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Bustin’ Palin rumors

Charles Martin has done good work, and had fun, busting a good number of lies rumors about Palin.

Here are a few of my favorites:

8. No, the Downs baby (Trig) isn’t Bristol’s kid, and no, the kid wasn’t born with Downs because (a) Palin flew on an airplane (b) went home to have the baby after an amniotic leak (c) because he was the result of incest between Todd Palin and Bristol.

30. yes, her 17 year old daughter is pregnant; no, the baby’s father is not an eighth grader; no, having sex at 16 is not statutory rape in Alaska. And no, there’s no way that a 17 year old can be 5 months pregnant as a result of having sex before she was 16. Learn to count for God’s sakes

31. yes, she did fire the public safety guy, Monegan — but he said in the Anchorage paper that, for the record, she never, and no one else in her administration ever, tried to make him fire her ex-brother-in-law.

32. and yes, the state trooper (her sister’s ex-husband) she was worried about did: tase her 10 year old nephew; drive his state patrol car while drinking or drunk; did threaten to “bring her down”; and did threaten to murder her father and sister if they dared to get an attorney to help with the divorce.

33. yes, the state trooper was suspended when he was put under a court protective order

34. no, the trooper wasn’t fired

66. No, she’s not a “global warming denier”, and when the crush dies down remind me to explain why the very phrasing “global warming denier” is anti-scientific, anti-intellectual, and a clear sign of a desire to impose your beliefs by coercion.

81. No, Sarah Palin doesn’t think that dinosaurs walked the earth with Adam and Eve 4000 years ago, In fact, this was a purposeful satire that comes from a post actually entitled Fake Governor Palin Quotes. This has, however, kept neither Matt Damon nor Maureen Dowd from propagating them as fact.

ABC & Charlie Gibson* Lie To Hurt Palin

This screenshot says a lot:

ABC ad misleadingly suggests Palin thinks Iraq War is a holy war.

ABC ad misleadingly suggests Palin thinks Iraq War is a holy war.

The link is to the site I found the ad on, and there the ad links to a video of Charlie Gibson* slicing and dicing a prayer Palin gave in order to make it seem she believes Iraq is a task from God, when what she actually said was, “Pray that …” Rangel is lying scum, or a useful idiot.

Update: DANG did I screw up that headline! The interviewer was Charlie Gibson, not Rangel, as I had originally put. Hey, at least I didn’t just change it and move on as if nothing had happened, as ABC did earlier. That’ll teach me for posting before coffee. Mr. Rangel, I sincerely apologize for my mistake.

Also, while this pic seems to have only incensed (or been noticed by) me, the intertubes seem to be on fire with the topic. Here’s an op-ed in the NY Post noting the bias, and even TalkLeft mentions it. Of course, it’s everywhere. These are just two I thought were interesting.

Update (9/14/08): I wasn’t the only one who noticed.

Also, the Anchoress has an excellent comparison of Gibson’s softball interview with Obama and his hardball interview of Palin, along with takedowns of Newsweek and Whoopi Goldberg’s idiocy.

song for sarahcuda

This Corb Lund song’s about a man, but we can bend that gender a bid and dedicate it to Gov. Sarah Palin.

You better hire her on.
She’s the roughest neck around.
She’s got the power in her hands to pull the dragons from the ground.
..
She brings the power to the people, power to the people.
She’s the roughest neck around.
Pulls the dragons from the ground.
She gets the power to the people.

welcome aboard, Sarah Palin!

best choice? I don’t know, but let’s add it up:

identity politics: female, young — if we look to Obama for youth, that gives Mrs. Palin a plus-plus; maybe pulls in some PUMAs

executive experience: of the four candidates (P & VP), she is the only one with executive experience as an elected official

(side-note, the Obama campaign’s reaction is a joke:

“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency,” said spokesman Bill Burton.

we can play that card back to ‘Today, the Democratic Party put the former editor of the Harvard Law Review …’ or, even better, ‘Today, the Democratic Party put a man with zero executive experience …’ contrast it with McCain’s congratulatory message to Obama on his winning the nomination)

(which really, now that I think about it, this was an excellent opportunity for Obama to say something nice about a woman, cuz he kinda needs to, imho)

contrast: Obama picks an old white guy, a Washington insider prone to racist gaffes, as his vp; McCain chooses a young white woman and Washington outsider — who’s the candidate of change?

p.s. i guess there goes my dream of a Condi Rice vp slot …

p.p.s. also, no Mad Minerva vp slot, another shame, but I sense she’s young and may be better suited for the 2016 elections, when we’ll have to replace McCain-Palin, by which time I also suspect she’ll be half cyborg and therefore able to represent both New Overlord demographics

instapundit roundup of reactions (to the Palin pick, not to MM’s non-pick)

(and not to the non-pick of Rice, either, of course)

(care for some tea?)