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The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 07/09/2013 6:15 pm EDT  |  Updated: 07/09/2013 6:26 pm EDT

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is considering going back on the ballot.

In an interview on “The Sean Hannity Show” Tuesday, the 2008 vice presidential candidate indicated she might throw her hat in the ring to become one of Alaska’s U.S. Senators.

“I’ve considered it because people have requested me considering it,” Palin said, after Hannity mentioned rumors of a potential Senate run.

“I’m still waiting to see, you know, what the lineup will be and hoping that, there again, there will be some new blood, new energy — not just kind of picking from the same old politicians in the state,” Palin continued.

Palin also took the opportunity to swipe at Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), who she believes “has got to be replaced.”

“[Begich] has not done what he has promised to do for the people of Alaska and that was to represent what it is that the nation needs in terms of energy development and so many other … development issues that are near and dear to an Alaskan’s heart,” Palin said. “Because he’s on the wrong side of the aisle, he has to go along to get along with his Democrat leadership. And that’s a shame. That’s a waste of opportunity for our nation.”

Begich, who is up for reelection in 2014, had a 41 percent approval rating among Alaskans as of April. Lieutenant Gov. Mead Treadwell and Joe Miller, both Republicans, have declared their candidacies against Begich.


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Well, My signifigant other bought me a copy of Going Rogue,so I guess I’d better do a critique.

She found it in the Goodwill bins for a buck. I checked on Abebooks, and there were some on there for a buck, but it was three bucks to ship. I noticed that Goodwill was listing quite a few on Abe’s also.

Anyways, on with the review, and we’ll start with the cover so we can see what she is talking about, er, I should mention Lynn Vincent here because she was the actual writer of the book. Yep, a ghost writer of sorts, kinda like George Duhbya Bush did on his book, A Charge to Keep. I guess Sarah is not much smarter than Duhbya, maybe not even as smart. Duhbya fired Mickey Herkowitz for telling too much truth and hired Karen Hugh’s, who later joined his cabinet.

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The book, was co-published by HarperCollins imprint Harper and HarperCollins-owned Zondervan. It doesn’t actually mention the authors name on the cover pages, but does mention that it is copyrighted by Sarah Palin and that it is “An imprint of Harper Collins Publisher”. It is also marked as a first edition. Also, not mentioned, is that the book was printed in China . I’m not sure, but I would guess that Caribou Barbie could probably see China from her doorstep.

In 1991, there are changes in the shareholding of the company – the family sells their interest to Rupert Murdoch. In 1989, the company is acquired by News International, bringing together Collins, Harper & Row, Gower Publishing, Times Books, Bartholomew and Angus & Robertson.

Anyways, back to the review, I’ll go to the end of the book. I usually read the end first to see if it looks like an interesting read.

Hmm, that does it for me. I’ve been through a few sessions with the Jehova Witnesses, and that is what this looks like.
You know, where the Lion lays down with the lamb and all that…sheesh

I feel that I know there is a God too, but She, he, or whatever; is the God of the universe, not the God of Alaska.

maybe I will continue on another day…G%

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Todd Palin

Internal Emails Show Robust Role For ‘Shadow Governor’ Todd Palin

TPM Muckraker

Justin Elliott | February 5, 2010, 10:40AM

A nice get from MSNBC.com: a huge batch of internal e-mails released in response to an Alaska open records request show that Todd Palin played a big role in his wife’s administration, often corresponding directly with the governor’s staff on matters ranging from appointments to contract negotiations.

Todd Palin was known as the “shadow governor” and was a key figure in the Troopergate scandal that dogged Sarah Palin during the 2008 campaign. In recent months, there’s evidence that he is still his wife’s most important protector: he personally drew up the now-famous “banned list” barring unfriendly media from a Palin book event in Wasilla.

The new e-mails range from the mundane (Todd repeatedly trying to get a photo of him in a t-shirt removed from the National Governors Association Web site) to the intriguing (one e-mail that was withheld bears the subject line, “media questions about Todd Palin’s work and potential conflict of interests”). MSNBC.com has many more details.

MSNBC has posted a searchable database of the new e-mails here. Let us know in the comments if you see anything of interest.

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Only Three Palin Ethics Complaints Were Still Pending

TPM Muckraker- By Zachary Roth – July 8, 2009, 3:01PM

If you had to pick out a coherent explanation given by Sarah Palin for her decision to quit as Alaska governor, you’d probably have to settle on the notion that she felt her agenda was being paralyzed by frivolous ethics complaints, and that she only foresaw additional ones. So she stepped down so as not to continue to drag Alaskans through the process.

“Palin Says Ethics Complaints Were Paralyzing” reported the Anchorage Daily News after the governor’s round of beachside interviews Monday. And Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell, who’ll soon replace Palin as governor, had given that line over the weekend, saying on Fox News that Palin had talked to him about the toll the complaints had taken.

Obviously, the ethics complaint excuse doesn’t make sense for a lot of reasons. Still, it’s worth taking a close look at the list of 18 complaints filed against Palin during her tenure as governor, as compiled by the ADN.


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Palin’s AG, A Key Trooper-Gate Ally, Resigns

Talis Colberg, who was plucked from the obscurity of a small-town Alaska law practice by Sarah Palin to become the state’s Attorney General, has resigned, reports the Anchorage Daily News.

Colberg, who had been a GOP assemblyman and Palin backer, was criticized during the Trooper-Gate scandal last fall for often appearing to represent the interests of his patron, the governor, rather than the Alaskan people. Although he himself had led an internal investigation designed to help Palin get out in front of Trooper-Gate, Colberg ultimately dismissed calls to recuse himself from any involvement in the matter. He then helped Palin stifle the probe into the matter by trying to block subpoenas, issued by the legislature, to state officials.

It’s unclear as yet what prompted Colberg’s move. He said in a statement:

I determined that it was in the best interest of the state of Alaska to move on and pursue other opportunities.

Something tells us there’s more to this story…

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