Wednesday, May 27, 2009

More News From Sarah PAC

Frivolous Complaints Continue to be Dismissed

Major Dimissal Today of 8 Complaints in One Ruling

Governor Sarah Palin today welcomed the news that yet another ethics complaint against her has been officially found to lack merit and has been dismissed.

Michael Geraghty, investigator for the State Personnel Board, concluded that there is no need for a hearing on the complaint filed in March by Andree McLeod, who has been a vocal critic of the governor since being denied employment with the state last year.

This is the 13th ethics complaint against the governor or her staff that has been resolved with no finding of a violation of the executive ethics act. A few more are pending.

"While the complaint process under the ethics act can be a useful tool for holding state officials accountable, it's obvious that political opponents of the governor have been abusing the system, attempting to turn their resentments into legal issues," said Bill McAllister, the governor's communications director. "We're grateful that the personnel board and its investigators have taken a rational approach to these matters, finding that the vast majority of the complaints did not even warrant the collection of evidence because they failed to assert any violation of the law."

McLeod's complaint, amended several times since it was first filed, made eight separate allegations against the governor. McLeod said that there were two matters showing an improper connection between the governor's office and her political action committee; that two comments made by McAllister about the governor's travel plans were political in nature; that the governor's trip to Evansville, Indiana, for a right to life event used state resources, and that she improperly accepted gifts there, including chocolate, baked goods and a hockey stick from a youth hockey group; that the governor's daughter, Bristol, used state resources in her efforts on behalf of the Candies Foundation; and that the governor's press release concerning her selection as a vice presidential candidate was improper. Geraghty found all of the allegations to be baseless and not worthy of an investigation.

1 comment:

third rock from the sun said...


1775 Battle of Bunker Hill
Americans occupied Bunker Hill overlooking Boston. The British had no choice but to attack and after a hard fought battle, the American's are forced to withdraw. While the British were victorious, they suffered heavy losses.

1776 Battle of New York
The British set fourth to subdue the colonies. They began the effort by recapturing New York. Washington retreated to White Plains, where for the first time, he was able to hold off British forces. However, the British out maneuvered Washington and the Americans were forced to retreat to New Jersey.

1777 Battle at Saratoga
The British made two attempts to break through American defenses, but failed. After the second attempt they withdrew at Saratoga, where they were surrounded by American troops. The British had no choice but to surrender. One quarter of the British forces in North America thus surrendered, and, while many battles were yet to be fought, American Independence was assured.

1781 Battle of Cowpens
American General Morgan defeated a British force of regulars and enveloped the British in a classic military action that captured all of the British forces.

1781 Battle of Yorktown
General Cornwallis went to Yorktown and began preparing a naval base there. General Washington moved south and together with French ground and naval forces, surrounded the British army, forcing its surrender and effectively ending the war.

These are accounts in a nutshell, obviously, but when I think of America, I don't think of it as my 'right' to live here. I count it a priviledge to live here, because blood was shed in order for me to bask in the freedom that I have. It burns to think that the people who are taking that freedom away are our own people. I personally think we should require our president to have a background of military service. It shows bravery, stealth, undying love, strength, but most of all...sacrifice. You just don't put your life on the line for has to be for

Prez Bhusseino has not put his life on the battlefront. He has not thrown his body in front of a grenade to save a fellow soldier, he has not 'bravely' done anything...heck.....he can't not even show bravery when he gives one of his blathering rhetoric speeches. He needs protection even then...with his two trusty sidekicks and I'm not talking about Biden and Pelosi....I'm talking about his teleprompters.

Sarah Palin doesn't need the protection of teleprompters...she gave her entire speech at the Republic convention without them.