From Politico (who is apparently on some e-mail list that I am being completely ignored by):
Here is how the e-mail starts.
Sarah Palin’s enemies have scored another victory in their vicious campaign to smear, bankrupt, and force this dedicated public servant and conservative leader out of politics!
Okay first off as one of the people often identified as "Sarah Palin's enemies" I have to say "Yay, for our side!"
However, I kind of take offense at the whole "vicious campaign to smear or bankrupt" Sarah Palin.
Here let me carefully articulate my response. "Nuh uh, did not!" In fact, speaking just for myself, I am trying to reveal her many lies and abuses of power and hold her accountable for them. Is that NOT the American way?
And who is this "dedicated public servant" they speak of? I have never even met that person.
More from the e-mail:
Alaska is perhaps the only state in the U.S. where the Attorney General does not routinely represent the governor when accusations and complaints are filed against the governor under the operative ethics statutes. This means that the governor has to personally pay for her or his own defense.
That means not only was Sarah Palin required by law to respond to each and every frivolous lawsuit filed against her by left-wing activists, but she also had to personally foot millions of dollars in legal bills to defend herself from this massive witch hunt.
Okay I am sorry I have been hearing about these mythological "millions of dollars in legal bills" for over a year now. Yet we have NEVER seen any proof of that kind of money having been spent.
What we DO know is that as of March of this year the defense fund only paid $87,680 on legal and other expenses. And by the way these "other expenses" could have accounted for $87,600 of this amount for all we know.
We also know that, according to the Alaska Dispatch, the "state had a contract with Van Flein's firm to pay $100,000 for the legal services for the governor, but Palin's lawyer never collected. Palin and her lawyers argued that her official and personal lives were so intertwined that to accept public money to defend the governor would risk accusations she was taking state money to pay for private issues."
However do you know what I think? I think that they never took advantage of that contract because then they would have had to produce bills and invoices to justify the money spent, and accountability is simply NOT a Sarah Palin strong point. After all, when have you EVER seen her turn down free money?
Do you want to see a few more moose nuggets from this e-mail? here you go.
* The National Democratic Committee used its Alaska chapter, the Alaska Democratic Party (ADP), to create a web site with one stated goal: “Keep Sarah Palin Out of Public Office.” To this day, the Democrats are using this web site to publicly seek donations for funding bogus “legal challenges involving issues related to Sarah Palin.”
Now THIS is interesting because that last portion inspired a response from a person connected to the above mentioned website who sent me this statement just this morning:
The Truth: Our website was entirely our idea, and prepared by us. No national group, including the DNC (or some non-existent group called the National Democratic Committee) used us or had anything to do with this site.
* The ADP’s “Keep Sarah Palin Out of Public Office” campaign has used our own legal system to sponsor over two dozen ethics complaints against Governor Palin. Yet out of 27 complaints, 26 have already been dismissed!
And another response:
The Truth: Nope. The Alaska Democratic Party has not sponsored any ethics complaints. Not one. We did file a public records request to get to the truth out. A large number of the ethics complaints were filed by an Alaskan Republican, Andree McLeod.
Where did they get this stuff? We challenge the Sarah Palin Legal Defense Fund to defend their statements. They simply won’t be able to. Ironically, the e-mail accuses us of ignoring the truth.
Okay well you get the idea. The Sarah Palin Legal Defense Fund e-mail message is chock full of lies and deceptive statements that are designed to make people feel terribly sorry for poor, poor multi-millionaire Sarah Palin and to get them to dig into their savings or raid their children's college funds to send even MORE money to a defense fund that Palin needs to fight...um.....well I am not sure exactly WHAT she is supposed to be fighting against these days, except perhaps the facts.
However to be fair, there is ONE nugget of truth in there e-mail.
My friend, this is a witch hunt, pure and simple.
Now usually I don't like to call women such names, but lady if the shoe fits.......