Sarah Palin lied to the American people when she repeatedly said she had said "No thanks" to the Bridge to Nowhere, and the Palins are lying to us again, hoping to sell gullible voters on the lie that Sarah had no idea that husband Todd was lobbying heavily to have his brother-in-law fired.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin remained in the dark while her husband repeatedly asked top state officials to help get his former brother-in-law kicked off the state police force, Palin's husband and top aides said in affidavits provided to The Associated Press.
[Link to the affidavits here (pdf).]
"I have heard criticism that I am too involved in my wife's administration," Todd Palin wrote in his affidavit. "My wife and I are very close. We are each other's best friend. I have helped her in her career the best I can, and she has helped me."
The documents, released on the same day the state Supreme Court heard arguments in a lawsuit designed to block the probe, describe Todd Palin's extraordinary level of access to a variety of the governor's top aides. [...]
Todd Palin said he never pressured anyone - including his wife. In fact, he says that after talking about the matter with her repeatedly, she finally told him to "drop it."
"Anyone who knows Sarah knows she is the governor and she calls the shots," Todd Palin wrote. "I make no apologies for wanting to protect my family and wanting to publicize the injustice of a violent trooper keeping his badge."
Republican lawmakers argued Wednesday before the state Supreme Court that the legislative inquiry should be shut down and the report not released. Palin is not a part of that lawsuit. The state's personnel board also is looking into the matter and Palin has said she feels that inquiry is more appropriate.
The Supreme Court said it would rule promptly but did not say when.
So by lying under oath, presenting an argument never before suggested in Palin's defense and doing so in a manner that prevents cross-examination, these Republican slimeballs hope to exonerate Sarah Palin with the lie that she had no knowledge what Todd was up to, and that he was operating with her knowledge and consent?
If you believe that you probably are gullible enough to believe that Sarah Palin reads the New York Times and "The Economist" magazine, and boy -- do the Republicans have a bridge they want to sell you.. all you have to do is vote McCain/Palin in November and they'll fix you right up.
The depths Republicans will sink to in their thirst for power are extraordinary...
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