Run, Sarah, run (set the pace, too)

Thinking Right’s weekend free-for-all. Pick a topic:

Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and her publicity-seeking stunts have finally achieved the attention she deserves: One- or two-paragraph stories that run with those that warn us that sheep on the remote Scottish island of Hirta are gradually shrinking because of global warming. Global warming’s shrunk our interest in her, too.

Are pickups prejudiced? Two Dalton people were killed when the motorcycle they were riding was sideswiped by a motorist who apparently crossed the center lane. A motorist driving a car could have done the same thing. Yet pickup drivers — I am one — are presumed to be aggressive and when a lesser vehicle is involved, it’s always noted that the offending vehicle was a pickup.

Not surprising that among the big cities with the lowest unemployment rates is Washington, D.C., with 6.2 percent. Atlanta ranks 18th, at 9.6 percent. The stimulus creates jobs. For government workers.

Atlanta businesses about to be hit with a sharp increase in city property taxes fall into two camps: those who pass on the entire levy and the mom-and-pop operators who can’t, and therefore take it out of salaries and services. The latter are the kinds that get taxed out of existence.

The cheating by officials at four elementary schools on the CRCT is so dishonest to children and their parents that nobody found to be involved should ever be allowed to set foot on public school property again. The schools are Deerwood Academy in Atlanta, Atherton Elementary in DeKalb, Parklane Elementary in Fulton and Burroughs-Molette in Glynn County. It is simply appalling that despite the evidence Atlanta Public Schools officials still pretend otherwise. “They’re taking the position that there’s no confession, so it didn’t happen,” a state official told the state school board.

A study finds that Georgia ranks 14th nationally in percentage of fat adults and third nationally in fat 10- to 17-year-olds. Georgia is criticized in the report by the Trust for America’s Health for not having strict nutrition standards for school lunches and vending machines. It ain’t the school’s fault. Children eat at the same tables with fat mommas and daddies. The place to start reforming America’s health care system is at the TV snack tray.

Fat Georgians are in training to reclaim a title lost last week. Three circus elephants defeated three humans in an eating contest, downing 505 hot dog buns in six minutes. Humans downed 143.

Take the dog, you take the fleas. The Securities and Exchange Commission votes unanimously to require companies requiring a bail-out to allow shareholders to vote on executive compensation. I agree with the principle. It is, however, an instance of regulators using the bail-out to meddle in management’s business.

Run, Sarah, run. Actually, all candidates should resign to run for higher office. All four of the presidential and vice presidential candidates last year, including Palin, held onto their jobs until they got something better.

If North Korea launches a cyberattack on Thinking Right, I’m drafting every fierce liberal who camps out on my blog and assigning them to Kim Jong II’s blog, Thinking Nutty.

Vice President Joe Biden announced that hospitals have agreed to forgo $155 billion in future government payments so the nonexistent money can be diverted to partially “finance” a new health care entitlement that Democrats want to ram through Congress this year. First of all, the money is an illusion. Secondly, Biden is not authorized to speak for the administration.

The pot smokers have the same solution to California’s budget woes that the Underground Atlanta gambling interests have for Georgia’s: Legalize something objectionable. Surely somebody’s convinced that prostitution is some state’s budget savior.

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July 10th, 2009
8:57 am

Republicans attack Democrats. Democrats attack Republicans. So, folks, what else is new. If you would read a history of politics in this country since its inception you would discover, some to your amazement, that what goes on today is childs play.

Kayaker 71

July 10th, 2009
8:58 am

Good article in Time magazine regarding Palin yesterday on Google. The best line in the whole article was a description of how Palin has a permanent middle finger up for all of the elite politicians in NY, Washington and the Northeast. I think that the majority of thinking Americans also have a middle finger proudly displayed for our President, our Congress and our government. Perhaps a voting drive like Mr. Wonderful had with the blacks. If we could get the majority of the common man in this country to get off of the sofa and go to the polls, we just might have a chance. It seemed to work in the past election.

"Charles", The Original

July 10th, 2009
9:00 am

It’s difficult for Americans to understand why Officials at Deerwood Academy in Atlanta, Atherton Elementary in Dekalb, Parklane Elementary in Fulton and Burroughs-Molette in Glynn County won’t be harshly disciplined for cheating. Mark my words, instead of not being allowed to set foot on public school property again, those officials are going to walk the red-carpet. And bosses are bidding their time to increase the pay grade of the dishonest educators.

The Jan Kemp’s of the world and those who supported her on the inside of the educational system have been targeted. You remember Dr. Jan Kemp. She was among several faculty members who blew the whistle when officials at the University of Georgia intervened in the fall of 1981 to enable nine football players to pass a remedial English course in which they had received failing grades. The pressure and stress generated from Kemp’s courageous decision to challenge a system of corruption caused her to suffer loss of family, friends, health, and life itself.

Fast forward nearly thirty years. It’s easy to understand why the overwhelming majority of Public School officials and educators throughout America are “on board” with the deliberate dumbing down of Americans in exchange for personal gain, so-called progress, and the illusion of power.

Welcome to the New World Order.

JF McNamara

July 10th, 2009
9:08 am


There’s a difference between interviewing for a promotion (Congress to President) at your job and quitting because your refuse to make the necessary changes to do your job effectively(Governer to fishing). I didn’t have a problem with her running for VP when she was governer. She’d allegedly done a good job and those who do good jobs should move forward.

She could’ve made changes to the way she governed to fulfill the job the Alaskan citizens elected her to do. She didn’t want to deal with the tough economic realities that Alaska faces or deal with the consequences from her extreme bipartisanship in the election. She quit instead.

You can keep your blinders on about Sarah Palin, but she isn’t tough or smart enough to be a real leader. This is the second time she’s quit, and that’s troubling. Getting elected is gaining popular support which she excels. Actual governance and decision making is tough. When the going get’s tough, she seeks the exit. We’ve seen it twice. Is that really what you want in a President?

In addition, name calling only shows that you don’t really have any real intellectual capacity and feel you need to demean someone to make yourself look better. Unless you’re a child, you don’t need to do it if you want to be taken seriously.


July 10th, 2009
9:10 am

I would guess that Sarah Palin *at least* knows how many states there are in the US, as opposed to the current president.


July 10th, 2009
9:14 am

Odd sort of spin you’re putting on McKinney’s arrest and week-long detention by the Israelis, Mr. Wooten.

She was attempting to deliver humanitarian aid to the Palestinians… and you call it a “publicity stunt”? It’s more than you’ve ever done.


July 10th, 2009
9:18 am

Marijuana is not objectionable but your horse tooth mug is, jackazz.

Vote for Palin? Best watch that retarded know-nothing answer she gave about economics again you simple minded idiots. You’re killin’ this country with your superficial lazy azz stupidity.

[...] Jim Wooten says ‘Run, Sarah, run — set the pace, too’ [...]

conservative democrat

July 10th, 2009
9:30 am

My 20 year old daughter had been to a McCain rally at Clemson and was a real supporter until he picked Palin. After the Katie Curic interview, she changed her mind and voted for Obama.


July 10th, 2009
9:33 am

If Queen Esther of Wasilla is so TEH AWESOME, if liberals cower in fear under the bed at her merest wink, why then are GOP candidates across the nation fleeing headlong away from her you-betcha superpowers?

As to kayaker, flipping the middle finger is not now, and never has been, a qualification for elected office. It might appeal to your arrested-adolescent personality, but it takes more than saying Phook You! to succeed at, well, just about everything.


July 10th, 2009
9:36 am

Run, Sarah, Run. Right now, just run away and hide for the rest of your life. We’re tired of you and your uninformed self.

conservative democrat

July 10th, 2009
9:38 am

“…Actually, all candidates should resign to run for higher office…’
Yes, Governors should resign their careers as real estate speculators when they take office also.
And, candidates who take two months to decide if taking $120K from special interest groups they have oversight over is ethical should drop out of the race before that get their a$$es defeated.

One Voice

July 10th, 2009
9:40 am

If Palin runs it will be the best thing that could happen to the Democratic Party and would ensure an Obama second term. She actually has a good shot at winning the Republican nomination but absolutely no shot at winning a general election. Go Palin!

conservative democrat

July 10th, 2009
9:43 am

You wrote, “…I would guess that Sarah Palin *at least* knows how many states there are in the US…” Yeah, and her “I can get a bead on Putin from my back yard foreign policy” showed just how smart she is.

The Anti-Wooten

July 10th, 2009
9:44 am

Courtesy of Andrew Sullivan @ The Daily Dish

Palin lied when she said the dismissal of her public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, had nothing to do with his refusal to fire state trooper Mike Wooten; in fact, the Branchflower Report concluded that she repeatedly abused her power when dealing with both men.
Palin lied when she repeatedly claimed to have said, “Thanks, but no thanks” to the Bridge to Nowhere; in fact, she openly campaigned for the federal project when running for governor.
Palin lied when she denied that Wasilla’s police chief and librarian had been fired; in fact, both were given letters of termination the previous day.
Palin lied when she wrote in the NYT that a comprehensive review by Alaska wildlife officials showed that polar bears were not endangered; in fact, email correspondence between those scientists showed the opposite.
Palin lied when she claimed in her convention speech that an oil gas pipeline “began” under her guidance; in fact, the pipeline was years from breaking ground, if at all.
Palin lied when she told Charlie Gibson that she does not pass judgment on gay people; in fact, she opposes all rights between gay spouses and belongs to a church that promotes conversion therapy.
Palin lied when she denied having said that humans do not contribute to climate change; in fact, she had previously proclaimed that human activity was not to blame.
Palin lied when she claimed that Alaska produces 20 percent of the country’s domestic energy supply; in fact, the actual figures, based on any interpretation of her words, are much, much lower.

The Anti-Wooten

July 10th, 2009
9:45 am

Palin lied when she told voters she improvised her convention speech when her teleprompter stopped working properly; in fact, all reports showed that the machine had functioned perfectly and that her speech had closely followed the script.
Palin lied when she recalled asking her daughters to vote on whether she should accept the VP offer; in fact, her story contradicts details given by her husband, the McCain campaign, and even Palin herself. (She later added another version.)
Palin lied when she claimed to have taken a voluntary pay cut as mayor; in fact, as councilmember she had voted against a raise for the mayor, but subsequent raises had taken effect by the time she was mayor.
Palin lied when she insisted that Wooten’s divorce proceedings had caused his confidential records to become public; in fact, court officials confirmed they released no such records.
Palin lied when she suggested to Katie Couric that she was involved in trade missions with Russia; in fact, she has never even met with Russian officials.
Palin lied when she told Shimon Peres that the only flag in her office was the Israeli flag; in fact, she has several flags.
Palin lied when she claimed to have tried to divest government funds from Sudan; in fact, her administration openly opposed a bill that would have done just that.
Palin lied when she repeatedly claimed that troop levels in Iraq were back to pre-surge levels; in fact, even she acknowledged her “misstatements,” though she refused to retract or apologize.
Palin lied when she insisted that the Branchflower Report “showed there was no unlawful or unethical activity on my part”; in fact, that report prominently stated, “Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.”


July 10th, 2009
9:46 am

Re: Sarah Palin, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

The Anti-Wooten

July 10th, 2009
9:46 am

Palin lied when she claimed to have voiced concerns over Wooten fearing he would harm her family; in fact, she actually decreased her security detail during that period.
Palin lied when asked about the $150,000 worth of clothes provided by the RNC; in fact, solid reporting contradicted several parts of her statement.
Palin lied when she suggested that she had offered the media proof of her pregnancy with Trig to “correct the record”; in fact, no reports of her medical records were ever published; and the letter from her doctor testifying to her good health only emerged hours before polling ended on election day, even though there was nothing in it that couldn’t have been released two months earlier.
Palin lied when she said that “reported” allegations of her banning Harry Potter as mayor was easily refutable because it had not even been written yet; in fact, the first book in that series was published in 1998 – two years into her first term – and such rumors were never reported by the media, only circulated as emails.
Palin lied when she denied having participated in a clothes audit with campaign laywers; in fact, the Washington Times later confirmed those details.
Palin lied when asked about Couric’s question regarding her reading habits; in fact, Couric’s words were not, “What do you read up there in Alaska?” or anything close to condescension.
Palin lied when she mischaracterized the “$1200 check” given to Alaskans as the permanent fund dividend check; in fact, that fund had yielded $2,069 per person, and she claimed otherwise to obscure the fact that Alaskans also received a $1200 rebate check from a windfall profits tax on oil companies – a tax widely criticized by Republicans.
Palin lied when she claimed to be unaware of a turkey being slaughtered behind her during a filmed interview; in fact, the cameraman said she had picked the spot herself, while the slaughter was underway.

The Anti-Wooten

July 10th, 2009
9:47 am

Palin lied when she denied having rejected federal stimulus money; in fact, she continued to accept and reject the funds several times.
Palin lied when she claimed that legislative leaders had canceled a meeting with her to hold their own press conference; in fact, they only canceled it after being told she would not participate, and the purpose of the press conference was very different from the meeting’s.
Palin lied when she announced on the news that she never holds closed-door meetings; in fact, she had just attended a closed-door meeting with the legislature earlier that day.
Palin lied when she said that former aide John Bitney’s “amicable” departure was for “personal” reasons; in fact, Bitney said he was fired because of his relationship with the wife of Palin’s friend, plus a Palin spokesperson later claimed “poor job performance” for his firing – without elaborating.
Palin lied when she said she kept her running injury a secret on the campaign trail; in fact, her bandaged hand was clearly visible in photographs and the story was widely talked about.
Palin lied when she claimed that Alaska has spent “millions of dollars” on litigation related to her ethics complaints; in fact, that figure is much, much lower, and she had initiated the most expensive inquiry.
Palin lied when she denied that the Alaska Independence Party supports secession and denied that her husband had been a member; in fact, even the McCain campaign noted that the party’s very existence is based on secession and that Todd was a member for seven years.

The Anti-Wooten

July 10th, 2009
9:48 am


That’s almost exactly what she’s done.

Kudos to the genius of Hunter S. Thompson for his insight, it seems to perfectly mirror Sarush Failin.

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”

conservative democrat

July 10th, 2009
9:48 am

@ Fred,
I’m with you. Legalize pot.

Northern Songs, Ltd.

July 10th, 2009
9:51 am

Marcus – you assume much my friend; and you assume incorrectly that I am – or ever was – a supporter of W the Inept. But while this President can run rings around bushie in the smarts department, so far he has shown no evidence he has any idea what the frak he is doing. It’s been “let’s throw as much cr@p on the wall as we can and let’s see what sticks.” So far, it only stinks.

conservative democrat

July 10th, 2009
9:59 am

“…pressure and stress generated from Kemp’s courageous decision to challenge a system of corruption caused her to suffer loss of family, friends, health, and life itself…” Yes, it did. She was a nasty heffer.
It is at least conceivable that students in those four schools changed their minds 10 times more often that the average test taker, I guess. Not likely though. So many hands have touched those test forms by now that a finger print analysis probably won’t be conclusive. What recourse do we have? Are they guilty until proven innocent? The feds are going to want their money back from the alleged fraud and the schools will be bankrupt.


July 10th, 2009
10:05 am

Legalize it; tax it; pay the teachers, firemen, policemen, hospitals, and food safety inspectors.


July 10th, 2009
10:14 am

Northern Songs, I am not sure that Obama will be judged on his first six months in office. I think it will unfold over the next 3 1/2 years. The worst thing that can happen to Republicans is if the second stimulus package (remember the first one was boy George’s) and other programs begin to work because they have staked their claim on obstruction, negativity, and very little cooperation. They will be unable to take any credit for any success if it unfolds that way.

If the program does not work out, Obama has already claimed responsibility and recognizes that he would be a one-term president. So, time will tell.

An analogy, long term investing is usually more successful than day trading. If you invested money in the stock market in the first part of 1988 it was crossing the 2000 level (Dow). It seems the political day traders are the ones who are having high blood pressure with the short-term swings as they micro-watch each political move. Politics, like markets, will have their short-term and long-term swings.


July 10th, 2009
10:23 am

More random “thoughts” from the never to retire one?

Alas, those poor misunderstood pickup drivers. (wtf???)

I wonder. On Saturday nights do the Wootens watch Reefer Madness in preparation for their pilgrimage to the Holy Roller Talibaptist “up the way”?

Palin obsession. How pathetic. Nuff said.

But of all that nuttiness, this is pièce de résistance:

“…regulators using the bail-out to meddle in management’s business.”

Yes it is almost impossible to feel anything but remorse for those corporations that did such a stellar job and who now have no one but the big bad government to blame for their many woes.

I mean for gawd sakes, who wants the investors and shareholders to actually control (even to a tiny degree) what they own? Next you’ll be asking us to actually believe in the three principles of capitalism!!!


July 10th, 2009
10:29 am

Northern, i enjoy radng much of what you post.

But this statement is IMHO factually incorrect: “…so far he has shown no evidence he has any idea what the frak he is doing. It’s been “let’s throw as much cr@p on the wall as we can and let’s see what sticks.” So far, it only stinks.”

His record to date is VERY mixed. But unlike his bungling predecessor is not a total train wreck.

To wit, there are numerous foot-dragging, wrong headed, reactionary BushCo “policies”, signing statements, environmental plundering, etc. he has undone. And I believe and hope there are many more coming…


July 10th, 2009
10:30 am

Wow, typo central at 10:29. (I hate this new cheesy keyboard…)


July 10th, 2009
10:44 am


Hundreds of organizations and individuals have delivered aid to palestine. As far as I know this is the only attempt to run a blockade to do so.

This was a stunt!


July 10th, 2009
10:45 am

It takes a special type of political partisan hack to pass judgement on an economic recovery plan after less than six months and when less than 15 cents of every dollar to be directed toward the recovery has been spent.

Do you remember last fall when partisan democrats hacks hoped and prayed for a continued sliding economy and refused to admit that the “surge” in Irag was working?

Republican partisan hacks do the same thing now – each day that the market declines, they blame in on President Obama. They pass judgement on a complex plan to adress a complex problem before the ink is dry on the plan. Democrat hacks declare the plan a success before the ink is dry on the plan. Republican partisan hacks and democrat partisan hacks both hope for harm to our Grand Republic IF the harm will help them politically.

And the independent thinking mainstream keep shrinking into a dying breed of statesmen who put country first.


July 10th, 2009
10:46 am

Run, Sarah, run — as far away as you can!


July 10th, 2009
10:49 am


The first stimulus package was not Bush,s. The TARP you can blame on him, but the stimulus package is all Obama. Think what you want, but get your facts straight.


July 10th, 2009
10:54 am

The Hopes and dreams of the Republican Party rest with Sarah Palin………. HA HA HA HA…….HA HA HA HA……..HA HA HA HA………HA HA HA HA…….HA HA HA HA……….HA HA HA HA……..HA HA HA HA…………HA HA HA HA………HA HA HA HA ………

Come on Jim….If she “sets the pace”……,the Comedians will have a filed day !

Global warming is Shrinking the Republican Base !


July 10th, 2009
11:20 am

Will – no need to wait on the recovery from our beloved leader’s stimulus plan. Anyone, with any sense of history already knows the government doesn’t grow jobs, never has, never will. You can wait until the cows come home, but there’s no recovery coming as long as the private sector isn’t the one creating the jobs. I would advise you to go back to school, but I’m afraid you’d go back to that government school that brainwashed you already.

Northern Songs, Ltd.

July 10th, 2009
11:27 am

AmVet – thanks for the back pat – while i did not vote for the president, I wish with all my heart he does know what he’s doing; I’m just not convinced. So I guess my little rant is a symptom of my frustration at the extremely slow pace of recovery. yes, it took years – about 8 last count – to get to where we are, and it won’t all be fixed in 100 days, or maybe even 100 weeks, but i aait the smallest sign of forward progress. So say we all…(?)

Northern Songs, Ltd.

July 10th, 2009
11:28 am

uh, that’s “await…”. sheesh, time for lunch i think.


July 10th, 2009
11:28 am


JF McNamara

July 10th, 2009
11:32 am


I don’t know that government doesn’t grow jobs, and I think I have a pretty good sense of history. In my economics courses, I read about the positive effect of government spending on both public and private sector jobs. What you’re saying contradicts that.

Can you post a link to an economic study that shows government doesn’t grow jobs? I’m always looking for new facts.


July 10th, 2009
11:48 am

I have been to Hirta, or at least right across a tiny bay to the island of St. Kilda. It is the farthest west point in the British Isles and bears the brunt of the storms that careen across the North Atlantic. It is also entirely isolated, accessible only by sea and then only when the water is calm enough to land, which is about 10% of the time. The only thing there now is a radar station, a post populated seemingly entirely by members of the British military who have really, truly irritated their superiors.

It is home, however, to genetically unique species such as the Soay sheep, the St. Kilda wren, the St. Kilda mouse and, until their forced evacuation in the 1930’s, human beings who spoke a unique dialect of Gaelic, lived in stone huts, subsisted primarily on sea bird eggs that they collected and stored in medieval cleats and had prehensile toes. The most active place on St. Kilda is the cemetery, where the evacuees are often returned for burial at “home” in accordance with the government’s guarantee at the time the surviving families were removed.

Hirta and St. Kilda, while not places that I could confidently recommend for a vacation, are wondrous and mysterious for their complete isolation from outside genetic or cultural influences as well as their ability to sustain life under extreme conditions. As such, they offer a most unusual opportunity to gauge the effect of environmental changes with a minumum of interference from outside factors. Research findings that the Soay sheep are becoming smaller may, therefore, provide a bellwether (sorry for the pun) clue as to the effect of environmental change. Yup, the significance of sheep in such a marginal place sounds silly, but hey — to know it is to appreciate it, and certainly never to forget it.

I cannot say the same for APS. The AJC should be standing at her door, demanding that she justify taxpayer dollars paying the salary for a liar and a cheat. Permitting her to escape with a risible excuse is unconscionable. Use your newly flexible schedule, Mr. Wooten, and force her to answer for her department’s perfidy!

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 10th, 2009
12:02 pm

Fact Check for a Wooten Mousketeer Ward

A factual correction is in order for the above statements by Mr. “Ward.” Palin in fact made one of the most significant ethics complaints against herself.

[T]he timing, scope and other factors of the single largest expense appear to fit the case Palin filed against herself that cost $187,797 to investigate. That’s almost two-thirds of the total $296,042 of all Personnel Board investigations in the last two years.

The self-reported complaint was a means to have a legislative investigator’s findings in the “Troopergate” case reexamined by a Personnel Board investigator. She said publicly that her self-reported complaint was without merit which raises the question if it was without merit why the ditzbrain filed it against herself. It cost the most money to the state.

Ward further your statement would be true if many of the ethics investigations weren’t in fact launched by Republicans in Aliaska as well as by Palin who is an alleged Republican and not a Democrat, and Palin brought them on herself by playing a game where she never wanted to be in Juneau, so she charged the state per diem for for more than 300 nights spent at home and spent another $43,490 on travel for her children and husband. She further appropriated Republican NC money for luxury items for her husband and children. These were violations that crossed bright lines.

Many of the trips were to ferry her children and husband from their hometown of Wasilla to the state capital of Juneau, which is 600 miles away,

The GOP vice-presidential candidate has used her relatively cheap travel expenses (and her decision to try selling Murkowski’s $2.7 million corporate jet on eBay) as a testament to her frugality. The New York Times noted, however, that the jet didn’t sell on eBay and was later sold to an Alaskan businessman at a $600,000 loss.

Trooper Gate which was the largest expense was clearly a vendetta Palin launched against her former brother in law.

She now faces a book by her ex-son-in-law which she brought on herself by thrusting the parents and their illegitimate kid into the limelight. In an absurdity, Bristol who was impregnated out of wedlock, or as the movie title says “knocked up”, is an alleged spokesperson for Candy clothing’s “abstinence” program. Candy’s line of clothing encourages children to dress like Cheetah 3 girls dress while working so that they will grow up to dress like Cheetah 3 girls while working.

This has been very well documented along with multiple graphics by the Anchourage Daily News, the Washington Post, and the New York Times for months.

Recently as Palin displayed her narcissitic unending quest for the limelight by inviting 6 major news media outlets to her remote fishing village vacation so she could spew stream of consciousness she blatantly lied about the ethics complaints’ amount and actual outcome.

Sarah Palin has forgotten the most extensive and professional investigation performed of all, the one by longtime Alaska prosecutor Steven Branchflower, appointed by the Legislative Council of the Alaska State Legislature, which found that Sarah Palin Unlawfully Abused Her Power.

The Branchflower report was not the only problem Palin had before she quit her brief tenure as Governor. there is also the matter of the travel expenses she attempted to bilk her state out of and that she was forced to repay.

Anchorage lawyer Timothy Petumenos said Palin’s office is still adding up the costs according to the ADN.

Palin claimed in her recent sashay into the media limelight that her ethics complaints cost the state of Alaska $2 million and this was a blatant lie. What’s more, nearly two-thirds of that amount was attributable in no small part to an ethics case Palin filed against herself.

Cynthia Tucker, Mr. Wooten’s good friend, wrote an article on Wednesday in Mr. Wooten’s papert that pointed up scrutiny goes along with the territory of politics. Ms. Tucker underscored that Palin brought her family into the limelight intentionally where it became its own mega-dysfunctional reality show that never ever quits. She is now dueling in public with her ex-son-in-law who kept a web page up after impregnating her daughter saying he intended to nail as many women as he could–nail meaning sexually in a slightly different meaning than marital love with his intended ex-fiance.

It appears as if the relationship between the love child and the father will indeed be less than ideal.

CREW has filed a complaint with DOJ, and former US Attorney Melanie Sloan has requested an inestigation as to whether Senator Ensign provided Ms. Hampton with a severance payment out of his own pocket, and then made an in-kind contribution to his campaign committee, Ensign for Senate, and his leadership PAC, Battle Born PAC. Neither committee, however, reported receiving such in-kind contributions from the senator. If he converteey PAC mone and campaign funds toward paying off his mistress, this is a clear violation of federal law in the tradition of Chicago politics morphed into Nevada politics where Mr. Ensign is practicing the art of Chicago politics as Mr. Ward phrases his activities.

Mr. Ensign, who is 51 years old got his daddy to pay nearly $100,000 to his mistress in addition to the allegedly criminally illegal conversion of campaign and PAC funds. This is in keeping with a l
longstanding Republican tradition. The Wooten Bretheren will recall Scootsie Libby, the convict used his daddy’s money and Tucker Carlson’s daddy’s money to pay all of his legal expenses.

The Republican party is certainly the “Make Room for Daddy’s Money” party.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 10th, 2009
12:07 pm

From Ward: And mere muckracking doesn’t accrue massive legal fees, nuisance ethics investigations do.

Then why did Palin file the most expensive ethics investigation or as you call it “nuisance investigation” against herself Mr. “Ward?” Why did she very intentionally drag her entire family along not only to her convention speech but on every single campaign trip during her 2 months of Nitwit Does US?


July 10th, 2009
12:08 pm

Hey Dave….If the government doesn’t GROW jobs……then tell me …..did the defense industry loose jobs when we went to WAR ?


July 10th, 2009
12:08 pm

I’m wary around pickup drivers, motorcyclists, and, especially women in those big ole SUVs. Like the Chevy Suburban Subdivision and the Ford Expedition to Antartica. You know, the ones with their own zip codes. Those women drive like angry crack addicts.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 10th, 2009
12:10 pm

@ Mr. Ward:

Why did Palin invite several national media outlets to her remote vacation fishing village 2 days after she claimed she was disappearing from the media and dropping out of sight?

You will learn that clinical experience with an untreated borderline personality proves repeatedly that in order to bask in the limelight, the borderline will choose to attempt to be the center of attention over sex and food.


July 10th, 2009
12:17 pm


The govt. can certainly create govt. jobs. These are paid by taxes collected from someone else.

All the wealth in our society is created by private companies. Government is not a money making enterprise, it is however a money taking, and redistribution enterprise. So when a govt. job or govt. financed job is created some of that money goes to private companies, and this helps the economy. This money, however, comes from taxing someone else so this hurts the economy.


July 10th, 2009
12:20 pm


You think you’ve got problems!

Try Buford Highway around the Perimeter. Mexican ladder vans out the wazoo, little Asian ladies in suburban tanks who can barely see above the dashboard, enraged hicks in pick ‘em trucks, reckless young Latinos in tricked out Civics (???) vapid teenagers texting on the go and go-getters climbing the company ladder who don’t give a tinker’s damn about anyone.

It’s a jungle out there peeps…

david wayne osedach

July 10th, 2009
12:28 pm

If lowly North Korea could do that to our venerable computer systems just imagine what a Russia or China could do to us just before launching their missles. Think about it.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 10th, 2009
12:30 pm

Fact Check for Uncle Booger who always opens his mouth before having a meeting with the facts:

The first stimulus package could not have passed at the time without 3 lifelong Republicans backing it in conference committee after 2 days of theatrical negotiations and voting for it. They be Spector, Collins, and Snowe, and the President made a point to call them and thank them for their patriotism. Spector later switched to the superficial name of Democrat, while continuing to vote as a Republican in order to save his political life in his upcoming election (if it works).

It is characteristically hypocritical that as Republicans cry about the economy they wrecked, and lament that it isn’t fixed in 6 months, they never ever open their mouths about the 4 trillion and counting being wasted in Iraq, and the $1.5 billion draft dodger Chambliss has tried to waste and will fail on the obsolete F22 now replaced by the same company with the F-35. If McCain can’t kill it, Obama will veto Chambliss’s amendment. And in fact the Obama administration and Congress from both parties up for re-election has until 2010 to demonstrate they are improving the economy train wreck made largely by Gramm, Gingrich, Greenspan, and a Republican controlled Congress for many years.


July 10th, 2009
12:38 pm

Palin in 2012,

I responded to retiredds who said BUSH passed the first stimulus package. I did not say no republican voted for it. Maybe you could try reading a comment before responding to it. The first stimulus package was created, sold, passed and signed by OBAMA. Want to do a fact check on that?


July 10th, 2009
12:51 pm

So I am reading the blog and I come across what I typed, apparently copied by someone called ZAAAA. And I am getting aggravated, because those were my thoughts. And then I look, and apparently the cat jumping up on the computer changed my name to ZAAAA. Only on a Friday.

When you think back, how many intelligent (basic, raw ability) presidents have we had in the last 50 years or so? At best 3, plus a few of average intelligence. The rest, and many of their vps, were dumb. That’s right, pretty stupid. So maybe intelligence in the Executive Branch is overrated.