State ethics panel is examining whether [Palin's] comments violated the law against state advocacy on ballot measures

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    Sep 29, 2008 1:43 AM GMT
    "Then, six days before the Aug. 26 vote, with the race looking close, Palin broke her silence. Asked about the initiative at a news conference, she invoked "personal privilege" to give an opinion. "Let me take my governor's hat off for just a minute here and tell you, personally, Prop. 4 -- I vote no on that," she said. "I have all the confidence in the world that [the Department of Environmental Conservation] and our [Department of Natural Resources] have great, very stringent regulations and policies already in place. We're going to make sure that mines operate only safely, soundly."

    Palin's comments rocked the contest. Within a day, the pro-mining coalition fighting the referendum had placed full-page ads with a picture of the governor and the word "NO." The initiative went down to defeat, with 57 percent of voters rejecting it.

    Three days later, Palin was named Republican Sen. John McCain's running mate, throwing Alaska into a media frenzy. But the fallout has lingered from an episode that may stand as one of the most consequential in Palin's 21-month tenure. The state ethics panel is examining whether her comments violated the law against state advocacy on ballot measures; it had already ruled that a state Web site was improperly slanted toward mining interests. "

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/27/AR2008092702834.html?hpid=topnews

  • GQjock

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    Sep 29, 2008 9:59 AM GMT
    Umm ... like a republican not being in the pocket of political interest groups?

    Is the Pope not a Homophobe? icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Sep 29, 2008 2:04 PM GMT
    briz saidHonestly,is anyone interested in the shit that comes from your keyboard
    Caslon?
    Yeah, I am. Not all of us want to stay blind to failings of the most unqualified candidate for vp ever.
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    Sep 29, 2008 2:13 PM GMT
    How the hell does a person like that,get to where she is today?

    That's the question?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 29, 2008 3:09 PM GMT
    People voted for her - THAT'S how. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 29, 2008 3:20 PM GMT
    So does this mean they are going to be jailin' Palin?
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    Sep 29, 2008 3:22 PM GMT
    from the articleBut the mine would sit on Bristol Bay, a fishing paradise where 31 million sockeye salmon worth $108 million were caught last year. Opponents consider it too risky to construct an open-pit mine, as well as the world's largest dam to hold mining waste, so close to the valuable fishing grounds. The defeated initiative would have addressed their concern, barring any new large metals mine from releasing chemicals that would damage salmon, a standard not included in current law.

    icon_eek.gif Oh well, there goes my Alaska salmon! Maybe I will stick with Tilapia or Grouper.
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    Sep 29, 2008 3:43 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidPeople voted for her - THAT'S how. icon_lol.gif


    TRUE. lol..
  • Koaa2

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    Sep 29, 2008 10:13 PM GMT
    briz saidHonestly,is anyone interested in the shit that comes from your keyboard
    Caslon?


    I am interested, keep up the good work Caslon. The Repugs need to be confronted on all the garbage they spew!