Troopergate investigation could gain ...

Troopergate investigation could gain national spotlight during ...

There are 79 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 1, 2008, titled Troopergate investigation could gain national spotlight during .... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

It's a political he-said, she-said that has dogged Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for nearly two months and is likely to do so for another two months leading to the Nov.

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“Nakedness reveals itself”

Since: Oct 07

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#66 Sep 9, 2008
YouHelpFixIt wrote:
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Just to let you know, "uppity" is now considered a racist term.
Who what gnown?

;) Missed ya!

“Nakedness reveals itself”

Since: Oct 07

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#67 Sep 9, 2008
oops - who would've" gnown?**
YouHelpFixIt

Scottsdale, AZ

#68 Sep 9, 2008
Flawless wrote:
oops - who would've" gnown?**
I missed you to. I haven't seen a post from another gnomer in a while.

“Nakedness reveals itself”

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#69 Sep 9, 2008
YouHelpFixIt wrote:
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I missed you to. I haven't seen a post from another gnomer in a while.
I see RACE around (he says hi, btw) but that's about it, wonder how Olde Dude is doing. We should have a gnome reunion ;)
YouHelpFixIt

Scottsdale, AZ

#70 Sep 9, 2008
Flawless wrote:
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I see RACE around (he says hi, btw) but that's about it, wonder how Olde Dude is doing. We should have a gnome reunion ;)
I will have to warm up my puns.- already started

“Nakedness reveals itself”

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#71 Sep 9, 2008
YouHelpFixIt wrote:
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I will have to warm up my puns.- already started
Fantastic! As will I!
I'm gonna keep an eye out for Olde Dude and possibly Trilby Kat, then I'll post back here and see if we can get us all together, I still have the link to the gnome board if needed =D

Until then, take care, good seeing you again.
Army PSYOPS

Mascotte, FL

#73 Sep 9, 2008
Get your facts straight before making statements.

Yes, she did fire the public safety guy — but he said in the Anchorage paper that, for the record, she never, and no one else in her administration ever, tried to make him fire her ex-brother-in-law and yes, the state trooper (her sister’s ex-husband) she was worried about he did: tasered her 10 year old nephew; driving his state patrol car while drinking or drunk; did threaten to “bring her down”; and did threaten to murder her father and sister if they dared to get an attorney to help with the divorce.

http://www.audacityofhypocrisy.com/2008/09/07...
Truth

Zionhill, PA

#74 Sep 9, 2008
Wow wrote:
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Do you have anything to back that up or are you just reading moveon.org and the Daily Kos talking points?
Look it up. You'll find plenty of sources.
athena

Lake Forest, IL

#75 Sep 9, 2008
At best, Palin overstepped her authority. At worst, she abused her power.

She is Dick Cheney in a skirt.
Helen

United States

#76 Sep 9, 2008
I looked them up and absolutely none of them are credible. In fact, the Enquirer story was linked back to an Obama campaign insider, though I don't believe that either.

I can't believe the supermarket check out line garbage people will repeat. Please people, have a shred of dignity.
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>Look it up. You'll find plenty of sources.
Helen

United States

#77 Sep 9, 2008
Someone several steps below you on the org chart publicly threatens to kill your father, had a long history of job suspensions and reprimands for illegal activities and policy violations, and you wouldn't "overstep your bounds" too? I'm sure that would impress your father...
athena wrote:
At best, Palin overstepped her authority. At worst, she abused her power.
She is **** Cheney in a skirt.
MimboMambo

Washington, DC

#78 Sep 9, 2008
I smell a rat
MimboMambo

Washington, DC

#79 Sep 9, 2008
athena wrote:
At best, Palin overstepped her authority. At worst, she abused her power.
She is Dick Cheney in a skirt.
Yeah, if Dick didn't have a dick, or a paunch, or a bum ticker and had breasts and those weird glasses.
Lawyer

Washington, DC

#80 Sep 9, 2008
athena wrote:
At best, Palin overstepped her authority. At worst, she abused her power.
She is Dick Cheney in a skirt.
I hope she doesn't start shooting lawyers.
GOP LIES

White House, TN

#81 Sep 9, 2008
Palin Billed State for Nights Spent at Home
Taxpayers Also Funded Family's Travel.
"...ANCHORAGE, Sept. 8 -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has billed taxpayers for 312 nights spent in her own home during her first 19 months in office, charging a "per diem" allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business.
The governor also has charged the state for travel expenses to take her children on official out-of-town missions. And her husband, Todd, has billed the state for expenses and a daily allowance for trips he makes on official business for his wife.

Palin, who earns $125,000 a year, claimed and received $16,951 as her allowance, which officials say was permitted because her official "duty station" is Juneau, according to an analysis of her travel documents by The Washington Post.

The governor's daughters and husband charged the state $43,490 to travel, and many of the trips were between their house in Wasilla and Juneau, the capital city 600 miles away, the documents show....She wrote some form of "Lodging -- own residence" or "Lodging -- Wasilla residence" more than 30 times at the same time she took a per diem, according to the reports. In two dozen undated amendments to the reports, the governor deleted the reference to staying in her home but still charged the per diem.
Palin charged the state a per diem for working on Nov. 22, 2007 -- Thanksgiving Day. The reason given, according to the expense report, was the Great Alaska Shootout, an annual NCAA college basketball tournament held in Anchorage.

In separate filings, the state was billed about $25,000 for Palin's daughters' expenses and $19,000 for her husband's.

Flights topped the list for the most expensive items, and the daughter whose bill was the highest was Piper, 7, whose flights cost nearly $11,000, while Willow, 14, claimed about $6,000 and Bristol, 17, accounted for about $3,400.

One event was in New York City in October 2007, when Bristol accompanied the governor to Newsweek's third annual Women and Leadership Conference, toured the New York Stock Exchange and met local officials and business executives. The state paid for three nights in a $707-a-day hotel room. Garnero said the governor's office has the authority to approve hotel stays above $300....

Meanwhile, Todd Palin spent $725 to fly to Edmonton, Alberta, for "information gathering and planning meeting with Northern Alberta Institute of Technology," according to an expense report. During the three-day trip, he charged the state $291 for his per diem. A notation said "costs paid by Dept. of Labor." He also billed the state $1,371 for a flight to Washington to attend a National Governors Association meeting with his wife....."
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article...
tom the bom

United States

#82 Sep 9, 2008
Palin as VP....BWAH HAH HAH HAH...
Oh what will those wild and wacky Republicans pull out of their dumbazzes next ?
Palin should get her little Bible pounding beauty queen azz back to that tiny oil field of a town in the wilderness. I hear there's plenty more moose that need field dressing.
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Palin for VP.....Bwah hah hah hah hah !!! Give me a flippin' break.
Helen

United States

#83 Sep 9, 2008
Nice article. Funny how you cut-and-paste only selected, out of context portions of the article. The full article makes it clear that everything Palin charged was allowable under state law, and that her travel expenses were roughly 25% of her precedessor's as governor.

Do you really want to start comparing dirt on the VP candidates? Biden is neck deep...
GOP LIES wrote:
Palin Billed State for Nights Spent at Home
Taxpayers Also Funded Family's Travel.
"...ANCHORAGE, Sept. 8 -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has billed taxpayers for 312 nights spent in her own home during her first 19 months in office, charging a "per diem" allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business.
The governor also has charged the state for travel expenses to take her children on official out-of-town missions. And her husband, Todd, has billed the state for expenses and a daily allowance for trips he makes on official business for his wife.
Palin, who earns $125,000 a year, claimed and received $16,951 as her allowance, which officials say was permitted because her official "duty station" is Juneau, according to an analysis of her travel documents by The Washington Post.
The governor's daughters and husband charged the state $43,490 to travel, and many of the trips were between their house in Wasilla and Juneau, the capital city 600 miles away, the documents show....She wrote some form of "Lodging -- own residence" or "Lodging -- Wasilla residence" more than 30 times at the same time she took a per diem, according to the reports. In two dozen undated amendments to the reports, the governor deleted the reference to staying in her home but still charged the per diem.
Palin charged the state a per diem for working on Nov. 22, 2007 -- Thanksgiving Day. The reason given, according to the expense report, was the Great Alaska Shootout, an annual NCAA college basketball tournament held in Anchorage.
In separate filings, the state was billed about $25,000 for Palin's daughters' expenses and $19,000 for her husband's.
Flights topped the list for the most expensive items, and the daughter whose bill was the highest was Piper, 7, whose flights cost nearly $11,000, while Willow, 14, claimed about $6,000 and Bristol, 17, accounted for about $3,400.
One event was in New York City in October 2007, when Bristol accompanied the governor to Newsweek's third annual Women and Leadership Conference, toured the New York Stock Exchange and met local officials and business executives. The state paid for three nights in a $707-a-day hotel room. Garnero said the governor's office has the authority to approve hotel stays above $300....
Meanwhile, Todd Palin spent $725 to fly to Edmonton, Alberta, for "information gathering and planning meeting with Northern Alberta Institute of Technology," according to an expense report. During the three-day trip, he charged the state $291 for his per diem. A notation said "costs paid by Dept. of Labor." He also billed the state $1,371 for a flight to Washington to attend a National Governors Association meeting with his wife....."
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article...
Truth

Zionhill, PA

#84 Sep 10, 2008
Helen wrote:
I looked them up and absolutely none of them are credible. In fact, the Enquirer story was linked back to an Obama campaign insider, though I don't believe that either.
I can't believe the supermarket check out line garbage people will repeat. Please people, have a shred of dignity.
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Problem is, they break a lot of stories that turn out to be true. Ask John Edwards.
Helen

United States

#85 Sep 10, 2008
Yes, they also "break" a lot of stories that are complete hogwash, i.e. two headed aliens. Since everyone knows they're trash journalists, it doesn't hurt them because they're not held to a high journalistic standard by the lowbrow readers that lap up their drivel.
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>Problem is, they break a lot of stories that turn out to be true. Ask John Edwards.

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