“Dewey Defeats Truman..”

Too late to make a difference now but, for what it’s worth, the Alaska Personnel Board finds that Sarah Palin did not violate state ethics laws. Meanwhile, as Eric Waugh reminisces on past electoral contests, and cautions on the present one, via the Professor, another Professor anticipates his reaction to an Obama win.

“Piffle. I plan on throwing a major hissy fit, followed by a bender of historic proportions.”

Sounds reasonable..

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  • 6countyprod

    And so, another media-generated falsehood about Palin bites the dust. How long will it take for Americans to catch on how they have been duped by the MSM?

  • Tis true

    I want obama to win but their is no denying the media is on his side just as it was on George Bush’s side in 2004. That type of bias would never fly here. The media in the states just baffles me. Clearly msnbc is in the tank for Obama and Fox likewise for McCain. How is this tolerated ?

  • I just thank God aka god – whoever, whatever or wherever it is – that the global market tanked when Obama most needed it. Without it, I would be bitting my nails all day.

    As for McCain, seeing the backside of this vile person is an added bonus.

    I still hold it against the North Vietnamese aka the gooks for not simply allowing the ‘Mad Bomber’ to die in his own juices when he crash landed into one of their ponds.

    Perhaps, I might even consider paying the USA a visit now after all these years abroad.

  • Perhaps 6countyprod @ 11:47 AM could spare time and effort to correct my assumptions that the following are not similar media-generated falsehoods:

    1. that the finding is that of a single investigator, Timothy Petumenos, appointed by a three-person Personnel Board; and that the matter only came before the Personnel Board because Governor Palin chose to circumvent the investigation already approved by the bipartisan Legislative Council;
    2. that Governor Palin appointed one member of that Personnel Board;
    3. that a second member is a member of the Republican Party; and
    4. the Board received the investigator’s report at 4pm on Sunday, giving it sufficient consideration to be able to approve it in full on Monday.

    Furthermore:

    5. that State Sen. Kim Elton is chairman of the Legislative Council and still defends the original Branchflower report as solid and meticulous, and further contests the reading of the law in this Petumenos’ investigation;
    6. that former Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan, who as the sacked party also has an interest here, was given no opportunity to address the issues in the Petumenos report, and still contests its facts;
    7. that Governor Palin has still not found it fit to give evidence to the legislative committee;
    8. that, since both Governor Palin and Monegan gave sworn testimony to Petumenos, one of them must be a perjurer.

    6countyprod @ 11:47 AM might also choose to refer to the other Petumenos report, dealing with the matter of Governor Palin’s “favoritism” over the use of influence and “troubling emails” to award a State job for her supporter, Tom Lamal.

    Perhaps, though, none of that fits the tunes in 6countyprod @ 11:47 AM‘ s hymnal.

  • EWI

    Too late to make a difference now but, for what it’s worth, the Alaska Personnel Board finds that Sarah Palin did not violate state ethics laws.

    You’ve been punk’d – too much reading “the Professor”, methinks. This ‘Alaska Personnel Board’ is made up of Palin appointees, and is _not_ in fact the original investigation.

    What happended is that Palin reported _herself_ to it after the original investigation kicked off. Now (surprise, surprise) her cronies have decided that she’s innocent! This charlatanism is highly typical both f the woman and the party she represents.

    P.s. to the DUP-ers moaning here because Bible Spice has gone down in flames – suck it up, losers. I know I’ll be out celebrating President Obama’s win tomorrow!

  • IRIA

    Umm..maybe the McCain/Palin campaign is just terrible. McCain even said at one point that the media was “his base”. He lost them. The minute he chose Palin, McCain lost any credibility he had. I know some of you think she’s cute so she/they should win, but surprisingly, they American electorate is smarter than that (fianlly).

  • Alan

    Yes, so Palin had to place a charge of unethical practice against herself ( yes herself !) to get the Personnel Board to investigate.

    She, further, refused to give evidence to the Legislative Panel’s investigation, but gave a 3 hour deposition to the Personnel Board.

    Then the Personnel Board’s investigation accuses the Legislative Panel’s investigation of insufficient evidence.

    Let’s not forget that Palin reappointed at least one of the three members of the Personnell Board.

    But, of course, there’s nothing to complain about !!!

  • EWI

    And so, another media-generated falsehood about Palin bites the dust. How long will it take for Americans to catch on how they have been duped by the MSM?

    Someone else is the “dupe” here, I think, eh ‘6countyprod’?

  • Mayor Curley

    “That type of bias would never fly here. The media in the states just baffles me”

    I hope this is a joke. If not, I refer you to Ed Moloney’s piece regarding journalists who were branded JAPPS–Journalists Against the Peace Process (i.e., journalists who raised awkward questions about the state of the IRA’s ceasefire and paramilitary involvement in criminality). Yours truly has firsthand experience of this phenomenon–when interviewing a senior British official, said official kindly distinguished between ‘journalists committed to the peace process’ and those who aren’t: the former know that ‘some things are better left underneath the carpet’. The US press may not be great, but I shudder to think what coverage of Iraq would be like if the NI were in charge of it.

  • Greenflag

    EWI,

    ‘to the DUP-ers moaning here because Bible Spice has gone down in flames’

    I sense a new word entering the hiberno latin annals of homo politicus 😉

    ‘Someone else is the “dupe” here, I think, eh ‘6countyprod’? ‘

    Not I said GF ,

    Non est DUPERABATUS sum 😉

    DUPO ( 1 st declension) verb meaning – to lose by supporting unreason .-being a willing party to superstitious ignorance – sectarian bigotry – backwardness – churlish , small , narrow , anti Irish -anti EU anti everything that smacks of social , economic or political progress . Ussherite – Flat Earther – Anti – Darwinian -Anti Evolution – Creationist – Non believer in Gravity but a true believer in intelligent falling 🙁

    Dupo – I ignorate
    Dupas – You (singul )ignorates
    Dupat – He , She , It ignorates
    Dupamus – We ignorate
    Dupatis – You (plural ) ignorate
    Dupant – They ignorate

    The related MASC noun to the above would be

    DUPERABATUS pronounced with a long ay before the final T to rhyme with MASTURBATE US

    The feminine would of course be DUPERABATA

    And those of uncertain gender would be termed DUPERABATUMBUM with the last syllable honouring the grey matter anatomical location of the ‘cognoscenti ‘ of the DUPERABATII tribe 🙁

  • Greenflag @ 04:45 PM:

    Cicero or Horace, Odes I, v. 9, would appreciate the DUPed:

    Verba mihi dari facile patior in hoc, meque libenter praebo

    [I am ready enough to be imposed upon in this matter, and become a dupe.]

    Too often, when being DUPed at full volume, I find myself borrowing from from Seneca:

    Gallus in sterquilinio suo plurimum potest.

    [Every cock is boss of his own dung-hill.]

  • 6countyprod

    MR, you did such a good job there defining the minutae of that first Palin myth. Maybe you can sort out these other few dozen myths that I am having a little trouble believing?

  • Tut, tut, tut: what’s a good 6countyprod @ 08:54 PM doing playing yourself with the political pornographers at pyjamasmedia and littlegreenfootballs? Of course, we already knew about your proclivities by the frequent borrowings of their “witticisms” (“MSM” et al.). Hint: on the whole the “main street media” have better sources, better research, and better grasp of issues than fruitcakes and weirdos. Examples: according to pyjamasmedia, the electorate are “ignorant”, McCain is a shoo-in, Obama is “bolstered by foreign money” … and that’s only the first three items. So, no bias there.

    Anyway, you’ve already met there with the specific answers to your queries.

    A health warning: on those linked websites, one is only a click away from some very unpleasant racists and white-supremacists. Try it … or perhaps you already have.

  • Dread Cthulhu

    Malcom Redfellow: “Hint: on the whole the “main street media” have better sources, better research, and better grasp of issues than fruitcakes and weirdos.”

    And, yet, the San Francisco Chronicle considered Obama’s expressed willingness to bankrupt a major segment of the mining industry in the United States to be not worth mentioning within the pages of their newspaper… it took a college network to uncover Obama staffers seeking to vote illegally in Ohio… it took a blogger to report Obama’s two-faced campaigning, saying one thing in “fly-over” country and another in the liberal confines of the Left Coast.

    As for pyjamas media, they are commentators and make no secret of the fact, as opposed to, say, MSNBC, which pretends to be a news source.

  • Dread Cthulhu @ 09:48 PM:

    the San Francisco Chronicle considered Obama’s expressed willingness to bankrupt a major segment of the mining industry in the United States to be not worth mentioning within the pages of their newspaper

    Well, from personal knowledge, I do not see many mining industries inside the Bay Area where the SF Chronicle circulates. Other than “data mining”, of course. On the other hand, the environmental lobby, who have a live presence on SF Gate, have taxed Obama for allegedly going along with mining interests. You pays your money: you takes your choice of bias.

    You did bother to check your sources on palestra.net and its scoop, as widely publicised by Fox News, didn’t you? Hmmm? Curiously, it looks as if one of the “reporters” was also one of the “illegal” voters. There are, incidentally and sadly, numerous examples of multiple voter frauds: most involve the illegal disqualification of potential voters after Republican Party interventions. I’m surprised you didn’t equally discover (as Fox News did) the mythical hordes of illegals registering to vote in the South-west, thus explaining the lack of McCain superiority in key States there.

    As for your other point: of course, no decent politician of any reputable party has ever tailored his/her comments to a particular audience.

    Why the mention of MSNBC? Am I supposed to be impressed? Is its citing material from pinko scandal-sheets like the WaPo, the NYT and Newsweek the mark of Cain?

  • Greenflag

    Malcolm Redfellow,

    Odd that you should mention Cicero . He’s been found 🙂 ( or should I say a Liber of his has been found) loitering inside a larger tome at the King’s Inn .

    Here’s the news from RTE in case you missed it .

    ‘A rare edition of a Latin work published in London almost 500 years ago has been discovered at Kings Inn Library in Dublin. Just ten copies of the text by Cicero on old age are known to survive internationally.

    Eight are in Britain and two are in the USA.

    No other copy is known to exist in Ireland.

    The edition was found by Professor Colum Kenny of Dublin City University.

    Prof Kenny was carrying out research for a lecture to be delivered tomorrow on the relevance today of the Cicero collection at King’s Inns Library. He describes the text as a treasure and says it has been preserved in good condition.

    In medio tutissimo ibis – but not while driving ;).

  • Dread Cthulhu

    Malcom Redfellow: “You did bother to check your sources on palestra.net and its scoop, as widely publicised by Fox News, didn’t you? Hmmm?

    A minor cable news outfit, Malcom. Given the hooplah in the recent elections, one would think that voter fraud would be considered news. Alack, apparently, only *some* voter fraud is considered news.

    Try not to strain that one eye — ’tis the only one your using.

  • While this usual knit-picking was going on, Barak Obama won BIG, as I thought and hoped he would.

    ALL HAIL TO THE CHIEF!