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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Sarah Palin versus the blogger Shannyn Moore!

Sarah Palin resigned as governor of Alaska to "spend more time with her family" and suggested she did not want to be a lame duck governor. Sounds a feasible reason for going. Mrs Palin has not been without controversy, particularly when it came to using law enforcement officers to give her ex-brother-in-law a fright he'd remember. I never really warmed to her. She boosted the Republican Party's image a bit and she is definitely famous now. Not quite in the Michael Jackson league, but she is certainly known, and not just in America.

So what happens now. Apparently a so-called liberal blogger, Shannyn Moore, has unearthed an investigation into possible wrongdoings by Mrs Palin and that was the reason for going. Mrs Palin is hopping mad and denying it all and threatening to sue everyone and anybody that repeats this cruel innuendo. Legally it's called defamation.

Palin's attorney has already issued a statement accusing Shannyn Moore of "false and defamatory allegations" in writing that Governor Palin resigned because of an alleged investigation pertaining to the construction of the Wasilla Sports Complex. On July 5, 2009, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) took an unusual step of making an announcement that Palin was not under any kind of investigation. But the central point of all this is that Moore suggested that Palin was "under investigation" not that she actually did anything wrong.

Who do we know is or is not under investigation. It was said that British prime minister Harold Wilson was under investigation by the British intelligence services. Tony Benn says he was. The FBI may deny or confirm what they are doing, but how do we know it is truthful?

Mrs.Palin, I believe, is incensed with Shannyn Moore, not because of the comment but because she is a blogger and not part of the cosy media establishment. All bloggers are seen as ferrets in politicians' underpants or knickers. This may end up with Palin in court unable to prove anything. She could come off a darn sight worse.

It seems to send out the message that dodgy dealings by politicians (and I'm not suggesting this applies to Mrs.Palin!) will be found out by bloggers and other internet publishers. Seeing that the British House of Commons has been traumatised of late, it is rather odd that any elected official would think twice about the temptations offered by corrupt practices.


Are you nuts? She is incensed with this crazy lunatic because she has defamed her!

Your blogger paranoid is showing. And I don't care if you didn't warm to her, no-one has the right to be defamed. If the FBI has stated they are NOT investigating her, who are you to claim they could be lying.

You sound as if you want it to be true.

Wow, your kettle is boiling a bit! I think you missed my point. I was suggesting that she may be more irked about the blogger's apparent freedom that the actual claim.

I suppose you are right about the FBI. I should believe everything they say on every occasion they say it. I didn't claim they were lying, I just wondered allowed if I could believe them. I'm glad you put me right.

You can rest easy in the knowledge that all American politicians lead totally blameless and pure lives.

When she accepted the VP nomination, she knew she needed to bring her professional game up to another level, she never did. She knew that her family would get attacked as did Hilary and Chelsea before her (by even her twin maverick brother McCain in 1998), let face it she knew her family affairs would come out. But now she plays the victim card again, a card she played after those comical first extended interviews that we all enjoyed and SNL immortalized. But for the icing on the cake, she quits, because she does not want to be a lame duck governor, because the lawsuits keep coming, because it was the media’s fault, because seeing Russia from her house finally got to her, because its not fair that Alaskan’s paid her salary while she was running for the VP position, take your pick. So what does she tells us? Dear Mr. President, when things get tough, quit. Dear military men and women, if you are not having fun, quit. Dear son or daughter, if things are not going your way, quit. Sure, I agree when she first was introduced and gave a descent speech, sure the polls went up, but after the extended interviews, they went where they ended, down. She showed her true character, I real hope the book deal, Radio/ TV shows and the lecture circuits make up for what her party has lost by her actions. She may go down in history as the quitter that twittered.

Can anyone real tell me that you were impressed by her exit speech? You can’t real believe that she is the only person that can win in 2012. You know, if she can’t take a joke, don’t get in the game, its politics, they all get kicked around. Let me paint you a picture, in my opinion, for the last eight years where the mantra was no regulation and no oversight and spread to all federal agencies and the justice department was filled by unqualified religious types and the dullard (ex-drunk) religious president started two wars of choice with extreme tax dollar spending, is anyone surprised with our current economic situation because of those choices. Sure “W” sucker the religious right to vote for him and that’s why he placed unqualified people in positions of responsibility and they failed (almost a “plan to fail”), do you forget Katrina, where the Director of FEMA Michael D. Brown, was relieved of his duties because of incompetence? Or can you forget disgraced White House correspondent James Guckert, AKA Jeff Gannon, the male escort, why was a male escort getting into the Whitehouse, hmmm? I know it was Barney Frank’s fault, he controls the county and republicans had their hands tied (even though 7 of the last 8 years they had the majority and the presidency to do something (fact or fiction?), but not the will to act). Oh, by the way I read that God blog, very funny, it reminds me of those TV evangelists who claim the talk to God and want so and so foreign country leader to be killed or such and such a us state to be punished by God for a court ruling that intelligent design is just another word for religion. We had enough of religious dullards in our government. If you believe that the USA has strayed from God then go out to your communities and preach to your neighbors, the sick, the shut ins, the poor and invite them to take part in your church, build a community. But I know that’s hard work we want a government official to do that for us, well they tried that and look where it left us, in the gutter, but our country does not quit and we will rise again. Do you remember how Ronald Reagan got us out of a recession? By spending and we will do the same. But she is just another “W” in heels and she is stringing the religious right along, she will sell you her books, her radio/TV shows and speaking engagements. Lastly, I do not want you to believe what I believe, so please keep writing, feel free, I am starting to enjoy this.

Love your blog! The way you British people express your views is delicious. That part about the "ferrets" made me laugh loudly enough for the neighbors at the end of our street to hear me. As to Sarah Palin, though I'm a Republican here in the USA and thought at the time of the election she might make it in politics. Not anymore. She is way out of her depth, cannot give a sensible interview, and what's a killer in my book (being an animal lover), she okayed shooting one of God's most glorious creatures--wolves--from a helicopter!
Will be visiting your impressive website from time to time.

Permit me to correct something in my just-made comment. I don't employ a proofreader and while checking what I said, noticed a glitch: Sentence should read, "As to Sarah Palin,though I'm a Republican here in the USA and thought at the time of the election she might make it in polics, not anymore."

Oops, I'm going to give it up after this: "politics"!

Thank you for your kind comments, Sharon. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful state.

If I was a US citizen, I'd be a Republican voter too. But maybe more of the old school type. The modern lot have some very abrasive habits. I believe in the government only doing what the government needs to do - as little as possible!

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