Saturday, July 4, 2009

UPDATE: Is Goofy Sarah About To Be Indicted?

It seems that about-to-be former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is in serious trouble, which may explain her bizarre, rambling resignation yesterday.

Brad's Blog is quoting multiple sources saying that the US Dept. of Justice is about to indict her on embezzlement, charges dating back to her days as Wasilla mayor. Apparently, when she had the municipal sports complex built, the contractor - who also contributed serious money to her mayoral and gubernatorial races - allegedly looted the construction site to slip windows, wood and workers to the Palin's for their new house on the lake, all gratis.

As I reported on Friday afternoon, senior people from the McCain presidential campaign who worked with Palin were totally flummoxed by her sudden resignation. One said to me almost as soon as the news broke, “She was a disaster campaigning for vice president and she isn’t any less of a nightmare back home in Alaska.”

My own additional reporting late Friday afternoon and Saturday morning backs up the Brad Blog assertion based on his fine, early reporting. Before the right wing goes bonkers, the probe was launched when Bush was president and in control of the Justice Dept. Now, however, DoJ sources declined to confirm or deny the report to me, a statement usually made when there is an ongoing investigation. If there were no basis to the rumours, the DoJ quickly denies any such possibility.

As Paul Krugman writes this morning at his blog, those "whom the gods would destroy, they first make Republican governors."


Reaganite Republican said...

Palin’s move just puts yet more pressure on Obama to finally get some results, as the soaring rhetoric isn’t hypnotizing the plebes like it used to. This week Helen Thomas, Colin Powell, and Warren Buffet all turned on him. Polls are looking droopy for The One lately.

Obama’s porkulus program is a train wreck, all it’s done is bump interest rates and tank the dollar. We are being laughed at by bad guys like Tehran, Pyongyang, and Al Qaida who amazingly turned-down Barack’s timid friend-requests.

Palin could trounce him in 2012, when Americans would vote for the Gipper-in-Heels in droves- while begging for lower taxes, free enterpise, a defense posture with some backbone… an end to the radical, anti-American nightmare we’ve got now.

Go get ‘em Sarah-

Charley James - The Progressive Curmudgeon said...

Thanks for reading the piece and taking time to comment.

I have no problem with people who disagree with my articles commenting on them but why is it that so many on the right don't bother to do a little fact checking before clicking on the 'send' key?

First of all, Reagan did more to ruin the American economy than any president before Bush The Younger. It was under Reagan that the massive degregulation of Wall St. began, leading to last year's financial collapse and recession.

Second, public opinion polls published in the last two weeks show that a vast majority of Americans are willing to pay higher taxes for government services such as health care, improved infrastructure, etc. The days of "cut taxes and burn needed programs" are a thing of the past.

Moreover, Obama remains more popular than any recent president at this point in his first term - including Reagan.

Third, in what bizarro world do you live in that interest rates have gone up or the dollar down? Interest rates remain the lowest in the last 60 years and the dollar is strong against the Pound, Euro, the Yen and even the Canadian dollar.

Warren Buffett is unhappy with the size of the current stimulus package, something he said should be larger when it was moving through Congress. He joins critics such as Nobel Prize winner Dr. Paul Krugman in claiming that much more needs to be done.

Colin Powell's concerns are over the slow speed at closing Gitmo, something with which I agree.

Helen Thomas' criticism was about the president taking a question from a Huffington Post reporter (Nico Pitney) at his last news conference and not over any policy issues.

With Palin possibly on the verge of being indicted for corruption - an investigation that began under the Bush Justice Dept. - you'll have to look elsewhere in 2012 for a white trash hero or heroine.