TX GOV: KBH Mocks Perry for Palin endorsement
Lone Star Times reports that U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s website has posted a copy of a Texarkana Gazette editorial mocking Gov. Rick Perry for having received Sarah Palin’s endorsement: Palin has a certain cachet among conservatives. … But Lord, have mercy, she is an outsider with an opinion about Texas politics and government. And she sounds like the Yankee she is, if we use | Read More »
Former staffers ‘angered’ by Gov. Palin’s remark
Pete Hanby of CNN reports that some former McCain-Palin staffers are upset with their former vice presidential candidate for her recent remark, in a speech to the Alaska GOP Lincoln Dinner: “So I’m looking around for somebody to pray with, I just need maybe a little help, maybe a little extra, and the McCain campaign, love ‘em, you know, they’re a lot of people around | Read More »
Calling BS on a bogus poll
“Poll Finds Obama Would Trounce Palin” reads the headline on AOL News. “2012 Election: Sarah Palin Crushed by Barack Obama” screams the head on Associated Content. In a hypothetical contest, the poll ”found” that President Obama would defeat Alaska’s governor 55 percent to 35 percent. There are a few problems with the poll, however…
Palin rejects nearly half of federal stimulus funds
Governor Sarah Palin announced today that she is proposing legislation which will allow Alaska to accept only a little more than half of the federal stimulus funds for which her state is eligible. Palin gave several examples that underlined her reasoning for wanting to reject the funds. In total, if the bill were passed, $515 million (55%) of the nearly $1 billion would be rejected by the | Read More »
“I always will come down on the side of life”
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin released a statement today, responding to an e-mail campaign started in September by pro-abortion activists calling for donations to be made to Planned Parenthood on Palin’s behalf. The former GOP vice presidential candidate is a staunch opponent of the grisly practice of abortion.
She may not be dumb, but her blogging isn’t smart
A recent post on Sarah Palin by U.S. News blogger Bonnie Erbe claims: “Sarah Palin May Not Be Dumb, but She’s Not Smart.” It was written in response to her colleague Robert Schlesinger, whose own Palin post began, “I don’t think Sarah Palin is dumb, but I do wonder how ready to work she is.” I wonder how ready to work Bonnie Erbe is, because I find her | Read More »
Unconfirmed CPAC speakers: Rush and Sarah
Allah is calling it “grassroots Woodstock.” Both Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh have been invited to speak at CPAC09. Their time slots are shown on the schedule of events, but they are listed as “invited” rather than “confirmed” – at least for now. According to Paul Bedard, Joe Scarborough, the lone conservative regular on liberal cable news outlet MSDNC, has been invited to participate in a discussion of the | Read More »
Is Ashley Judd’s wolf ad about more than wildlife?
Ashley Judd is the narrator of an ad for the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund which portrays Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a heartless enemy of warm, furry critters. Actually, the ad is not a new one, but simply a refresh of a video which has long been used to attack Gov. Palin: Defenders of Wildlife launched similar attacks against Palin soon after she was selected | Read More »
Sarah Barracuda takes a bite out of Alaska budget
The Juneau Empire’s blog is reporting that Gov. Sarah Palin sent the Alaska legislature a supplemental budget request today that slashes general fund spending by $268.6 million and asks for authorization to withdraw some funds from the state’s savings accounts to bring the budget into balance by the end of the fiscal year. The governor has already put a state hiring freeze into effect.
Sarah Palin endorses Rick Perry for reelection
The Texas Republican gubernatorial primary race has just gotten more interesting. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Sarah Palin has endorsed Texas Governor Rick Perry for reelection. According to Wayne Slater, who wrote the Morning News story, Gov. Perry’s campaign is using the Palin endorsement to try to peel away conservative support among women for Sen. Kay Baily Hutchison, Perry’s main opponent in the GOP primary | Read More »
Palin op-ed makes the case for ANWR drilling
In a StarTibune op-ed published today (also released as a statement by her office last month), Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin makes the case for drilling in ANWR. Here is a brief excerpt: I AM DISMAYED THAT LEGISLATION HAS AGAIN BEEN INTRODUCED in Congress to prohibit forever oil and gas development in the most promising unexplored petroleum province in North America — the coastal plain of the Arctic | Read More »
Sarah Palin in the eye of the beholder
Since the debut of SarahPAC yesterday, there’s been renewed speculation that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin intends to make a run for the White House, perhaps as early as 2012. If such a run is indeed in the cards, where will the pundits place her on the political spectrum? The answer to that question depends on which pundit you choose to believe.
Palin has NOT filed for a 2012 presidential run
How do we know? Well, we actually bothered to call the FEC for confirmation of what this page on its website is all about. Some folks were getting a little carried away on the web over this.
She got PAC: The latest on Sarah Palin
Gov. Sarah Palin now has a political action committee. It’s called, naturally enough, SarahPAC. The PAC’s website, SarahPAC.com, just went up on the web.
Army throws native WWII vets under the bus
There are only 26 surviving members of the Alaska Territorial Guard, a unit composed of mostly Native militiamen which was established to guard the territory of Alaska from the threat of Japanese attack during World War II. The militia was deemed necessary because Japan had made incursions into the Aleutians and occupied some of the islands in 1942. Now the Army, in its bureaucratic wisdom, | Read More »
Alaska: Palin freezes hiring, urges spending restraint
Governor Sarah Palin delivered her third State of the State address before the Alaska legislature Thursday night. She announced a hiring freeze for state jobs (exempting public safety) and restrictions on all non-essential state purchases, while urging the legislature to practice spending restraint: “These actions reduce the draw on savings as we monitor revenue for the rest of 2009,” Palin said. “For too long, Alaska’s economy has struggled with fluctuating | Read More »
Gov. Palin’s address to be live streamed tonight
Governor Sarah Palin will deliver her State of the State address at 7 p.m. Alaska time (10 p.m. CST) tonight. The ADN Political Blog says there were rumors around Juneau that the governor hired a professional speechwriter to draft what will be her third State of the State presentation. Palin communications director Bill McAllister says that is not the case, but some friends did volunteer some of | Read More »
A bold new energy plan
Sarah Palin is receiving praise from some unusual quarters lately. Some environmental groups are saying positive things about the conservative governor’s announcement of her statewide energy plan, which proposes that 50 percent of Alaska’s power be produced from renewable resources by 2025. Pat Lavin of the National Wildlife Federation described the governor’s announcement as “a defining moment in Alaska’s history.” Alaska Conservation Alliance director Kate Troll characterized | Read More »
Palin approval rating rebounding
According to the results of a Fox News opinion poll released yesterday, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s national approval rating is now 49 percent, an improvement of four points since early November. The results contradict claims made by Democrats and some in the media that Gov. Palin would fade from the national scene after the election.
Sarah Palin’s Tax Problem?
It appears that Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska has a big tax problem. It has been learned that Todd and Sarah Palin failed to pay the proper self-employment taxes for their fishing business in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004, even though they were sent documents telling them they had to do so. But in 2006, Sarah Palin got a document she couldn’t ignore. The IRS sent | Read More »