Holes in the Palin Coverup

On the eve of the election, Sarah Palin attempted to cover up her abuse of power in the Troopergate scandal by having a her own people release a bogus report apparently exonerating her–conflicting with the report requested by the state legislature showing she was guilty. The Anchorage Daily News has posted a letter from from Walt Monegan’s lawyer, Jeff Feldman, which shows multiple problems with the report commissioned by Palin.

As Marc Ambinder pointed out yesterday, Palin needs to change the way she is seen by non-Republicans before she can even consider running in 2012. Besides trying to cover up her abuse of powers, she has been attempting to rewrite history by giving interviews which outright distort the facts on the various accusations against her. She also persists with her disgusting, McCarthyist attacks, such as continuing to bring up William Ayers. Andrew Sullivan has been watching Palin’s interviews far more closely than I would want to, and as of this afternoon is up to installment XXIII in his series of The Odd Lies Of Sarah Palin.

While Palin is giving more interviews, they are not necessarily helping get at the truth. As Sullivan points out in a subsequent post about those interviewing Palin, “These people are not interested in the truth; they’re interested in the interview ‘get’, their own buzz, and their own ratings. There are no follow-up questions, no sense that these people have followed the actual campaign at all.” Still, the more she has on record, the easier it will be to go back and show all the contradictions between what Paliln says and what really has occurred.

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    John Ginn says:

    Sarah needs to read and personally apply Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”  It wouldn’t hurt if the GOP and the media supporting Sarah might read it too.

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    Angellight says:

    Yes, she is making a “record” for herself by all these interviews…. And, her ambition is bigger than her talent.  She is like someone pursuing a singing career who cannot sing.  Let Palin burn her self out as she is quickly wearing out the welcome mat!

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    Marc Emory says:

    I posted this elsewhere, but it seems appropriate for this thread as well. Here is my speculation as to what Bob Dylan might sing about Sarah Palin:

    Blowin’ in the Snow

    How many words does a governor need
    To say not one thing in a rant?
    Yes, and how many books should a woman not read
    Before she admits that she can’t?
    Yes, and how many times can she brag she shoots moose
    When her mind is as small as an ant?

    The answer, you know, is blowin’ in the snow,
    The answer is blowin’ in the snow.

    How many times can a man bite his tongue
    Before he has wrecked his campaign?
    Yes, and how many times must his V-P speak up
    Before he admits she’s insane?
    Yes, and how many times must she shoot off her mouth
    Before she has sunk John McCain?

    The answer, you know, is blowin’ in the snow,
    The answer is blowin’ in the snow.

    How many interviews can Sarah give
    Before it’s bad strategy?
    Yes, and how many times must she come to the phone
    To get that it’s not Sarkozy?
    Yes, and how many sons must she send to Iraq
    Before she says, “this should not be?”

    The answer, you know, is blowin’ in the snow,
    The answer is blowin’ in the snow.

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