Did a Scandal Sink the U.S.S. Palin?

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    CNN and other major news outlets have reported that Sarah Palin has abruptly resigned as governor of Alaska. The suddenness of her announcement raises the question about whether Palin resigned to avert a major scandal. One logical place to start looking is the affair that has Alaska political circles buzzing: an alleged scandal centered around a building contractor, Spenard Building Supplies (SBS), with close ties to Palin and her husband, Todd.

    Many political observers in Alaska are fixated on rumors that federal investigators have been seizing paperwork from SBS in recent months, searching for evidence that Palin and her husband Todd steered lucrative contracts to the well-connected company in exchange for gifts like the construction of their home on pristine Lake Lucille in 2002. The home was built just two months before Palin began campaigning for governor, a job which would have provided her enhanced power to grant building contracts in the wide open state.

    SBS has close ties to the Palins. The company has not only sponsored Todd Palin's snowmobile team, according to the Village Voice's Wayne Barrett, it hired Sarah Palin to do a statewide television commercial in 2004.

    Though Todd Palin told Fox News he built his Lake Lucille home with the help of a few "buddies," according to Barrett’s report, public records revealed that SBS supplied the materials for the house. While serving as mayor of Wasilla, Sarah Palin blocked an initiative that would have required the public filing of building permits—thus momentarily preventing the revelation of such suspicious information.

    Just months before Palin left city hall to campaign for governor, she awarded a contract to SBS to help build the $13 million Wasilla Sports Complex. The most expensive building project in Wasilla history, the complex cost the city an addition $1.3 million in legal fees and threw it into severe long-term debt. For SBS, however, the bloated and bungled project was a cash cow.

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    If this speculation is true, how would resigning her position "avert a major scandal". She'd have to answer for it even if she weren't governor anymore, right?
     
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    good point. Resigning would be the LAST thing she would want to do.

    And of course CNN is leading the *coughunbiased charge.
     
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    because she is that stupid...she thinks if she resigns ...they will forget about her past transactions
     
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    Doubt it...

    The libs would have found anything "scandalous" by now....

    They've never stopped digging in Alaska...
     
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    I don't think she has enough upstairs to get the job done. Probably used down stairs, or should have used down, not up.. Has Palin been to Argentina lately?? Or has Sanford been on a Tuna hunt in Alaska?? I'll put five on the later!
     
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    Not if you suport the democrats.

    She was treated much as Reagan was in 76, and in 1980 he won as POTUS.

    Dems should not be encouraging her to run, just as those idiot GoPers laughed at Obama in 2004, she could easily win.

    BO is well on his way to topping Carter in bad governing and his prospects will only get worse the way he does things, with one broken promise after another.
     
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