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What do you think of Sarah Palin lying repeatedly in her new book?

January 15th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

I have not read the book yet, however AP did some fact checking :

PALIN: Says she made frugality a point when traveling on state business as Alaska governor, asking "only" for reasonably priced rooms and not "often" going for the "high-end, robe-and-slippers" hotels.
THE FACTS: Although travel records indicate she usually opted for less-pricey hotels while governor, Palin and daughter Bristol stayed five days and four nights at the $707.29-per-night Essex House luxury hotel (robes and slippers come standard) overlooking New York City’s Central Park for a five-hour women’s leadership conference in October 2007. With air fare, the cost to Alaska was well over $3,000. Event organizers said Palin asked if she could bring her daughter. The governor billed her state more than $20,000 for her children’s travel, including to events where they had not been invited, and in some cases later amended expense reports to specify that they had been on official business.

PALIN: Boasts that she ran her campaign for governor on small donations, mostly from first-time givers, and turned back large checks from big donors if her campaign perceived a conflict of interest.
THE FACTS: Of the roughly $1.3 million she raised for her primary and general election campaigns for governor, more than half came from people and political action committees giving at least $500, according to an AP analysis of her campaign finance reports. The maximum that individual donors could give was $1,000; $2,000 for a PAC.
Of the rest, about $76,000 came from Republican Party committees.
She accepted $1,000 each from a state senator and his wife and $30 from a state representative in the weeks after the two Republican lawmakers’ offices were raided by the FBI as part of an investigation into a powerful Alaska oilfield services company. After AP reported those donations during the presidential campaign, she gave a comparative sum to charity.

PALIN: Rails against taxpayer-financed bailouts, which she attributes to Obama. She recounts telling daughter Bristol that to succeed in business, "you’ll have to be brave enough to fail."
THE FACTS: Palin is blurring the lines between Obama’s stimulus plan — a $787 billion package of tax cuts, state aid, social programs and government contracts — and the federal bailout that Republican presidential candidate John McCain voted for and President George W. Bush signed.
Palin’s views on bailouts appeared to evolve as McCain’s vice presidential running mate. In September 2008, she said "taxpayers cannot be looked to as the bailout, as the solution, to the problems on Wall Street." A week later, she said "ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy."
During the vice presidential debate in October, Palin praised McCain for being "instrumental in bringing folks together" to pass the $700 billion bailout. After that, she said "it is a time of crisis and government did have to step in."

PALIN: Says Ronald Reagan faced an even worse recession than the one that appears to be ending now, and "showed us how to get out of one. If you want real job growth, cut capital gains taxes and slay the death tax once and for all."
THE FACTS: The estate tax, which some call the death tax, was not repealed under Reagan and capital gains taxes are lower now than when Reagan was president.
Economists overwhelmingly say the current recession is far worse. The recession Reagan faced lasted for 16 months; this one is in its 23rd month. The recession of the early 1980s did not have a financial meltdown. Unemployment peaked at 10.8 percent, worse than the October 2009 high of 10.2 percent, but the jobless rate is still expected to climb.

PALIN: She says her team overseeing the development of a natural gas pipeline set up an open, competitive bidding process that allowed any company to compete for the right to build a 1,715-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48.
THE FACTS: Palin characterized the pipeline deal the same way before an AP investigation found her team crafted terms that favored only a few independent pipeline companies and ultimately benefited a company with ties to her administration, TransCanada Corp. Despite promises and legal guidance not to talk directly with potential bidders during the process, Palin had meetings or phone calls with nearly every major candidate, including TransCanada.

PALIN: Criticizes an aide to her predecessor, Gov. Frank Murkowski, for a conflict of interest because the aide represented the state in negotiations over a gas pipeline and then left to work as a handsomely paid lobbyist for ExxonMobil. Palin asserts her administration ended all such arrangements, shoving a wedge in the revolving door between special interests and the state capital.
THE FACTS: Palin ignores her own "revolving door" issue in office; the leader of her own pipeline team was a former lobbyis
Source : Yahoo News http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091113/ap_on_el_pr/us_palin_book_fact_check

It was definitely to be expected. She is one of the stupidest people in this country and she could run for president in 2012…. that’s a disturbing thought considering how many Christian fundamentalists there are in this country who would be brainwashed enough to vote for her.

  1. Townshend is God (a liberal)
    January 15th, 2010 at 13:13 | #1

    The republicans are terrible liars.
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  2. Erika
    January 15th, 2010 at 13:31 | #2

    It was definitely to be expected. She is one of the stupidest people in this country and she could run for president in 2012…. that’s a disturbing thought considering how many Christian fundamentalists there are in this country who would be brainwashed enough to vote for her.
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  3. How much longer till 2012?
    January 15th, 2010 at 14:05 | #3

    Exactly you never read the book

    (2 points here I come)
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  4. Relampago Blanco
    January 15th, 2010 at 14:44 | #4

    You posted this garbage on the word of the AP as if they are dependable? Who checks their facts?
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  5. Answer the Question!
    January 15th, 2010 at 14:53 | #5

    She has a lot of followers and if something works – why would she stop now?
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  6. Z
    January 15th, 2010 at 15:21 | #6

    Cause she can get away with it. Nobody care’s when they see her on TV. They just go to a dark room for a couple of minutes . . .
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    ~ Z

  7. andy g
    January 15th, 2010 at 15:57 | #7

    and the lib press gave 0bama a free ride!!!!
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  8. Mike Pence is a cutie pie !
    January 15th, 2010 at 16:45 | #8

    Wow…lying repeatedly, things from the pass that she now regrets and she does not believe in gay marriage? Oh,she reminds me of someone? Obama!!! Funny how libs love to demonize her ,yet you worship Obama for those same traits.I smell hypocrisy….
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  9. Socialism Sucks
    January 15th, 2010 at 16:51 | #9

    come back when you have read it
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  10. Em
    January 15th, 2010 at 17:21 | #10

    She’s a Republican isn’t she? I rest my case.
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  11. iris054
    January 15th, 2010 at 17:40 | #11

    Thank you for sharing this hot breaking news with us. You would think she would be smarter than to lie in her new book. No, wait a minute… this is wolf killer Palin we’re talking about. Never mind.
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  12. Max
    January 15th, 2010 at 18:06 | #12

    Have you even read the whole book?
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