(Make sure to check out "Team Sarah". Fred Thompson's wife, Jeri was on Hannity and Colmes last night promoting the site. I immediately went to my computer and signed up and invited a bunch of friends. I've got the widget in my sidebar.)
A friend of mine sent me an email he had gotten from a liberal at his work. He wanted me to help him refute this guy's Daily Kos type talking points about Sarah Palin. I spent so much time on my response that I decided to have it be today's post. His words are in black and my responses are in blue.
Not only did she know what the Bush Doctrine is but she has lied repeated times.
Actually, Charles Krauthammer says that Gibson is the one who committed the gaffe during that interview:"The New York Times got it wrong. And Charlie Gibson got it wrong.
There is no single meaning of the Bush doctrine. In fact, there have been four distinct meanings, each one succeeding another over the eight years of this administration -- and the one Charlie Gibson cited is not the one in common usage today. It is utterly different."
You could write is off as liberal media but here are just a few examples:
1. She has been convicted of abuse of power by a completely republican review board. Abuse of power is a serious charge and a VP should by be abusing power.
--First of all, this is a non-scandal and she wasn't "convicted" of anything. She was found to have abused her power by a council that was led by two Democrats who are Obama supporters. She fired former public safety director Walt Monegan for several incidents of insubordination, not because he refused to fire her former brother-in-law.
--State Senator Hollis French was the lead investigator and he is not only a Democrat but an Obama supporter.
Democratic state Senator Hollis French, the lead investigator in the smear campaign against Governor Palin, promised his party that the results of the Troopergate probe would be an "October surprise" that would "likely be damaging to the administration."
--Kim Elton was the chairman of the council, he is also a Democrat and an Obama supporter.
2. She sold the states private jet on eBay. Actually she did not.
She never said that she "sold" in on eBay. Her exact words were that she "put it on ebay" which was true. According to PolitiFact.com, the statement is obviously true.
3. She said she voted against the bridge to nowhere. Actually she voted for it.
She did support it in the beginning but as she learned more about it she was the one who killed it by putting the final stake in it.
4. She said she fired the governors private chef. Actually she just moved her to the department of the interior and continued to cook for the family.
She didn't need the private chef because she was going to stay in her home in Wasilla, instead of moving to Juneau. She did move her to a different department. The bottom line is that Palin did give up certain luxuries to help save the taxpayers of Alaska money.
5) She continues to say she his a hockey mom. What hockey mom spends $150,000 at high end department stores like Sacks Fifth Avenue.
This is one of the most ridiculous attacks on her yet. The RNC bought the clothes for her to wear in the campaign. She is the only one in the race WHO ISN'T A MILLIONARE. She doesn't have the money to spend on clothes, so the RNC had her wear clothes they purchased, which are being given to charity afterwards. These aren't even clothes she gets to keep.
What irritates me about this, is that if she had worn her regular clothes we would've never heard an end to the ridicule liberals would've subjected her too. Also, designers often give clothes to famous women to get the publicity. It doesn't seem that any of these designers were rushing to give her clothes like they would for Hillary Clinton and other liberal women.
6. She has charged the State of Alaska for travel of her family. When the State is only to pay for Official State Business.
"You have to read the article carefully to figure this out, but what the story ultimately reveals is that Palin (a) billed the state for most expenses allowed by law, including per diem when she stayed in her own home (her "duty station" was the state capitol of Juneau) in Wasilla; (b) didn't bill the state for other expenses, when she could have done so lawfully, such as per diems for her children; and (c) spent a lot less money on expenses than did her predecessor, especially on travel and by ridding herself of the state's personal chef."--Gateway Pundit
7.She hired Jack Abramoff’s lobbying firm to lobby for her town.
This is another ridiculous claim that she hired someone who had connections to Abramoff. Almost every politician in Washington had indirect links to Abramoff, including 40 out of 45 Democrat Senators.
8. The Republican Colin Powell said she is not ready to be president.
Colin Powell is a very moderate/liberal, pro-choice Republican who just endorsed Obama for President.
9. On Fox News as Republican as they come she was asked what the VP does and she replied: “In charge of the Senate” Once again incorrect and not a liberal media source.
Does this even compare to Joe Biden's countless gaffes that he's made on the campaign trail? He thinks Franklin Roosevelt was president in 1929, that we had Tv then, jobs is a 3 letter word, refers to brigades of soldiers as "battalions", and the list goes on.
10. SNL continually makes fun of her and get the highest ratings since 1994.
This is utterly ludicrous, the only time SNL got their highest ratings in 14 years was when they actually had SARAH PALIN GUEST STAR ON THE SHOW.
11. Her pastor has scared “witches” out her soul and she is on YouTube speaking in tongues. Not all that Christian.
Utterly ridiculous once again, it was a visiting African pastor that visited the church one time.
12. Asked what media she reads to be informed about the world and she said she could not name one.
This was asked of her by the condescending Katie Couric, and she was so demeaning in the way that she asked, that Sarah Palin was annoyed by the question. There was an implication that she didn't read what all the other elites read.
Real Clear Politics that is a heavily Republican poll shows that Palin is actually a drag on the ticket with a 38% approval rate.
This is absurd. Palin is drawing huge crowds every where she goes. Republicans are much more excited about her, than even McCain. She is the most popular Governor and yet the media continues to ask if she is a liability while Biden continues to make huge gaffes and nothing is said about him being a drag on Obama's ticket.