Alaska's Two Top Newspapers question Palin's fitness

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    2 Top Alaska Newspapers Question Palin's Fitness

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    For the past 24 hours, the pages and web sites of the two leading papers up there have raised all sorts of issues surrounding Palin, from her ethics problems to general lack of readiness for this big step up. ........

    A reporter for the Anchorage daily, Gregg Erickson, even did an online chat with the Washington Post, in which he revealed that Palin's approval rating in the state was not the much-touted 80%, but 65% and sinking -- and that among journalists who followed her it might be in the "teens." He added: "I have a hard time seeing how her qualifications stack up against the duties and responsibilities of being president.... I expect her to stick with simple truths. When asked about continued American troop presence in Iraq, she said she knows only one thing about that (I paraphrase): no one has attacked the American homeland since George Bush took the war to Iraq."

    His paper found a number of leading Republican officeholders in the state who mocked Palin's qualifications. "She's not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president?" said Lyda Green, the president of the State Senate, a Republican from Palin's hometown of Wasilla. "Look at what she's done to this state. What would she do to the nation?"

    Another top Republican, John Harris, the speaker of the House, when asked about her qualifications for Veep, replied with this: "She's old enough. She's a U.S. citizen."



    Greg Mitchell: 2 Top Alaska Newspapers Question Palin's Fitness
     
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    We're relying on the opinion of JOURNALISTS to decide who should run?

    The only candidate they'd approve is Karl Fucking Marx.

    Next!
     
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    Isn't he dead?
     
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    imagine that! journalists with an agenda! shocking! :eek:

    so do you think governor palin might have ruffled a few feathers when she busted up the corrupt republican establishment in alaska?

    here's another version of the story:

    Long-Standing Feud in Alaska Embroils Palin - washingtonpost.com
     
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    She characterized Wooten as a hard-drinking bully who held himself above the law and threatened her family.
     
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    Everything you think you know, a journalist or the media told you. Now you want to demonize them? How else do you know what's going on in georgia or alaska.

    so remember, not every rumor you hear about obama is true and not evrything the mainstream/corporate media tells you is true.

    you believed the media about wmd's but not when the told us bush lied about wmd's? you sound bias.

    so what about obama's speedh? pretty good huh?
     
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    But she said she never tried to get her brother in law fired???
     
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    This is not as true as it once was. The Internet means that we have many more sources of information. This includes a measure of original source material, aside from blogger spin on mainstream news.

    In the Georgia situation, for instance, relying on the MSM would lead you to believe "Russia bad, Georgia good." But there are alternative sources showing the opposite, and the reasons for that.

    And I even used to BE a journalist, and I know from very personal experience that they are EXTREMELY liberal and will labor to CENSOR information that does not fit their agenda. So, I may not know what that precise information is, but I know there's a likelihood I'm not getting the full story.
     

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