Friday, August 29, 2008

The Palin/Stevens Connection: Closer then you think

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Ever since this morning when John McCain announced the hated, unqualified, corrupt, anti-semitic supporting, polar bear hating, anti-science, anti-fact Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin more and more about her has been coming out.

Once of the central arguments for Palin was that she is seen as a "reformer" compared to the infamously corrupt Alaska Republican Party. The problem is she's a close ally of Sen. Ted Stevens who has been indicted on federal corruption charges and could be going to jail soon.

First video of Stevens endorsing Palin in a ad was uncovered. (It has since been scrubbed from her site)

As a long time freind and supporter Stevens was naturally very happy that his freind Palin was picked as VP.

It's a great day for the nation and Alaskans. Governor Palin has proven herself as a bright, energetic leader for our State and will bring the same energy to the Vice Presidency. She will serve our country with distinction - the first Alaskan and first woman on the Republican ticket. I share in the pride of all Alaskans.
After all, Stevens and Palin go way back.

I have known and worked with Sarah for over a decade from her service as Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, in her role as president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors, and most recently as our Governor. She is attentive to her job and family, brings people together, and is able to make tough decisions.
It may be a strong endorsement, but it's about as useful as "Brownie" saying you are qualified to handle emergency. But I guess friends stick together, when Stevens was indicted Palin said it "would be premature" to call for his resignation.

But the Stevens/Palin connection goes farther then that. Palin has even supported the infamous Bridge to Nowhere that Ted Steven's championed.

So it's not surprising that Palin's campaign manager and chief of staff recently signed on to run his campaign.

But that's not it, blogger Dean Barker dug up this
"It is so encouraging to hear again that Senator Stevens and I are singing from the same sheet of music," said Governor Palin.
With a little digging I found more.

The Senator and I are working closely together

Keep in mind this is a indicted, corrupt and unpopular senator we are talking about. But there is more.

Over the course of the last few months, the Governor has unveiled a multi-phase statewide energy plan that puts Alaskans first and mirrors the Senator’s efforts on the Senatorial level.
So essentially Palin's energy policy is the same as a Senator who has been indicted for his close and corrupt relationship with oil company executives.

Let's face the facts, John McCain picked a running mate with close ties to a indicted, disgraced Senator. That is NOT putting "Country First", that's a reckless political act thats going to backfire big time.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. More to come.

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