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Monday, September 08, 2008

The Best Palin Rumour Debunking Site

The rumour mill has been working overtime with this woman, and due to the small potatoes variety of "facts" dug up on her, I am forced to conclude that as far as politicians go, this gal is squeaky clean.

Here is a site that has labourously-culled each of the smears/innuendo/rumours and has Snoped them. Some interesting ones are:

- Yes, it appears that she has a Big Dipper tattooed on her ankle. She lost a bet.

That I have to see.

- No she wasn’t a member of the (wild-eyed libertarian) Alaska independence Party, although her husband once was.

(Todd Palin is a Native Yup'ik Alaskan. Native peoples have a strong attachment to their homeland's freedom, as can be imagined. This would be a plus for him, if he were a Democrat. However, today he is not in any Party -- he is registered as "undeclared")

And this one is mine! Though I am not credited with the screencapture.

- "No, she’s not anti-semitic. In fact, she has an Israeli flag in her office. (Contrary to popular belief, the usual Evangelical thinks Israel has a right to exist, granted by God.)"

As do I.

- No, she didn’t cut funding for unwed mothers; yes, she did increase it by “only” 354 percent instead of 454 percent, as part of a multi-year capital expenditures program. No, the Washington Post doesn’t appear to have corrected their story. Even after this was pointed out in the comments on the story.

It's interesting that both the New York Times and Washington Post are correcting themselves right-and-left, after publishing untruths, perhaps in a cynical ploy to get the memes about her going first.

- No, she’s not a “global warming denier”, and when the crush dies down remind me to explain why the very phrasing “global warming denier” is anti-scientific, anti-intellectual, and a clear sign of a desire to impose your beliefs by coercion. But in the mean time, while I do believe that she has expressed some skepticism that warming is wholly human-caused, the existence of the Alaska Climate Change Sub-Cabinet and the Alaska Climate Change Strategy work demonstrate that she’s considering the problem and has brought together people more expert than she to advise her.

I am also sceptical (yes, that's how we Brits spell that word) but would be willing to believe impartial, unpoliticised scientific findings.

- No, she didn’t cut special needs student funding; yes, she did raise it by “only” 175 percent.

Good God, I had no idea this was even a charge against her.

Desperation, thy name is Democrats.

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  • What's most amazing is just how fast the Loons sprang into full-frenzy mode. What the American public saw was not what the Dems wanted them to see. Her poise at the convention scared the bejeebers outa them.

    The election is still up in the air, but I'm hoping for sanity to prevail and for the Obama/Biden ticket to be thoroughly trounced.

    By Blogger benning, at Mon Sep 08, 05:00:00 pm GMT-4  

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