Monday, December 29, 2008

We Have Moved to a New Address

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Meet the Real Sarah Palin was created to try and counter some of the lies, myths and misrepresentations which spread all over the web right after Governor Palin was announced as John McCain's running mate.

A media feeding frenzy ensued in reaction to the news that a woman had been picked. A very attractive woman with an unusual life story and compelling values.

The leftist liberals from Hollywood to Maine to Dallas immediately felt their lifestyles threatened and went ballistic.

This woman is pro-life!

This woman hunts!

This woman has 5 kids!

This woman supports the War in Iraq!

Then they began inventing and spreading rumors. MSM printed and aired much that should have been fact checked.

Only the "Sarah blogs" and their readers defended her and you know who you are. Thank you so much!

Now it is time to regroup and rethink our purpose. I chose my blog URL hurriedly with only the upcoming election in mind. Alas that was not to be.

So we are moving to
Sarah Palin in 2012. The new URL is:

I have been double posting for several days. And all the 400+ articles from the old blog will still be acessable.

I think you will like the new interface. The white background makes the text much easier to read.

If you are a follower and I hope you are, you will have to click on
"follow this blog" on the new one.

If you subscribe by email or a reader, that will have to be redone also.

I am sorry to inconvenience readers, but I couldn't figure out any other way to do this.

I'll try to make it up by publishing even better articles in the future.

Thank you all.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Was Blagojevich brought down by the fact that he broke the law or because he crossed someone that is getting even?

Can Obama Escape the Taint of Blagojevich?

(l. to r.) Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Barack Obama, and Richard M. Daley.
(l. to r.) Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Barack Obama, and Richard M. Daley.
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On more than one occasion during his stunning press conference Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald bluntly said he has found no evidence of wrongdoing by President-elect Barack Obama in the tangled, tawdry scheme that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich allegedly cooked up to sell Obama's now vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder. But for politicians it's never good news when a top-notch prosecutor has to go out of his way to distance you from a front-page scandal. And indeed, there are enough connections between the worlds of Blagojevich and Obama that the whole thing has the potential to grow beyond a colorful Chicago tale of corruption to entangle members of the Presidential transition team, to test Obama's carefully cultivated reformist image and to distract the President-elect just as he is preparing to take office.

The Obama Senate seat scheme is only one of the allegations lodged against the two-term governor, whose administration has been under investigation for alleged "pay to play" patronage practices for years. The complaint claims Blagoevich tried to extort the owners of the Tribune company to fire editors at the Chicago Tribune, and to withhold $8 million of state funds to a children's hospital in hopes of extracting a $50,000 campaign contribution from one of its executives. Blagojevich, who came into office in 2002 with promises to clean up the state's culture of graft, made no comment Tuesday during a bail hearing where he was released on his own recognizance. But late in the day his lawyer Sheldon Sorosky told reporters that the governor "is very surprised and certainly feels that he did not do anything wrong...a lot of this is just politics." (See pictures of who will be in Obama's White House.)

In laying out the federal criminal complaint, U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald said Blagojevich went far beyond the realm of hard-knuckle politics into a "political corruption crime spree." The central allegation is that the governor schemed to extort money and jobs for himself and his wife from the Obama transition team in exchange for naming Obama's preferred candidate (unnamed in the charges) to the open Senate seat. The complaint details Blagojevich's attempts to contact intermediaries to the transition and in one case shows him soliciting favors from a union official he identifies as an "emissary." All this alleged activity was taking place, amazingly, at a time when Blagojevich had every reason to believe he was being closely monitored by the U.S. Attorney's office.

For the time being, Obama and his aides have declined to comment on the complaint. Asked about the matter at a photo op Tuesday afternoon, Obama himself said he was "saddened and sobered" by the news but that he had not been in contact with Blagojevich and was "not aware of what was happening.",8599,1865370,00.html?iid=tsmodule

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Did Rahmbo bring down Blago?

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 14:20 EST

Think Progress notes that at least one Chicago reporter thinks that future White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel might have had something to do with the arrest of his fellow Democrat, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. And no, not because he's been caught up in the investigation, but because he may have gone to the feds and told them about the governor's alleged attempts to sell President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat.

The reporter, Jack Conaty, said Tuesday:

We did receive a tip this morning that perhaps all of this came together so quickly because the Governor may have reached out to Rahm Emanuel, the president-elect's chief of staff, in attempting to leverage filling the Senate seat. And it may have been Rahm Emanuel who tipped the scale and made this move as quickly as it did.

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