Sometimes the best defense is .... pathetic
I'm still not sure if my eyes are deceiving me, but I don't think so.
Palin/McCain's rapid response lawyer squad which parachuted into Alaska recently to try to shut down the Troopergate scandal investigation are now arguing that Palin didn't fire Alaska's top cop for refusing to illegally fire her former brother-in-law. No, they now say, he was fired for planning to go to D.C. to lobby for ... well, here's the quote. You tell me if it's as insane as it sounds.
Fighting back against allegations she may have fired her then-Public Safety Commissioner, Walt Monegan, for refusing to go along with a personal vendetta, Palin on Monday argued in a legal filing that she fired Monegan because he had a "rogue mentality" and was bucking her administration's directives.
"The last straw," her lawyer argued, came when he planned a trip to Washington, D.C., to seek federal funds for an aggressive anti-sexual-violence program. The project, expected to cost from $10 million to $20 million a year for five years, would have been the first of its kind in Alaska, which leads the nation in reported forcible rape.
The McCain-Palin campaign echoed the charge in a press release it distributed Monday, concurrent with Palin's legal filing. "Mr. Monegan persisted in planning to make the unauthorized lobbying trip to D.C.," the release stated.
But the governor's staff authorized the trip, according to an internal travel document from the Department of Public Safety, released Friday in response to an open records request.
Sooooo, the guy's firing offence was to try to find funds to combat rape and sexual assault in his state which has the highest rates of rape per capita in the entire United States? And Palin found this so objectionable that she canned a guy with an exemplary record over decades in law enforcement for it? (Though evidence states that her office OKed it.)
THAT'S the kind of "reformer" she was up there?
The more that is revealed, the more she seems like a Cheney clone, vindictive, secretive, and surrounding herself with unqualified cronies.
And did I mention that Sarah Palin is a real feminist? A great beacon of hope to Republican women everywhere? Well, it's true.
According to her hometown newspaper, while "The Drilla from Wassila" was mayor, Wasilla charged traumatized rape victims for the cost of their own rape exams, for God's sake! (and was upset by a bill that forced them to do so.)
"You got raped!"
"Oh my God! Are you pressing charges? Did you report it to the police?"
"Why on earth not!!??"
"They said I had to pay for the exam to collect evidence and I can't afford it."
"Well, that's reasonable. It would be too big a burden on taxpayers. Besides, anyone that gets raped was probably asking for it anyway and isn't a good Christian."
Is this just another example of "normal" Republican values and philosophy? Or is Palin and her ilk just more despicable nut-case conservative ideologues using their phony Christianity as a shield to justify their decidedly un-Christian ways?
Yet Palin is quite the feminist. The McCain campaign pushed that idea hard. And we all know they wouldn't lie.
She's the woman who can simultaneously raise 5 kids including a handicapped infant while travelling non-stop and campaigning 18 hours a day, field dress a moose, and have it on the table by 6, and still look good enough to unleash frenzied masturbation among pasty conservatives everywhere.
Yep, the great feminist Sarah who feels that rape victims should pull themselves up by their bootstraps (if they survived and weren't beaten or stabbed too badly) and pay the Wassilla PD out their own pockets to have evidence collected from the violent act committed against them.
The Republican's idea of feminism is a little... different, I guess.
But I'm sure those Hillary voters will still flock to McCain. After all, Palin is a woman.
That's what the McCain campaign told us, and we all know they wouldn't lie.