I did carry an excerpt from an article by Jason Leopold that has since taken on the appearance of being inaccurate on one point, dealing with Ms. Wilkes. And I provided a hyperlink to Leopold's article.
The possibility of Leopold's article being inaccurate in this way came up in the comments. The comments to Andrew's article on this right now are certainly worth reading too.
Here's Murlene Wilkes' statement:
I am Murlene Wilkes. I am going to issue a truthful comment to all of the bloggers who have lied over and over on these internet "web sites of sensationalism" as follows:
1) My deposition affirms that I do not know, nor have I ever had a conversation of any sort with Sarah or Todd Palin. I have never changed my testimony - "Flops like a Fish Out of Water" I THINK NOT!!!
2)No one has ever suggested or requested to anyone in my Company, nor to me, that Trooper Wooten's workers compensation claim should be denied. He received all statutory benefits and his claim was eventually settled.
3)The "tipster" with allegations of "feeling pressure to deny the Trooper's claim", was a former employee, disgruntled, insubordinate and not eligible for rehire when she terminated well over a year ago.
4) The Contract - my proposal was $240K more per year (not $300K as reported on these web sites). The increase was for benefits, raises, cost of living increases for the twelve (12) employees exclusively working on this account. The competitor protesting the selection of Harbor as the successful contractor, had only three employees (two of which were buying the competitor's business contingent upon the award of this contract) for the unconfirmed sum of $1.1 Million. THE CONTRACT HAS NOT BEEN AWARDED.
Therefore, please post your names and e-mail addresses with any continuing defaming and libel remarks so that you can be added as a defendant in the litigation contemplated for the future path these websites inspire.
Murlene J. Wilkes, President
HARBOR ADJUSTMENT SERVICE, INC.
I'm not going to comment on her statement. Again, that is being done quite thoroughly at Halcro's blog.