Just for the record, I asked an intern to go back and double fact-check the twelve documented lies that Sarah Palin has told on the public record. These are not hyperbolic claims or rhetorical excess. They are assertions of fact that are demonstrably untrue and remain uncorrected. Every single one of the lies I documented holds up after several news cycles have had a chance to vet them even further.
I know the MSM demands that we move on from the fact that someone who could be president next January has a list of public lies so extensive and indisputable that the McCain campaign has still not been able to rebut or even address any one of them, while fencing her off from the press and refusing to hold a press conference to clear the air on so many murky questions of fact that get to the core of whether this person is fit to be vice-president or president.
So for the record, let it be known that the candidate for vice-president for the GOP is a compulsive, repetitive, demonstrable liar. If you follow the links, here is the proof. I repeat: proof:
– She has lied about the Bridge To Nowhere. She ran for office favoring it, wore a sweatshirt defending it, and only gave it up when the federal congress, Senator McCain in particular, went ballistic. She kept the money anyway and favors funding Don Young’s Way, at twice the cost of the original bridge.
– She has lied about her firing of the town librarian and police chief of Wasilla, Alaska.
– She has lied about pressure on Alaska’s public safety commissioner to fire her ex-brother-in-law.
– She has lied about her previous statements on climate change.
– She has lied about Alaska’s contribution to America’s oil and gas production.
– She has lied about when she asked her daughters for their permission for her to run for vice-president.
– She has lied about the actual progress in constructing a natural gas pipeline from Alaska.
– She has lied about Obama’s position on habeas corpus.
– She has lied about her alleged tolerance of homosexuality.
– She has lied about the use or non-use of a TelePrompter at the St Paul convention.
– She has lied about her alleged pay-cut as mayor of Wasilla.
– She has lied about what Alaska’s state scientists concluded about the health of the polar bear population in Alaska.
You cannot trust a word she says. On anything.
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