As the "Pit Bull in Lipstick" continues to hawk her lies, smears, and self-adulation across the the country, the mainstream media continues to give short shrift to Ms. Palin's remarkably ethically-challenged history:
- Palin has checkered history on ethics issues
"ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whose reformer image took a hit in a report concluding she abused her powers to settle a family score, has skirted state ethics rules before for personal benefit and used her office to help friends and supporters, according to an Associated Press review of records...."
- Secret Service Blocking Reporters At Palin Rallies: Milbank
"Via Romenesko, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank reveals in an online chat that the Secret Service is stopping people reporters from interviewing people at Palin rallies...." Find out why.
- Palin Used Exxon, Oil Industry-Funded Scientists for Global Warming Study | PEEK | AlterNet:
"No wonder her science is a little fuzzy."
- Palin Blurs Line Between Church And State As Governor
"An Associated Press review of the Republican vice presidential candidate's record as mayor and governor reveals her use of elected office to promote religious causes, sometimes at taxpayer expense and in ways that blur the line between church and state...."
- Frank Naif: Todd Palin's Past Political Associations A Likely Security Clearance Disqualifier:
"Although Sarah Palin smack talks Barack Obama for 'palling around with terrorists,' it turns out that the Palin family has its own history of palling around with Alaska's own unique brand of America-haters. Palin's husband Todd was once an actual member of the secessionist Alaskan Independence Party (AIP). Palin herself was not a member of AIP -- but many AIP luminaries claim her as a kindred spirit and 'one of their own.'
A charitable characterization of AIP might be 'quirky down-home Alaska politics.' However, the security processes that govern access to our defense and national security institutions might not look so kindly on Todd Palin's past political associations. Indeed, if Todd Palin were applying for a job in the US government or at a contractor that required access to sensitive classified information -- a security clearance -- he would very likely be ineligible."
- Campaign AdWatch: Rape Victim Assails Palin On Choice (VIDEO)
- 12 New Stomach-Turning Revelations About Sarah Palin | Election 2008 | AlterNet:
"Palin has taken to smearing Obama. But it's her own record that continues to yield alarming information, undermining her skills and credibility...."