Sarah Palin Adviser’s Connections to Scientology

What is it about Sarah Palin that we keep finding stories associating her with such unusual groups? Previously I  noted how Sarah Palin said her run for governor of Alaska was aided by Pastor Muthee, who has experience in fighting demons. Palin was being far too modest. As a widely posted video demonstrated, Sarah Palin was also blessed to be free from witchcraft. It’s  been noted that Sarah Palin has had a Bircher publication on her desk. She’s also been associated with an Alaska separatist party through her husband.

Gawker has yet another strange association as they found that John Coale, who is advising Palin on a possible 2012 run, is a Scientologist. Coale had once tried to establish a Scientology Pac which would both solicit contributions from Scientologists and push the goals of Scientology.

These associations are certainly not the major reasons why I would oppose Sarah Palin for president, but the stories about her remain too irresistible to resist noting.

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8 Comments

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    Eclectic Radical says:

    It is worthy of note that Coale is the husband of Palin’s favorite journalist, Greta Van Susteren of Fox News. He met Palin through his wife, which raises ethical questions about the distance between a journalist and her subject.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Especially as Van Susteren has been providing favorable coverage of Palin and defending her from attacks.

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    Eclectic Radical says:

    That certainly doesn’t make it better, no.

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    Stanley Phillips says:

    What ethical Question? The leftist MSM is all in the same Kool_aid, as Obama, so one , one journalist believes in fair and balanced coverage, and all the liberal elitists come unglued. Here’s an ethical issue, Ever hear of the first admendment? No of course not, unless the liberals feel disadvantaged. What flavor of Kool-Aid is it this month?

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Stanley,

    You don’t see an ethical question when the wife of someone involved in the campaign is covering the campaign? That is hardly fair and balanced.

    This has nothing to do with the First Amendment. Nobody is proposing government action to stop her. The First Amendment does not provide an excuse for violations of journalistic standards.

    It sure sounds like you are the one drinking the Kool-Aid.

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    Eclectic Radical says:

    Using one’s journalistic connection to a subject of journalism to hook said subject up with one’s husband in the business/political arena is unethical. Continuing to provide friendly news coverage for said subject after this relationship exists is questionable.

    Seriously, people going to journalism school have to take classes in this sort of thing to get a passing grade.

    I will note that ‘fair’ coverage is truthful coverage, and ‘objective’ journalism means objectively reporting the facts. The modern television concept that both sides of any given question need to be covered even if only one is factually correct is NOT ethical journalism. It’s obfuscation.

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    phony_express says:

    John Coale is a Scientist?  If only! … Think that should read Scientologist.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Fixed. That’s what happens when trying to post quickly and allowing the spell checker to do its thing one too many times. The spell checker doesn’t Scientologists.

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