Thursday, March 11, 2010

Saradise Lost - Book 4 - Chapter 60 - Palin to Speak in Knoxville - Under Oath


It's official: One-time vice presidential candidate and conservative star Sarah Palin is coming to Knoxville.

But Palin won't be headlining a Tea Party. She'll be taking the witness stand.

Palin, former Alaska governor and running mate to Republican Sen. John McCain in his 2008 bid for the White House, will testify in U.S. District Court in Knoxville next month when University of Tennessee student David C. Kernell stands trial on charges involving Palin's personal Yahoo! e-mail account.

Kernell's defense attorney, Wade Davies, wants Palin to bring any documents relating to that account - when it was opened, how it could be accessed and why and who was allowed to use it.

"I don't want to get in the position where at the last minute there are questions about whether (subpoenas) were properly delivered," Davies told U.S. Magistrate Judge Clifford Shirley on Wednesday when seeking the legal OK to electronically serve witnesses, including Palin.

Federal prosecutors have insisted Davies' records request of Palin is a veiled fishing expedition. Shirley will hear more about the subpoena debate at a March 24 hearing.

Regardless of what, if any, records Palin is ordered to bring, her presence is guaranteed. She is, prosecutors note, the alleged victim.

hat tip - Palingates


nswfm said...

PA, thanks for playing well with others.

What is the delay in the taxes owed by the Palins on the place that is $P's favorite place to go? One would think the proper tax authorities would have corrected by now, but I know you do things differently in AK. As someone who lives in a net-tax donor state, however, it's getting old paying for AK when AK can't get its own act together.

Anonymous said...

Sarah as victim. Oh yes, she plays victim so well.


Anonymous said...

Want to wager a small sum that HER God would allow/insist upon perjury? Especially after she told Him that she will not be constrained by worldly laws.

onejrkitty said...

Wade V. Davis of Tennessee is the defense attorney.

This man is highly respected in Tennessee lawyer land and Miss Sarah is in for -- as Betty Davis would say--one hell of a ride.

I am from Tennessee, many years ago now, and as much as I hate many things about the south i.e. bigotry and racism, there are things I am proud of of.

In the south, we KNOW white trash! and we KNOW how to handle white trash. And when it comes to white trash, Palin is still a pretender to the thrown. Compared to real white trash she is a rank beginner.

Mr. Wade Davis, while maintaining more southerly gentleman charm than yankees would find acceptable, is going to rip Missy Sarah a new one. In public. With media present.

If I had the money, I would fly to Tennessee just to watch Mr. Davis at work.

Trust me. Miss Sarah will NOT be able to blow in Mr. Davis' ear.

GOD I wish I could be there to watch.

Oh, and it matters not that he likely won't be able to ask her most or even any of the many questions we want to see her forced to answer. Just the simple experience of being "interrogated" by an attoney of Mr. Davis' stature and "southen breeding" will rip right through that bubble of reality she hides inside of.

Miss Sarah is in for the WILD RIDE of her life.

Anonymous said...

Do ya'll have dem gifting centers down there like Silver Spoons? Sarah and her locust family is a headin' on down there!

If ya'll read, make sure ya'll bring some money. Sarah will be signin' some books in the court room.

Anonymous said...

When Sarah takes the oath to tell the truth, look at her palms. It may have a scripture written on them that says God gives Sarah permission to plead the 5th.

Philip Munger said...

anon @ 11:50 - I was thinking along the same lines...

Anonymous said...

Yes, Phil, let me also add, thanks for playing well with others. No scorched earth policy here and thank you for that. I really respected your calm, reasoned presence over at PG. Even though I am not in Alaska, I love reading your blog and take on all things political. Cheers!

Susan in MD

Bones AK said...

....Kernell's defense attorney, Wade Davies, wants Palin to bring any documents relating to that account - when it was opened, how it could be accessed and why and who was allowed to use it.... (from Huff Post)

Sarah could be in a lot of trouble...I sure hope so.

Philip Munger said...


I predict a plea bargain coming out about four days before trial.

onejrkitty said...

Plea bargain?

Remember, while Palin is the "victim", the prosecutor is NOT representing her interest, but rather the community whose laws were broken. Maybe Palin will plan a civil suit where she can seek personal revenge on this kid, but a plea bargain in a criminal trial is between prosecutor and the defendant.

Why do you think a plea bargain is a possibility? Because the prosecutor knows Palin will not be an effective witness for the prosecution but will be made to look like an idiot by Atty Davis.

This prosecutor likely has no agenda for wanting to protect Palin. He may very well, however, be interested in protecting his own prosecutorial record and knows Palin with her previous lying can be cross examined as to her validity by Davis.

If she goes on the witness stand, Wade Davis will quietly and smoothly tear her apart.

God I'd like to be there.

Anonymous said...

This trial could turn out to be more of a spectacle than OJ's. Praise the Lord and pass the mashed, I mean popcorn.

AKPetMom said...

Is she finally going to be called upon to explain the Who, What, Why, Where and When?