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Archive for September 2nd, 2008

What Sleaze to Expect Next …

Posted by iusbvision on September 2, 2008

Remember that Sarah Palin fought a bitter war against many in her own party to get the ethics and tax and other reforms that have been so popular in Alaska. In the process she put an end to the careers of many a corrupt and/or obstructionist politician. The energy industry also lost its stranglehold on Alaska’s state government. It has been widely quoted that the Alaska landscape is littered with the bodies of those who have crossed her.

Now is when I expect those people, including many out of office Republicans, to try and exact their revenge. Expect smears from unnamed Alaskan sources to appear in the National Enquirer. Expect people in Alaska, tied to those she helped bring down, to accuse her of thievery and all sorts of ethics violations. In other words, expect them to trash her and avoid talking about her real record.

Lets see how right I am, I was certainly spot on when I wrote in this blog minutes after McCain selected her that the strategy from the left will be to “get the girl”.

UPDATE II – ITS ALREADY COMING TRUE – NATIONAL ENQUIRER SMEARS PALIN USING UNNAMED ALASKAN SOURCES – Told ya…

UPDATE – In the mean time

McCain’s Palin introductory Video – its powerful and worth the watch.

The New Republic Warns – “Palin is a political savant” and explains her political triumphs.

The Weekly Standard

McCain aides whose judgment I trust are impressed by Sarah Palin. One was particularly amused by this exchange: A nervous young McCain staffer took it upon himself to explain to Palin the facts of life in a national campaign, the intense scrutiny she’d be under from the media, the viciousness of the assault that she’d be facing, etc.:

Palin: “Thanks for the warning. By the way, do you know what they say the difference is between a hockey mom and a Pit Bull?”

McCain aide: “No, Governor.”

Palin: “A hockey mom wears lipstick.”

Senator Fred Thompson of Law and Order fame: Video – the media is in a panic over Palin.

Newt rips reporter to pieces – Video – “You tell me what Obama has done to compare” (hat tip Hotair.com)

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SLEAZE: Democrats Release Palin’s Social Security Number, Home Phone, Home Addresses in Press Opposition Research Kit Given to the Media

Posted by iusbvision on September 2, 2008

http://www.redstate.com/diaries/redstate/2008/sep/02/breaking-democrats-release-sarah-palins-soc/

The last time the Democrats did this it was against Senate Candidate and GOPAC Chairman Micheal Steele. With Steele they also illegally released his credit history. Network traffic at the site is off the scale, if the link doesn’t load try again later.

Former Lt. Governor Michael Steele

UPDATE: Oh you guys are going to love this – Politico says that its fine because the last 4 of Palin’s social security number were redacted. Many documents just use the last 4 as an identifier. With the rest of the personal information released, finding the last four digits is not difficult.

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Obama, Hunter Biden, Bristol Palin, Hypocrisy and Media Bias

Posted by iusbvision on September 2, 2008

CNN, MSNBC and most of the television elite media has been almost wall to wall making a political issue of of 17 year old Bristol Palin who is getting married to her boyfriend Levi and is pregnant. The Democrats are talking about this non-stop and while Obama himself said kids are off limits, his campaign surrogates are plowing ahead with it full throttle; just like when Obama’s campaign surrogates launched a multi-pronged attack on John McCains military service while Obama was saying that military service should not be an issue.

CNN has been doing advocacy journalism by saying that “abstinence education doesn’t work” and that we need to hand out condoms; but doesn’t tell you that Alaska is 30th among states in teenage pregnancy which is ahead of many states such as Connecticut that uses “do it here is a condom” sex education. I have the video clips of CNN doing this but I refuse to post them.

WHY?

Because kids should not be used as political tools. Remember what happened when the NBC Anchor said that Hillary “was pimping out Chelsea”? … that NBC anchor was suspended.

They don’t tell you that Obama’s mother was 18 and unwed when she gave birth to Barack, just like Bristol Palin. Obama in his own book states that he was drinking and doing illegal drugs when he was 18; yet you don’t hear about that on TV and radio.

Yesterday CNN Asked show Palin can be VP with young children at home – UMM EXCUSE ME – Barack Obama has young children at home… yet he is a man so CNN won’t ask about that will they? Do not be fooled by this nonsense, these are gender attacks of the worst kind.

Speaking of kids, I have known this for some time but did not report it, but now I am forced to, Joe Biden’s son is now in great legal trouble for hedge funds fraud.

Biden’s Son, Brother Named in Two Suits
By Kimberly Kindy and Joe Stephens
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, August 24, 2008; A09

A son and a brother of Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) are accused in two lawsuits of defrauding a former business partner and an investor of millions of dollars in a hedge fund deal that went sour, court records show.

The Democratic vice presidential candidate’s son Hunter, 38, and brother James, 59, assert instead that their former partner defrauded them by misrepresenting his experience in the hedge fund industry and recommending that they hire a lawyer with felony convictions.

Hunter Biden is one of many children and relatives of prominent members of Congress who have made their careers as lobbyists.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/23/AR2008082302200_pf.html

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Obama, Biden’s Son Linked by Earmarks
Candidate Got Funding for Nursing Program

By James V. Grimaldi and Kimberly Kindy
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, August 27, 2008; Page A16

Sen. Barack Obama sought more than $3.4 million in congressional earmarks for clients of the lobbyist son of his Democratic running mate, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, records show. Obama succeeded in getting $192,000 for one of the clients, St. Xavier University in suburban Chicago.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/26/AR2008082603894.html?nav=rss_business

[This story has been updated HERE. – Editor]

You don’t see Republicans on television throwing this in Biden’s face do you? These are real crimes and the influence peddling that McCain has opposed and Sarah Palin has successfully combated her entire political career; yet no wall to wall, CNN and MSNBC or Katie Couric coverage. I did not post this information just to trash Biden’s child, as I said I regret even having to post it, but to show the double standards that are being used by biased journalists and campaign hacks.

Sarah Palin is someone who balances career, athletics, politics, and family and has been a smashing success. She is everything that the feminists say that a woman should be (minus having an abortion) and they hate her for it. Remember that.

WSBT Radio got in on the act today. They made a news blurb [paraphrasing as it was just a short radio blurb] saying how it’s interesting how the Christian community says that Bristol Palin’s pregnancy is a private matter, in the context as if it is somehow hypocritical. WSBT even plucked a comment mid thought, out of context, of a member of the IUSB community to do it. Is this just another example of how the left, including many reporters (heck and even many secular leftist academics), don’t get Christianity? We try to resist sin, but we are all sinners, we all make mistakes which is why we need Jesus Christ as our redeemer. While sin is often a disappointment, it is how we deal with the consequences of sin that matters. Bristol Palin is getting married, did not have an abortion and has a family that is dedicated to helping her. Barack Obama says he is a Christian and was born when his mother was 18 and was unwed at the time of the birth, but Christians and Republicans left that issue alone for the same reasons. Did we see day after day of TV and radio coverage when Obama said “I am my brothers keeper” at the convention and yet we know that Barack’s own brother lives in a hut with no utilities?

Isn’t it the left that tells people to respect the privacy of the womb?

Limbaugh – “Imagine every detail of your children’s lives being made national news by the drive by media in an effort to destroy you. This isn’t a media anal exam, this is a media uterus exam.”

They are trying to disqualify Palin as a working mother, and even using a bogus argument as a “Christian Trump Card” to do it.

UPDATE: – And the NY Times had 3 page one stories about Palin’s daughter. Read this one for yourself and tell me if they are not trying to disqualify her as a working mom.

UPDATE II: HEY DEMOCRATS IN THE MEDIA, WHY DON’T YOU EVER TALK ABOUT PALIN’S RECORD?

I have been listening to WBBM AM 780 radio for about the last two hours. They are deferring to CBS Radio for their coverage of the Republican Convention. It has been all Palin bashing all the time, constant reminders every few minutes that her daughter is pregnant and even a crack by CBS anchor Bob Schieffer comparing Palin to Thomas Eagleton, who was the Democratic VP nominee in 1972 and then removed from the ticket at the convention and they commented that Palin’s daughters pregnancy maybe should mean that Palin be removed from the Republican ticket.

Almost nowhere do you hear the drive by media talk about Palin’s record of fighting corruption, taking on the energy companies, she brought down the old Republican machine when she discovered corruption there, she has passed economic and ethics reforms when fought tooth and nail by members of both parties. She also returned money to the people of Alaska when the government had too much extra cash.

Women of America, I hope that you never forget this.

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Latest Leftist Attack on Palin – She Doesn’t Criticize Shock Jocks for Being “Shocking”

Posted by iusbvision on September 2, 2008

I would say that this is ridiculous but these attacks went beyond ridiculous three days ago. Today’s attack is from the Huffington Post, a far left web site that has gotten famous for posting hateful smears about those who disagree with them. In fairness, the Huffpost has cleaned up its act some since Bill O’Relly launched a crusade against them by repeatedly airing the hate that has appeared there. This time the Huntington Post has taken a big foray back into the sleaze.

Today the Huffpost put out a highly edited clip of a conversation that Gov. Palin had on the Bob and Mark show. Bob and Mark are morning shock jocks like we have all heard a million times. Bob and Mark however occasionally comment on serious political issues and the news, albeit in the usual edgy shock jock way that we have all become familiar with.

The Huffpost condemns Palin for not condemning the shock jocks who called Republican Senate Leader Lyda Green a b*tch and a cancer on the State of Alaska. The clip is edited in such a way to make it seem most damning. I have the entire clip that you can download below so you can see for yourself.

Here is the context that Huffpost left out. It is no secret that Palin had to take on and bring down many people in her own party when she exposed the corruption that was infecting the political system. Lyda Green has opposed Palins ethics reforms since her days in Wasilla, Alaska city government. Eventually when Palin brought down the “good ole boy network” Green took it personally as these people were her Republican friends.

One of Palin’s biggest reforms was when Palin passed a new corruption free tax system for the energy companies and when the cost of crude oil went up and Alaska got a windfall in tax revenue as a result, Palin returned that money to the people of Alaska. Many in her own party opposed these reforms even though they have been immensely popular.

Green Was the Republican leader in the Alaska State Senate and Green opposed Palin at almost every turn, at almost every detail, even on scheduling of events such as speaking engagements and the State of the State address. The audio clip is talking about Lyda Green’s obstructionism and how, for Green, it became personal. In this case, Green was trying to change the time of the State of the State Address so that Palin would not be able to attend her son’s high school graduation. That is the level of obstruction Palin faced day to day as the price of fighting corruption and the party machine.

Why would a Governor go on such a morning show? It is the most popular morning show in Alaska, and Alaska has a very open political culture and it is not uncommon for people to walk up to a state Senator’s or even the governors office to ask for an appointment and get it. Media have come to expect this kind of openness and when members told Bob and Mark they would not come on the radio and answer for the blatant obstructionism of Palin and her reforms, they asked the governor herself to come on the program.

After Green’s obstructionism was defeated, Green decided not to run for reelection stating that the majority of her constituents favored Palin’s reforms.

Here is the entire audio clip. Bob and Mark With Gov. Palin on Lyda Green’s Obstructionism. http://www.bobandmarksuck.com/blog/?p=241

I hope someone on O’Reilly’s staff picks up on this.

 

UPDATE – National Review picked up this story on September 5th – LINK.

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