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    Re: AP Exclusive: Former Palin aide pens tell-all

    Again, I'm not challenging her credibility at all. I'll leave that to others who truly have distain for the woman. Will I support her? No. But I'm not challenging the accuracy of the information contained in the manuscript in question any more than I challenged her writings. I'm merely saying anyone interesting in reading her former aide's book will have to base his or her assessments on their own merit.

    As for her legal issues, I don't know if they ever got resolved. I just know they all seemed to vanish once she left the governorship.

    Poof!

    One day she was facing ethics charges, the next she wasn't.

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    Re: AP Exclusive: Former Palin aide pens tell-all

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Again, I'm not challenging her credibility at all. I'll leave that to others who truly have distain for the woman. Will I support her? No. But I'm not challenging the accuracy of the information contained in the manuscript in question any more than I challenged her writings. I'm merely saying anyone interesting in reading her former aide's book will have to base his or her assessments on their own merit.

    As for her legal issues, I don't know if they ever got resolved. I just know they all seemed to vanish once she left the governorship.

    Poof!

    One day she was facing ethics charges, the next she wasn't.

    She still faced the ethic charges AFTER she stepped down...and has been found not guilty or has done no wrong on all (except for one where she had to pay for a law that didn't even exist yet...)

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    Re: AP Exclusive: Former Palin aide pens tell-all

    So this guy that was her aid is apparently guilty of two ethics violations and is the only former Palin aid that has been investigated.

    But that's ok, let's assume he is telling the truth now...what did he write?

    1) After she and John McCain lost the 2008 presidential campaign, she returned to Alaska with little interest in governing. Bailey claims Palin told him as early as February 2009 that if she could find the right message to tell Alaskans, she'd "quit tomorrow." In April he said she sent him an email saying, "I hate this damn job." She resigned in July 2009.

    2) Palin used her children for political gain. The Daily Beast reports that Bailey blasts Palin for announcing Bristol Palin's pregnancy during the presidential race, as well as for carrying around baby Trig all over the place, even outside in nasty weather.

    3) Palin is "obsessed" with righting wrongs she believes were done to her or members of her family. She will wage smear campaigns against anyone who goes against her, Bailey said.

    4) Palin is apparently not a fan of Newt Gingrich. When Gingrich got an invitation to appear at a GOP event after Palin failed to confirm, Bailey said she sent him the following email:

    Yes, (Newt/GOP) are egotistical, narrow minded machine goons… but all the more reason God protected me from getting up on stage in front of 5,000 political and media ‘elites' to praise him, then it be shown across the nation. At some point Newt would have shown his true colors anyway and we would have been devastated having known we'd earlier prostituted ourselves up in front of the country introducing him and acting like that good ol' rich white guy is the savior of the party.

    5) Palin didn't keep her commitments, Bailey wrote:

    Getting Sarah to meetings and events was like nailing Jell-O to a tree. On the campaign trail and as governor, Sarah went through at least ten schedulers, with few lasting more than months. Nobody wanted the job because Sarah might fail to honor, at the last minute, the smallest commitments, and making excuses for her became a painful burden.

    Bailey said he has not spoken to Palin since the fall of 2009. He said he harbors no ill feelings towards her. It's unlikely that feeling is mutual

    5 Things Learned in Frank Bailey's Sarah Palin Tell-All
    Well, he wrote that she got fed up with being Gov. She announced her daughter was pregnant during the campaign for political gain...even though I recall they tried to hide that fact for a short time. She didn't like having her kids attacked and took it personally. She didn't like Newt and she didn't show up to every event.

    Shocker. I'm stunned. Oh the horror. Had this woman ever gained any real political power...well....well....the world might have just ended.
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    Re: AP Exclusive: Former Palin aide pens tell-all

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    I then informed you there where two books. You have only sped read one of then.
    I do NOT need to go back into a restaurant which serves crappy food which gets you sick and is totally unsatisfying. If you decide that you want to give such an experience a second chance, thats your choice.

    Palin's first book was meaningless ideological fluff which wasted my time. I did not need the same bad experience twice.

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    Re: AP Exclusive: Former Palin aide pens tell-all

    Isn't it odd that of all the liberal leaning posters commenting in this thread, only one, (PB), has actually stated this book is a 'dirty trick' if the guy who wrote it turns out to have actually used emails he got while working for Palin... emails with information not provided to the general public... which is against the law in Alaska if you do it for personal gain (like writing a book). This is what he's under investigation for, btw.

    Kudos to PB for once

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    Re: AP Exclusive: Former Palin aide pens tell-all

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    Re: AP Exclusive: Former Palin aide pens tell-all

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Jmac: "Prove it."

    Jmac, are you suggesting that Obama does not have an undergraduate degree from Columbia and a J.D. from Harvard?
    I am suggesting that for some reason checking this out seems to be off limits.

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    Re: AP Exclusive: Former Palin aide pens tell-all

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Isn't it odd that of all the liberal leaning posters commenting in this thread, only one, (PB), has actually stated this book is a 'dirty trick' if the guy who wrote it turns out to have actually used emails he got while working for Palin... emails with information not provided to the general public... which is against the law in Alaska if you do it for personal gain (like writing a book). This is what he's under investigation for, btw.

    Kudos to PB for once
    I am as Conservative as the sky is blue. Not the biggest of Palin supporters, but do not have any deep-rooted disdain for her.

    If this guy violated Alaska law in the writing of this book, then I would hope he is nailed. But I do not condemn him for what he has done. I don't care. He's a smuck making a buck. I do fault Palin. He was her guy. She chose him. Now he sticks it in her back. Because she chose poorly.

    It comes with the turf. Smucks always have been, and always will be. It is the job of the person on the top, in this case Palin, to choose wisely enough so that this doesn't happen. I blame Palin for hiring a smuck. And then giving him enough ammo to do this.

    Shame on Palin.
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    Re: AP Exclusive: Former Palin aide pens tell-all

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Why, yes he is. And the reason nobody's jumping to get him the President's transcript is because he won't believe it when he sees it, anyway.

    I'm assuming that everybody and his brother knowing that the President was the editor of the Harvard Law Review means we've all been led astray.

    First Black Elected to Head Harvard's Law Review - NYTimes.com



    Now, doesn't it appear that both the NYT and Harvard are under the impression that Mr. Obama graduated from Columbia?
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    I am suggesting that for some reason checking this out seems to be off limits.

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    Re: AP Exclusive: Former Palin aide pens tell-all

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    Actually, I draw considerable distinctions between someone who betrays a trust so as to be as a whistleblower, and one who uses trust so as to murder.

    Analogy fail.
    If Bailey is a whistle-blower, he's blowing it a little late.

    Whistle fail.

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