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Mr772
09-11-2008, 11:49 AM
WASILLA, Alaska, Sept. 9 -- Gov. Sarah Palin (http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/related/topic/Sarah+Palin?tid=informline) is being asked by a local Republican activist to release more than 1,100 e-mails she withheld from a public records request, including 40 that were copied to her husband, Todd.

Palin had claimed executive privilege for documents copied to her husband, who is not a state employee, in responding to an open records request in June made by Andrée McLeod, an activist in Anchorage. The administrative appeal filed yesterday by McLeod's attorney, Donald C. Mitchell, argued that by copying Todd Palin (http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/related/topic/Todd+Palin?tid=informline) on sensitive state correspondence, the governor and her aides shattered the privilege rightly afforded elected officials. http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2010/03/ad_label_leftjust-1.gif



"She has allowed Todd Palin -- who has not been elected by the people of Alaska, who is not a state employee -- to entangle himself apparently as he sees fit in the operations of the executive branch of the state government," Mitchell said. "From the case law, if government voluntarily opens up that internal decision-making to what I would call civilians, then that is waiver of that protection of the government policy decision-making process. That is what happened here, and it happened because Sarah Palin doesn't understand it," he said.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/09/AR2008090903044.html?sub=new

BlueFin
09-11-2008, 11:51 AM
Where were you during filegate? Hillary had the FBI files on hundreds of people when she was only the first lady.

poornate
09-11-2008, 11:55 AM
Where were you during filegate? Hillary had the FBI files on hundreds of people when she was only the first lady.

...so when did "Tommy did it so can I..." become an acceptable response in a fair and honest government?

Mr772
09-11-2008, 12:02 PM
Where were you during filegate? Hillary had the FBI files on hundreds of people when she was only the first lady.

I remember blasting her for that at the time. I was so pissed that the investigators were literally on the other side of the door and couldn't get into her law firm.

This is what I don't get about people who give this type of response. Lets stop making excuses and start expecting better government.

I could better understand your point if Clinton was on the ticket. But she isn't, and that renders your statement irrelevant.

FinFatale
09-11-2008, 12:09 PM
...so when did "Tommy did it so can I..." become an acceptable response in a fair and honest government?


It seems that " Senator Obama did it so can I or Senator McCain did it so can I" has been pretty much an expectable excuse for much of what has gone on through out this campaigning period.
ABOUT the only thing politically that Senator McCain has done that Senator Obama SHOULD have done was put a woman on the ticket........

poornate
09-11-2008, 12:17 PM
It seems that " Senator Obama did it so can I or Senator McCain did it so can I" has been pretty much an expectable excuse for much of what has gone on through out this campaigning period.
ABOUT the only thing politically that Senator McCain has done that Senator Obama SHOULD have done was put a woman on the ticket........

But for me it would have been the wrong choice to put Hillary on the ticket... for the country and for political reasons... She is too polarizing in a lot of ways... They, in my estimation, personally dislike each other... I don't like Hillary, personally, so I am glad it didn't work out that way... Kathleen Sebellious would have been a fine pick for him... but Biden is a responsible pick, even if he wouldn't have been my first, because he can add valuable insight and brings a wealth of knowledge, contacts, and experience to the administration....

FinFatale
09-11-2008, 12:39 PM
I think Senator Biden is a smart guy, experienced and down to earth......I just think some of Senator Clinton would have guaranteed Senator Obama more votes. It's amazing to speak to people that when you ask them what Senator Clinton's policies were really just say, she's a woman I love her........and I loved Bill too!
It shocked me.

Mr772
09-11-2008, 12:52 PM
I think Senator Biden is a smart guy, experienced and down to earth......I just think some of Senator Clinton would have guaranteed Senator Obama more votes. It's amazing to speak to people that when you ask them what Senator Clinton's policies were really just say, she's a woman I love her........and I loved Bill too!
It shocked me.

It is true the clintons have a lot of the population in their pockets for some reason.

I think that shows a fundamental judgment difference between the tickets. Even top republican minds like Rove said McCain's pick of palin was a campaign decision not a leadership decision.

In all honesty Biden has done more for women in the laws he has drafted and passed than anyone else combined on both tickets. So for women who are picking Palin over Biden solely because they are women and she is a women are doing themself a disservice.

ohall
09-11-2008, 12:58 PM
WASILLA, Alaska, Sept. 9 -- Gov. Sarah Palin (http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/related/topic/Sarah+Palin?tid=informline) is being asked by a local Republican activist to release more than 1,100 e-mails she withheld from a public records request, including 40 that were copied to her husband, Todd.

Palin had claimed executive privilege for documents copied to her husband, who is not a state employee, in responding to an open records request in June made by Andrée McLeod, an activist in Anchorage. The administrative appeal filed yesterday by McLeod's attorney, Donald C. Mitchell, argued that by copying Todd Palin (http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/related/topic/Todd+Palin?tid=informline) on sensitive state correspondence, the governor and her aides shattered the privilege rightly afforded elected officials. http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2010/03/ad_label_leftjust-1.gif



"She has allowed Todd Palin -- who has not been elected by the people of Alaska, who is not a state employee -- to entangle himself apparently as he sees fit in the operations of the executive branch of the state government," Mitchell said. "From the case law, if government voluntarily opens up that internal decision-making to what I would call civilians, then that is waiver of that protection of the government policy decision-making process. That is what happened here, and it happened because Sarah Palin doesn't understand it," he said.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/09/AR2008090903044.html?sub=new

Wow you guys are desperate. It's fun to watch.