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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Sarah Palin News Frenzy

When Sarah Palin announced (Video at that link) she had decided against running for reelection as Governor of Alaska and that she was resigning her position as to not become a lame duck Governor in her last 18 months, the media and bloggers went into a frenzy.

Liberal bloggers started speculating and simply making up stories as to why they thought she was resigning, to the point of slander.

UPDATED: Alaskan reporter Shannyn Moore offers The BRAD BLOG hints about reasons for Alaska Gov's resignation
FURTHER UPDATE: Sources say embezzlement scandal, federal indictments may soon break concerning use of Wasilla Sport Complex building materials for Palin's home...

It has gotten to the point where the FBI themselves has come out, via and agency spokesperson to state under no uncertain terms that there is no investigation.

"There is absolutely no truth to those rumors that we're investigating her or getting ready to indict her," Special Agent Eric Gonzalez said in a phone interview Saturday. "It's just not true." He added that there was "no wiggle room" in his comments for any kind of inquiry.

Palin then went on to blast the media, as reported by The Politico:

“How sad that Washington and the media will never understand; it’s about country,” Palin wrote. “And though it's honorable for countless others to leave their positions for a higher calling and without finishing a term, of course we know by now, for some reason a different standard applies for the decisions I make.”

Thomas V. Van Flein, Palin's attorney, issued a four page letter (PDF file), warning the media that they will be looking into legal action against those slandering Palin.

To the extent several websites, most notably liberal Alaska blogger Shannyn Moore, are now claiming as “fact” that Governor Palin resigned because she is “under federal investigation” for embezzlement or other criminal wrongdoing, we will be exploring legal options this week to address such defamation. This is to provide notice to Ms. Moore, and those who re-publish the defamation, such as Huffington Post, MSNBC, the New York Times and The Washington Post, that the Palins will not allow them to propagate defamatory material without answering to this in a court of law.

The Alaska Constitution protects the right of free speech, while simultaneously holding those “responsible for the abuse of that right.” Alaska Constitution Art. I, Sec. 5. These falsehoods abuse the right to free speech; continuing to publish these falsehoods of criminal activity is reckless, done without any regard for the truth, and is actionable.

Whatever Sarah Palin's future plans are, there are some that will stand by her loyally and root for her and the more the liberal bloggers and press demonize her, the larger she seems to become in the eyes of her supporters.

I have a feeling this country has not heard the last of Sarah and as those bogus stories about her youngest child backfired against them, this just might as well.