Sunday, October 12, 2008

Biased FALSE Troopergate Coverage...Palin Speaks To Alaskan Reporters on Conference Call

Went to the Anchorage Alaska News website, and talk about BIASED coverage of the news on Troopergate...on their front page, the first thing you see on the subject is a article title, "Palin: Troopergate cleared her of wrongdoing." I must have downloaded the wrong Investigative Report, as I draw completely different conclusions...but then, Sarah Palin has not even bothered TO READ THE REPORT! I've copied a part of the article below, and have also copied a transcript of Sarah Palin in her own words on Troopergate. (my comments in red) What I find interesting, is that she gave an interview to the LOCAL PRESS in a controlled conference call setting to Alaskan reporters, but kept the National Press crew away.

Palin: Troopergate report cleared her of wrongdoing

In a brief telephone interview Saturday with Alaska reporters, Gov. Sarah Palin said she did nothing wrong in the Troopergate affair and appreciates "being cleared of any legal wrongdoing or unethical activity at all." 5:48 PM

Investigator: Palin abused power

Branchflower's report comes in $25,000 under budget

Here's a transcript:

Palin: Hey, thank you so, Meg. Thank you so much. Thank you also to our local reporters up there in Alaska. Even hearing your names make me feel like I’m right there with you at home. It’s good to get to speak with you. Let me talk a little bit about the Tasergate issue if you guys would let me and, Meg, you want me to just jump right on in there?

Stapleton: Sure governor, go ahead. (Talk about a poisonous SNAKE, this woman makes both Sarah Palin and Cindy McCain look like choir girls...wonder if she bites the heads off rats?)

Palin: OK cool.

Well, I’m very very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing … any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Very pleased to be cleared of any of that. Todd did what anyone would have done given this state trooper’s very, very troubling behavior and his dangerous threats against our family. Todd did what I think any Alaskan would do. (Notice the technical way in which Sarah Palin phrases things. I was cleared of LEGAL wrongdoing...true, but she was found guilty of violating the Code of Ethics, was found to have been guilty of an Abuse of Power. Further, the investigation found the Palin family's claims about Mike Wooten being a danger to their family UNFOUNDED.)

And he, Todd did what the state’s Department of Law Web site tells anyone to do if they have a concern about a state trooper. And that’s you go to the commissioner and you express your concern. And Todd did what our personal detail asked him to do. Bob Cockrell early on as I was elected and was asked are there any threats against you, and Todd brought the concern as I did to Commissioner Monegan about the state trooper’s threats. He did what any – I think -- any rational person would do so again, nothing to apologize there with Todd’s actions and again very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing. (A rational person does not keep carrying a grudge some 18 months after the original investigation was completed, does not call someone 18 times after he is TOLD THE INVESTIGATION HAS BEEN CLOSED.)

(Stapleton invites the first question).

ADN: Governor, finding No.1 on the report was that you abused your power by violating state law. Do you think you did anything wrong at all in this Troopergate case?

Palin: Not at all and I’ll tell you, it, I think that you’re always going to ruffle feathers as you do what you believe is in the best interest of the people whom you are serving. In this case I knew that I had to have the right people in the right position at the right time in this cabinet to best serve Alaskans, and Walt Monegan was not the right person at the right time to meet the goals that we had set out in our administration. So no, not having done anything wrong, and again very much appreciating being cleared of any legal wrongdoing or unethical activity at all. (FALSE STATEMENT ALERT...she was found to have participated in UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR, was found to have ABUSED HER POWER.)

ADN: Have you read the whole report? (No response; Stapleton invites question from KTVA reporter). (Notice Sarah Palin's SILENCE on this question!)

KTVA-Channel 11: … The report that came out yesterday, do you think that the end result is partisan?

Palin: Yeah, I did think it did turn into a partisan circus to tell you the truth. Yes I did. You know from Day One it’s been the Personnel Board that clearly laid out in state statute there -- Personnel Board deals with any issue of question regarding a governor, a lieutenant governor or an attorney general in the state of Alaska. What this legislative investigation -- quote unquote -- turned into was a political circus.

KTUU-Channel 2: Governor, so good to hear from you. Do you approve of the way that your campaign has handled themselves here in Alaska? We’ve had a lot of people voice concerns about what they call attacks of good people in our state while you are away.

Palin: Well I haven’t heard of any attacks on good people in Alaska from our campaign. If you have specifics there, maybe I could answer specifically. But no, in John McCain’s mission here, in taking the high road, as you’re going to see too with a lot of unfair shots he has taken in this campaign with some of his opponents’ supporters, McCain and I taking the high road, being positive. I wouldn’t support nor would I condone taking shots at any good Alaskans. (John McCain and Sarah Palin taking the HIGH there is a laugh!)

KTUU-Channel 2: Let me answer your question since you asked for specifics.

Palin: Sure.

KTUU-Channel 2: Walt Monegan was called “rogue.” How do you feel about that?

Palin: Rogue isn’t a negative term when you consider that in a cabinet you need a team effort going forward with a governor’s agenda. And our agenda has been to find efficiencies in every department and make sure that we are serving the people of Alaska to the best of our ability given the resources that we have. And remember I fought very hard to increase funding for state troopers so that we could fill positions there and goals not being met that included not being able to recruit and retain all the state troopers that I wanted to best serve Alaska. That could be characterized I think as a cabinet member who – it’s not a negative term I think -- being rogue in terms of not meeting those goals. ( Rogue is not derogatory? I might suggest that Sarah Palin is either A) ignorant, B) a nasty vindictive bitch or C) all of the above. See dictionary meaning of Rogue and tell me it is not a NEGATIVE TERM.)

Main Entry:
origin unknown
1 : vagrant , tramp 2 : a dishonest or worthless person : scoundrel 3 : a mischievous person : scamp 4 : a horse inclined to shirk or misbehave 5 : an individual exhibiting a chance and usually inferior biological variation
— rogu·ish \ˈrō-gish\ adjective
— rogu·ish·ly adverb
— rogu·ish·ness noun

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