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Palin Roundup: The Wacko Diva had a Busy Week

I just can't resist rounding up the latest bumblings of the GOP Diva-in-Chief Sarah Palin.

Let's not waste any time:

Alaska's State House rose in disagreement with Governor Palin 40-0 as she bumbled her way through an imitation of Governor Jindal and the other bumbling GOP ideologues in their pathetic attempts to mislead the American public into believe that the Federal Stimulus funds provided to the state "has strings" that give reason to turn down the funds.

Gov., Sarah Palin said she disagrees with the Republican and Democratic legislators who assert that they can find no major "strings" attached to the federal stimulus money.

The state House approved a plan 40-0 Friday to accept all of the federal stimulus money, including $170 million for schools and more than $100 million for energy conservation work and other projects that Palin did not support.

"After an extensive review and hours of public hearings, the House could not find any significant strings attached to the money, other than that we carefully account for how we spend it and what we accomplish with it," said Anchorage Republican Rep. Mike Hawker.

If the money isn't spent in Alaska, it will be spent in other states, lawmakers said, so it's not as if rejecting the funds would reduce federal spending.

The governor told reporters in Juneau Friday that all federal money comes with strings attached.

Of course, as usual, Palin has no idea what she's talking about, she's just mouthing the talking points given to her by Limbaugh, Beck and Fox News.

But wait, there's more:

A star of the national Republican party, Gov. Sarah Palin is increasingly finding herself at odds with leaders of her own party in the Alaska Legislature.

At the same time, Democrats who once backed the still-popular governor have been alienated by partisan attacks during and since Palin's vice-presidential campaign.

Many leaders in the Republican-dominated Legislature say they're baffled at the Palin administration's failure to push even its own bills.

Among the Republicans' biggest complaints: Palin is disengaged from the legislative process. There have been multiple complaints that Palin administration officials won't take positions on bills, including any indication about whether the governor is likely to sign bills that make it through the process.

Palin denied problems in her relationship with the Legislature.

"We have a very good working relationship, as far as we know, with lawmakers," she said Friday.

A House Finance Committee co-chair, and frequent Palin ally, said he was "baffled" by the absences.

Rep. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, has been pushing a bill requiring parental consent for minors seeking abortions. That's something Palin continues to identify as a top priority for the session, but when it came up before Stoltze's committee, no one from the administration was there to support the bill or answer questions.

"I can't explain their not even being in the room; that baffles me," Stoltze said. "This is supposedly a top administration priority."

Palin is probably still spending her days researching what exactly the U.S. Vice President actually does. Maybe after another 3 or 4 months she'll start focusing on her job as Alaska's governor again.... well, umhm - maybe not.

Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday denied asking Sen. Mark Begich to resign from his seat after criminal convictions against former Sen. Ted Stevens were thrown out.

"I didn't call on Begich to step down," she said during a press conference at the Capitol. "I said I absolutely agree all Alaskans deserve a fair, untainted election for their United States Senate seat.

Immediately after the U.S. Department of Justice dropped the charges against Stevens, Palin had said she agreed with a call by Alaska Republican Party Chair Randy Ruedrich that Begich should resign so a special election could be held.

The same day, she told the Empire something similar.

"I'd love to see a fair special election, I can't see how Mark Begich would argue that," she said.

It's not clear how a special election could come about without Begich resigning, and Palin provided no suggestions.

"I'm not splitting hairs on how it can or can't happen legally," she said. "I want to see an election that is fair, that isn't influenced unduly."

Sarah the Wacko Diva can't add 2 plus 2. You can't have an election without Begich stepping down, and Wacko Diva is indeed calling for an election -- yet she claims that calling for an election isn't also a call for Begich to step down.

Is she a simpleton? An idiot? The GOP machine wanted this wacko to be one heartbeat away from the presidency - and she can't connect the dots on a concept as simple as this.

Amazing...


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Comments (14)

Paul Hooson:

Who knew that being a little crazy would be a full time job? But I guess Palin finds the pay good enough to keep doing the job.

Rodney:

So, she didn't ask Sen. Mark Begich to step down, but would like to see a special election. Where is that contradictory?

I would like Lee to go jump in a lake, but I have never asked him too. No, contradiction there either.

"The governor told reporters in Juneau Friday that all federal money comes with strings attached. " Brings to mind the CEO of GM and the retention bonuses or AIG, no strings there until after the fact.

Lee Ward:

There are people as stupid as Palin -- or she wouldn't have gotten as far as she got -- luckily the adults get to vote - and although adults of any IQ can vote, there are enough out there who can connect the dots better than Sarah and Rodney that McCain/Palin lost.

Rodney:

What a surprise, an insult. Can you refute my argument?

Guess your IQ is not that high then.

Lee Ward:

What argument? The only way to have an election is for Begich to step down - so calling for an election is calling for Begich to step down.

I understand why Palin doesn't get it - she's an idiot - what's your excuse, Rodney?

Rodney:

""I'd love to see a fair special election, I can't see how Mark Begich would argue that," she said."

""I didn't call on Begich to step down," she said during a press conference at the Capitol. "I said I absolutely agree all Alaskans deserve a fair, untainted election for their United States Senate seat."

""I'm not splitting hairs on how it can or can't happen legally," she said. "I want to see an election that is fair, that isn't influenced unduly.""

Where does she call for a special election? Or don't you think fair election should be seen?

I would love to see you thrown in the water, but I haven't asked anybody to do it? Do you see the difference.

Lee Ward:
On April 2, on the day that Ted Stevens was free of charges, the The Fairbanks News-Miner emailed the Republican Party of Alaska's press release to Gov. Palin. Under no uncertain terms, the press release called for Sen. Begich to resign:

The Alaska Republican Party further believes that current Senator Mark Begich should resign his position to allow for a new, special election, so Alaskans may have the chance to vote for a Senator without the improper influence of the corrupt Department of Justice.

In her reponse to the Newspaper, Palin said, "I absolutely agree" with the release.

Let's see, I'd like to put your ass through a wood chipper, Rodney, because I think you're an idiot and a waste of oxygen - but I won't call for someone to 'chip' you - I'll just agree its a good idea if someone else suggests it... as Palin did.

Now there's a very good chance that, since she's just another loudmouth conservative jackass, she didn't actually read the press release before agreeing to it. Palin is definitely the type to shoot off her mouth first and then think...

But here's a link - at the bottom of the page is a video of Palin agreeing with the press release.

Here's what the press release said:

The Alaska Republican Party has supported Senator Ted Stevens for more than 40 years and the party hailed the news today that the federal Department of Justice is dropping all charges against our former Senator.

"I am delighted to see justice moving forward. The position that the Alaska Republican Party took after the trial was that Alaskans needed to support the senator, and now we have further information to support our position," Randy Ruedrich, ARP Chairman, said.

The Alaska Republican Party further believes that current Senator Mark Begich should resign his position to allow for a new, special election, so Alaskans may have the chance to vote for a Senator without the improper influence of the corrupt Department of Justice.

The only reason Mark Begich won the election in November is because a few thousand Alaskans thought that Senator Ted Stevens was guilty of seven felonies. Senator Stevens has maintained his innocence and now, even the Department of Justice acknowledges it's wrong doing.

A special election will allow Alaskans to have a real, non-biased, credible process where the most qualified person could win, without the manipulation of the Department of Justice.

"We'll look forward to the complete story presenting itself and clearing Senator Stevens name.," Ruedrich said.

Were any of the words too big for you to understand, Rodney?

Allen:

Lee, Senator Stevens got off on a technical part of the law. That doesn't make him innocent, but to hear the GOP he is. Well, remember Ayers, he also got off on a technical part of the law. But according to the GOP he is still guilty. Typical GOP BS, don't let the facts stand in the way.

When are they going to realize they lost the election?

Lee Ward:

Correct - Stevens was not exonerated. Good point.

Chad:

Actually, she says "I'd love to see a fair special election, I can't see how Mark Begich would argue that,". That is not saying that she thinks he needs to step down, and she makes it very clear that she did not ask him to. I think Stevens is just indicitave of the problem. Term limits people, 12 years and out. That's 12 years total, not 12 in the house then 12 in the senate. Stevens is a snake, so was/is Ayers. One abused trust, the other tried to murder people. I say we send them both to Cuba. Not Guantanamo, Havana. Give Fidel and Raul somebody to talk to.

Chad:

Oh, and Lee, Rodney is talking about you getting a little wet, yet you go straight to wanting to kill him. What's up with that? Disagree with Lee and get whacked? Shouldn't you change your last name from Ward to Soprano, or maybe Mugabe with an attitude like that?

Rodney:

"Correct - Stevens was not exonerated. Good point." but his conviction had been overturned so until he goes to trial he is presumed innocent.

But, I was never talking about that. You still haven't provided anything that says Governor Palin is gave anything other than opinion. Her opinion that the Senatorial election was tainted by an improperly run prosecution. She did not ask the Senator to stand down. She did state that she thought all elections should be fair and honest. (Which from your Norm Coleman thread you don't seem to agree with.)

If I was in your area Lee, and you agreed for some reason to be thrown in a lake, I give a couple of bucks to your charity to see it. But do I want you thrown in a lake? No, it would be fun to see if you agreed with it.

Lee Ward:

Quit lying. Palin agreed with the press release that called for Begich to step down.

From the press release:

The Alaska Republican Party further believes that current Senator Mark Begich should resign his position to allow for a new, special election, so Alaskans may have the chance to vote for a Senator without the improper influence of the corrupt Department of Justice.

There's a link in comment 7 above to the video of Palin agreeing with the press release.

Rodney:

So, Lee you don't think fair and open elections are the way to go.

"The Alaska Republican Party further believes that current Senator Mark Begich should resign his position to allow for a new, special election, so Alaskans may have the chance to vote for a Senator without the improper influence of the corrupt Department of Justice."

I see know where that it say he has to step down, or that Governor Palin says he has to step down. True they believe he should, so that there could be a fair election. But where is the action?

Also, I base my comments on your original post which does not reflect any of this so by your defination you are a liar. So quit lying Lee.


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