Media simultaneously savaged Sarah Palin, protected Barack Obama

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Sarah Palin was the only major party candidate on the 2008 ballot with executive experience.

Palin was the chief executive of a state canvassing more than 586,000 square miles -- Texas has 269,000 -- that borders Canada and Russia, with a budget of $6.6 billion. Approximately 85 percent of Alaska's budget hinges on oil production. Her resume includes being chairwoman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Soon after becoming governor, Palin sold the state's private jet for $2.1 million that her predecessor purchased and billed Alaskans for. She defeated that sitting Republican governor in a primary.

Palin used the line-item veto to quash $260 million of Alaska's proposed budget for capital projects -- pork -- to which the Anchorage Daily News said, the cuts "may be the biggest single-year line-item veto total in state history."

The media never reported her stewardship. It did, however, deploy a brigade of investigators to Alaska to search for proverbial dirt, finding none. They attempted to create a national controversy over the origins of her campaign clothing. The Republican national Committee purchased designer clothes for her since she is neither ostentatious nor vain, and did not possess $600 shoes or $2,500 dresses as Jill Biden and Michelle Obama have long demanded.

PALIN'S WARDROBE was more vital to the selection of the free world's leader than the Democratic nominee's history and close personal relationship with Bill Ayers, Larry Sinclair, Donald Young, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and others that the media spun away, if reported at all.

President Obama lived part of his life as Barry Soetoro, and reportedly used more than a dozen Social Security numbers. Obama claims to have been born in Hawaii of two U.S. citizens -- we know they were not -- but has refused to prove he is a natural-born citizen.

He and his campaign has spent approximately $2 million fighting to keep this matter out of court. But Palin's clothing and foreign policy experience took center stage.

For a certified copy of vital records, according to the Hawaii State Department of Health, one must submit an application and pay "$10 for the first copy of each certificate, and $4 for each additional copy of the same certificate ordered at the same time."

Granted, spending $2 million and counting, vs. filling out an application and cutting a check for $10, may seem normal for Democrats. But the media harangues the Palins to this day, yet refuses to report truth regarding Obama.

Moreover, three years of Obama's life are unaccounted for. The media fix was in from day one. For confirmation, compare the media's treatment of an executive seeking the office of vice president to its treatment of a U.S. senator of 138 days seeking the office of president.

The horrible shootings in Arizona prompted the media and others to literally blame Palin for an unstable individual's actions. Soon after that tragedy, on Jan. 23, the Missoula Children's Theater in Montana was performing The Mikado . The director added a scene calling for Palin's beheading.

I once thought that the media has a seething hatred for this woman. Now I am convinced that those who are obsessed with her demise are afraid of her resolve and character, which causes her to be a positive role model.

PALIN HAS A STRONG executive record of nonpartisan governance and doing what she believed to be right, from which Alaska benefitted, thereby making her a threat to those who make their living and receive gratification by controlling others.

She has endured some of the most heinous media attacks in history, and I ask: Why? What has she done to warrant any of it? Who in all of recorded history has received such unwarranted or warranted venomous attacks? Eliot Spitzer gets a television program. Jim McGreevey is forgotten. Ted Kennedy is idolized. Sarah Palin? Demonized. What is the media's true objective?

Media reports labeled her "unqualified." This mother of five, bottom line, is a tough-as-nails, no-nonsense, commonsense American who has governed honorably America's largest state.

Palin hunts and brings food home, and with four generations of Heaths and Palins, prepares the bounty for storage.

Palin is pro-life, and proved it when she did not murder her unborn son via an abortion after doctors claimed he has Down syndrome. She walks her talk, and the Sarah Palins of the world rely on themselves, not government programs, and their happiness and prosperity is not mandated by Washington, D.C.

She is a strong woman with convictions and a belief in the U.S. Constitution, and the American will and spirit of the Founders that cannot, and will not, be broken -- regardless of what the bitter media sends her way.

(The writer is a teacher at Butler High School, an Iraq War veteran and a past candidate for local and state office.)

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Rhetor
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Rhetor 03/06/11 - 09:41 am
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Riverman, where can I begin?

Riverman, where can I begin? Of course a certificate of live birth is a birth certificate, although every state is different. If any of the AC's readers order their birth certificates from the appropriate governmental authorities, they will probably say much the same thing, although different states have much different formats. BTW, all birth certificates whatsoever are affidavits, including yours, mine, and the column's author.

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Sideshow Bob 03/06/11 - 09:43 am
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In Hawaii a COLB is issued to

In Hawaii a COLB is issued to anyone who comes to the hospital with a live child.

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Sideshow Bob 03/06/11 - 09:44 am
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When I joined the military, I

When I joined the military, I had to produce a NOTORIZED Birth certificate......why shouldn't the President?

Rhetor
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Rhetor 03/06/11 - 09:46 am
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Note that two governors of

Note that two governors of Hawaii have verified Obama's birth records, and several federal judges have not only dismissed the absurd birther cases but lambasted the lawyers who filed them; the last one, as I recall, ordered the birther to pay the defense's legal bills. Bob, a COLB is indeed a birth certificate. Sorry to disappoint you, but I checked on this thoroughly. Some people, BTW, although I'm sure that you are too smart to be among them, are confused by the little souvenir "birth certificates" issued by hospitals that have cute little baby footprints. These have no legal standing in any state.

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Nativeson1 03/06/11 - 09:47 am
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This column is a column that

This column is a column that goes nowhere....This is what the AC prints, yet questions why the economic forcast for it is in doubt? Sarah Palin can't manage Sarah Palin, yet alone the country...To some Sarah Palin has charm, energy, and vision, to the rest of american she is vain, idealistic, willfully obtuse about the world and country outside of Alaska, and basically just a plain ole' rebel rouser....Honestly speaking I think Sarah Palin put her own feet in her mouth by opening it and saying idiotic things, and then to blame Kouric and the "liberal" media for simply asking simple questions would be comical if it weren't so serious. She is not the vice president because the majority of americans did not vote for her ticket...This is what was decided, and the process this was decided is as american as baseball and apple pie, so let it go...And if anyone thinks barack Obama got a free pass during the election must have been living under a rock somewhere...

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Rhetor 03/06/11 - 09:47 am
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Bob, the President's birth

Bob, the President's birth certificate does have the offical raised seal of a state government official. This has been repeatedly verified. It looks different simply because it's a computer printout--just like the birth certificates issues by several other states.

Sideshow Bob
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Sideshow Bob 03/06/11 - 09:49 am
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And his school records are

And his school records are sealed, why?

Sideshow Bob
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Sideshow Bob 03/06/11 - 09:50 am
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And on the topic,

And on the topic, Rhetor....can you tell me something "dumb" that Palin has said that isn't countered with 2 "dumb" things that Obama has said?

Rhetor
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Rhetor 03/06/11 - 09:50 am
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Conservatives in my childhood

Conservatives in my childhood went to the wall to oppose a fedeal anti-lynching law: it was, they claimed, an invasion of states' rights. They went to the wall to oppose fair housing legislation: a invasion of states' rights, they said. They went to the wall to wall to oppose the Voting Rights Act as an invasion of states' rights. But today's conservatives won't allow each state its Constitutional right to determine their own system of vital records. What gives?

Rhetor
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Rhetor 03/06/11 - 09:52 am
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Bob, everybody's school

Bob, everybody's school records are sealed by federal law. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

Sideshow Bob
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Sideshow Bob 03/06/11 - 09:53 am
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Who is trying to deny a state

Who is trying to deny a state the rights to their system of vital records....quite the hyperbole there Rhetor.

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Sideshow Bob 03/06/11 - 09:54 am
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Not sealed if the employer

Not sealed if the employer wants to see them. And we the people are the President's employer.

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Sideshow Bob 03/06/11 - 09:55 am
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And if they were already

And if they were already sealed, why did he issue an executive order to seal them? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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Sideshow Bob 03/06/11 - 09:58 am
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"Note that two governors of

"Note that two governors of Hawaii have verified Obama's birth records, and several federal judges have not only dismissed the absurd birther cases but lambasted the lawyers who filed them"

And the current governor, who went on a crusade to disprove the "birthers" has given up due to lack of evidence.

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Rhetor 03/06/11 - 09:59 am
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Quite wrong, Bob: employers

Quite wrong, Bob: employers do NOT have the right to see an employee's school records. The employee has the right to release them voluntarily. Obama could release his school records voluntarily, but cannot be forced to do so. Few modern politicians have done so. Parents of non-dependent children over 18 cannot see their own children's educational records, either. It's a tough law.

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Sideshow Bob 03/06/11 - 10:00 am
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That's right.... Employers

That's right.... Employers don't have a right to school records...I can just tell them I have a degree and they have to believe me...no proof required....you are right Rhetor.

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Sideshow Bob 03/06/11 - 10:01 am
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Pretty clear who doesn't know

Pretty clear who doesn't know what they are talking about and is just defending with emotions.

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Sideshow Bob 03/06/11 - 10:08 am
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Still waiting for a "dumb"

Still waiting for a "dumb" quote from Palin that can't be countered by two from Obama.

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Nativeson1 03/06/11 - 10:12 am
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Slideshow: So you are a

Slideshow: So you are a birther? So you believe it has been a 40+ year conspiracy by "them" to get Obama into the White House? First they got together and came up with a sinister master plan to rule the world huh. First they made a birth announcement in the local Hawaii paper (Honolulu Adviser to be exact) in order to throw off the smart people who might question his birth certificate 40 years later when he runs for president right? Next they needed to get someone inside the Hawaii Department of Health so that a fake birth certificate could be produced and planted. This insider must have been current Hawaiian Department of Health spokeswoman Janice Okubo, who recently debunked the arguement that Hawaii does not have Obama's orginal birth certificate on record...She also pointed out that Hawaii does not have a long or short form birth certificates and uses official birth certificates, which is what Obama produced...She must be lying along with the rest of them so that this grand scheme will continue (roll eyes to infinity)....

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carcraft 03/06/11 - 10:14 am
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For Rhetor I have REPEATLY

For Rhetor I have REPEATLY shown the Hawaii law on issueing certificates of live birth. Obama's 1/2 sister born in Indonesia has a COLB..Liberals..never let a fact get in the way, well here is the law on issueing COLB that Obama has shown-A. From Hawaii's official Department of Health, Vital Records webpage: "Amended certificates of birth may be prepared and filed with the Department of Health, as provided by law, for 1) a person born in Hawaii who already has a birth certificate filed with the Department of Health or 2) a person born in a foreign country" (applies to adopted children).

B. A parent may register an in-state birth in lieu of certification by a hospital of birth under HRS 338-5.

C. Hawaiian law expressly provides for registration of out-of-state births under HRS 338-17.8. A foreign birth presumably would have been recorded by the American consular of the country of birth, and presumably that would be reflected on the Hawaiian birth certificate.

D. Hawaiian law, however, expressly acknowledges that its system is subject to error. See, for example, HRS 338-17.

E. Hawaiian law expressly provides for verification in lieu of certified copy of a birth certificate under HRS 338-14.3.

F. Even the Hawaii Department of Home Lands does not accept a certified copy of a birth certificate as conclusive evidence for its homestead program. From its web site: "In order to process your application, DHHL utilizes information that is found only on the original Certificate of Live Birth, which is either black or green. This is a more complete record of your birth than the Certification of Live Birth (a computer-generated printout). Submitting the original Certificate of Live Birth will save you time and money since the computer-generated Certification requires additional verification by DHHL."

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Sideshow Bob 03/06/11 - 10:15 am
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Native.....all I'm saying is

Native.....all I'm saying is that he hasn't provided the basic documents that any American is required to show to get a job. Roll your eyes all you want, but that is a fact.

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carcraft 03/06/11 - 10:18 am
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Here is Obama's aka Berry

Here is Obama's aka Berry sortoro's poem pops. Now Obama never really knew Barack Obama senior, met him once at age 10, Obama's grand father who raised him didn't write poetry so that leaves Frank Marshall Davis?

Pop

Sitting in his seat, a seat broad and broken
In, sprinkled with ashes,
Pop switches channels, takes another
Shot of Seagrams, neat, and asks
What to do with me, a green young man
Who fails to consider the
Flim and flam of the world, since
Things have been easy for me;
I stare hard at his face, a stare
That deflects off his brow;
I'm sure he's unaware of his
Dark, watery eyes, that
Glance in different directions,
And his slow, unwelcome twitches,
Fail to pass.
I listen, nod,
Listen, open, till I cling to his pale,
Beige T-shirt, yelling,
Yelling in his ears, that hang
With heavy lobes, but he's still telling
His joke, so I ask why
He's so unhappy, to which he replies . . .
But I don't care anymore, cause
He took too damn long, and from
Under my seat, I pull out the
Mirror I've been saving; I'm laughing,
Laughing loud, the blood rushing from his face
To mine, as he grows small,
A spot in my brain, something
That may be squeezed out, like a
Watermelon seed between
Two fingers.
Pop takes another shot, neat,
Points out the same amber
Stain on his shorts that I've got on mine and
Makes me smell his smell, coming
From me; he switches channels, recites an old poem
He wrote before his mother died,
Stands, shouts, and asks
For a hug, as I shink, my
Arms barely reaching around
His thick, oily neck, and his broad back; 'cause
I see my face, framed within
Pop's black-framed glasses
And know he's laughing too.

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Sideshow Bob
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Sideshow Bob 03/06/11 - 10:19 am
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Good point carcraft.....If

Good point carcraft.....If his sister was born in Indonesia, and has a Hawaii COLB, how does HIS prove he was born in Hawaii? We'll be waiting for an answer.

Sideshow Bob
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Sideshow Bob 03/06/11 - 10:22 am
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I guess citing specific laws

I guess citing specific laws shoots Rhetors claims all to heck, huh carcraft?

Sideshow Bob
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Sideshow Bob 03/06/11 - 10:32 am
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"Bob, a COLB is indeed a

"Bob, a COLB is indeed a birth certificate. Sorry to disappoint you, but I checked on this thoroughly."

"In order to process your application, DHHL utilizes information that is found only on the original Certificate of Live Birth, which is either black or green. This is a more complete record of your birth than the Certification of Live Birth (a computer-generated printout). Submitting the original Certificate of Live Birth will save you time and money since the computer-generated Certification requires additional verification by DHHL."

I guess you missed that in your research, huh Rhetor?

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reigningsense 03/06/11 - 10:34 am
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Such a great article and much

Such a great article and much interesting info about Obama life details! Wow I didn't know there was that much gathered so far. Thanks for the research. MY COMMENT: What great strength Palin showed to stop her job as governor!!. She had a trusted man to pass the responsibilities to. AND everything she now attempted as governor would be dogged and ridiculed like no other has had to overcome. She was strong enough to refuse to live in the absurdity no matter how ANYONE read it. She protected Alaska from the extremely vicious media baggage her job would now suffer from. Wow, way to know who you are and live as your own person and choose the route to best address the issues of America. How nice to hear from someone free and thinking clearly through the crud of criticism and political "correctness". Thank you Gov. Palin for the moments you give us to breathe the clear, clean air of common sense!! It is SO rare today.

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rmwhitley 03/06/11 - 10:46 am
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You can not advance your
Unpublished

You can not advance your communist and marxist agenda and say Mrs. Palin is a TRUE American patriot. abc, cbs, cnn, nbc, cnbc, msnbc and the hosts of other yellow "journalism" have an "easy target" because most Americans will rely on someone other than themselves to "do the research". Sheep will follow the wolf. Are you a sheep or a wolf, citizens?

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Nativeson1 03/06/11 - 11:03 am
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The state cannot release

The state cannot release anyone birth documentation without that person's consent; that is a right we all have including the president, and it is in place to protect us all from identity theives and foolishness like we see going on now with the birthers....btw, I see there is some discussion above about EO 13489. EO 13489 was signed by President Barack Obama on January 21, 2009, his first day in office; that much is true. However, it applies to presidential work product, not personal records of presidents. In order to understand this research EO 12667, signed by Ronald Reagan, and then research EO 13233, signed by GWB, which revoked EO 12667. Obama's EO 13489 revoked EO 13233 and reinstated Reagan's EO basically, expanding access to presidential records, rather than narrowing it, as Birthers choose to think. I don't blame the birthers to much though, this is what happens in today's world where conspiracy theorist and anybody with a blog and agenda can get the gulible to believe anything....If you don't trust it go to a library and grab a book, or go to DC and search The Library of Congress for written facts...It's been fun but it's too much of a rainy GA Sunday to spend waging phalangical battles with unknow others on the net...I'm going mudding, so have a good one ya'll!

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carcraft 03/06/11 - 11:13 am
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On ward with comparisons

On ward with comparisons between Palin and Obama (what little record we have of Obama's as such). While Obama, with help from his now incarcerated friend Rezko, was busy ruining the neighbor hood where he community organized Sarah and Todd Palin were busy creating a multi million dollar fishing business. While Obama was working to see that babies born alive after botched abortions were left to die Palin was busy ridding Alaska of corrupt politicians. A stricking contrast I would say..

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carcraft 03/06/11 - 11:23 am
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I really don't care that much

I really don't care that much about Obama's birth certificate because in 2012 several states will have laws requiring adequate proof of citizenship etc (adding up to about 100 electoral votes) but please Rhetor and Retired Army, after I have repeatly posted the Hawaii statute on Certificate of Live Births don't try to pretend you don't know the truth!

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