Palin's got game - maybe not

And for a moment there, I really did think Sarah Palin was the real deal. But a slap back into reality made me realize that I spoke too soon, and she too is also a typical politician.

Now we have all heard about her 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, getting knocked up, and that she has "decided" to marry to father of the child, which I am still having a hard time believing. Even more perplexing is that John McCain claims he "knew" about the pregnancy, which I also find unbelievable as well. For some reason, if he could go back in time by a couple of weeks, McCain might be thinking that either Romney or Pawlenty would have been better choices for VP.

So now the soap opera gets even better. The Republican National Committee announced today that Bristol's baby daddy will be attending the convention later this week.

What a happy family, indeed! Palin doesn't believe in abortion, but it seem okay that her teenage daughter is have sex outside of marriage. WTF?

Meanwhile, the sh#t just keeps on hitting the fan for Sarah Palin.

From International Herald Tribune:

GOP vice presidential pick Sarah Palin accepted at least $4,500 in campaign
contributions in the same fundraising scheme at the center of a public
corruption scandal that led to the indictment of Sen. Ted Stevens.

The contributions, made during Palin's failed 2002 bid to become
Alaska's lieutenant governor, were not illegal for her to accept. But they show
how Palin, a self-proclaimed reformer who has bucked Stevens and his allies, is
nonetheless a product of a political system in Alaska now under the cloud of an
ongoing FBI investigation...

_Palin sought pork-barrel projects for her city and state, contrary to her
reformist image.

_Her husband once belonged to a fringe political group in Alaska with
some members supporting secession from the United States.

_A private attorney has been authorized to spend $95,000 to defend her
against accusations of abuse of power.

_She has acknowledged smoking marijuana in the past.

Since Palin's nomination last week, these issues also are raising

_In her earlier career as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, Palin hired a lobbyist
to help the tiny town secure at least 14 earmarks, worth $27 million between
2000-2003. McCain has touted Palin as a force in his long battle against

_Her husband, Todd, twice registered as a member of the Alaskan
Independence Party, a fierce states' rights group that wants to turn all federal
lands in Alaska back to the state. Sarah Palin herself never registered as a
member of the party, according to state officials, though party members said she
attended a 1994 convention with her husband.

_The state legislature is investigating whether she had Alaska's public
safety commissioner fired after he refused to dismiss a state trooper who had
divorced Palin's sister. Lawyer Thomas Van Flein said he is representing Palin
both personally and in her official capacity as governor. He can bill the state
up to $95,000.

_Palin opposed the U.S. government's listing of a variety of animals as
endangered, including the polar bear and the beluga whale, both of which inhabit
areas also rich in oil and natural gas.

_Palin previously acknowledged she smoked marijuana but said in a 2006
interview she no
longer used the drug. "I can't claim a Bill Clinton and say that I never
inhaled," she said.

_ Palin's management style has come under scrutiny. When taking over as
mayor of Wasilla, she asked top officials to submit resignation letters,
resulting in several departures, including that of the police chief. The chief
claimed it was because he supported her opponent in the mayor's race.

_Under her leadership this year, Alaska asked for almost $300 per person in
requests for pet projects from Stevens, one of McCain's top adversaries. That's
more than any other state received, per person, from Congress.

Palin has had her share of run-ins with Stevens, including a dustup
earlier this year in which Stevens accused Palin of not being enthusiastic
enough about his efforts to bring federal earmark money to Alaska. She has also
called on Stevens' son, Ben, to resign as national committeeman for the state

I guess Palin will be "stepping down" from her vice presidential candidacy by the end of this week.

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