Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Sarah Palin is a liar (part 3)

Yes, yes, there's more...

Here's a highlight from Sarah Palin's acceptance speech at the RNC, where it raised enthusiastic cheers from the crowd:

"And Todd is a world champion snow machine racer. Throw in his Yup'ik Eskimo ancestry, and it all makes for quite a package. And we met in high school, and two decades and five children later, he's still my guy."

Sarah is very proud of her truly native husband.

I found the following in an article about his background when interest in Sarah Palin grew during the vice presidential campaign. It was published in October 2008.

Todd does not take part in Native organizations or tribal politics. He grew up in Glennallen and Wasilla. His Native roots can be seen in his dividends from the Bristol Bay Native Corporation and boyhood visits with his grandma, where he learned to tend fish nets along the Nushagak River.

So our native Todd managed to qualify for dividends from a native corporation on the strength of his 1/8 Yup'ik genetic inheritance and gained so many practical skills he could put to good use upon the North Slope because he spent summers with his grandmother when he was a boy! The grandmother in question grew up in the mixed racial region of Bristol Bay, not an isolated Native village.

In the video posted in Sarah Palin is a liar (part 2), she says Todd grew up and lived in Dillingham, Western Alaska. In fact, he was born there but moved away and used to visit his grandma in the summer. Glennallen, where he spent the long Alaskan winters, is 160 miles east of Wasilla and not very rural at all. Glennallen is the business hub of the Copper River region. Local businesses serve area communities and Glenn Highway traffic, providing gasoline, supplies and services, four schools and medical care. Offices of the federal Bureau of Land Management, the state Department of Transportation, Alaska State Troopers and the state Department of Fish and Game are there.

He must have moved to Wasilla when he was a teenager, because, as Sarah said in her speech, that's where they met, in high school.

As somebody pointed out in a comment on part 2: "Yeah - I thought I REMEMBERED THAT. So, basically Sarah lied. So what else is new? Why should she lie about something that could be googled?"

Tut tut...

Map: Dillingham = 1 Wasilla = 2 Glennallen = 3
Sources: ADN
For more on Dillingham, click here
For more about Glennallen, click here.


Lady Rose said...

Wonder if it would be possible to check old yearbooks to see if Todd did attend high school in Wasilla - or perhaps he dropped out too?

Anonymous said...

She lies because she can't help herself. This condition is called "pathological". It is this trait that makes it so fun to take the time to verify the things she says.

Since she is so special, and above the law, her personality will drive her to claim credit for others work and deny or minimize any failing or misconduct of her own.

Other people might be normal, with an average number of actions they are proud of, or admissions of when they screwed up and looked a fool, but they are ordinary people, not chosen by Jesus to lead the country.

(I still have pissed-off feelings about the McCain staffers who knowingly tried to present this damaged women as a creditable American leader. Yikes! We really dodged a bullet there. So sorry for you Alaskans have her for two more years, unless something really huge hits the fan.)

Helen said...
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Helen said...

Went ahead and took the rant off because I ended up writing my last post about it -- also linked this post. These type of "casual lies" are important to document and remember...good work!