I couldn't make this up if I wanted to!

MSNBC.com currently has the headline: "Palin Preempts Report, Clears Self."

I'm sorry, I couldn't make this up if I wanted to here and I don't think I can say it any better than they do so here is the link:


The only thing I really want to say about this is that a campaign has to be pretty damn self important, and pretty damn stupid, to issue a 21 page report clearing itself of any wrong doing. I must have missed the day in civics class when they taught that Presidential Campaigns are official authoritative bodies that can investigate individuals, including themselves, and either convict or clear the individuals (themselves) of any wrong doing.

I am beginning to wonder if presidential campaigns are more powerful than actual presidents. I am surprised that Dick Cheney hasn't declared that his office is a constant presidential campaign and thus can only be investigated by itself.

At the rate we are going either McCain or Palin are going to actually accuse reality of having an unfair bias in this election.

Tags: 2008, Ethics, mccain, Palin, president, Troopergate, Vice President (all tags)



Re: I couldn't make this up if I wanted to!

Gotta love the old, no really it is that old,  straight talk express eh?

by JDF 2008-10-09 09:02PM | 0 recs
Re: I couldn't make this up if I wanted to!

Heh ???

Heh ???

by wblynch 2008-10-09 09:41PM | 0 recs
In related news

Hermann Göring released a 50 page document clearing outlining his case that the Nuremberg trials were "a political motivated smear to destroy my good name" and he assured us he would be cleared as soon as new evidence comes to light...

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-09 09:11PM | 0 recs
Re: In related news

Yeah and that worked really well for him he avoided the gallows ...but the jerk popped pills and offed himself .....hmmmm

by wellinformed 2008-10-10 05:22AM | 0 recs
Re: I couldn't make this up if I wanted to!

but...the most damning thing in that article is that a REPUBLICAN in Alska said that when you become the governor, you leave family issues at the door.  Holy shit.  If TPM picks up on this, it seems that Palin doesn't have a leg to stand on with the "it's all a partisan witch-hunt" argument.  Am I wrong?  I mean, sure, they can dismiss Democrats as partisans, but when you have a member of your own party claiming that this is beyond the pale?

by slynch 2008-10-09 10:13PM | 0 recs
Re: I couldn't make this up if I wanted to!

I just want to be on the record saying that this woman--Palin--is not only unqualified to be VP (and potentially President), but also that she is a cunt.  I don't use that word in polite conversation (nor any conversation between me and anyone but my wife).  But really.  I'm flabbergasted that anyone could think anything else.  (and, to stave-off any sexist criticism by the likes of NK, I'd say this about any MAN as well).

by slynch 2008-10-09 10:16PM | 0 recs
Re: I couldn't make this up if I wanted to!

Let me be more explict-McCain is a cunt.  For picking this person as running-mate.  I simply can't even fathom what was in his head when he chose her as his VP candidate.  Fortunately, I think the populace is with me on this, even though there are a few stragglers who still admisre his selection.  But really, gee whiz...

by slynch 2008-10-09 10:20PM | 0 recs
Re: I couldn't make this up if I wanted to!

I understand your feelings, but using a slang term for female genitalia as an insult is not a good idea, even if you use the term for both men and women.

by markjay 2008-10-10 11:30AM | 0 recs
Re: I couldn't make this up if I wanted to!

maybe you're right, maybe you aren't.  The word "dick," "asshole," "shithead," "pussy," and "bitch," in my view are all equivalent to the word "cunt."  It's just that (1) people shy away from using the 'c' word (for some reason, it is viewed as more extreme), and so, I use it for greater effect, and (2) we generally use gender-appropriate terms when calling people names.  We usually call guys we don't like "dicks," for example.  I don't think that's really sexist any more than using "him" and "her."  I just wanted to be clear that I wasn't being sexist by using a gender-specific term.

by slynch 2008-10-11 10:00AM | 0 recs
Re: I couldn't make this up if I wanted to!

i would have to agree.  While usually i refrain from using the word cunt, i throw it around liberally when it comes to the VP pick.

by selfevident 2008-10-12 03:13AM | 0 recs
Re: I couldn't make this up if I wanted to!

yeah--my wife and I both do.  And probably not always in the most receptive company.  I'm absolutely astounded at McCain's choice, but I'm getting gladder and gladder about it by the week.

by slynch 2008-10-12 09:21AM | 0 recs
Re: I couldn't make this up if I wanted to!

You know why they're doing this?  So they can "truthfully" say "she was cleared."  Exonerated, even.

by Jess81 2008-10-09 11:48PM | 0 recs
Re: I couldn't make this up if I wanted to!

I don't recall a campaign in my lifetime that has had more facisitic overtones to it than this one.Even the filth that Nixon tried to perpetrate on the American people doesn't touch the things that I've see McCain ,Palin and the CONS attempting  to do and the actual hate  and extreme frenzy that they're whipping up on the campaign trail.

by Lodgemannered 2008-10-10 01:31AM | 0 recs
it won't make a bit of difference

With the base...they will just see her as a victim of persecution...even MORE Christ like then they see her now.

She has transcended all ramifications for her actions, she has gone beyond even the dead boy live girl test....

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-10 04:52AM | 0 recs
Re: it won't make a bit of difference

Yeah, but they can't win with "the base" alone. Those folks would never vote for Obama anyways and are going to suffer their little-biddy heads exploding after the election.

Also, after she looses the election in a landslide, she is going to be impeached. She is losing popularity with Alaska republicans.

by bushsucks 2008-10-10 05:34AM | 0 recs
Re: I couldn't make this up if I wanted to!

I never knew you could clear yourself.

About 20 years ago when I was a teenager, I had a small run-in with the law, and was charged with petty vandalism. I took a plea bargain for deferred adjudication.

Silly me, why didn't I just acquit myself of all the charges!

by bushsucks 2008-10-10 05:27AM | 0 recs


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