Alaska officials: Palin owes back taxes

posted at 5:44 pm on February 18, 2009 by Allahpundit

Good news: She’s officially qualified to serve in Obama’s cabinet.

Gov. Sarah Palin must pay income taxes on thousands of dollars in expense money she received while living at her Wasilla home, under a new determination by state officials.

The governor’s office wouldn’t say this week how much she owes in back taxes for meal money, or whether she intends to continue to receive the per diem allowance. As of December, she was still charging the state for meals and incidentals…

“Last fall we raised questions about longstanding practices within the Department of Administration regarding tax treatment of per diem payments,” Kreitzer wrote in an exchange of e-mails over the past few days with the Daily News.

“At the Governor’s request, we reviewed the situation to determine whether we were in full compliance with the pertinent Internal Revenue Service regulations,” [state administration commissioner Annette] Kreitzer wrote. “As a result of this review, we determined that per diem needs to be treated as income, requiring a revision of W-2 forms for any affected employees.”

Remember when WaPo broke the per diem story last fall? It was 10 days after McCain picked her, during the momentary lull between the media obsessing about Bristol Palin’s pregnancy and the media obsessing about Palin’s tanning bed. Team Maverick defended her for billing the state for nights away from Juneau spent in her own home in Wasilla, but the practice was sufficiently unusual that she evidently opted for full transparency and ordered a state review. Shrewd move: As embarrassing as it is to have this come out so soon after Geithner and Daschle, it would have been more embarrassing still to have it come up again in a future primary.

Exit question: Is Jerry Taylor the conservative movement’s newest persona non grata?


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I have many, many more sources but they are not posting because Hot Air has some sort of link control.

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 1:19 AM

true Erich— They must love their Palin blow-up Dolls

Clyde5445 on February 19, 2009 at 1:21 AM

How about Palin’s Resume… ROFLMAO!

Age: 44

Religion:
- Pentecostal

Education:
- Attended, Hawaii Pacific University, 1982
- Attended, North Idaho College, 1983-1984
- Attended, University of Idaho, 1984-1985
- Attended, Matanuska-Susitna College, 1985
- B.S. Journalism, University of Idaho, 1987

Political Experience:
- Former Council Member, Wasilla City Council, Alaska, 1992-1996
- Former Mayor, Wasilla City, Alaska, 1996-2002 (pop: 7,028) (Votes: 909)
- Failed Candidate, Lieutenant Governor, Alaska, 2002
- Resigned, Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 2003-2004
- Governor, Alaska, 2006-present (2 years) (pop: 670,053) (0.002% of the U.S. population)

Professional Experience:
- First Place, Miss Wasilla Beauty Contest, 1984
- Second Place, Miss Alaska Pageant, 1984
- Television Sports Reporter, 1987-1989
- Director, Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Inc., 2003-2007

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 1:21 AM

About to turn in for the night but just wanted to checkin on the latest Palin thread post count, closing in on 500, Allah has done it again… can we beat Bristol’s from yesterday?? I also see lots of newbies (incl myself) who are teetering on trollism (is that a word?). Enjoy your time here while it lasts.

Let’s see what will the red meat be tomorrow…. “Shocker!! Palin accepts $1 too much from the porkulus”

Night all….

davek70 on February 19, 2009 at 1:24 AM

The Wall on February 19, 2009 at 1:15 AM

Well there are the Bernie Madoffs and Stanfords out there not to mention Dodd and Frank and the other Democrats that caused the problems to begin with. McCain for some unknown reason would not talk about the CRA or the DEMs involved in pushing it. I am with you in that Romney would have laid it all out on the table for all to see. I am also sure Palin would have done the same if McCain had taken the leash off.

goat on February 19, 2009 at 1:25 AM

I rather like it. It show work ethic.

Clyde5445 on February 19, 2009 at 1:25 AM

Agrhhhh….. why did my post have to land below the tired out cut and paste Poptech Obama talking points…

Since I’ve never gotten a chance to respond to the cut and paste post, can you please also provide us with Obama’s Occidental college records and Harvard Law review papers? Ooops, sorry, they’re under lock and key…

Now, its night night time….

davek70 on February 19, 2009 at 1:29 AM

I have many, many more sources but they are not posting because Hot Air has some sort of link control.

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 1:19 AM

No they don’t, you’re just making excuses for your lies. Thats it blame Hot Air because you can’t provide one source to back up your lies, BTW, the NYT, MSNBC, Time, Newsweek, WaPo, etc don’t count.

goat on February 19, 2009 at 1:33 AM

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 1:21 AM

You forgot business owner, fishing boat captain and pilot. She is far more qualified than the doofus we have in office now.

goat on February 19, 2009 at 1:39 AM

Here are the sources unlinked:

Alaska 1st, Ariz. last in pork spending (USA Today)
Palin used system she now opposes (Los Angeles Times)
Palin’s earmark requests: more per person than any other state (The Seattle Times)
Palin’s Project List Totals $453 Million (The Wall Street Journal)
Palin’s Small Alaska Town Secured Big Federal Funds (The Washington Post)
Spending rose in Palin’s Alaska administrations (USA Today)
Alaska Raises Tax On Oil Profits To 25% (CBS News, November 17, 2007)
Alaska Gov. Palin signs bill to hike oil tax (Reuters, December 19, 2007)

Like I said HotAir has some sort of link control.

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 1:41 AM

As much as I like Sarah Palin, I do not think Republicans should nominate her as our ‘12 POTUS candidate. I don’t say that because she’s a woman (I am) or not qualified (I think she’s more qualified than obummer) but we need someone who can garner the respect and admiriation of a cross section of people. I’m not backing a RINO but a conservative that appeals to more than the Republican base as Reagan did.

txag92 on February 18, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Sounds like a pre-emptive surrender to me. Honestly, do you think we would ever have a good candidate that the media would not try to destroy? It’s what they do.

How many times do you want to throw away a perfectly good candidate because the msm criticizes him or her? That way lies … John McCain for President.

ThereGoesTheNeighborhood on February 19, 2009 at 1:41 AM

You forgot business owner, fishing boat captain and pilot. She is far more qualified than the doofus we have in office now.

goat on February 19, 2009 at 1:39 AM

LMAO! She doesn’t own a fishing business her husband does!

Sarah the CEO? (Inc.com)

“Both returns name Todd Palin as proprietor and the couple’s Wasilla home as a main office. On her public financial disclosure form, Palin describes the business as a sole proprietorship owned by her husband,”

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 1:42 AM

I really don’t understand you Palin bashers that have to lie to support your opposition. It reminds me of all the lies the Bush haters used to prop up their own deranged hatred.

goat on February 19, 2009 at 1:43 AM

Those are not lies about Palin all facts.

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 1:44 AM

John Ford said, “When the facts become the legend, print the legend.”

It doesn’t matter if Sarah called for the investigation to whether she should pay taxes on the per diem, that Sarah announced yesterday that she is cutting the State budget by half a billion dollars, that she predicted in her convention speech the socialist agenda that Obama would implement once he got in the WH, and that it was Tina Fey that said, “I can see Russia from my house” some people believe the legend and will always believe the legend because they live in a world of illusion and believe in compartmentalizing people according to background.

Suffice it to say there are some people who will never come around to Sarah and will always oppose her. Que sera, sera. what will be, will be.

Some people regard Sarah as a buffoon but that begs the question: Can anybody get elected a governor of a state and undergo intense scrutiny from the local media day in and day out and still sneak in under the radar as a buffoon? Can a governor balance state budgets and still be considered an economic illiterate? Can a person just get lucky when she accurately predicted what Obama’s agenda would be ‘in taking more of your money and giving more orders from Washington’ and ‘rather reading the terrorists their rigths than protecting America from catastrophic harm’? Yea, she got lucky. Somebody wrote the speech for her. They weren’t her own ideas. Just dumb luck. And when she commented on the close proximity of Alaska to Russia she was stating a known fact in passing.

But people will believe what they want to believe. The majority of people who oppose Sarah will always think the worse–it goes with the territory. I can accept it. So be it.

technopeasant on February 19, 2009 at 1:44 AM

Sarah announced yesterday that she is cutting the State budget by half a billion dollars

ROFLMAO! Does that make NJ Governor John Corzine a Fiscal Conservative too?

Corzine Seeks to Cut N.J. Budget by $500 Million (The New York Times)

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 1:49 AM

Can a governor balance state budgets and still be considered an economic illiterate?

Who couldn’t balance the budget by raising oil taxes in one of the most energy rich states?

Alaska Raises Tax On Oil Profits To 25% (CBS News, November 17, 2007)

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 1:51 AM

She doesn’t charge the state for lodging, only for meals in Anchorage where she has her office. This is a scandal?

Jim62sch on February 18, 2009 at 7:07 PM

That is a trick question:
Clothes…scandal
Trig…scandal
Bristol…scandal
Firing a loser…scandal
Packing the arenas with screaming fans…scandal
Protecting the endangered Caribou…scandal
Hunting…scandal
Fishing…scandal
Going to more then one college…scandal
Being a beauty queen…scandal
Pardoning a turkey…scandal
Living in Alaska…scandal
Talking like a normal person…scandal
Being a mom…scandal
Eating meat that she hunted…scandal
Talking to Greta…scandal
Not providing Trig’s DNA…scandal
Not looking pregnant…scandal
Returning clothes…scandal
Everything she does is a scandal…living in a nice home…scandal

right2bright on February 18, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Tanning Bed Scandal. Mustn’t forget the Tanning Bed Scandal

ThereGoesTheNeighborhood on February 19, 2009 at 1:51 AM

I’m not claiming that SP is a fiscal conservative because of this one action but I don’t think you can call her an economic illiterate either.

technopeasant on February 19, 2009 at 1:53 AM

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 1:41 AM

None of those links would be blocked by Hot Air, maybe you just can’t figure out how to use the link feature. Anyway 435 mil is small change for a state that provides a good portion of our energy needs and I doubt its going for dog parks or mob museums.

She may not be the proprietor of the fishing business but she did help run it and work it, some dangerous work I might add.

What is your problem with Sarah Palin? Be honest.

goat on February 19, 2009 at 1:54 AM

goat on February 19, 2009 at 1:54 AM

Prove me wrong, try linking to all of them in one post. I never said HotAir is blocking them, I said they have some sort of link control. It just happened again. My last post did not show up.

My problem with Palin is she is unqualified, a populist and an economic illiterate.

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 1:57 AM

My problem with Palin is she is unqualified, a populist and an economic illiterate.

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 1:57 AM

Just like your assraper Obama.

Can we just kill you now?

Sakaki on February 19, 2009 at 2:01 AM

Then put them in two but the only one I give credence to is the WSJ the rest are rags fit only for fire starters.

goat on February 19, 2009 at 2:01 AM

The only problem with the obvious choice was the dumb wing of the party didnt like the church he attended.
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The Wall on February 18, 2009 at 9:51 PM

We wuz robbed!!!

The myth that just won’t die. Maybe people didn’t vote for him because they didn’t trust him?

Nah! It was those stupid evangelicals!!!

ThereGoesTheNeighborhood on February 19, 2009 at 2:05 AM

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 1:57 AM

If she is an economic illiterate then why is her state one of the few operating in the black with a substantial rainy day fund? Why is she one of the best voices we have for tapping our own oil and gas resources? You make no sense at all and that is being kind.

goat on February 19, 2009 at 2:05 AM

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 1:57 AM

Gee, i’m glad you don’t have a problem with her being a pro-life Christian that believes in following the dictates of the Alaska and US Constitution and is a staunch defender of the 2nd Amendment and I’m glad you don’t have a problem with her matching wits with Joe Biden on foreign affairs during the debate and I’m glad you don’t have a problem with Sarah calling Obama out and accusing him of being a socialist.

I just wish we had more ‘unqualified’ people running for office with the mettle and guts as Sarah Palin.

technopeasant on February 19, 2009 at 2:07 AM

Just like your assraper Obama.

Can we just kill you now?

Sakaki on February 19, 2009 at 2:01 AM

LMAO! It only took one page for the far-right brain power to call me an Obama supporter.

I don’t support socialists like Obama. Again I voted for Reagan, H.W. Bush (once), Perot (twice), W. Bush (twice) and this time Bob Barr.

I’m a Conservative Libertarian not a Populist and not a Socialist.

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 2:09 AM

technopeasant on February 19, 2009 at 2:07 AM

High five!

goat on February 19, 2009 at 2:10 AM

Maybe people didn’t vote for him because they didn’t trust him?

ThereGoesTheNeighborhood on February 19, 2009 at 2:05 AM

No it was the religion.

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 2:10 AM

If she is an economic illiterate then why is her state one of the few operating in the black with a substantial rainy day fund? Why is she one of the best voices we have for tapping our own oil and gas resources? You make no sense at all and that is being kind.

goat on February 19, 2009 at 2:05 AM

She is an economic illiterate because she does not understand economics. Alaska has huge energy reserves that the state gets tax money from, the run up in prices over the last year and Palin raising oil taxes overflowed the state coffers. Wanting to increase access to our own energy supplies is fine but the same economic illiterates think this will make us “energy independent” which is laughable. Wanting to do something and understanding why you are doing it are two different things. Energy independence is a myth.

The Idiocy of Energy Independence (John Stossel, ABC News)

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 2:15 AM

I see poptech won’t or can’t answer my questions, typical of Palin bashers.

goat on February 19, 2009 at 2:16 AM

I answered your question but you would have to understand economics to understand the answer.

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 2:20 AM

Sarah Palin has never said that increasing petroleum production itself would lead America to energy independence but she did say it would bring us closer, and would be a step in the right direction, instead of sending billions to the Saudis.

These measured statements do not sound like the ravings of an economic illiterate. And remember she called on Obama to veto the stimulus package because she feared that Alaska would be burdened with programs in the future where Federal funds would dry up and the State would have to go it alone on programs that it did not request. Are these the thoughts of an economic illiterate? If they are I hope more politicians would become economically illiterate.

technopeasant on February 19, 2009 at 2:23 AM

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 2:15 AM

You are going on to hallowed ground for me, energy production and independance. We can become a net exporter of energy if we tap the vast reserves we have while developing nuclear power. The Green River formation alone contains about a trillion barrels of oil and that is in the lower 48 not to mention the Bakken formation, Alaska has around 100 billion barrels of oil and an unknown trillions of cubic meters of natural gas and more if extracting the methane clathrates is is feasible.

goat on February 19, 2009 at 2:28 AM

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 2:20 AM

BTW your post was posted as I was typing so how could I have seen it.

goat on February 19, 2009 at 2:30 AM

Those “statements” sound like an economic illiterate. If you think U.S. oil production is going to replace Saudi Oil then you have no remote understanding of worldwide energy markets.

We are already “energy independent” with electrical generation. We don’t have to “tap” anything!

- Only 1.5% of the United States electrical generation comes from oil (EIA)

Yes we have plenty of oil shale but that would only come online once regular oil and less conventional oil (oil sands, heavy oil) becomes too expensive. The market can decide when that should happen. But forcing us to use that in some populist quest instead of cheap foreign oil is economically idiotic.

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 2:38 AM

We only get about 12% of our oil from Saudi Arabia, when you exclude Mexico and Canada we get around 17% from over seas sources. We can easily replace that by tapping our own sources and by helping our northern and southern friends.

goat on February 19, 2009 at 2:45 AM

If you listen to Glenn Beck, at all, you can delete Mexico off the list as “our friend” if she truly does fall into a “narco-state”. I think that’s what he and some of his guests call it. Venezuela is definitely not an ally at this time with the parrot dictator, Chavez. It’s pretty much Oh, Canada and they get a little twitchy, sometimes, on being treated as the red-headed step-child of the U.S.

Palin is really the only one pushing for energy independence. Everyone else on both sides of the aisle are just giving it lip service.

LAW on February 19, 2009 at 4:21 AM

“Sure, she delivers a great speech (not sure if she can write one though). But has she done anything to warrant this love she gets from some quarters on the Right besides her demonstrable ability to play the Merle Haggard card against the cultural Left? “
Strangely enough in what he intends to be read as a put down Taylor has identified the factor that sets her apart from the rest of the herd and the reason why he has to make this comment four months after “accepted wisdom” would suggest that the VP nomination of a losing POTUS candidate should have been consigned to the dustbin of history.
The fact is that many conservative pundits find it more attractive to stay on the sidelines shaking their heads and complaining about the specks in other people’s eyes. Most of them are simply paid to pontificate but they have never run an organisation that impacts on the lives of ordinary people and has to be responsive to their wishes and the checks and balances of external factors. Sometimes the Palins and the Thatchers and the Reagans have to compromise and do things that go against the grain. Most ordinary folk recognise the pressures of reality and will accept it on trust as long as they feel that it is done with a servant’s heart. The fact that any post on here that has to do with Palin generates so much comment is proof enough.
The Governor might eventually decide not to run for national office in 2012. However, be assured that nobody else can run the Republican ticket without her endorsement….

callingallcomets on February 19, 2009 at 4:33 AM

I’m a Conservative Libertarian
Poptech

You’re in the wrong thread, Poptech. The pot legalization thread was last week.

SKYFOX on February 19, 2009 at 5:51 AM

We can easily replace that by tapping our own sources and by helping our northern and southern friends.

goat on February 19, 2009 at 2:45 AM

No we cannot at those costs. We do not have light crude reserves to replace Saudi Arabia.

You’re in the wrong thread, Poptech. The pot legalization thread was last week.

SKYFOX on February 19, 2009 at 5:51 AM

What part of Conservative Libertarian did you not read? I am anti-drug legalization.

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 6:58 AM

She is an economic illiterate because she does not understand economics. Alaska has huge energy reserves that the state gets tax money from, the run up in prices over the last year and Palin raising oil taxes overflowed the state coffers. Wanting to increase access to our own energy supplies is fine but the same economic illiterates think this will make us “energy independent” which is laughable. Wanting to do something and understanding why you are doing it are two different things. Energy independence is a myth.

The Idiocy of Energy Independence (John Stossel, ABC News)

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 2:15 AM

Please compare and contrast Gov. Palin’s plan with Obmam’s “Blow your tires and get a tuneup” and “I’m going to bankrupt the coal industry”.. the same dimwit whose party is now going to ban offshore drilling.

Yep, Put air in your tires.. He must be channelling Einstein for that one.

bullseye on February 19, 2009 at 7:53 AM

She owes back taxes, but she didn’t evade taxes.
We need to remind people that this is a case of the state changing the rules after the fact.

MarkTheGreat on February 19, 2009 at 8:27 AM

MarkTheGreat on February 19, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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Exactly MTG. It sounds like the State was not including the per diem on her W2, and then reconsidered. This per diem is part of a job benefit relating to doing the State’s work at home. Working mothers everywhere should be outraged at Allah and others who see this as some sort of corruption. I say, have Allah put up his tax returns to a public fly spec analysis and see how perfect his tax postures are.

Mark30339 on February 19, 2009 at 9:10 AM

At least Sarah Palin says she will abide by the decision and pay all the taxes. A far cry from some in Congress!!!

blr2449 on February 19, 2009 at 9:31 AM

I don’t support socialists like Obama. Again I voted for Reagan, H.W. Bush (once), Perot (twice), W. Bush (twice) and this time Bob Barr.

I’m a Conservative Libertarian not a Populist and not a Socialist.

Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 2:09 AM

Ahhhh, yes, Barr. And Perot. You do realize that in supporting Perot, you helped elect Clinton, right? In supporting Barr, you helped elect Obama. It isn’t any wonder that no one is convinced by your opinions on Palin, which you tirelessly try to dress up as fact.

littleguy on February 19, 2009 at 9:43 AM

So I guess we’re supposed to draw some parallel between this situation and that of the Obama gang. Take Geithner as an example: He was under notice many times that the taxes were owed; He submitted the amount of unpaid taxes for reimbursement and received payment; He claimed his children’s summer camp as a deduction against the advice of his tax consultant; Upon nomination for office he paid only the amount not protected from action by the IRS by the statute of limitations. Contrast that with Palin and every other tax payer — Like Palin I owe taxes and when the amount is calculated, I will pay them. If the time comes when the amount she owes is determined and she fails to pay, by all means let me know. Otherwise, ho-hum.

littleguy on February 19, 2009 at 9:58 AM

For those of you who do not understand how the income tax system works-you are provided raw evidence or retain raw evidence of how much you earned over a calendar year and calculate your income tax based on a set formula.

Secondly you either do your own taxes or you have somebody do your taxes for you. Since Sarah is a governor and high profile I would guess that Sarah pays somebody to prepare her taxes for her.

Now if the preparer makes a mistake the mistake does not redound to the preparer but to the taxpayer herself, namely Sarah Palin. However if something was not deemed to be taxable at the time of preparation, nobody is at fault.

Now we come to the per diem allowance. The MSM brought to the world’s attention that Sarah had a per diem allowance that was not taxed. Sarah thought about it and decided she would call for an inquiry to whether she should pay taxes on it. Cynics may say it was a political move, but folks-bottom line-she faced the issue square on and did the right thing regardless of her motives.

I have compared this to a golfer asking the referree for clarification of the rules or calling a penalty on oneself when one suspects that he may be guilty of a rules infraction. That is what Sarah did. Golfers should be very proud of Sarah.

Recently the inquiry concluded the per diem should have been deemed taxable income and subsequent to that ruling Sarah Palin paid the appropriate taxes.

Sarah Palin DID NOT evade taxes, she was NOT DELINQUENT in paying her taxes. This is not Al Capone, Geitner, or Tom Daschle.

For AP to even imply that Sarah’s case is in the same league as the above three is outrageous but what do you expect from a person who has had it in for the pro-life Christian SP since she was nominated for VP.

technopeasant on February 19, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Late to this party, and technopeasant makes the point pretty well. For AP to see this set of facts as analogous to those of Geitner and Daschle draws down the credibility of his critique of Gov. Palin. I’m going to have to a lot more skeptical in the future.

wordsson on February 19, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Now what she should do is
Hire timithy geitner the head of the irs

then claim he told her no tax was due
so she doesnt have to pay..
Just like ALL of obamas henchmen…

But unlike obama or geitner or any of the democrats

i have a feeling she will pay this because
she realizes its the RIGTH thing to do..

Something the HEAD of the IRS and countless other federal agencies dont like to do..

jcila on February 19, 2009 at 3:28 PM

The taxes are due 4/15/2009. Just like the rest of us. In addition, she asked the state revenue office to instigate the investigation. Some journalists are too stupid.

rlwo2008 on February 19, 2009 at 3:31 PM

They aren’t back taxes. She initiated this because she wanted to be in compliance. Also Alaska is pretty unusual that it has it’s state capitol so far away from the state’s population. When you consider how much it would have cost taxpayers for travel when their legislature is not meeting her staying in Wasilla makes much, much more sense.

Anyway, this is a non-story. She wasn’t avoiding the taxes.

Shane Vander Hart on February 19, 2009 at 4:20 PM

But people will believe what they want to believe. The majority of people who oppose Sarah will always think the worse–it goes with the territory. I can accept it. So be it.

technopeasant on February 19, 2009 at 1:44 AM

True; those who call themselves “conservatives” can create their anti-evangelical strawmen and keep on voting for the Bob Barrs of the world. They’re political Trekkies.

ddrintn on February 19, 2009 at 4:58 PM

Tiger Woods just announced he is going to return to golf.

In announcing his return Brandel Chamblee of The Golf Channel mentioned that with Tiger out the audience for TV golf was the same before Tiger came on the scene in 1996 but with him coming back ‘he brings out everybody, including those not usually paying attention to golf. Does that bring to mind some other superstar we all love and respect?

technopeasant on February 19, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Wow, six pages of comments about Sarah Palin without Debbie Schlussel screaming like a lunatic.

lolwut on February 19, 2009 at 5:45 PM

The taxes are due 4/15/2009. Just like the rest of us. In addition, she asked the state revenue office to instigate the investigation. Some journalists are too stupid.

rlwo2008 on February 19, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Enough said.

Wow, six pages of comments about Sarah Palin without Debbie Schlussel screaming like a lunatic.

lolwut on February 19, 2009 at 5:45 PM

Pfffft, Debbie who? :)

unwashed minion on February 19, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Ahhhh, yes, Barr. And Perot. You do realize that in supporting Perot, you helped elect Clinton, right? In supporting Barr, you helped elect Obama. It isn’t any wonder that no one is convinced by your opinions on Palin, which you tirelessly try to dress up as fact.

littleguy on February 19, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Gotta agree with you there. Ross Perot is a certifiable nut job. No offense PopTech, but I wouldnt admit to voting for that nutjob Perot nor would I brag about voting for that sore loser Bob Barr. These 3rd party candidates are NOTHING but spoilers. We have a two party system. I hated McCain and I was very unimpressed with Palin (even though I thought she was kinda hot) but I voted for them rather than throw my vote away on some turd who has as much chance at winning the presidency as my pet chimpanzee (if I had one).

The Wall on February 19, 2009 at 6:13 PM

technopeasant on February 19, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Point taken (re the parallel to Lightworker), but I have to say that irrespective of that side issue, golf needs Tiger. The PGA is anticipating a huge fall-off in corporate sponsorships. Tiger draws attention. Personally, I kinda’ go for Phil Mickelson more than Tiger, but I’m not a golfer, just a casual observer. I find Tiger a little sterile in terms of personality, but he sure can play.

Y-not on February 19, 2009 at 6:15 PM

voted for them rather than throw my vote away on some turd who has as much chance at winning the presidency as my pet chimpanzee (if I had one).

The Wall on February 19, 2009 at 6:13 PM

Careful with the similes, Chief.
/sarc

Y-not on February 19, 2009 at 6:17 PM

How about Palin’s Resume… ROFLMAO!
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Poptech on February 19, 2009 at 1:21 AM

Both lame and dishonest, both now and the last 37 times you posted it.

But you score points for consistency!

ThereGoesTheNeighborhood on February 20, 2009 at 12:18 AM

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