Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Saradise Lost - Book 2 - Chapter 59 - The Slutty Flight Attendant Dons Her Clown Suit

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's trip to New York and the Washington DC area has certainly put her in the spotlight again. The timing of her interview on FAUX News' Hannity Program, coinciding directly with Newt Gingrich's speech to the joint NRSC/NRCC dinner yesterday evening, might have shown junior high school level chutzpah, but displayed no class whatsoever.

The Hannity interview itself is attracting attention mostly because of the crazy juxtaposition of Palin, on the one hand, bragging about Alaskans receiving large checks from the State of Alaska and paying little in state taxes or fees; and, on the other hand, her complaints about current Federal fiscal policies that spread money in what is a distinctly Keynesian reaction to the devastation eight years of Bush and DINO/GOP congressional policies have left us. Here's the comparison, courtesy of AK Muckraker, who is quickly becoming America's number one transcriber:

Hannity: By the way for all of us in New York, where we are now, where we pay 10% income tax, you actually give every citizen in Alaska a check back.

Palin: We are the only state with a negative tax rate (Hannity looks at the camera in disbelief and envy mouthing “I’m so envious(?)”) where we don’t have any income, sales or property tax statewide, and yes we have a share of our oil resource revenue that goes back to the people that own the resources. Imagine that.

Hannity: And it went up higher since you’ve been the governor and you negotiated with the oil companies. That all went up so people get a bigger check.

Palin: There was a corrupt tax system up there and we had a couple of lawmakers end up in jail because of the tax system that was adopted so we cleaned it up and said we wanted a fair and equitable share of the resources that we own, and the people will share in those resource revenues that are derived.


5 minutes, and one wormhole into another dimension later…..


Palin: If Americans aren’t paying attention, unfortunately our country could evolve into something that we do not even recognize. Certainly that is so far from what the founders of our country had in mind for us.

Hannity: Socialism?

The entertainment value of Sarah Palin is quite high. As long as it remains there, she remains on the main stage. She has little or nothing else to offer.

Meanwhile, I got to question Palin's attorney yesterday. He's on the Eddie Burke show a lot recently. Here's a question that some are asking - Does her attorney bill her for the time he spends on Eddie's show? And, if not, would that freebie be considered a gift? Don't worry, I'm not about to start filing one of those citizens' information clarifiers, called an "ethics complaint." Meanwhile, here's a link to Eddie and me yelling, as Van Fleece tries to hide.

image - courtesy of Down With Tyranny


onejrkitty said...

Phil: Thank you for taking on the obvious frustration of trying to ask an important and real "gotcha" question to Van Flein.

Funny, I never heard VF's voice, only that of Burke running interference for him

A great demonstration of how to avoid answering a direct and simple questions. Change the subject constantly, accuse the questioner of having a nefarious agenda, be dismissive when forced to address Palin's obvious sins.

If only the MSM and especially local and Anchorage media had had the courage to be direct and ask REAL questions.

I am sure this was not fun.

My own emotional roller coaster is just now slowly disapating.

VF is a limip dick to hide behind Burke like that and every attorney in town knows it.

Wolfe Tone said...


Her entertainment value seems contradictory to the Short Attention Span™ of the American Public.

Isn't there someone out there who has the authority to tell Sarah that her 15 minutes are up?

Anonymous said...

I know Tom Van Flein. Tom's a good guy. He's an attorney and Palin is his client. I sure don't agree with him on Palin but I think he's a good person. My two cents worth.

basheert said...

Like anyone SP is entitled to an attorney (and she obviously really needs an attorney on a daily basis).

Her media whore gig was a joke. Her usual rattle brained word salad and lack of logic was normal.

When is Alaska going to recognize that this aging box of rocks needs to go? Surely Alaska can do better?

Anonymous said...

Phil, she called you and your blogger pals "terrorists" in her radio lovefest with Zeigler.

Anonymous said...

So I get a dinner on my plate call from 480-603-3796 Caller ID reads “POLITICAL”, asking my opinion on abortion. So, I asked the lovely lady caller how her hemorrhoids were doing. Caller, “I do not have hemorrhoids!”. So, I ask “How is your yeast infection doing?” Caller, “That is none of your business!”. So I respond, “Exactly my feelings!” Lovely lady caller hung up. Go figure. Now my wife is mad at me. WTF???

Aussie Blue Sky said...

Oh, my, Van Fleece sounds a bit like Donald Duck. Great going, Phil - he ran for cover really fast for a lawyer. You can rest assured he's on the clock, though.

basheert said...


The 480 area code is Phoenix...just an FYI.

Why don't we all call them and ask who they are???

Anonymous said...

To anon who said, "I know Tom Van Flein. Tom's a good guy."

Good people, ethical people don't work for those who have no ethics. Just sayin'.

onejrkitty said...

I totally agree. Van Flein, like Talis Colberg, chose to associate himself, stand beside, and yes, DEFEND Palin.

He did NOT have to accept her as a client.

Integrity is like being pregnant.

You either are or you aren't.

onejrkitty said...

"Good people, ethical people don't work for those who have no ethics. Just sayin'."

And may I also add, that good people, ethical people don't stick their heads up their butts when their "friends" turn out to have no ethics and demonstrate that publically, like Talis Colberg did.

Hard to deny what Talis did when it was so pathetically public.

Wasilla is "choosing the behavior--by electing Talis Colberg--and choosing the consequences."

They get what they deserve.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking on the obvious frustration of trying to ask an important and real "gotcha" question to Van Flein.

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