Palinism of the Day: CNN & The Obama Campaign

>> Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lie # 6: CNN & the Obama campaign

Earlier this month, when it was reported that Sarah Palin now has more than a half million dollars in legal debts, she stated

Shortly after CNN reported that the Obama campaign had spoken with the Alaska State Troopers' Union concerning the reassignment of Walt Monegan, I recognized that this was no longer a fair and impartial discussion, but rather part of a political ploy during the vice presidential campaign.
Full Q&A is here (pdf).

Except that CNN has never reported that the Obama campaign spoke with the Trooper's Union. What CNN reported was this:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will not cooperate with a "tainted" legislative investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner, the McCain-Palin campaign announced Monday, accusing supporters of Democratic rival Barack Obama of manipulating the probe for political motivations.

Former Palin Press Secretary Meg Stapleton told reporters in Anchorage that the power probe has been "hijacked" by "Obama operatives" for the Democratic presidential nominee -- namely, Alaska state Sen. Hollis French, the Democratic lawmaker managing the investigation and an Obama supporter. French has denied working on behalf of the Obama campaign.

The Obama campaign described Stapleton's charge as "complete paranoia." It has denied sending campaign staff to Alaska to work with the legislative committee's investigation.

McCain campaign spokesman Ed O'Callaghan said, "I think it's fair to say that the governor is not going to cooperate with that investigation so long as it remained tainted and run by partisan individuals who have a predetermined conclusion," referring to a comment by French this month that the case could produce criminal charges or an "October Surprise" for the GOP ticket.

No proof that the Obama campaign did anything! Just more playing the victim by Palin because a state legislator decided to do his job. Not a crime last time I checked.


Aussie Blue Sky,  01 April, 2009 20:17  

Thank you. The rubbish about the Obama campaign rushing scores of operatives to Alaska and interfering with the union was made up by the McCain campaign/Meg Stapleton axis of evil.

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