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How Many Federal Violations Are Involved In Palin’s Book Tour?

As revealed in Old Redneck’s diary at DailyKos titled The Palin-Graham Connection and Celtic Diva’s Blue Oasis, Palin has been flying around in an aircraft provided by Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse is self described as an

“International Christian relief and evangelism organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, and disease.”

A cursory look at the Beechcraft/King Air 300 tail number N262SP at flightaware.com indicates the flight activity for this aircraft is being blocked by the owner. As Old Redneck asks in his diary, wouldn’t this be a violation of Samaritan’s Purse’s 501c(3) status? It appears Palin would fly in this aircraft to a location near her book signing and then get on her bus to ride into towns and places to sign her book like Ft. Bragg which leads to another question concerning violations.

As reported by military.com from the AP in the article, “Some Anti-Obama Tones to Palin Bragg Visit“,

Palin’s tour bus parked nearby, splashed with her photo, encouraged donations to her political action committee, while supporters made clear that she should run for president.

Palin’s father, who greeted visitors as his daughter signed copies of the book, said in an interview that Obama’s handling of the military was “scary.”

“I see a decline in our might,” Chuck Heath said. “People used to be afraid of us and respect us, (but) they’re not afraid of us and don’t respect us anymore.”

How blatant do violations of Federal Law (Titles 10, 2, and 18, United States Code), Department of Defense (DOD) Directives, and specific military regulations strictly limiting a military active duty person’s participation in partisan political activities have to be? Can you get any more obvious concerning partisan political activities than those of SarahPAC? And in regard to Sarah Palin herself, she is known in the reality based community as someone who speaks dishonestly with subversive undertones concerning the standing Commander In Chief of the United States Armed Forces so why is she touring US military bases? A recent example is her interview with Greta Van Sustern where Palin accuses President Obama of not acknowledging or respecting the troops. She did this despite Obama’s recent visit to Dover Air Force Base to honor the fallen, something his Republican predecessor did not do when they were flown in under the cover of darkness, a practice reminiscent of World War II Germany when the German leadership kept the fallen from German public eyes. So where is the “liberal” media on this? Nowhere I imagine just as when the Bush/Cheney Administration broke US Laws, violated the Constitution of the United States and International Law. I guess when compared with that, it’s not important?

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John Ziegler Calls For NBC News To Fire Norah O’Donnell For Bias Against Palin. But How Can Interviewing Palin Supporters Be Considered Bias? She Just Asked Questions.

November 24, 2009 2 comments

John Ziegler called for NBC to fire Norah O’Donnell on his website as reported by the equally dubious “NewsBusters” which claims it exposes “liberal bias” in the media (from its rightwing partisan perspective). A lot of this was sparked by Norah O’Donnell’s interview with Palin supporters which follows:

Ziegler concluded,

“The evidence is overwhelming that at least when it comes to Sarah Palin, Norah O’Donnell is not remotely an objective news person. If NBC wants to still claim to be a news organization (already a very open question) Norah O’Donnell should finally be fired and NBC should apologize for funding her obvious Palin vendetta disguised as “news.” “

Concerning Ziegler, it should be noted that he reviewed Palin’s book and said

I was simply blown away by Going Rogue on almost every level. For many reasons, this is by far the best book and greatest literary achievement by a political figure in my
lifetime.”

So are we to take his word about a former vice presidential candidate that when asked in an interview was uninformed about what the Bush Doctrine was?

Since the Norah O’Donnell interview was with only two Palin supporters at the book signing in question, New Left Media decided why not interview as many Palin supporters as possible at a Palin book signing and see what the general knowlege and the reasons behind what Palin’s support is in general. Cenk of The Young Turks decided to air it and break it all down in the following video:

As you can see, a reporter can ask legitimate non partisan questions and Palin supporters do the rest. Is that really Palin hating or “media bias”? It becomes quite obvious O’Donnell was just doing her job.

UPDATE:
As people on the right make the 17 year old out a victim of MSNBC bullying instead of it being O’Donnell informing the young lady that Palin had supported the bailout since she was wearing the tee shirt in question, it should be noted that the girl has a political blog called “Red, White & Conservative” where she can echo the lies and hate speech of her political heroes and the howling hyenas of rightwing media. And also, I have learned that besides supporting the bailout in 2008 and backing up McCain’s suspension of his campaign temporarily to help on the issue, that on page 207 of “Going Rogue”, according to David Weigal of the Washington Independent, Palin wrote the following:

[T]he House of Representatives rejected a Bush-backed economic bailout plan in a vote in which two-thirds of Republicans voted no. The impression this made on the electorate was not helpful to our cause. Millions of Americans were poised to go bankrupt or lose their savings, and the perception was that Republicans had failed to respond.

Maybe the young lady will find that page in her autographed copy.