More Scandal for Sarah Palin

While priming her political machine for a likely 2012 presidential primary run, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has fomented a scandal that threatens to further erode her reputation in the Last Frontier. In March, Palin nominated Wayne Anthony Ross for attorney general. Ross, a colorful far-right lawyer and longtime Palin ally who sports his initials, W.A.R., on his Hummer’s vanity plates, was once considered a shoo-in for confirmation. However, his nomination was thrown into grave peril when his opponents presented evidence that he called homosexuals “degenerates,” leveled invective against an African-American student offended by a statue of a Klansman, vowed to undermine the sovereignty of Native American tribes, and allegedly defended men who rape their wives. According to two sources close to the confirmation hearings, Palin may ask Ross to withdraw before his appointment comes to a vote. …

“Ross’ profile fits where Palin wants to go after the current legislative session ends,” [University of Alaska-Anchorage music professor and local progressive activist Phil] Munger remarked to me. “She seems to be planning some behind-the-scenes movement to stir up the crazies, especially by convincing them the federal government is going take their guns away. So nobody here is surprised by this selection.” …

If Palin withdraws Ross’ nomination, she could end another embarrassing political spectacle before it registers on the national press corps’ radar. Alternatively, if she manages to ram his appointment through, Palin can begin implementing a hard-right legal agenda that will appeal to the elements she is cultivating as the base of her likely 2012 presidential campaign. However Palin decides to proceed with W.A.R., by nominating him, she has staked out the culture war as the fuel for her national ambitions.

by Max Blumenthal at the Daily Beast:  Palin’s New Disaster

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2 responses to “More Scandal for Sarah Palin

  1. Nice post and pic. Like to see what you say about her religious beliefs

  2. I don’t care about her religious beliefs, though apparently she does not practice what she preaches. Search this site for “sarah palin” and see everything I’ve posted regarding her, if you wish. Am I a fan of fundamentalist Christianity in general? No, though I have friends who belong to that faith. I am a member of Metropolitcan Community Church, so that should give you an idea of my religious beliefs.

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