What a maroon as Bugs Bunny used to say. It is a sign of the times when a person like this becomes a role model and leader to millions of people. But blame John McCain if you must find blame. He let this Pandora out of the box just as George Bush let evil out of the box when he made Dick Cheney his Vice President.
Some have greatness thrust upon them. Some seek greatness. Palin is neither. She seeks several things. Money and notoriety which also means more money. I am not against her making as much money as she can. At least she is finally doing it ethically (even if I think her politics suck). She is running around the country going from conservative hots pot to conservative hot spot creating FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt). And people are paying good money to listen to her spout her hate and narrow views. But don’t mistake her for a leader because she doesn’t stay anywhere long enough to actually lead. That is her MO.
If she ever stands still long enough to win another public office, she will be the leader we deserve rather than the leader we need.
Have you ever seem her down in Gulf scooping oil or helping save wild life? The Gulf is a hot bed of conservatives. She has the time, but God forbid she gets her Gucci’s dirty or misses a $peech.
Goofs mar Palin’s Reagan college tribute, legal fund appeal
Following in others’ grand tradition of demonstrating gaps in knowledge while addressing a university, Sarah Palin told a crowd at a fundraiser at California State University in Stanislaus last weekend that Ronald Reagan, personal hero and inspiration, was a California college graduate. She told the cheering crowd: “This is Reagan country, and perhaps it was destiny that the man who went to California’s Eureka College would become so woven within and interlinked to the Golden State.”
There’s just one problem here: Reagan went to Eureka College in Illinois from 1928 to 1932, the Alaska Dispatch reports. He didn’t move to California until five years after his graduation. There’s no Eureka College in California (though there’s a town of Eureka that has a College of the Redwoods nearby).
Immediately after her speech, a live microphone caught voices in the press area trashing the former Alaska governor, Mediate reported. “The dumbness doesn’t just come from soundbites,” one complained. The Fox affiliate owned the microphone but says their reporters did not make the comments.
Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports on a more serious recent mistake of Palin’s political organization. Administrators for her legal defense fund accidentally sent out a rough draft of an email to thousands of supporters that falsely claimed she faced “millions of dollars” in legal fees because of “frivolous” ethics suits against her. The corrected version of the email said the fees numbered in the hundreds of thousands, not millions.
Critics say several more claims in the email were not true. The email said 26 of 27 ethics violations against Palin were dismissed outright, which is false: Three moved into the investigative phase. One inquiry resulted in a cash settlement; another found that ethics had been abridged but declined to recommend legal proceedings because the charge involved the dismissal of the head of the Alaska state trooper force, who was an at-will employee of the governor.
The email also alleged that the Democratic National Committee created a website whose goal is to keep Palin out of public office — a charge that the organization says is untrue.
Last week, the earlier incarnation of Palin’s defense fund was ruled illegal because it used the word “official.” The decision forced the fund’s administrators to pay back the $400,000 in donations they raised, and to launch the newer version of the fund.
— Liz Goodwin is a national affairs writer for Yahoo! News.