Excellent detailed piece on Sarah Palin by journalist Michael Joseph Gross in the October 2010 issue of Vanity Fair …
Sarah Palin: The Sound and the Fury
Former Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin speaks at the "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on August 28, 2010.
Even as Sarah Palin’s public voice grows louder, she has become increasingly secretive, walling herself off from old friends and associates, and attempting to enforce silence from those around her. Following the former Alaska governor’s road show, the author delves into the surreal new world Palin now inhabits—a place of fear, anger, and illusion, which has swallowed up the engaging, small-town hockey mom and her family—and the sadness she has left in her wake.
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Is Sarah Palin writing well researched, grammatically correct entries complete with footnotes on Facebook??
Just before midnight, a “note” was posted on Sarah Palin’s Facebook page titled, “Concerning the ‘Death Panels.'” Predictably, the media latched onto it and reported her thoughts. However, there’s a problem: there’s no way in hell Sarah Palin wrote it.
How do I know this, you ask? Well, the answer to that question is perhaps best explained by a comment someone named Marvin Settle posted under Palin’s note. He wrote:
Wow, and the public thought she wasn’t educated enough to be President? That is some of the most well researched and thought out material I have ever read. Thanks Sarah.
Exactly! Thank you Marvin Settle. Thank you very much.
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Gov. Palin favored end of life counseling in a proclamation on "Healthcare Decisions Day" last April 2008.
In recent weeks, right-wing groups have been pushing the myth that health care reform will somehow kill seniors. One of the most high profile voices pushing this lie has been Sarah Palin, who claimed President Obama will institute bureaucratic “death panels.” Today, again on her Facebook page, she continued the attack. Though some Republicans have rebuffed this absurd, inaccurate notion — like Johnny Isakson (R-GA), who called such talk “nuts” — others, like Newt Gingrich, have piled on to agree with Palin.
However, on April 16th 2008, then Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed some of the same end of life counseling she now decries as a form of euthanasia. In a proclamation announcing “Healthcare Decisions Day,” Palin urged public facilities to provide better information about advance directives, and made it clear that it is critical for seniors to be informed of such options:
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Protesters hold signs and greet legislators outside of the special legislative session in Anchorage, Alaska, Monday Aug. 10, 2009. Alaska Lawmakers are scheduled to take up confirmation of Craig Campbell as lieutenant governor and to override former Gov. Sarah Palin's veto of $28 million in federal stimulus funds intended for energy projects.
The Alaska Legislature voted Monday to override former Gov. Sarah Palin’s veto of $28 million in federal stimulus money for energy cost relief. But it was as close as a vote can get.
Reversing a governor’s appropriation veto requires a vote of 75 percent of the Legislature, a hurdle rarely met. The override passed 45 to 14 and if a single other legislator had voted against it or been absent from the special session, it would have failed.
Supporters argued Palin badly overstated the “strings” attached to taking the money, and that frigid Alaska could use the assistance.
“Instead of being the last state in the union to take this money we should have been the first,” said Bethel Democratic Sen. Lyman Hoffman. “We live in the coldest state in the union and we should be setting the standard in efficiencies and how energy is being used throughout this state.”
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Sarah Palin holding baby Trig Palin.
In Egypt, 43 percent of people think Israel was behind the 9/11 attacks in America, a poll by WorldPublicOpinion.org found last year.
In the United States, six percent of Americans say the moon landing of 40 years ago was staged, according to Gallup.
And in Alaska, the former governor, a woman who was nearly a heartbeat away from the presidency, now tells followers that “Obama death panels” could decide if her parents and her baby, Trig, who has Down’s Syndrome, will live or die.
The United States, like most countries, has long had a lunatic fringe who channel in the flotsam of delusion, half-facts and conspiracy theories. But now, with the light-speed and reach of the Web, “entire virtual crank communities,” as the conservative writer David Frum called them, have sprung up. They are fed, in the case of Sarah Palin, by people who should know better.
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Sarah and Todd Palin were all smiles during the 2008 presidential campaign.
Reports are coming in that former Alaska Governess and failed Vice-Presidental candidate Sarah Palin and husband Todd are getting a divorce. Is it true? And if it is, was this why Palin resigned from office? Updated: Palin’s camp denies it.
Blog Alaska Report, who’s reporting on this, asserts the rumor as truth, in addition to noting that Sarah Palin has purchased land in Montana, and possibly plans to move her family there.
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Just days after officially stepping down as governor of Alaska, former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is dropping out of an advertised speaking engagement in Simi Valley.
Palin was slated to attend on Aug. 8 the 50th anniversary gala of the Simi Valley Republican Women, Federated, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. It would have been her first public appearance since leaving office and had been widely reported by media outlets.
Pat Saraceno, the spokeswoman for the Simi Valley Republican Women, said they found out Thursday that Palin wasn’t coming.
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