Mar 04 2009

Obama Rewards Palin Muckraker

Published by at 8:31 am under All General Discussions

The Obama administration has rewarded a (their?) political hatchet man in Alaska who kept rumors about Governor Palin abusing her office alive and in the press:

Alaska State Sen. Kim Elton, one of the leading officials to pursue an investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin during the heat of the presidential campaign, has taken a high-level job in the Interior Department.

Palin was the target of an official investigation last year over charges she improperly dismissed a public safety commissioner who refused to fire her sister’s ex-husband, a state trooper. Elton led the legislative investigation of the incident.

The report, released in October, said Palin had the authority to fire the public safety commissioner, and the governor said it cleared her of wrongdoing.

In light of the Obama camp’s discussions with Rod Blagojevich on paybacks for favors, this smells. If any scandal could mar Obama, it would be paying off a political hit man who tried to trash Palin and her family. Sarah is still America’s top rated woman politician, and even The One would not be forgiven for being a modern day Nixon in this case.

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Obama Rewards Palin Muckraker”

  1. gwood says:

    Alinsky would have been proud. Punish your enemies, reward your benefactors.

    This is pure Chicago politics, something windy city dwellers have become inured to, but red-staters may find it a bit disconcerting. Thanks for posting this, the MSM certainly will not connect the dots to this particular “change” the electorate may not have “hoped” for.

  2. kathie says:

    I found this headline at Drudge.


    Read it……….Palin is just another target.

    These guys know how to play dirty politics, so you can depend on them destroying any Republican who’s head is above the water. This is coordinated out of the White House, however Obama will look whistle clean and above the fray. They will release any Bush papers or memos (like last week) to make him look like a crook, or a torturer, hence diminishing his presidency and the whole Republican party.

    These guys are the best of the best, and they know dirty. We had better get ready for a full on assault, it will be ugly.

  3. I R A Darth Aggie says:

    Chicago politics. But hey, we gotta hope he succeeds, right?

  4. Redteam says:

    destroying any Republican who’s head is above the water.

    while I agree that carville and begala are masters at dirty tricks, I think they’ve taken on someone fully capable of standing up to them. They will only increase Rush’s popularity and access to the stage. I’ve not listened to Rush in years, but I might start again. Most that listens to him regularly agree with him in principle. He’s certainly correct on the issue of wanting Obama’s agenda to fail. For Obama to fail in his agenda will be for America to succeed.

  5. kathie says:

    RED….I love listening to Rush, why, because he says things that I would love to say, loud and clear, but have no microphone. Do I think he is always correct, no, but most of the time, yes. His fragile ego is sometimes tiresome, but in the main he voices my worries, concerns and outrage.

  6. KauaiBoy says:

    Carville , Begala, Emanuel…there are some people you can just look at and know they are weasels. Others have to open their mouths. None of them have ever done any good for American society. And again I would like to know “Who paid for your senate seat Obama?”

  7. marksbbr says:

    I knew Obama was a corrupt politician before the election. Any legislator from Chicago who can rise this high this quickly is not up to any good. But, the level of corruption is surprising me. Tax cheats for cabinet offices, and now this. This is like the late 1800s… we are in serious need of civil service reform.

    Mr. Obama, I’m still waiting for the open and transparent government. But I never expected it either.

    Obama is starting to look like Nixon… he’ll do anything to destroy his opponents.

  8. Terrye says:

    Why am I not surprised?