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Monday, October 13, 2008

Great "Troopergate" Response

It's a bit of a slow news day, and I don't have much time. However, before I forget, I wanted to quickly direct you to the response to the Branchflower report issued by Gov. Palin's lawyers. It turns the entire investigation on its head by asserting (credibly) that Sen. Hollis French, Sen. Lyda Green, and "investigator" Steve Branchflower are themselves in violation of Alaska's ethics laws. It also makes a plausible case for "abuse of power" on the part of Senators Green and French due to their use of public money to finance a labor union's vendetta against the governor. I really enjoyed reading such a thorough smackdown against the anti-Palin lynch mob, and I feel that I would be doing you disservice if I didn't make sure that all of your read it.


huskyonspeed said...

Thanks for sharing that, Adam. That helped clear up some questions I had. It's really a shame how partisanship is now valued above the common good.

manajordan said...

I loved Van Flein's response. It was exactly right on.
I actually think that one of the interesting quotes out of this whole farce was Sen. Elton who said that it was out of their hands and that it is now in the people's hands when they went to the voting booth, which SCREAMS of the political motivation behind this joke of an investigation.
I hope that Alaskans get furious realizing they paid for a $100,000 attack ad in support of Obama.

SudsySutherland said...

Don't forget the advise to these rats in office like Branchflower that the entire investigation had no legal basis in Alaska State law! Months before Gov. Palin was even tapped for VP...

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Admin said...

The people responsible for spearheading this "investigation" should personally repay the $100,000 to Alaskan taxpayers.

Scott said...

does anyone else think this borders on desecration of our flag?

here's how much he thinks of our flag

AbiSomeone said...

Thanks for posting the link to this, Adam. I hope this gets picked up and broadcast around! It is always sad when things get insinuated publicly but, when disproved, never get the same amount of press.

Mountain Mama said...

And remember:
The wife of Branchflower (the "investigator" of Troopergate) used to work for and is a friend of Monegan (the guy about whom this "investigation" concerns, who was supposedly unfairly "fired" by Gov. Palin).
Again, THAT'S the real abuse of power.....!

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

The Lib media still continues to spin the story about the report to suit their agenda. Sad.

jill said...

The following is from a PUMA blogger called Lady Hawk:

Please help with this PBS poll:

PBS has an online poll posted asking if Sarah Palin is qualified. Apparently the left wing knew about this in advance and are flooding the voting with NO votes.
The poll will be reported on PBS and picked up by mainstream media. It can influence undecided voters in swing states.

Please do two things — takes 20 seconds.

1) Click on link and vote!
Here’s the link:

2) Then send this to every McCain-Palin supporter you know, and urge them to vote and pass it on.

techno said...

10 random thoughts: 1) Troopergate simply has disappeared from the public consciousness because of the long weekend in the USA; the media fixation with it is now inside baseball; the DOW average going up today is more important to 99.99% of the Americans; 2)I don't know whether McCain or Obama is helped more by the rise in the market; perhaps its politically neutral and people look at it as the market bottoming out and then rebounding; 3) John gave a great speech today; because he has been known to have a 'hot temper' the secret of containing John is not to arouse it; fortunately for our side that's what John Lewis did by comparing John with being a segregationist and a church bomber for the campaign's recent attacks on Obama; Lewis may have awakened a sleeping giant; we all know John bears grudges and doesn't forget insults; if this is the new John McCain I hope we see it on Wednesday; 4)Sarah is not at the top of her game when ordered to stick to John's talking points, but she does a decent, credible job; I just wish today in front of 30,000-40,000 at the Richmond International Speedway that she would have given us some 'red meat' on Obama-the only reason I think she didn't is that they're banking on the debate to relaunch their campaign and told Sarah to sit tight until Thursday so she doesn't steal John's thunder and doesn't give away John's game plan for the debate. 5)John must have some internals that show Pennsylvania is winnable because why would Sarah and he spend so much time there (as Obama and Biden have too); on the surface you would think the time would be better spent in Florida, Missouri or the West; 6)Rasmussen has John 5 points back in Florida; other than Ohio John must win Florida; perhaps he's usually military strategy: media blitz first, then send Sarah and John in once the climate is perceived to be more receptive to their message; 7)I think John may be playing rope-a-dope with Obama-word is Obama has spent zillions of dollars on TV advertising already in the battleground states-John is waiting to make the best use of his $160m. 8)As I wrote a couple weeks ago, I think that the Bradley effect is real, especially among working-class Democrats, and if that is what does Obama in and saves America from being a socialist, thug society so be it; 9)I've known a lot of senior citizens; they're a cagey bunch; young people often think their senile; the majority are not; they know the score and don't get too absorbed and distracted by the hoopla surrounding the election; all they do is go to their voting place and unceremoniously cast their vote; 10)the biggest factor in the election is how many PUMA's are going to vote for McCain and how realistic is it that a successful guerrilla campaign has been orchestrated by them to mislead pollsters in a substantial way-I simply don't know and I don't think Obama or McCain knows either.

huskyonspeed said...

techno: I don't know if the DOW rebounding helps us, but it definitely doesn't hurt us. Right or wrong, some people are blaming the bad economy on Bush and the republicans. That's why I think McCain needs to be more aggressive in attacking the do-nothing congress (like Truman did in '48). If you look at what happens in most midterms, voters tend to not like unchecked power being held by one party, so i think that is something McCain should tap into.

Mountain Mama said...

A slowly rebounding economy WILL help the Republican ticket win. After all, McCain was AHEAD of Obama until the economy tanked starting 2+ weeks ago.

Given all the elements working against McCain-Palin, it's a miracle Obama isn't 15-20 points ahead of them. (Thank you, God!)

I'm praying McCain does a magnificent, masterful job this Wednesday vs. Obama. Various economics experts today praised his mortgage plan, which they said would help him in the debate.

Please pray hard that McCain will finally WIN a debate----and that we continue to see steadily rising polls for our ticket!

(And didn't little Trig look like a sweetie as Mommy carried him off the plane? He's getting to be a BIG Boy! Willow has joined Pipe as Mom's shadow lately.
Pray for them, and remember also Cindy and John and their children, and Todd, Bristol and baby, Levi, Track, and ALL our superb soldiers. Please, God, keep them safe and help them find favor.)

Ted said...

While I'm hoping for a miracle that McCain will pull it off, if he does not, I'm wondering, which would be preferable or more likely for '12, Romney-Palin or Palin-Romney?

C Doyal said...

Some time during the 1980's I was given the following bit of wisdom which I laminated and posted on my refrigerator for a daily reference and reminder of the American spirit. My copy says "author unknown" however over the years I was told the quote was credited to a man named Dean Al Fange. Maybe one of you could confirm or dispel this.

Irregardless, every time I hear John McCain or Sarah Palin speak I am reminded of the yellowed piece of paper posted on my refrigerator that has been copied over and over and over again for many years and distributed among my friends and acquaintances. Here it is:


It is my right to be uncommon...if I can - I seek opportunity... not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. - I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. - I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my digity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself; enjoy the benefits of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, this I have done. - All this is what it means to be an American.


Since I am a novice on this blog stuff I am passing this on through this amazing site (Thanks again Adam Brickley) with the hopes that it will be circulated to all the right places by the skillful hands of those who read it and agree with its message. Thanks everyone! Hope you find this as valuable as I have!

MyJoy2Go said...

Adam, thanks for posting the report from her lawyers it was very informative. God is her vindicator! We just need to vote for righteousness and that is the McCain/Palin ticket.

Mountain Mama said...

Okay, C Doyle----I agree with your quote, but of course I never expected to be a "common man...."

I hope McCain is taking a breather from campaign speaking today, so he can rest, practice debating, and become energized. Then he can hopefully remain calm (no matter how Obama tries to anger him), and thus inform and INSPIRE us tomorrow night. PRAY, everyone!

Rose said...

Mountain Mama, you're right on, we need to PRAY that McCain stays calm and WIN this final debate (or the media will roast him worse).

Isn't the Palin family so wonderful? Critics say the children should be in school, but their mere presence is restoring the good old American Family that stays together...for Country First!

techno said...

I apologize John. Sarah will be on Rush Limbaugh today at 1:30PM EST.

CD-Host said...

Good post Adam. That sounds like a reasonable refutation.

I just want to throw this in as someone who lives near Philly:

Sarah the behavior of the city was repulsive. While I wasn't there I'd like to offer an apology for what happened in the hockey game. It reflected terribly on our city and was frankly inexcusable.

manajordan said...

I just listened to Sarah on Rush. He brought up the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicles articles that are talking about what a great speaker she is and basically trying to shut her up. The media's treatment of her would be hilarious if it was not so horrible. First they were complaining that she did not speak enough, now they are complaining that she speaking too much. She will keep talking.

Zhivago said...

Is there a transcript of Gov. Palin's appearance on Rush Limbaugh's show available yet?

G. G. Griffith said...

jill said...

"Sarah Palin's campaigning is infused with contagious joy."

The three posts following the one titled above, all dated today, are inspiring.

J_Churchill said...

Thank you for the post! This smear of Palin is beyond's as if nothing is good enough unless it's liberal or democratic to the media. I live in Illinois so I have daily inundations of pro-Obama rhetoric, but I am pleased to see the true bravery of many Illinoisans in their support for McCain/Palin and their denunciation of Obama. It’s not easy for any supporter of McCain to be out spoken in Illinois, but I am so proud of those people that are out there spreading the message for both Senator McCain and Gov. Palin!!

I can tell you that he (Obama) has been the most do-nothing Senator in this state for years!!

The only good thing that can happen if he wins (Obama) is that he will be out of my state!!

multipath said...

Sarah should call into Rush's show every day (and the other talk shows as well) to give us a pep talk and set the record straight. If it was at a set time every day I believe the audience would be huge. She can blast away at "the one", acorn, ayers, etc.
I love her THICK skin!

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Scott said...

g.g. griffith, what is that? my computer blocks the huffington post :p

Tbone said...

I am still worried about troopergate following Sarah around. There are rumors that Wooten is going to do a lawsuit on the Palin's for illegaly trying to fire him. There was no proof that Sarah actually ordered Monegan to fire Wooten. I still say Sarah did not abuse her powers. That Legislative Panel was a joke. Let's hope the Personnel board clears her on ethics charges.