The 'Sarah scandal' du jour

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Here's the latest Sarah Palin "scandal" emanating from CNN:

"For more than two decades, current Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was a practicing Pentecostal."

What in the world are the media thinking? "Now we've got her! This will end America's love affair with her!"

Good grief.

The past few weeks, they've gone after her family. They've questioned whether she should be working outside the home. They've attacked her experience as a city councilwoman, mayor and governor -- as if Barack Obama had so much more executive experience (he has none).

Then they attacked her assertions that she'd put the Alaska governor's plane on Ebay, revealing the awful truth that it didn't actually sell on Ebay! Gasp! Scandal! Lies! (Never mind the fact that she never said she sold it on Ebay, just that she advertised it there; and she did.)

Now it's supposedly a big scandal to CNN that she might have been a "practicing Pentecostal."

For pete's sake, so what?

The media are doing everything they can to discredit Sarah Palin. But guess what: It's backfiring. The truth is, despite several weeks of a constant media barrage against her, she has made the Republican ticket all the more popular: Most every poll now shows McCain/Palin surging to the lead, after John McCain had trailed Obama since the start of the general election campaign.

It's clearly gnawing at the major media.

Meanwhile, their obsession with going after Mrs. Palin is even more stark and reprehensible when you consider what they're not reporting on: Barack Obama.

Magazine US Weekly shows the Obamas in a loving embrace with a cover story about "Why Barack loves her" -- now there's some in-depth reporting -- and on another cover shows Mrs. Palin with her youngest and the headline "Babies, Lies and Scandals." Well, at least they're being fair. Not!

While they're asking questions about Sarah Palin's religious comings and goings, why don't they probe Obama's? His campaign claims he's never been a Muslim -- then qualifies that to say never been a "practicing" Muslim -- but evidence including school records, eyewitness testimony and Obama's own writings shows that's not true. That might not be important, except for the possibility that Obama is covering it up.

More important are his past associations with terrorists, with racists and socialists and communists -- amazingly, all of which he has admitted to one extent or another. Reports also indicate his admission to law school was supported by friends of the Saudi royal family. If true, why? Wouldn't that be of passing interest to the major media -- at least as much as the details of an airplane sale or a 17-year-old's pregnancy or which church someone attends?

When are the media going to tell us precisely what "community organizing" is, and what Obama did while an "organizer"? We're not saying there's scandal there, just interest. You're delusional if you think the media wouldn't be turning over every stone to find out what "community organizing" is if it was on Sarah Palin's resume.

Why all the obsessive-compulsive interest in her, and absolutely none in Barack Obama?

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sjgraci
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sjgraci 09/10/08 - 01:15 am
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Pinnochio Palin is a Radical

Pinnochio Palin is a Radical Right Wing Religious Nut Case. In one regard, I agree with the Chronicle, so what? I'll defend her right to be a Religious Nut Case. But, when she and her fanatical followers want to shove it down the rest of our throats that's when it is a problem and she is unfit to lead this Nation.

sjgraci
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sjgraci 09/10/08 - 01:25 am
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Hey Chronicle when you stop

Hey Chronicle when you stop blowing the dog whistle for all the rascist pigs, maybe you'll realize that Jesus was a "Community Organizer" and Pontius Pilate was a "Governor". And maybe being a member of the "PTA" and a "Hockey Mom" is "kind of like being a Community Organizer", only with less responsibility.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 09/10/08 - 04:28 am
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If the churches of the

If the churches of the religious right followed God's law and took care of the poor the government wouldn't have to. Religion has NO place in politics.

DeborahElliott2
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DeborahElliott2 09/10/08 - 04:56 am
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Hmmm. Churches were doing

Hmmm. Churches were doing that, taking care of the people, but then became so overburdened due to government screwballs, that the government developed welfare in the 60's. I understand your skepicism on those who truly serve Christ, but if you keep that bottled up too long, you will always have that problem with christians. Not everyone "shoves" religion down your throat, although some will down right rebuke you (not me), and some will quietly pray for you WITHOUT your permission (That would be me). I find it more to my reward when I pray instead of always rebuke.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 09/10/08 - 05:43 am
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I am Orthodox Catholic, so I

I am Orthodox Catholic, so I am not anti-Christian. There are absolutely no qualifications by Christ as to who should or should NOT be helped. If your church has a million dollar building, if it teaches the selfish, self-centered "prosperity" gospel, or if one of it's main goal isn't hands on helping of the poor, it's most likely NOT doing Christ's work. When you refuse to help ONE person who is in need, you are one of those who walked past the man on the road in the Good Samaritan parable. Ms. Elliot, when you put it out there that you do good deeds such as "praying for others", you are negating the work you do, in Christ's eyes, as he teaches "Do your good works in secret". And to anyone who professes Christianity while railing against the "socialist" Democrats, Christ taught "To whom much is given, much is required". You cannot walk the fence.

csraattitude
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csraattitude 09/10/08 - 05:54 am
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Let he who is without sin

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.......

christian134
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christian134 09/10/08 - 05:56 am
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All I can say about this

All I can say about this latest attack from the Obamite media camp is that some where along the lines professionalism ceased...Obama now has remarks regarding Gov. Palin with the "pig" remark and you people can stand behind someone of his limited intelligence and non-existent character...It seems when the Democrat followers of this Obama feel threatened they resort to name calling like the bullies on the playground...Gather enough bullies and people like Obama and his followers will try and push others who display decent manners and decorum to the ground...My advice to Obama is to go back where you emerged and stay there until such time as you become educated socially and politically enough to even be considered as Presidential material of this great nation...

JustaVoice
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JustaVoice 09/10/08 - 06:04 am
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I agree with the editor -- So

I agree with the editor -- So what! The woman has a real life and carries a little extra baggage at which some will scoff. However, I find her to be endearing and upfront, and I probably should not mention the naughty librarian look. I like it!

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 09/10/08 - 06:13 am
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csra, I knew that would come

csra, I knew that would come out, it's so typical of one who has no other argument. Christian, if you factcheck you will find that the majority of what is being said about Obama, or attributed TO Obama is untrue. Here are some FACTS. Obama will raise the taxed on those ABOVE 200,000 dollars, and will EXPAND the inheritance exemption. Palin campaigned FOR the bridge to nowhere in her quest for Governor, got 26 MILLION dollars in earmarks for Wasilla, and only said no thanks AFTER Congress rescinded the funding for the bridge. A direct QUOTE from McCain..." I voted with the President 90% of the time." That, sir, is no maverick.

1941
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1941 09/10/08 - 06:22 am
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Editor; What is the diffrence

Editor; What is the diffrence in what they are saying about Sara and what your paper have said about Oboma? If you can have a love affair with Sara ,why can;t we have one with Oboma?

christian134
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christian134 09/10/08 - 06:26 am
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Obama has not one ounce of

Obama has not one ounce of Presidential material makeup in his whole body...He is unfit to handle the Senate let alone a nation...Facts are facts....

jsterett
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jsterett 09/10/08 - 06:27 am
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So far the only thing the

So far the only thing the rabid left wingers have proved is that the Democratic party is populated by hateful, hypocritical people. Increasingly, Obama comes across as a smug, condescending elitist who gives flippant answers when cornered by difficult questions. By giving his "above my pay grade" answer Obama just about disqualified himself from the position of "the buck stops here".

1941
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1941 09/10/08 - 06:30 am
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Editor; It sound as you are

Editor; It sound as you are upset about the things that are beign said about Sara, get over it!!! You know for a fact that some of the things that you said about Oboma was not true but you allowed them to be printed anyway!!! I don;t get it, why are you so upset? Calm down, take a deep breath, I don;t care what you print ,I am still going to vote for Oboma, he can not be any worse than the other forty-three presidents that we have had over the years!!!!!

cyou299
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cyou299 09/10/08 - 06:36 am
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The pig remark is a play on

The pig remark is a play on an exact quote from McCain on Hillary. McCain said it first, now he expects you to forget it and show umbrage over Obama using the very same remark he did. The guys playing ya'll for fools. Getting away with it too.
Every day the Chronicle is passing on the same lies about Obama's 'terror connections', his Muslim connections, etc. Stuff they know is absolute crip. Then whine in the same articles about poor Palin and the things people say about her. Sheesh, this ain't a paper, it's a rag.

1941
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1941 09/10/08 - 06:39 am
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jsterett, who is anymore

jsterett, who is anymore aggorant, smug or glib than that retardet cowboy we have in the white house now?AND DON;T YOU PEOPLE KNOW THE ELECTION IS ALL ABOUT THE ELECTORAL VOTE?????

factchecker
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factchecker 09/10/08 - 06:40 am
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Wow sjgraci - what about when

Wow sjgraci - what about when you want to shove athieism down everybody's throat? or the lack of faith? That is OK because it is your opinion? The Constitution says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" meaning the government will not tell us what religion if any we have to be and they can't stop someone from practicing it. Well, they stop people from practicing it every day. You don't have to participate - just shut up about those of us who do. Additionally, it does not state the words "separation of Church and State" anywhere except in someone's interpretation of the Constitution. So there is nothing that says specifically that you can't pray at a Government function or other things like that. The founding fathers prayed before their meetings all the time. So I would think they would have known what they meant when they wrote it and would NOT have prayed if their intention was such.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 09/10/08 - 06:42 am
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GaCopperhead, doesn't hating

GaCopperhead, doesn't hating religion include the various religions Obama claims? Obama wishes to raise the taxes on those making more then $250k/yr. That's considered the top 5% of earners and they already pay 60% of the fed. income tax. How smart is that? Aren't these the same people that provide 80% of the jobs and won't taxing them increase the cost of their products and services?(cost of doing business is passed on) The consumer still winds up paying the tax, it just becomes hidden if passed through the producer. So, if you buy clothing or gas or groceries, the tax is on you. Thanks Obama. Nice trick.

factchecker
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factchecker 09/10/08 - 06:43 am
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Copperhead - you say that if

Copperhead - you say that if the Churches took care of the poor government wouldn't have to? Then why do you all balk so much about faith-based help? They are trying to do what you say they should but you don't want to let them.

Bizarro
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Bizarro 09/10/08 - 06:44 am
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The Dem are destroying

The Dem are destroying themselves attacking Palin rather than McCain. How stupid. She a woman, she has a religion, she has a family, blah,blah,blah. How the heck will they ever mention personal freedom again.

factchecker
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factchecker 09/10/08 - 06:50 am
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Copperhead - if you saw CBS

Copperhead - if you saw CBS news last night they did a little checking on the tax situation and said the Democratic strategy would cost an extra $11,000 for a family of 4 that makes $225,000 and would give a refund of $2,250 to a husband and wife that pays no taxes at all. If that isn't wealth redistrubution, I don't know what is.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 09/10/08 - 06:51 am
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The radical left still don't

The radical left still don't know how to handle the VP choice McCain made. Full panic doesn't seem to be working, but they're still trying it. Only 55 days left for them to figure out a way to slime her.

christian134
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christian134 09/10/08 - 06:54 am
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saywhat what is the basis for

saywhat what is the basis for your saying the past 43 Presidents? Wouldn't have anything to do with color would it? Personally I wouldn't have a problem if they were of color...A President shouldn't have color(as in without color) just an ounce of intellect with which to even give an appearance of what a good President is supposed to possess...

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 09/10/08 - 06:58 am
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"You can put lipstick on a

"You can put lipstick on a pig," he said to an outbreak of laughter, shouts and raucous applause from his audience, clearly drawing a connection to Palin's joke. "It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still going to stink after eight years." There's no insult to Palin there. Hi pat, I haven't said anything about hating religions, and to my knowledge, neither has Obama. The top 5% don't pay the majority of taxes. The FACT is that NONE of us are supposed to pay taxes on WAGES, only PROFIT. That means those who get the bonuses, the CAPITAL GAINS, sell their houses for ungodly profits because of Bush winking at the mortgage industry's practices because it temporarily made him look good are the ones who should pay and pay. The Bush administration has consistently benefited the wealthy while ignoring the WORKING poor. Don't, the government supporting the faith-based programs is, in essence, supporting religion. Churches are tax exempt, that's enough. If churches take government money, they are beholden to the government, and that is wrong. I want to keep the government out of my church, and my church out of the government.

factchecker
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factchecker 09/10/08 - 06:59 am
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saywhat! - I hope you know

saywhat! - I hope you know how the candidate's name that you want to vote for is spelled because you got both wrong in your 6:30 post. It is Sarah and Obama not Sara or Oboma.

factchecker
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factchecker 09/10/08 - 07:01 am
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Nowhere does it say in the

Nowhere does it say in the Constitution that Government can't support religion, just says it can't establish it or stop it.

pofwe
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pofwe 09/10/08 - 07:03 am
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I love Pentecostals.

I love Pentecostals.

dani
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dani 09/10/08 - 07:05 am
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Every remark made against

Every remark made against Palin is more votes for McCain. Obama sends his army of thousands out to try and find dirt on Palin and are frustrated that there is nothing there. He is floundering and going after the easy target. A woman.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 09/10/08 - 07:07 am
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Don't, "supporting" is no

Don't, "supporting" is no different from ENDORSING a religion. Many of our forefathers left England BECAUSE of that reason.

dani
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dani 09/10/08 - 07:11 am
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Gacopperhead...You need to

Gacopperhead...You need to check out the real story of the housing mess. Alan Greenspan originated this program during the Clinton administration. Pre Bush warned Congress about the danger in 2003 and they did nothing. Congress is the overseers of Fannie mae and Freddie Mac and they did a poor job there also. Repub and Dems alike, wanting to give people a home of their own with no regard to whether the honeowner would pay for it. After all, they can take from the rich...

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owensjef2 09/10/08 - 07:20 am
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Oh now I see how certain

Oh now I see how certain LTE's make the paper , this is shameful bias Augusta chronicle. Pat just wait to this VP choice has to talk to someone who can ask questions.

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