Sarah Palin is hammering at Barack Obama about Bill Ayers, a founder of the 1960s Weather Underground (leftwing militants) group. However, she has had what can be described as a warm and cozy relationship with White-supremacist militia groups (militia movement) in Alaska some leading members of which have openly expressed the desire to secede from the U.S. and have stated their hatred for the country.
Extremists Mark Chryson and Steve Stoll helped launch Palin's political career in Alaska, and in return had influence over policy. "Her door was open," says Chryson — "and still is."
By Max Blumenthal and David Neiwert
Oct. 10, 2008
We aren't campaigning for Barack Obama. We're just pointing out Sarah's hypocrisy so people will not fall into it themselves and so Sarah might repent and atone. Where's the mainstream coverage of this? Salon is well known in some circles, but it isn't CNN or FOX.
Also, concerning the Troopergate-scandal investigation in Alaska, she's stated flat out, "I'm very, very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing, any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Very pleased to be cleared of any of that." However, the report says, "I find that Governor Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52 110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act. Alaska Statute 39.52 110(a) provides: The legislature affirms that each public officer holds office as a public trust, and any effort to benefit a personal or financial interest through official action is a violation of that trust."
Why is she saying she was "cleared of any legal wrongdoing, any hint of any kind of unethical activity"? She was not cleared. She was determined to have acted unethically.
Why do people lie like that? Well, we know from recent polls that about half of American adults don't think honesty it the best policy. They know that she is just putting the Big Lie out there and that the Republicans will repeat it and repeat it and repeat it just the way the Nazis told their Big Lies and just the way George W. Bush and all of his neocons told their Big Lies about 9/11 and Afghanistan and Iraq and the economy and on and on.