Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Key Reason Palin Gave For Quitting May Be False

By GottaLaff

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Far be it from me to call Sarah Palin a liar.

I kid. It's not far or be it or from me at all. I call her a liar on a regular basis. See, Miss Personality Disorder? See how I did that? See how easy it is to tell the truth?

One of the chief reasons Sarah Palin has given for resigning as Governor of Alaska is that her state’s taxpayers are being forced to spend money defending her government against ethics complaints that would otherwise fund teachers, cops, and road repair.

But in response to our questions, a spokesperson for the Alaska governor’s office just gave us new information that casts serious doubt on this assertion.
Wuh-oh. Smileys
She said that money being spent on government lawyers to defend against these “frivolous ethics violations” could be “going to things that are very important, like troopers and roads and teachers and fish research.” [...]

But David Murrow, a spokesperson for the Governor, said in an interview that much of this money was budgeted to the lawyers in advance and would have gone to them anyway, even if state lawyers hadn’t been defending against these ethics complaints.
Oops. Smileys
[...] The money would have gone to the lawyers no matter what they were doing. The complaints are “just distracting them from other duties,” Murrow said. [...]

In other words, while these lawyers might have been free to do other legal work for the state, the ethics complaints have apparently not had the real world impact Palin has claimed, and didn’t drain money away from cops, teachers, roads and other things.
Sarah Palin invents on a daily basis. And lookee here, per Lawrence O' Donnell just now on MSNBC's Hardball:
"The media invented Sarah Palin."
So many inventors, yet so little product.

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