Palin spends $51,000 in taxpayer money for remodeling - media bias

Here is a great example of media bias because we do not know the history of other governors to give it perspective. Great article Pink Slip to prove this point. -chrismyers

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Pink Slips original post:

GOP vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin spent more than $51,000 in taxpayer funds to remodel the governor’s Anchorage office suite and spruce up her mansion and office in Juneau, a Herald review of expense records shows.

Palin spent most of the funds, $45,137, in April to build and furnish three offices inside her suite at the Robert B. Atwood Building in Anchorage, records show.

In June 2007, Palin spent $5,380 for labor and materials on a 72-inch wooden display case in her Juneau office. The case houses a football and basketball signed by players from championship high school teams, native artwork, a Klondike Trail mug and other items, said gubernatorial spokesman William D. McAllister. (cont.)

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This is amazing. I had no idea she engaged in this type of criminal behavior. Palin should suffer the same fate Barney Frank did when his page ran a gay sex ring out of his basement, or the same punishment Ted Kennedy got for killing Mary Jo Kopechne...........throw the same book at her.

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only th

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

He just mentioned the gay sex-ring in the basement line again! You really love that one, dontcha, Fredzo. Fred, are you sitting in front of your computer in your underwear again?

Mark Foley
U.S. Representative
(September 28, 2006)
The Crime: Sending sexually laced, gramatically challenged instant messages and e-mails to teenaged boys in the Congressional page program for more than 10 years.

Ted Haggard
Leader of the National Association of Evangelicals
(November 2006)
The Crime: Paying male prostitutes for sex and snorting crystal meth.

Larry Craig
U.S. Senator
Senate Liason for Mitt Romney’s Presidential Campaign
(June 11, 2007)
The Crime: Soliciting sex from an undercover cop in an airport bathroom

Bob Allen
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
Florida Chairman of John McCain’s Presidential Campaign
(July 11, 2007)
The Crime: Offering an undercover cop $20 to allow Allen to blow him in a men’s room in a public park. After being arrested, Allen tried to explain that he only offered to blow the cop because the cop was a “burly black man” and he “didn’t want to become a statistic.”

Glenn Murphy Jr.
National Chairman of the Young Republicans
Chairman of the Clark County Republican Party
(July 28, 2007)
The Crime: Murphy got a fellow Young Republican drunk and then spent the night at his house. The other young man woke up in the middle of the night to find Murphy giving him mouth-to-penis resuscitation. After this incident, a 1998 sexual battery report came to light in which Murphy was alleged to have done the exact same thing.

http://www.badmouth.net/top-five-republican-gay-sex-scandals/

via Wikipedia:

Steve Gobie reprimand

In 1990, the House voted to reprimand Frank when it was revealed that Steve Gobie, a male escort whom Frank had befriended after hiring him through a personal advertisement, claimed to have conducted an escort service from Frank's apartment when he was not at home.[4] Frank fired Gobie earlier in 1990 and reported the incident to the House Ethics Committee after learning of Gobie's activities. After an investigation, the Ethics Committee found no evidence that Frank had known of or been involved in the alleged illegal activity and dismissed all of Gobie's more scandalous claims.[5][6] The committee recommended that Frank receive a formal reprimand for his relationship with a prostitute.[7] Attempts to expel or censure Frank, led by Republican member Larry Craig (who himself was later embroiled in his own gay sexual scandal), failed.[8][9] Rather, the House voted 408-18 to reprimand Frank who later won re-election in 1990 with 66 percent of the vote, and has won by larger margins ever since.[10]"

Take that, Fred.

So put your pants back on and block off thoughts about that gay sex-ring in the basement deal, if you're able.

The difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans demand that their embarrassed public officials step down. Usually, they comply. Larry Craig should have.

Democrats elevate their disgraced legislators to committee chairmanships.

What about that Vitter guy?

Pink Slip
A "threat to our political system"

Pink Slip

A) Barney Frank is/was OUT. He was the first openly gay representative. ie. Not some closeted bigot.

B) It was Frank HIMSELF who was the one to report Steve Gobie to the House Ethics Committee, where it was investigated and where it was subsequently found that Frank had no knowledge of the illegal activity.

That's the difference.

**cough** Ted Stevens **cough**

**cough** Betty Schultz **cough**

**cough** Keating Five **cough**

Weren't a majority of the Keating Five Democrats?

Cranston, Glenn, I don't recall the others.

I'm sure, SensorG, your outrage regarding the Keating Five was so great you resolved never to vote for John Glenn ever again and pulled the lever for Mike DeWine in 1992.

  on Dems' money most probably, but is that a good choice of his time and somebody's money  ? 

 

Mike McBride, past president of the Alaska Voters Organization, did not take issue with the expenses. “It’s not a tremendous amount of money. Things in Alaska cost substantially more than they do in other parts of the country,” McBride said. “It’s not an unreasonable number.”

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