Sunday, September 21, 2008

McCain handlers now handling Alaska state business

McCain campaign staffers have invaded the state house in Alaska. Sarah Palin seems to no longer care that she is Governor of the state and must answer to the people that elected her. The campaign's handlers are now handling public and press questions about Palin. So much for Palin's pledge to Alaskans to "hold me accountable... I don't have anything to hide." Even the hometown paper, The Anchorage Daily News, has called her out for hiding behind the campaign's flunkies.

On Thursday, campaign spokesman Ed O'Callaghan made the stunning announcement that Todd Palin won't testify about his role in TrooperGate, despite a subpoena. O'Callaghan also said Sarah Palin would be "unlikely" to cooperate with the Alaska Legislature's investigation into claims that she abused her power when she fired the state's public safety commissioner. ABC News reported that Gov. Palin's press secretary, Bill McAllister, didn't know the McCain staffers were making these announcements.

Palin is keeping McCain's staff busy. Besides pumping her with knowledge about everything from foreign policy to the economy, they are now creating a shield to protect her from the citizens and media in the state that she governs. It's like when Toto the dog pulled back the curtain in Oz and we found out the Great Wizard was really just someone with a lot of smoke and mirrors.


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