse the trooper of, and i will happily post the news on my blog w/my apologies to you.
commented by Blogger skippy, 4:41 PM PDT  
well, steveil, first of all, i don't see where i accused anybody of racism in the meth head case.

Well, allow me to enlighten you as to what you said in that post:

as dave points out, on the serious threat meter, this is how it goes: a black inmate sending letters w/baby powder - serious threat. white men w/rifles, a caches of guns and ammo, consipiring to kill obama...not so much.

You analyzed Dave Neiwert's post and agreed with his implied racism charge against the U.S. Attorney.

And again, neither you or Neiwert actually looked the prison time the meth-morons could possibly get before writing your posts.

find me a newspaper source or police blotter documenting the crimes you and the gov's aide accuse the trooper of, and i will happily post the news on my blog w/my apologies to you.

Here you go.
commented by Anonymous SteveIL, 4:03 AM PDT  
find me a newspaper source or police blotter documenting the crimes you and the gov's aide accuse the trooper of, and i will happily post the news on my blog w/my apologies to you.

Here and here. In the first link, the head of the Alaska State Troopers, determined that Wooten drove a squad car with an open beer (it doesn't say whether or not he was drunk, as I originally said). The other link shows an alleged incident where it was claimed that Wooten drove while intoxicated, but an investigation determined there was nothing to it.

As far as the tasing incident, the second link from 2005 shows he admitted to doing it in a "training capacity". On a 10-year old? He should have been fired on the spot for that, and possibly charged with child endangerment. Instead, he's still a state trooper.
commented by Anonymous SteveIL, 4:40 AM PDT  
oh steveil and your logic and evidence! how dare you bring that to this discussion!



lol gj shutting the other guy up though, seriously
commented by Anonymous Dorbin, 11:03 PM PDT  

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