Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Palin Push-Back

Sources who are willing to go on the record - and use their names - have exposed the negative stories about Gov. Palin as falsehoods
Sources who are willing to go on the record - and use their names - have exposed the negative stories about Gov. Palin as falsehoods

The Palin Pushback: Now we are learning just how false and malicious the recent attacks on Gov. Palin were.

The mainstream press will peddle this junk from unreliable, cowardly, anonymous sources. But the sources who are willing to go on the record - and use their names - have exposed the negative stories about Gov. Palin as falsehoods. Via Red State.

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Gov. Sarah Palin strikes back at cowardly, anonymous, false attacks

After her return to the Governor's Office in Juneau, Alaska, Gov. Sarah Palin responded to cowardly, anonymous, false attacks from critics
After her return to the Governor's Office in Juneau, Alaska, Gov. Sarah Palin responded to cowardly, anonymous, false attacks from critics (AP Photo/Al Grillo).

Via OneNewsNow.com. Video here.

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Palin strikes back at critics
Dan Joling - Associated Press Writer - 11/8/2008

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Gov. Sarah Palin denounced anonymous criticisms leveled at her by former John McCain aides as lies, including allegations that Republican lawyers were traveling to Alaska to reclaim her high-priced wardrobe and that she didn't know Africa was a continent.

"Those accounts are not true," the former Republican vice presidential candidate said in her first public comments on the matter since the election Tuesday.

Palin returned Friday to her Anchorage governor's office and said she had no immediate plans to build on her newfound national name-recognition and popularity with the Republican base for a possible 2012 presidential run.

Instead, Palin said, she wanted only to get back to the governor's desk to advance a proposed pipeline tapping Alaska's vast North Slope natural gas reserves and to prepare Alaska's proposed 2010 budget.

As for the vice presidential campaign, Palin denounced criticism from unidentified McCain campaign aides as "cowardly." She said she found it frustrating trying to respond to false allegations when she didn't know who was making them.

"It's ridiculous," she told reporters. "You guys report based on anonymous sources, so it's hard to have a defense."

One report said she and her family went on a shopping spree, spending more than the $150,000 in clothing that the Republican National Committee had earlier reported.

"The RNC purchased clothes," Palin said.

"Those are the RNC's clothes. They're not my clothes. I never forced anybody to buy anything. I never asked for anything more than maybe a Diet Dr Pepper once in a while."

The RNC will inventory clothing it purchased for her to account for dollars spent, she said. She scoffed at reports that the RNC was sending lawyers to take back clothes from her home.

"It's not happening. Nobody's told me that they're coming to my house to look through closets, to look through anything. The belly of the plane that had clothes in it, and those clothes being packed up and sent back by staffers, perhaps that's what they're talking about, but these aren't attorneys."

She said she wasn't angry at the continued coverage of her clothing, but mostly disappointed.

"This is Barack Obama's time right now, and this is an historic moment in our nation and this can be a shining moment for America and our history, and look what we're talking about. Again, we're talking about my shoes and belts and skirts. It's ridiculous."

She also denied a report that she didn't know Africa was a continent, not a country, and that she didn't know the members of the North American Free Trade Agreement _ the United States, Canada and Mexico. She remembered discussing both Africa and Obama's stance on NAFTA with people preparing her for her debate, she said. Anything reported as a gaffe was taken out of context, she said.

"That's cruel. It's mean-spirited. It's immature. It's unprofessional and those guys are jerks if they came away with it, taking things out of context, and then tried to spread something on national news. It's not fair and it's not right."

Asked if she felt muzzled by her limited time with reporters during the campaign, Palin said the media is a cornerstone of democracy and an important part of the checks and balances on government.

"Heaven forbid that a candidate or an elected official shy way from speaking to the media," she said. "So it was a little bit of a frustration that I didn't get to call more of those shots, and I guess that was sort of the 'rogue' criticism was, 'She wants to talk to more of the media' than perhaps some in the campaign wanted me to."

Palin backed off from calling for the resignation of fellow Alaskan Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican in Senate history. Stevens leads Democrat Mark Begich by about 3,500 votes with more than 50,000 to be counted.

A Washington jury convicted Stevens on Oct. 27 of seven felony counts of failing to report more than $250,000 in gifts, mostly renovations on his home. Stevens is appealing the verdict.

"The Alaska voters have spoken and me not being a dictator won't be telling anyone what to do," she said.

Fellow senators have indicated they could boot Stevens.

"That's their baby," Palin said. "They'll have to figure out what to do there."

Palin said she was not interested in running for the job if it comes open.

"Not planning on that. Nope," she said.

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Indeed, campaign staffers who would speak on the record said that the recent criticisms of Gov. Palin were false. Steve Biegun, the former Bush National Security Council aid - who briefed Sarah Palin on foreign policy - considers the leaks against her on the international stuff "absurd." Biegun indicated that the recent false attacks on Palin indicated to him that "somebody is acting with a high degree of maliciousness."

And, by the way, I remember Senator McCain - when he was a Presidential candidate - dissuading those who tried to criticize Barack Obama about his ties to race-baiting preacher Jeremiah Wright. Where is Senator McCain now to denounce those criticizing Gov. Palin - and call for them to stop the false smears?

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Obama was born at Coast Hospital in Kenya. He is not a natural born citizen as required by the Constitution. UPDATE: SOUTER REFUSES STAY OF ELECTION

Barack Obama and his extended family
Barack Obama and his extended family: back row, left to right: unidentified man, Barack Obama, Abongo (Roy) Obama (Barack's half-brother), unidentified woman, unidentifed man, unidentified man; front row (left to right): Auma Obama (Barack's half-sister), Kezia Obama (Auma's mother), Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama (the 3rd wife of Barack's paternal grandfather), unidentified woman. (Via Snopes.com)

Via ObamaCrimes.com: Barack Obama was born in Kenya - not the United States - his family admits. He was later naturalized as "Barack Soetoro" in Indonesia. He is not a “natural born” U.S. citizen as required for the Presidency by the U.S. Constitution.

Although Barack Obama claims he was born in Hawaii, he has never disclosed which hospital he was born in - and he has never produced a birth certificate.

Apparently, Barack Obama's real name is "Barry Soetoro," as it was listed on his school records in Indonesia - which records also listed his religion as "Islam."

Barack Obama's school record from Indonesia lists his name as 'Barry Soetoro,' his citizenship as 'Indonesian,' and his religion as 'Islam'Barack Obama's school record from Indonesia lists his name as 'Barry Soetoro,' his citizenship as 'Indonesian,' and his religion as 'Islam.' (Via IsraelInsider).

For more, see TimesHerald.com and Snopes.com.

Here's a copy of the Certificate of Live Birth posted by the Obama campaign. They've refused to disclose the name of the hospital where Obama was born.

And see the relevant State of Hawaii regulations here:

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[§338-17.8] Certificates for children born out of State. (a) Upon application of an adult or the legal parents of a minor child, the director of health shall issue a birth certificate for such adult or minor, provided that proof has been submitted to the director of health that the legal parents of such individual while living without the Territory or State of Hawaii had declared the Territory or State of Hawaii as their legal residence for at least one year immediately preceding the birth or adoption of such child.

(b) Proof of legal residency shall be submitted to the director of health in any manner that the director shall deem appropriate. The director of health may also adopt any rules pursuant to chapter 91 that he or she may deem necessary or proper to prevent fraudulent applications for birth certificates and to require any further information or proof of events necessary for completion of a birth certificate.

(c) The fee for each application for registration shall be established by rule adopted pursuant to chapter 91. [L 1982, c 182, §1]

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In other words, Barack's mother could have obtained the above "Certificate of Life Birth" even if Barack was born outside of the United States (e.g., in Kenya). Via PowerLine News Forum.

Indeed, it appears that Barack was born at Coast Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya - located in Coast Province.

Here's a copy of the lawsuit which challenged Barack Obama's eligibility to be President of the United States. Here's an Adobe Acrobat copy of the First Amended Complaint in the matter of Philip J. Berg, Esquire v. Barack Hussein Obama, et al., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Civil Action No. 08-CV-4083 (The Honorable R. Barclay Surrick, United States District Court Judge).

The above lawsuit was dismissed at the U.S. District Court level - but an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals is being pursued. It was not dismissed on the merits at the District Court level (Obama refused to ever produce an actual birth certificate showing a hospital in Hawaii). Rather, the matter was dismissed at the District Court level for lack of "standing." The District Court ruled that Mr. Berg did not have standing to challenge Obama's qualifications for the Presidency - even though Berg is an American citizen. Apparently the only one with standing would have been another candidate for President, like McCain. One would have thought that each of us - as American citizens - would have the right to expect our President (and our Presidential candidates) to meet the minimal qualifications of U.S. Constitution. If we don't have the right to enforce those qualifications then they are, for all intents and purposes, meaningless.

Here's information on The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and here's information on U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick.

Here are the Google search results for this subject.

UPDATE: NOVEMBER 4 - JUSTICE DAVID SOUTER DENIES INJUNCTION FOR STAY OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION - Obama required to respond to the Writ of Certiorari by December 1, 2008:

Per the Philip J. Berg website :

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Justice Souter denies injunction for stay of predidential election
by Obama Crimes on Tue 04 Nov 2008 12:54 PM EST | Permanent Link | Cosmos

Justice Souter's Clerk has informed Mr. Berg that Mr. Berg's application for an injunction to stay the November 4th election has been denied. (The U. S. Supreme Court Docket is below.)

The defendants are required to respond to the Writ of Certiorari by December first, after which Mr. Berg will have an opportunity to respond.

No. 08-570
Philip J. Berg, Petitioner
Barack Obama, et al.
Docketed: October 31, 2008
Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Case Nos.: (08-4340)
Rule 11

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Oct 30 2008 Petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment filed. (Response due December 1, 2008)
Oct 31 2008 Application (08A391) for an injunction pending disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to Justice Souter.
Nov 3 2008 Supplemental brief of applicant Philip J. Berg filed.
Nov 3 2008 Application (08A391) denied by Justice Souter.

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