Obama’s Wasilla Airborne

posted at 5:05 pm on September 9, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

John Fund reports that the town of Wasilla, Alaska finds itself under siege this week.  Have the Russians invaded?  Have the Canadians surrounded them?  No, a far more malevolent force is at work in Alaska’s fifth-largest city — Democrats looking for dirt:

Democrats understand Sarah Palin is a formidable political force who has upset the Obama victory plan. The latest Washington Post/ABC Poll shows John McCain taking a 12-point lead over Barack Obama among white women, a reversal of Mr. Obama’s eight-point lead last month.

It’s no surprise, then, that Democrats have airdropped a mini-army of 30 lawyers, investigators and opposition researchers into Anchorage, the state capital Juneau and Mrs. Palin’s hometown of Wasilla to dig into her record and background. My sources report the first wave arrived in Anchorage less than 24 hours after John McCain selected her on August 29.

So much for New Politics.

The main area of interest to the Democratic SWAT team is Mrs. Palin’s dismissal in July of her public safety commissioner. Mrs. Palin says he was fired for cause. Her critics claim he was fired because he wouldn’t bend to pressure to get rid of a state trooper, Mike Wooten, who had been involved in a bitter divorce battle with Mrs. Palin’s sister. Mr. Wooten is certainly a colorful character. He served a five-day suspension after the Palin family filed a complaint against him alleging he had threatened Mrs. Palin’s father. They also accused him of using a Taser on his 10-year-old stepson, drinking in his patrol car and illegally shooting a moose.

Actually, those were the charges that the Alaska State Troopers substantiated.  However, these at least are questions that have to do with Palin’s performance in office.  That’s a step up from the attacks that we’ve seen over the last ten days on Palin.  Factcheck got so disgusted with the smears that they finally dedicated a page to debunking them, which they titled Sliming Palin:

We’ve been flooded for the past few days with queries about dubious Internet postings and mass e-mail messages making claims about McCain’s running mate, Gov. Palin. We find that many are completely false, or misleading.

  • Palin did not cut funding for special needs education in Alaska by 62 percent. She didn’t cut it at all. In fact, she tripled per-pupil funding over just three years.
  • She did not demand that books be banned from the Wasilla library. Some of the books on a widely circulated list were not even in print at the time. The librarian has said Palin asked a “What if?” question, but the librarian continued in her job through most of Palin’s first term.
  • She was never a member of the Alaskan Independence Party, a group that wants Alaskans to vote on whether they wish to secede from the United States. She’s been registered as a Republican since May 1982.
  • Palin never endorsed or supported Pat Buchanan for president. She once wore a Buchanan button as a “courtesy” when he visited Wasilla, but shortly afterward she was appointed to co-chair of the campaign of Steve Forbes in the state.
  • Palin has not pushed for teaching creationism in Alaska’s schools. She has said that students should be allowed to “debate both sides” of the evolution question, but she also said creationism “doesn’t have to be part of the curriculum.”
  • But that has nothing to do with Democrats, some will say.  Well, that’s not entirely true.  Obama bundler and member of his National Finance Committee Howard Gutman questioned Palin’s parenting as well as her decision to seek higher office, claiming that she put her career ahead of her family.  His spokesman, Mark Bubriski, tried perpetuating the lie that Palin backed Pat Buchanan, and also called Buchanan a “Nazi sympathizer”.  CNN reported that the Obama campaign contacted the state troopers’ union in order to dig up more dirt on Palin, arguably interfering with an investigation to do so:

    And now, Fox News reports that Obama’s campaign has met with the three lead investigating legislators meeting at Obama HQ in July:

    SMITH: Molly, we understand you have some new information about the so-called Governor Palin ‘Troopergate’ case. First give us a back story on that case if you can and tell us what’s up now.

    HENNEBERG: Right, ‘Troopergate’ is the investigation into when Sarah Palin as governor – if – as her critics say, she fired her public safety commissioner because he wouldn’t in turn fire a state trooper, who was Palin’s ex-brother-in-law. Some Democrats and her critics are saying she was involved here and may have abused her power, but the McCain campaign today is out with a new picture of the three lead state legislators who are investigating this whole ‘Troopergate,’ and it shows the three of them at Obama headquarters in Anchorage, Alaska in July, which the McCain campaign says shows the whole investigation is politically tainted and compromised, something you will hear more from the McCain campaign as the investigation continues.

    The photo can be found on Obama’s website. This comes from a July meeting, which precedes the Palin pick. However, it also shows that the people running the investigation are overt Obama backers, which calls into question whether they can be fair — especially with Obama’s campaign involving itself with Wooten’s union.

    Team Obama certainly seems rather careless about keeping their fingerprints off of the smears, innuendo, and mudslinging. I guess they didn’t feel the media did a good enough job of it last week, and the polling numbers tend to show it.


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    GOD… OBAMA GO THE HELL AWAY, i do not WANT you and your stupid lawyers IN MY STATE!

    upinak on September 9, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Get some like-minded people together and make some noise.

    TheBigOldDog on September 9, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    99+% of these lawyers are giving the rest of us (lawyers) a bad rep.

    alwyr on September 9, 2008 at 5:41 PM

    Doesn’t say much for their lawyering skills if all they are good for is trekking off to Alaska to find dirt on their opponent. Someone always comes in last in law school. I suspect what we have here is an army of loser attorneys.

    And yeah, there are still some good ones out there.

    fogw on September 9, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    So, Obama campaign donations are being used to pay all those investigators to turn up dirt on Governor Palin?

    Are these licensed investigators? Bonded?

    Starting at $150 an hour, plus expenses, per diem, support services per each investigator, if you want to hire a fairly good one, this can easily cost several thousand per week, times the number of investigators hired, so for just a week, that’s one hell of a chunk of “change.”

    Desperate times call for desperate measures, I suppose.

    Has Obama never heard of Google? :-)

    coldwarrior on September 9, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Obama Op: “So, would you say that Sarah Palin beat other High Schoolers who played basketball”…

    Wasila Cit “yep, thats about right…”

    Obama Op.. writes in his book “Unamed Wasila source says Sarah Palin beat High School students…”

    Romeo13 on September 9, 2008 at 5:52 PM

    GOD… OBAMA GO THE HELL AWAY, i do not WANT you and your stupid lawyers IN MY STATE!

    upinak on September 9, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Deploy the militias….

    sven10077 on September 9, 2008 at 5:52 PM

    You must understand printing lies about Republican candidates is OK. It’s called “vetting.” Printing the truth about liberals – that’s called “swift-boating.” From career MSNBC jock sniffer Keith Olbermann to Barney Frank’s favorite publisher Jann Wenner, the verdict on Palin is unanimous.

    Howie Carr

    TheBigOldDog on September 9, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    Between Obama’s people and the media combing thru anything Palin in Alaska we know know everything but what size panties she wears

    When will Obama’s past come under such scrutiny? When will America find out the true extent of his relationship with the domestic terrorist William ayers

    When!!!????

    galtg on September 9, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    Yo! Do you know the names of the three lead legislative investigators of the troopergat deal? I want to highlite them in an e-mail with that picture of them at barry headquarters.

    peacenprosperity on September 9, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    This would be it, have at it Peace!

    http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_com_info.asp?comm=HETH&session=25

    upinak on September 9, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    upinak on September 9, 2008 at 5:43 PM

    I very much admire your calm and focused response to this. Lots of people talk, but not enough put it into action. So, I salute you.

    Now, if only there were several thousand other citizens taking at least some kind of direct action. Then, it might get very difficult for some people to pull shenanigans.

    Loxodonta on September 9, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    I think all this heavy effort to find some dirt on this very likable lady will only drive more white women voters away from Obama. Maybe even a lot of white male Obama supporters will defect – the blacks will stick by their own as with O J. I expect the attacks will backfire.

    Chessplayer on September 9, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    McCain needs to drop his own investigators into Chicago to vet Ayers, ACORN, Rezko, etc.

    marklmail on September 9, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    TheBigOldDog on September 9, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    There you are! Wondered where you’d been :)

    *eats*

    Grue in the Attic on September 9, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    The Dems have to send lawyers in to dig for dirt.

    The Republicans have only to pick up a newspaper to find dirt on Mr. O. Rezko, Ayers, “for the first time I’m proud of my country”, that crazy priest and the inimitable Rev. Wright…his dirt shouts to us from the surface.

    People are projecting their aspirations and agendas onto him. They should stick…he’s sort of tacky….

    Puritan1648 on September 9, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    McCain needs to drop his own investigators into Chicago to vet Ayers, ACORN, Rezko, etc.

    marklmail on September 9, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    BULLSHIT!

    A American Terrorist, and a slum lord who gambles on illegal land transactions. Go to hell mark!

    upinak on September 9, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    There you are! Wondered where you’d been :)

    *eats*

    Grue in the Attic on September 9, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    I am in mourning

    TheBigOldDog on September 9, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Loxodonta on September 9, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    Crap Sen Elton is a freaking hard core DEM!

    I am calling the Chair!

    upinak on September 9, 2008 at 5:59 PM

    Wonder if they’ll find any hanging chads from the 2002 mayoral election in Wasilla?

    Steve Z on September 9, 2008 at 6:00 PM

    Keep digging moonbats…. it’s your grave.

    The minor faults in Palin’s background will only endear her more to those who already support her, and make her look more like an ordinary citizen to those voters who are still on the fence, which by the way looking at the latest poll numbers ain’t too many!

    Hog Wild on September 9, 2008 at 6:00 PM

    I take it that’s NOT a good thing…

    Mr_Magoo on September 9, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Yeah it’s not. Scat = poop.

    Big John on September 9, 2008 at 6:00 PM

    TheBigOldDog on September 9, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Oh OUCH. :(

    *doesn’t eat*

    Grue in the Attic on September 9, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    DAMNIT.. I miss Senator Coghill’s phone call. I will keep you updated on this!

    upinak on September 9, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    I guess BHO is now going to claim military experience for overseeing this commando (if only play-commando) raid.

    progressoverpeace on September 9, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    The is an excellent opportunity for Alaskans to implement operation “wild goose chase”

    diogenes on September 9, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Hey! Our orders are to keep secret where to find the wild goose in which all the dirt on Governor Palin is stuffed!

    But, I suppose if a reporter asks you, the right thing to do is to be honest and tell them where to go.

    Loxodonta on September 9, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    The Dems have to send in a small army of lawyers in hopes of finding disgraceful conduct…something they’ll recognize immediately, apparently, as a dung beetle finds his feed….

    The Republicans and those independent sorts out there haven’t got to engage any lawyers…or even come within range of their scent. They have only to look in the paper: Rezko, Ayers, “for the first time I’m proud of my country”, “clinging to their religion and guns”, that crazy black-wannabe priest, and of course Jeremiah Alvesta Wright Jr.

    Mr. O is sort of like wall toward which is adherents can sling their aspirations, peevish prejudices and agendas, and they’ll stick.

    Little wonder…he’s tacky….

    Puritan1648 on September 9, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Ok I need a hand/help guys. Does ANYONE know where I can find information on how to find out what people have contributed to a Senator… ANY help will be appreciated. I am getting some infor together!

    upinak on September 9, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    The is an excellent opportunity for Alaskans to implement operation “wild goose chase”

    diogenes on September 9, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Ewwww… send em to ANWAR, and then when they complain about what a God forsaken place it is… ask em why we can’t drill in that “Paradise” then..

    Romeo13 on September 9, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    upinak on September 9, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Open secrets dot org…. just do a search for open secrets… it covers ALL contributions.

    Romeo13 on September 9, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Romeo13 on September 9, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    I LOVE YOU MAN!

    upinak on September 9, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Any word on how Kurtz is doing with the Annenberg files?

    Steve Z on September 9, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    The photo can be found on Obama’s website.

    Game over. No damage done.

    BadgerHawk on September 9, 2008 at 6:12 PM

    Lox, Upinak… you two give me fits every time. Keep up the good work. :D

    *eats*

    Grue in the Attic on September 9, 2008 at 6:12 PM

    Memo to the Anchorage Daily News:

    You may do well by using this headline from my local newspaper a few years ago – in small-town TX: Bloodsuckers Besiege City.

    (They were just talking about mosquitoes back then…)

    newton on September 9, 2008 at 6:12 PM

    I hear, just a rumor, but I hear that they are taking back copious amounts of Wasilla and Alaskan water…they think “it’s” in the water…

    right2bright on September 9, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    The mini-army in small town USA, where people cling to there Gun …..could be interesting.

    try again later on September 9, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    Bloodsuckers Besiege City.

    newton on September 9, 2008 at 6:12 PM

    PRINT THAT BABY!!!

    *eats*

    Grue in the Attic on September 9, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    This would be it, have at it Peace!

    Thank you.

    peacenprosperity on September 9, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Meanwhile, congress is glancing at a 500 billion to one trillion bailout of two companies they should have been watching…but Palin may have asked not to have two books placed in the children’s library. Don’t they see how this will play out???
    They are more worried about Palin then $1 trillion of our money.
    So there is the next ad McCain.
    Announcer:
    As 30 of Obama’s lawyers descend on Wasilla, a small town in Alaska, back at home Obama is asking taxpayers to bail out two companies whose ex executives are on his economic advisory team.
    Obama, shouldn’t your lawyers be taking care of business at home, instead of a vacation in Wasilla, Alaska.
    Obama, there will never be a change with Obama, old politics…new face.
    No charge McCain, that one is for choosing Palin…

    right2bright on September 9, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    One and all…forgive the double posting…was receiving errors, thought nothing had posted at all.

    I will now quietly step back into my corner and punish myself…no peeking.

    Puritan1648 on September 9, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    Why don’t some of the MSM start digging into some relevant stuff — like why Obama recently won the official endorsement of the Communist Party USA, or why the leader of Hamas said he wants to see Obama elected, or why Fidel Castro said he hopes Obama wins, or why the state-controlled newspaper in North Korea says Obama is the preferable candidate, etc.

    I bet most American voters would be a lot more interested in hearing about stuff like that than they would be in hearing gossip from Alaskans who once had their hair done in the same salon as Gov. Palin, or similar nonsense.

    AZCoyote on September 9, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Ok I need a hand/help guys. Does ANYONE know where I can find information on how to find out what people have contributed to a Senator

    Here you go, upinak

    peacenprosperity on September 9, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    This story is all over the radio today. Obama and his bed partners in the MSM have sent a small army into Alaska with pockets full of cash for anybody that comes forward with anything on Sarah, her husband, or any of her kids.

    In the mean while; Obama has mis-characterized his relationship with unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, but MSM has been allowing Obama to slip away from this deeply troubling association.

    Now Ayers has published a cartoon that includes the straightforward assertion that includes the candid admission that “I don’t necessarily think violent resistance is the answer…”

    The vast vast majority of Americans will not associate with much less befriend and work alongside anyone who believes violent resistance aimed at the United States is ever the answer.

    Barack Obama is friends with and has worked closely with this unrepentant terrorist. Now that Ayers has bluntly told the MSM what he believes, will they press Obama on the Annenberg Challenge and his other alliances with Ayers?

    What about the job Obama did as a city organizer? What exactly did Obama do while working under this title, and what role did ACORN have in this job title?

    How about some investigative reporting on the relationship Obama has/had with Tony Rezko?

    NO, the MSM is sending it’s army into Alaska to dig for some Palin gold… This my friends is WAR…

    Keemo on September 9, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    I think it would be good for the friendly natives of Wasilla to introduce the Chicago city rats to the Alaskan flora and fauna…especially the bears.

    Tell them that the wildlife loves to eat Chicago pizza fed to them by hand…

    landlines on September 9, 2008 at 6:28 PM

    Obama, there will never be a change with Obama, old politics…new face.
    right2bright

    …I don’t know…I’ve long thought of suggesting a bumpersticker/slogan to the Obama campaign:

    “America needs change. You won’t recognize America when I’m done with it. Vote Obama.”

    It sort of conveys the urban renewal vision of social evolution. You tear down those nasty old structures so your buddies can come in with the concrete and rebar, sending glass coffins sprouting skyward. The national facade shining mirror-bright in the sun…each of us in our own little cubicle…hermetically sealed….

    Puritan1648 on September 9, 2008 at 6:28 PM

    This my friends is WAR…

    Keemo on September 9, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    We can hope the revolution has started.

    peacenprosperity on September 9, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    peacenprosperity on September 9, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    YOU ROCK@!

    upinak on September 9, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    upinak on September 9, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    And you are a precious gem!

    Loxodonta on September 9, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Great work, upinak, pnp, and the rest of us who can assist !
    I’d say send the TRUTH and PROOF to any and all of our mouthpieces, not to mention responsible media types.
    This could end up as a McPalin ad !!

    pambi on September 9, 2008 at 6:48 PM

    Throughout the history of mankind, the sleeping giant was awoken by the big bad bully, and some good old fashion butt whipping took place.

    This is another one of those moments. The bully in this time, is the big bad Liberal media and their partners in crime the Democrat Party. Far too long these bullies have had their way with regular average folks. Now one of us is under extreme attack by the bully brigade once again. Sarah is one of us my friends. Will we stand by and let one of our own be destroyed like so many before her? Or, will we unite in force and take it to the streets if necessary?

    Energize / Mobilize / Stratagize

    Keemo on September 9, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    This is Obama’s M.O. and straight from the Chicago Democratic party machine playbook.

    Obama has never been elected on his own merits. He has been elected because he and the party machine destroyed and ran off his opponets.

    I don’t think it is gonna work this time, Barak.

    Memo to the people of Alaska:

    Declare open season-no limit on reporters and the rest of the scum the Democrats and Obama sent up there. I am sure the Grizzlies could use some food before hibernating.

    Nahanni on September 9, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Hmmm, Upinak, how about turning all road signs that point to Wasilla the wrong way, and letting these people get lost?

    Steve Z on September 9, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    My favorite bumper sticker:

    Obama? Naw, Keep the Change!

    Neocon Peg on September 9, 2008 at 6:52 PM

    I don’t imagine the fine people of Alaska much like the Chicago lawyers prodding around asking questions about their lady Gov.

    The Chicago lawyers are apt to find themselves in the Alaska wilderness wrapped in fur with antlers strapped to their heads – during moose season !

    stenwin77 on September 9, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    I guess NOT ALL of O’s lawyers are in Alaska… Good God Almighty !!
    http://radioequalizer.blogspot.com/2008/09/liberals-try-to-sue-conservative-talk.html

    pambi on September 9, 2008 at 7:00 PM

    This is about what I would expect from the left wing Democrats. They probably have one scummy lawyer per garbage can in Alaska.

    rplat on September 9, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Obama sending 100′s of smear artists to Alaska, OMG yea that’s a new kind of politics!

    LMAO, Obama is a cheap, crooked politician.

    Chakra Hammer on September 9, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Obama: ‘Lipstick on a pig’

    Amie Parnes reports from Lebanon, VA:

    Obama poked fun of McCain and Palin’s new “change” mantra.

    “You can put lipstick on a pig,” he said as the crowd cheered. “It’s still a pig.”

    “You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It’s still gonna stink.”

    “We’ve had enough of the same old thing.”

    The crowd apparently took the “lipstick” line as a reference to Palin, who described the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull in a single word: “lipstick.”
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0908/Obama_Lipstick_on_a_pig.html

    What a classy guy.

    Cody1991 on September 9, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Headline at Drudge

    OBAMA: ‘LIPSTICK ON A PIG, STILL A PIG’

    Keemo on September 9, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Puritan1648 on September 9, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    So, you’re not dead. Welcome back, man

    Janos Hunyadi on September 9, 2008 at 7:51 PM

    B.O.’s people will be lucky if they manage to get out of town with their skins still intact.

    pilamaye on September 9, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    Obama is just the puppet that Soros and Ayers are trying to insert into the White House. The media and a lot of democrats I know ( I live in CA) act like the see, hear, speak no evil of Obama monkey’s…I just don’t get it…

    This is sickening and if Obama gets elected I will hate living in this Country. It’s almost all I can stand now living in CA…the Democrats and Activist Judges are killing this State. What is happening here in Ca is what will happen in all of the USA if Obama is inserted by Soros and Ayers… Out of control budgets, much higher taxes , uncontrolled illegal immigration costing billions (the new 350 millon dollar school is all latino students)…We’ll be in deep deep trouble folks…

    CCRWM on September 9, 2008 at 8:25 PM

    Send in the hookers and let these 30 get busted for solicitation.

    meci on September 9, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    I also heard that Sarah actually served her family Little Debbie snack cakes one time that were 2 days past their “Best Sell By Date.”

    ***GASP!***

    MsUnderestimated on September 9, 2008 at 9:04 PM

    John Fund reports that the town of Wasilla, Alaska finds itself under siege this week. Have the Russians invaded? Have the Canadians surrounded them? No, a far more malevolent force is at work in Alaska’s fifth-largest city — Democrats looking for dirt. . . .

    An Alaskan ghoul rush.

    Dr. Charles G. Waugh on September 9, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Perhaps B. Hussein’s minions will run into a clearing and all they will hear is banjos… that’s at least what THEY think Alaska is all about. Stupid idiots if they believe that stereotype, but it appears they are doing just that.

    MsUnderestimated on September 9, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    I hope they give them CRAP.. I hope that they are as pissed as we are for their treatment of Sarah.. HACKS!

    reshas1 on September 9, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    upinak on September 9, 2008 at 5:43 PM

    Let’s roll!

    ex-Democrat on September 9, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    When will Obama’s past come under such scrutiny? When will America find out the true extent of his relationship with the domestic terrorist William ayers? When!!!???? galtg on September 9, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    I think October 20th would be as good a day as any. Heh.

    smellthecoffee on September 9, 2008 at 10:41 PM

    This must be source of David Axelrod’s astroturfing campaign against Go. Palin. When are the republicans going to get the department of justice to look into this smear campaign?

    eigafan on September 9, 2008 at 11:14 PM

    Well I got a quicky Message from Sen. Coghill of Fairbanks. As of right now he is typing up a memo concerning Sen Obama Hollis of Anchorage.

    This is just the first step. I have done my part and all we can do is wait.

    upinak on September 9, 2008 at 11:30 PM

    Can we say the Democrats have gone dirty yet?

    Maxx on September 9, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    Long list of reporters in Alaska at FightThePalinSmears.com. (left side)

    Most have already published smear pieces.

    faraway on September 10, 2008 at 12:02 AM

    So, you’re not dead. Welcome back, man

    Janos Hunyadi

    …I never really left…I just logged off one time and couldn’t remember my password….

    …yeah…that’s it…that’s the ticket….

    I was not dead, but rather only sleeping…awakened by the gentle, perfumed kiss on my intellect by the lovely Governor Sarah…*sigh*….

    Puritan1648 on September 10, 2008 at 12:10 AM

    GOD… OBAMA GO THE HELL AWAY, i do not WANT you and your stupid lawyers IN MY STATE!

    upinak on September 9, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Get some like-minded people together and make some noise.

    TheBigOldDog on September 9, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    No kidding. Put them in their place because you can be certain the MSM are putting you down, buried below the bottom of the totem pole.

    Definitely rally a silent protest against the invaders.
    Post signs in windows.
    Why trust the MSM?
    MSM = Rancor
    Sex, lies, and Obama’s a fake.

    maverick muse on September 10, 2008 at 12:18 AM

    Am I correct in understanding that she fired “her” commissioner (i.e. an appointee)?

    If that’s the case, what difference does it make why she fired him? Why would there even be an investigation? If it really is “her” commissioner, it seems like she could replace it with another one at her pleasure.

    What am I missing?

    bluetick on September 10, 2008 at 12:19 AM

    Obama is just so disgusting.

    He and (more importantly) his handlers who actually have the power, are just thugs.

    O/T:

    I’ve noticed all the pundits talking about hwo Sarah “gives a good speech someone else has written for her.”

    WTF?!?!

    Have they seen Obama speak without a prompter? Do they remember his famous “I’ve answered like…. uh… 8 questions” tantrum when pressed about his connection to convicted felon Rezko? Do they remember his dismal last debate with Hillary?

    VolMagic on September 10, 2008 at 12:22 AM

    The Chicago lawyers are apt to find themselves in the Alaska wilderness wrapped in fur with antlers strapped to their heads – during moose season !

    stenwin77 on September 9, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    heh. my sentiment exactly.

    maverick muse on September 10, 2008 at 12:24 AM

    upinak on September 9, 2008 at 11:30 PM

    Thanks for the update. I wish there was more that lower 48ers could do, but I sense that this is a job that’s best done by Alaskans. Be safe. Be smart. My prayers are with you.

    Loxodonta on September 10, 2008 at 12:34 AM

    An Alaskan ghoul rush.
     
    Dr. Charles G. Waugh on September 9, 2008 at 9:09 PM

     

    Winner of the thread!

    Mary in LA on September 10, 2008 at 12:53 AM

    MUST see video, by one of our AWESOME military troops!

    Dear Mr. Obama
    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=TG4fe9GlWS8

    Jimbo/BlackFive ~~ if you’re reading this, please post
    to your site.

    Thank you, all, and God bless and protect the most courageous, intrepid and decent warriors on the face of the earth: the United States Military!

    Starwise on September 10, 2008 at 1:04 AM

    It’s kinda like a Soviet KGB operation.

    Egfrow on September 10, 2008 at 2:03 AM

    Hey, on that Obama website photo of Alaskan elected officials supporting Obama, there’s a woman holding an infant. What is she doing there? Can a mother with a newborn be in politics? Shouldn’t she be home with the kids?

    Amy Proctor on September 10, 2008 at 4:10 AM

    Amy Proctor on September 10, 2008 at 4:10 AM

    It’s okay, she’s a Liberal Democrat.

    Different rules apply to those mothers.

    AZCoyote on September 10, 2008 at 7:34 AM

    Open Secrets is one of the few, but cannot be used in isolation as it is not as comprehensive nor as well indexed as other sites.

    The Newsmeat site has the most extensive background of donations, often going into the early 1990′s and even into the 1980′s. Remember to examine where individuals have lived beyond just name, as you will often find donations that are truncated in other services popping up by geography.

    One of the others is Campaign Finance which is limited by campaign dates (only to the 2000 campaign) but often will turn up donations not covered elsewhere.

    Beyond OpenSecrets for lobbyists there is also the CPI LobbyWatch which does a good job on amounts flowing through individual firms and groups, and LobbyingInfo.org that does a decent job.

    Also many States and even municipalities now have similar records systems, usually through the State Elections Board… some are harder to find than others. These are essential tools to trace funds as they go through individuals and organizations and into political campaigns and parties. They helped a lot tracing out a lot of my work, and you always get some surprising things turning up.

    ajacksonian on September 10, 2008 at 7:52 AM

    Where’s the moral outrage that Obama usually shows in these situations? Were it a bunch of Republicans combing South Chicago to find dirt on Obama’s “community organizing,” racist pastor, corrupt friends, etc. Obama would be out there claiming that this was the GOP trying to deny a multi-racial candidate his rightful place as leader of the nation.

    Well then, can we assume that Democrats are up in Alaska because they don’t want a woman as VP?

    highhopes on September 10, 2008 at 8:55 AM

    I see this issue of “troopergate” through the eyes of a survivor of domestic violence because I am one. People are missing the very real dangers behind the politics that seek to make the perpetrator the victim.

    http://conservativepolitics.today.com/2008/09/10/the-dangers-of-politicizing-troopergate/

    Virginia Shanahan on September 10, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    I am waiting for the lawyers to walk into the wrong bar in Alaska and getting their butt kicked.

    right2bright on September 10, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    OBAMA’S PASTOR JEREMIAH WRIGHT:FORMER MUSLIM

    http://infidelsarecool.com/2008/04/07/jeremiah-wright-former-muslim/

    Read this and it will give you some food for thought.

    Gulf Coast on September 11, 2008 at 9:16 AM

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