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Had to laugh at this AP report:

Palin pre-empts state report, clears self in probe

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Trying to head off a potentially embarrassing state ethics report on GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, campaign officials released their own report Thursday that clears her of any wrongdoing.

That’s pure genius.

Why did nobody think of this before?

If I ever get a speeding ticket, I’ll write to the court explaining that I’ve investigated it myself and I’m completely innocent.

(via Lauren)

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

16 replies on “Innocence”

Ah now…Daniel. Sarah Palin is actually insane. Completely unable to speak a word of reason or rationality, Palin is seeking power in a world superpower. Doesn’t that strike you as a bit worrying? The same woman who thinks she’s fit for the job because Russia is only a stone’s throw away from Alaska reckons women should be charged for ‘rape kits’. Some more tender idiotic idiosyncrasies from her is her support for creationalism (as a science), violent gun culture and more oil drilling in Alaska.
In fact, she is a major factor in why my American passport is currently being used as a napkin.

So yeah…I’d rather vote for a second-hand gas stove than her.


This whole campaign has been a charade over here. You may be shocked by this kind of thing but really after the last month and a half none of us find it that surprising. For crying out loud, this woman has not had a single press conference, and the two interviews she has given to real press have been abject failures.

The one good thing to come out of this financial mess might be a real president of the US for the first time in a while.

And this is the form of ‘democracy’ that the US gov thinks should be exported to the rest of the world . . . esp the ‘Middle East’ . . . ?

The McDonaldisation of democracy.

To add to Tony H’s comment, it would appear that the USA is far from democratic. There are virtually two parties and no such thing as a ‘left wing’, with centre or ‘right wing’ being the status quo.

I’m frankly ashamed to be an American whenever I hear stories about American egos.

I hope you’ve sent in your vote, Reuben. And that you’ve managed to register yourself somewhere like Ohio.

It is quite amazing that it took the US economy going into freefall for Obama’s numbers to start climbing above those of the Odd Couple. But, then, it seems like a large percentage of the US population has had their brains sucked out by watching Fox News and replaced with Diebold machines (no paper trail). I do like the fact than at this point a smaller number of Americans believe in Dubya than in angels, extra-terrestial visitors, bottom-of-the-garden fairies or Nixon. In other words, I’m hopeful but still will not be surprised if it turns out that the angry turtle and his faux yokel get 110 % of the vote.

Are you saying that if you got a speeding ticket and felt you were innocent, you wouldn’t write to the police and support your case with some evidence? Because that’s exactly what this is.

I’d offer my evidence to the investigation. I wouldn’t try and pre-empt the investigation by announcing the results of my own investigation… which is what her campaign team did, according to the article


Judging by the accountability of the US electoral system, I figure there’s more power when you rant than you vote.

Also, they haven’t send me the forms…and since I’m doing year 12 exam preparation, I can’t waste time chasing needless bureaucracy.

I’m in LA for a few weeks and the US media treat their campaigns much differently than the Australian media treat one. It seems bizarre
There are large newspapers (such as the New York Times) and whole television stations (such s MSNBC) that are totally and patently bias for one side. Our media is bi-partisan, to a degree.
I must admit, the pro-Obama media appears to be hammering the McCain campaign.

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