Thursday, September 04, 2008

Liar, liar, chastity belt on fire

The more I learn about Sarah Palin, the more I'm convinced that the Almighty is far more patient than I am. Palin claims to be a devout Christian? Were I God, I would have fired her sorry, lying ass long ago. Don't let the Pearly Gates hit you in the tush on your way to Hell, hon! What a Lying. Sack. Of. Shit.

Glenn Greenwald -

Other than banning books which Palin disliked, what possible agenda could a librarian be expected to serve upon pain of firing? Community anger over Palin's attempt to fire the librarian was apparently intense, forcing Palin to reverse her decision. From the The Anchorage Daily News on February 1, 1997:

City librarian Mary Ellen Emmons will stay, but Police Chief Irl Stambaugh is on his own, Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin announced Friday.

The decision came one day after letters signed by Palin were dropped on Stambaugh's and Emmon's desks, telling them their jobs were over as of Feb. 13.

The mayor told them she appreciated their service but felt it was time for a change. "I do not feel I have your full support in my efforts to govern the city of Wasilla. Therefore I intend to terminate your employment ..." the letter said.

Palin said Friday she now feels Emmons supports her but does not feel the same about Stambaugh.

As to what prompted the change, Palin said she now has Emmons' assurance that she is behind her. She refused to give details about how Stambaugh has not supported her, saying only that "You know in your heart when someone is supportive of you."
I bet she can look you in the eye and see into your soul, too. Ah, me... "Blessed are the arrogant, dishonest, self-righteous, and egotistical, for they shall be catapaulted to national power by Supply-Side Jesus."

It should be obvious by now that the intensity of the concentrated attack on Palin's critics indicates just how scared shitless the Right is of anything approaching scrutiny of her record. Not only is there nothing positive there, there are more than enough negatives to disqualify her as a decent candidate for Mayor of Wasilla, let alone Vice President of the entire frickin' country. They hope to cow the press back into genuflecting, a position they've grown accustomed to under Dubya. Will it work? Only Time (and Newsweek, the Washington Post, the NY Times...) will tell.

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