Sarah Palin VINDICATED: How Frustrating for the AP

…to find “its analysis of the information” ends up only to “illustrate what Palin has said all along” concerning why she resigned as Governor of Alaska.

Stupid, conniving bastards.

Of course, The Hill buries THAT VINDICATION in an article ostensibly about Todd and Sarah’s brush with divorce.

Stupid, prevaricating, surreptitious bastards.

Palin said her divorce was ‘when,’ not ‘if’

Sarah Palin, in 2007, indicated she was contemplating a divorce.

In a Sept. 26, 2007, email obtained by The Associated Press, Palin wrote to an aide and her husband, Todd Palin: “So speaking of. .. If we, er, when we get a divorce, does that quell ‘conflict of interest’ accusations about BP?”…

…In its analysis of the information, the AP writes:

“The emails, most from Palin’s final 10 months in office, illustrate what Palin has said all along: The intense scrutiny of her family and work was a financial and emotional drain that forced her to step down as governor.

In several of the emails, Palin complained about the financial toll on her family and the state of Alaska since she became John McCain’s 2008 running mate.

She noted she had been the target of “many frivolous suits and charges since the DAY I became VP candidate. I can’t afford this job.”

Other tidbits from the document release:

— In a March 19, 2009, email to aides Palin complained that the more than 150 Freedom of Information Act requests had cost Alaska more than $1 million, adding, “[A]nd who knows what all the bogus ethics charges have cost the state.”

She was angry at having to pay for her own defense, which was about $500,000 at that point, saying Todd had to go back to work on the North Slope because of it:

We’ve all had to pay for our OWN legal defense in this political bloodsport — it’s horrendous — why do you think Todd is on the slope today? I am paying to defend in my capacity as GOVERNOR — actions taken in my official position. This is unheard of anywhere else.

I would not begrudge that magnificent woman a single, honest dime she’s made, nor one ferocious comment coming from her mouth since.

The lifetime of woundings caused her and her family by the animals of the press and the Liberal Left, not to mention those in the “proper” Republican community who don’t have the balls to recognize what a treasure she is and work WITH her, can never really be assuaged.

12 Responses to “Sarah Palin VINDICATED: How Frustrating for the AP”

  1. “Stupid, conniving bastards.”

    Indeed. Palin was (and still is) my preferred candidate. She is the last best the GOP has to recover it’s Reagan roots.

  2. JeffS says:

    F**k the animals of the press, the Liberal Left, and the “proper” Republican community. Them and the jackasses they rode in on.

  3. Gary from Jersey says:

    The treatment she got was the most vicious continual assault in modern political history. I hope there’s a place in hell for the people who did it and room in purgatory for all those morons who believed the smears without question.

    She’s vindicated but the damage is done.

  4. nightfly says:

    I really think it was lawfare… the willful and coordinated assault on a person through perversion of the legal system. She was forced out of high office – one in which she was quite popular and effective – had her future political potential seriously damaged, and most important of all nearly had her marriage ruined. And it worked, which means that it is now employed by similar vicious pricks against much smaller targets, who have much less resource to draw on in defense. It’s hateful in the first instance because of the damage against the victim, and hateful in the second instance because of the damage to larger society: undermining public trust in the law, undermining just procedures for the protection of the innocent, and draining the public’s time and money to hear and decide all of these cases.

  5. aelfheld says:

    Another argument for ‘loser pays’.

  6. TMI says:

    Thanks for the post.

  7. Michael Lonie says:

    Nightfly, you are absolutely correct. The legal campaign against Palin was a deliberate attempt by Dem activists to destroy her political career and, for that matter, her family, though bankrupting them. And yes, we may expect to see more of it. Bobby Jindal needs to anticipate such a campaign. Just like voting fraud, the Dems will use barratry to win.

    Barratry, using the legal system to harass and damage someone, used to be a crime under the Common Law. Only a few states, according to Wikipedia, have such laws now. Too bad, it’s a gross abuse of the legal system.

    Compared with the incompetents who are in power now, a President Sarah Palin would have been like the second coming of Abe Lincoln. Honest Abe had his troubles with the “proper” Packs in his day, too.

  8. Kathy Kinsley says:

    What Pitbull (no, the other one) said.


  9. In a democracy (please note that word Democrat Party activists) we defeat our political opponents not in a courtroom, but in a voting booth.

    Just a thought.

  10. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Steve – maybe someday. But at the moment, it’s more likely in a Republic (sorry, but we aren’t a democracy). For good reason. Even democracy needs checks and balances.

  11. Titan Mk6B says:

    I have seen that Palin quote about divorce before and I really think it was humor. Actually, pretty good humor. At least it seems so to me.

  12. Mr. Bingley says:

    That was my read on it as well, Titan.

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