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Palin Report, Stevens Trial, Obama Donors

POSTED: 09:49 AM ET, 10/10/2008 by Amanda Zamora

It's a light Friday morning for the Daily Read as we await details on Alaska's investigation into Gov. Sarah Palin. See something else we're missing? Post your story recommendations in the comments below.

Palin Ethics Probe » Alaska state lawmakers have begun reviewing the long-awaited results of an investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused her authority in this summer's "troopergate" incident, as the Palin campaign tries to head off any potentially embarrassing news with a report of its own ... meanwhile, yet another examination of events suggests the Palins had a heavy hand in the "troopergate" affair. — Associated Press, New York Times

Praise for Stevens » Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) testified yesterday on behalf of Sen. Ted Stevens, saying that his word was "good enough to take to the bank." Stevens is facing charges that he concealed more than $250,000 in improper gifts. — Washington Post

Fake Obama Donors » An analysis of campaign finance records reveals nearly 3,000 donations to presidential candidate Barack Obama from more than a dozen people with apparently fictitious donor information, raising questions about the Democratic campaign's vetting of contributions. — New York Times

Accused Hacker Had Experience » David Kernell, the University of Tennessee student indicted for allegedly hacking into Gov. Sarah Palin's personal e-mail account, was apparently involved in a similar incident in middle school. Kernell's former history teacher said he and another student received detention for logging onto a school server that stored lesson plans. — Wired

By Amanda Zamora |  October 10, 2008; 9:49 AM ET The Daily Read
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Posted by: usapdx | October 10, 2008 10:46 AM

Sarah Palin was a member of the AIP

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Sarah Palin Secessionists VP candidate (AIP) Alsakan independence party member video

Posted by: uu55 | October 10, 2008 1:01 PM

We will never see the troopergate report. Even if it leaks, it will only prove that Obama is actually the father of Bill Ayers.

Posted by: Hmm | October 10, 2008 2:30 PM

Sara Palin is a mean hateful racist woman. She does not deserve the vote of any American. By the way when she is caught on camera she does look at a pitbull with lipstick! She is an embrassment to American women. She has set women back decades. And exposing her children and family scandal to the public is disgraceful! If it was Obama's daughter pregnant it would be a scandal! Of course Obama's kids will never be unwed mpthers.

Posted by: Ann Newman | October 10, 2008 4:16 PM

When Sara Palin addressed, as a Governor already, the political party that advocates for Alaska to be an independent nation (the AIP) she commends it for their efforts in upholding THE ALASKAN CONSTITUTION.

Her husband was a member till a months ago. And she registered as Republican only in order to run for Major of her smallish town. It was not far from a conspiracy.

Either she is a fool, or really evil, or maybe somewhere in between.

Posted by: El Mugroso | October 10, 2008 5:44 PM

Palin is loved and respected by over 80% of Alaska, and as a born and raised Alaskan, and sister to a brother who has resided in the state since birth, I resent all the smear and put down of Palin. She has a positive record for reform and corruption reduction, not unlike Teddy Roosevelt. I would really like her to be elected and shake up Washington with its greed, corruption, and pork. Her executive experience far exceeds any of the other three contestants. She well represents truth, family, positive work ethics, and while she believes in marriage as only between a man and a woman, she allowed same benefits for gay couples. She is honest, but fair and recognizes the value of human life.

Posted by: KM Wright | October 10, 2008 9:16 PM

This is the best they got on her? Please. The cop apparently smacked her sister around and was probably being a total a-hole to the family. Sounds like she should have bypassed Monegan and fired the pig herself. Nevertheless, none of this rivals crack-smokin' Obama's connections to a radical terrorist who bombed the Pentagon, several police stations and court houses and even a judges private residence. They have spent the last 6 weeks looking for dirt on this woman and this is ALL they can find?????????

McCain has a trump card, you can bet on it. He is waiting until all this blows over to play it. My guess is by the end of next week we will have an Obama "outting" like we haven't seen yet. I for one can't friggin wait.

Posted by: Karen | October 10, 2008 9:51 PM

What's the difference between a lipstick wearing Maverick pitbull and a hypocrite? Nothing, absolutely NOTHING! It's the same exact thing!

After her week of her vile, character assasinations on Obama, she is found to be guilty of abusing her power as governor. Yoo betcha! Who's got the character issues now?! What poetic justice! Now Gov. Palin, stop throwing stones from your very fragile "glass house"!

Posted by: Mav Ricky | October 11, 2008 4:49 AM

"Caught driving drunk on duty" turns out to be... "Driving off-duty in a takehome car with an open can of beer, witnessed only by a close friend of Sarah Palin's dad".

"Tasering his 11-year-old stepson" turns out to be... Tasing the kid in 2003 on "test" setting at the kid's insistent request (Kid: "he wanted to be tased to show that he's not a mommy's boy in front of Bristol [his cousin, Palin's daughter]"), and only reported to the police in 2005, on the day the Wootens filed for divorce. 'On June 6, 2005, a police investigator asked Bristol why they "waited so long and brought the incident up after two years." Bristol said "because of the divorce."' Out of the mouths of babes.

"Threatening to kill his wife's father" turns out to be... Sarah Palin and her son listening to Michael Wooten allegedly saying this to his wife, over the speakerphone. No one reported the threat to the police, and no one even bothered to tell the threatee until a month later. Michael Wooten denies making the threat.

"Illegally hunting a moose" turns out to be... Molly McCann handing the gun to her husband in 2003 and asking that he finish off the moose, with just her name on the hunting permit.

If this was the best they could say against the guy during an ugly divorce, he's probably a pretty decent guy. Hope he finds a nice girl from a sane family.

Posted by: wintersmith | October 11, 2008 11:22 AM

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