The Sarah Palin saga only gets worse

When Vegas starts posting odds on when a VP nominee’s name will be withdrawn from consideration, you know that something is brewing.

It turns out that there’s more fire than smoke. The questions keep growing, so let’s keep it simple, who, how, why, when, and where.

WHO
Even I hate to admit it, especially after Hillary joined them, there is a hidden conspiracy that stands against America, our constitution, our future, our freedoms. It is a Christian cabal. A D.C. centered group of rich, insane, power-hungry, conspirators who wish to control the destiny of this country in their direction. It is not a direction of which our founding fathers would have approved. It is, more than any other danger that our country faces, our most evil enemy. It also selected Sarah Palin. They met recently, vetted her, approved of her religious fascism, and promoted, then sold her to John McCain.

The Nation, one of the finest independent papers in this country, has the story:

The members of the Council for National Policy are the hidden hand behind McCain’s Palin pick. With her selection, the Republican nominee is suddenly — and unexpectedly — assured of the support of a movement that once opposed his candidacy with all its might. Case in point: while Dobson once said he could “never” vote for McCain, he issued a statement last week hailing Palin as an “outstanding” choice. If Dobson’s enthusiasm for Palin is any indication, he may soon emerge from his bunker in Colorado Springs to endorse McCain, providing the Republican nominee with the backing of the Christian right’s single most influential figure.

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/campaignmatters/352178

HOW
John McCain has long ceased being his own person. From 2000 to today, the differences between McCain the Maverick, to McCain the NeoConMan are striking. Parsing the difference in behavior and personality is difficult. Some, including me, have suggested that he suffers from Senile Dementia. Others simply call McCain a political whore, willing to do and say anything to get elected. Still others simply say that he is a convenient politician. What works is convenient.

No matter the cause, no matter the reason, or combination thereof, McCain has sold his campaign to the Rovian club he recently collected, and then sold his soul to the ultra far right fringe of Christian theology. The Council chose Sarah Palin for him, in exchange for their support.

WHY
Do not believe the polls. The idea that 4 more yrs of Bush would ever receive 42% support in a national election is ridiculous. Internal polling shows a bigger lead for Obama, despite a serious impact of racism.

Sarah Palin, like any former beauty queen, is there simply to be a distraction. Avoid the hard questions, confuse and confound the enemy, and always change the discussion and the topic. The Rovian leaders within the McCain camp know how bad the future is, and this bowing to the ultra-religious-dominionist Cabal is a brilliant, timely, calculated move. On one hand, it throws those insane nuts a handful of crumbs. When she is replaced, (and rest assured, she will be), they will have been pacified. On the other hand, if she somehow manages to survive what is looking more and more like a serious vetting by serious investigators, she pretty much locks up the fundie vote for McCain. Despite being a Creationist nutcase herself.

WHEN
When did the fall of Sarah start? Early, often, consistently.
When she demanded what amounted to a loyalty oath from her tiny town’s employees, she showed her true colors. When she fired capable people simply because they did not kiss her feet sufficiently, she laid out her future behavior. When she
headed a Senator Stevens 527 group, pushing for his re-election, despite serious ethical charges building up, she showed how corrupt she herself is. When she stood up next to Ted, pledging her support, she confirmed it. And when she scrubbed her website of those events, she showed that her campaign has a high school student on board with some smarts.

Palin’s name is listed on 2003 incorporation papers of the “Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Inc.,” a 527 group that could raise unlimited funds from corporate donors. The group was designed to serve as a political boot camp for Republican women in the state. She served as one of three directors until June 2005, when her name was replaced on state filings.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/09/01/palin_was_a_director_of_embatt.html

I just hope whoever cleansed her website isn’t impregnated at the age of 16. That might impact Sarah’s family values positions.

Oh, wait. That already happened.

WHERE
Where will America find out about the true Sarah? Certainly not on cable news. Never on your local borecasts. Not in your local newspaper, especially when too many subscribe to the AP service, a failing, politicized, dysfunctional group that would rather protect the status quo than to fix their growing Fournier problem. WaPo tries. NYT tries. Even some western papers are investigating and reporting. But Gustav visuals are simply too “gnus-worthy”

Where will you learn about the real Sarah Palin? The Netroots. Be grateful they exist. It might just save this country yet.

10 Responses to "The Sarah Palin saga only gets worse"

  1. bryan mcclellan  September 1, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    The door opens, but before it closes, in walks Jeb Bush to save the McCain campaign from mothers of teenage mutant pregnazoids, while Dr Dobson
    and Oprah get into a pissing war about terrorist penises and their seminal effects on the electoral process.

    Spinning like a pulsar, main stream media retracts their coverage of all news and goes to 24 hour muzak to convince the public we’re all in this elevator together.

    Meanwhile the bush dynasty is preserved right under the nose of the lemmings.

    Rob you are so on the beam concerning The Netroots,
    The Nation in particular.

  2. Lillibet  September 1, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Geez, that is soooooo close to the bone!

    Thanks Rob.
    Lillibet

  3. acf  September 2, 2008 at 1:35 am

    I suggested this change of Veep candidates 2 days ago, based on little more than a hunch. I think the choice was designed to do nothing more than be so outrageous that coverage of it would suck all the oxygen out of the Democrats post convention reporting, then magically be reversed at the convention for a more mainstream nominee. Well, it did that. What have the previously top Veep possibilities such as Tim Pawlenty & Mitt Romney been doing and saying since ‘the choice’? What have their movements and schedules been like? Really, until the convention, nominating process and vote, nothing is set in stone. This whole week can be dismissed as …nothing at all.

  4. Rob Kezelis  September 2, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    sloppy seconds – a great way to run for Veep.

  5. Kibitzer  September 2, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    I read this blog to find out what its originator had to say ab. the title’s subject. The saga “only gets worse” – nice article/breakdown, but even The Nation doesn’t have the whole story here. Has the story and video of the many questions ab. Sarah’s ostensible DS baby been totally airbrushed out of existence by the announcement from the McCain camp that the daughter is ‘five months pregnant’ – conveniently taking attention away from the other story, like a good spinmeister would?

    I’ve seen the video, with the guy’s nicely researched questions & visuals ab. Sarah’s surprise ‘pregnancy’ (even to her workmates), and there is definitely something fishy going on there. And if it proves indeed to be her baby, rather than that of her wayward daughter (who may have a convenient miscarriage with the one she is said to be carrying now), it brings up massive questions about her judgment. Traveling from Alaska to Texas in a plane to make a speech with amniotic fluid having started to leak down her leg? Feeling the contractions starting on the return trip, or even before embarking? The plane’s crew not observing her in a 7-month pregnant state? Passing up logical hospital sites to get to where her GP gal pal would be? No pics of her swollen 7-mo. pregnant belly, just her behind a desk, etc? And so forth. There is a greater question here, that has been neatly spun out of the way. The Rovian influence in the McCain camp is showing its mettle. Is nobody on CHB going to pick up on this intriguing story, that goes to the innate qualification of Sarah to be VP, and possibly POTUS? Is this just a story for Daily Kos? Or is it just conveniently beneath the radar now, and everybody pay attention to the magician’s other hand.

  6. Rob Kezelis  September 2, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Check out Time Mag’s most recent article. They have a few bombshells. Think book burning based on religious ideas.

  7. Hoosier_CowBoy  September 2, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    If Senator McCain thought his choice of a Pentacostal would shore up his weak ties to the evangelicals, he is wrong.

    I would have to say that most Evs are deeply suspicious of the Pentacostal movement. In the Independent Baptist Church I attended as a youngster, the pastor would go ballistic at any mention of the Assemblies.

    In his opinion, they were blasphemers of the Word, writing their own Scriptures, their single females were deliberately sent out to seduce God Fearing young Baptist men into their “cult”.

    I would say that as far as the net effect of the Palin choice goes, its between neutral and negative for the Ev community as a whole.

  8. RichardKanePA  September 2, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    I very much don’t want McCain to be President with his pride in his father’s and grandfathers great military traditions and his desire to have everyone afraid to mess with the US.

    But I worry that over condemnation can backfire.

    I am touched that Sarah decided to keep her Down syndrome child, and it shows honesty in being pro-life. Though I wonder why she isn’t a little pro life toward the animals she likes to hunt and is so hawkish on foreign affairs.

    As an extremely busy mom, she must almost have a fetish to hunt, because it certainly isn’t what one would expect someone to have time for, between taking care of her kids and working toward clean government at the same time.

    President Bush’s worse mistake was not saying “yes” when Saddam ask if he could leave and take his money with him. The government lies for National Security all the time. Why didn’t Bush just lie and tell Saddam, he could leave and surprise him with a Human Rights trial a year later, if he couldn’t stomach Saddam going free.

    Sarah, if she does become President might make more stupid errors than Bush, and she won’t be able to be a trusted advisor for a growingly senile president.

    Come on all you others scared of what John or Sarah might do, let’s not exaggerate too much.

    Goggle RichardKanePA

  9. DejaVuAllOver  September 2, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    I’m beginning to think senile dementia is a social disease or is caused by bad drinking water, like lead in the pipes. Either I’m completely insane, or this country is. I hope you’re right that things are really much better than they seem for Obama, and I agree that nothing is beneath our media in order to manipulate public opinion for the capitalists and / or zionists, like brazenly biased opinion polls or outright lying about the results, for example. But I dunno, Rob. Things look kinda grim here in my western redneck “Southpark” town. I think you nailed everything else spot-on, though, and expressed the truth in ways much more eloquent than I could muster. Fine job, once again.

  10. Janet  September 2, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    You can buy your bet at http://www.intrade.com

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