Archive for the ‘Todd Palin’ Category

Levi Johnston Pulls Plug on Apprentice Job

January 6, 2009

Levi Johnston Pulls Plug on Apprenticeship Job

Flash: Break-Up News!

Levi Johnston (18), retired high school hockey player and father of Governor Sarah Palin’s out-of-wedlock grandchild, has quit his apprentice electrician’s position. Anchorage radio commentator Dan Fagan pointed out that apprenticeship programs require applicants to have high school diplomas or GEDs. As Governor Palin recently told the news media, daughter Bristol’s baby daddy is not a dropout; he just didn’t finish high school.

So how did diploma-less Levi Johnston get into the electrician apprenticeship program at ASRC Energy Services in the first place? It’s all in the family. Levi’s Mom is in the pharmaceutical business, not electricity, but his Dad is an engineer at ASRC, and Bristol’s family, the Palins, are really into power, big time.

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Palin Product Endorsement

November 8, 2008

Palin Product Endorsement

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin may have hinted at her next career move yesterday. Responding to McCain campaign critics of her “Wardrobegate” fiasco, she announced: “I never asked for anything more than a Diet Dr Pepper once in a while.” According to anonymous sources, the photogenic Palin will replace anorexic Nicole Richie as the Diet Dr Pepper “spokesmodel.” The attractive Alaska governor has proven teleprompter skills and a loyal following.

Other rumors are flying. Reporters seek confirmation of a $40,000 RNC Diet Dr Pepper bill for October, and journalists are investigating whether Cindy McCain intervened before the GOP convention, sending Governor Palin into rehab at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona for acute Diet Dr. Pepper addiction.

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The House That Todd Built?

October 15, 2008

The House That Todd Built?

This is the house that Todd built. Perhaps. Todd Palin claims he built his family’s house on Lake Lucille (above) in 2002 with the help of a few “buddies” who are building contractors. At the same time, less than a mile away,  Palin pals and political contributors were building the monument to Sarah Palin’s stint as the Mayor of Wasilla (pop. 5500), The $12.5 million dollar Wasilla Sports Complex. Were the Complex contractors Todd’s “buddies?” If so, is this unethical or illegal?

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Troopergate — Plane Talk Express

October 13, 2008

Troopergate -- Plane Talk Express

Robert Schlesinger of U.S. News and World Report discovered something hilarious in Todd Palin’s Troopergate testimony. Mr Palin says:

The state uses a King Air Turbo Prop for such travel [to rural communities in Alaska]…. It seemed like whenever Sarah needed this plane, it was unavailable…. [Public Safety Commissioner Walt] Monegan didn’t seem to understand how difficult it was to reschedule these trips on short notice and his failure to get on top of this issue was preventing Sarah from traveling to out-of the-way rural bush communities to visit her constituents.

 Todd Palin says that’s why his wife fired Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan:

We were concerned that the Department of Public Safety was retaliating against Sarah for selling the Murkowski jet that…officials enjoyed using.

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Sarah and Safety Bear at the State Fair

October 11, 2008

Sarah and Safety Bear at the State Fair

A Troopergate footnote you may have missed, as reported by Serge F. Kovaleski in the New York Times:

The 2007 state fair was days away when Alaska’s public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, took another call about one of his troopers, Michael Wooten. This time, the director of Gov. Sarah Palin’s Anchorage office was on the line.

As Mr. Monegan recalls it, the aide said the governor had heard that Trooper Wooten was assigned to work the kickoff to the fair in late August. If so, Mr. Monegan should do something about it, because Ms. Palin was also planning to attend and did not want him nearby.

Somewhat bewildered, Mr. Monegan soon determined that Trooper Wooten had indeed volunteered for duty at the fairgrounds — in full costume as “Safety Bear,” the troopers’ child-friendly mascot.

“Just when you think this story can’t get any weirder,” observed Frank James in The Swamp, “we get the ex-brother-in-law dressed as Safety Bear. Is is too late to get the movie rights on this?”

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com.

Big Foul Called on Hockey Mom

October 10, 2008

Big Foul Called on hockey Mom

Governor Sarah Palin abused her Power as chief executive of Alaska, concludes the report of a legislative investion. Read all 263 pages here.

At this time (11PM Friday, October 10, 2008) there are only 3,272 news articles on this topic. They include:

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Alaska Supremes Green-Light Troopergate Probe

October 9, 2008

Alaska Supremes Green-Light Troopergate Probe

Despite the best delaying efforts of the McCain-Palin campaign and their right-wing Texan sidekicks, the Supreme Court of Alaska refused to halt the state Legislative Council’s ethics probe of Governor Sarah Palin in the “Troopergate” matter.

The court ruled that “It is legitimately within the scope of the legislature’s investigatory power to inquire into the circumstances surrounding the termination of a public officer the legislature had previously confirmed.” The Republican-majority Alaska State Legislature had voted to pursue the matter through independent investigator Stephen Branchflower, hired by the Legislative Council. Governor Palin had agreed to participate in the probe, but balked after she was named the Republican Vice Presidential candidate.

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Sarah and the Secessionists

October 8, 2008

Governor Palin’s Welcome Message to the 2008 Alaska Independence Party Convention.

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has neither confirmed nor denied reports that she attended the 1994 and 2000 Alaska Independence Party Conventions with her husband, Todd.  Mr. Palin was a registered member of the Alaska Independence Party from 1995 to 2002. The organization seeks the secession of Alaska from the United States of America.

Rosa Brooks of the Los Angeles Times reports a video of AIP Vice Chairman Dexter Clark at the 2007 North American Secessionist Convention in which he describes Governor Palin as:

[An} . . . AIP member before she got the job as a mayor of a small town — that was a nonpartisan job. But you get along to go along. She eventually joined the Republican Party, where she had all kinds of problems with their ethics, and well, I won’t go into that.

Alaska Independence Party  founder Joe Vogler told an interviewer “The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government. … And I won’t be buried under their damn flag.”

Clearly,  this is not the 4-H Club that Governor Palin has welcomed here. Recall that the Governor repeatedly questions Senator Obama’s patriotism and read Mr. Vogeler’s words again.

 The McCain-Palin motto is “Country First.” Perhaps the Senator shuould check the AIP website, then ask his running mate if they have the same county in mind.

Sarah and the Secessionists

 

Palin Pals Around With Radical Secessionist!

October 7, 2008

 

Palin Pals Around With Radical Secessionist!

[See the update, Sarah and the Secessionists.]

Governor Sarah Palin, Republican Vice Presidential candidate, has associated with a member of a radical Secessionist party for over two decades. This is no casual acquaintanceship – she sleeps with the guy!

That’s right. Alaska’s First Thug, Todd Palin, was a card-carrying member of the Alaska Independence Party, a fringe group that wants Alaska to secede from the United States and join OPEC. He was an AIP member from 1995 to 2002, and a Party sympathizer for much longer, bringing the Governor to AIP rallies, meetings, and torchlight parades where the cry of “Country First” does not refer to the USA.

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Veep Debate TV — Beyond Boffo!

October 4, 2008

Veep Debate TV -- Beyond Boffo!
Senator Biden and Governor Palin debate, Thursday, October 2, 2008.

70 million U.S. television viewers watched the 2008 Vice-Presidential debate last Thursday. Even PBS had 3.5 million viewers. The first Presidential debate got 34 percent fewer viewers, 52.4 million, including 2.6 million on PBS.

The Veeps reaped 45 percent of households in the top markets, said Nielsen, while the September 26th McCain-Obama presidential debate got 31.6 percent. The Veeps vied on Thursday, a popular TV-watching night, and McCain and Obama tangled on a date-night Friday, but still . . . .

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