Monday, September 1, 2008

Sarah Palin: A Ted Stevens Republican

I have written extensively about the close relationship between corrupt indicted Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska and John McCain's running mate, current Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin. Stevens and Palin have been friends and allies for over a decade. Stevens has helped Palin get elected as governor and selected as vice president and Palin has given him cover to run for re-election.

Today brings new developments about the Palin/Stevens Connection. The Washington Post did some digging and found out that Palin served as a director for a 527 group organized by Stevens right as Palin was building her statewide profile for a statewide run.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin began building clout in her state's political circles in part by serving as a director of an independent political group organized by the now embattled Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

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.

Palin's relationship with Alaska's senior senator may be one of the more complicated aspects of her new position as Sen. John McCain's running mate; Stevens was indicted in July 2008 on seven counts of corruption.
You can say that again. But I'd call it a little bit more then "complicated." I'd say that despite her protestations she is nothing more then a Ted Stevens Republican. Corrupt, abuser of power, out of touch. That's Ted Stevens and that's also Sarah Palin.

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