By Ben Cohen
Andrew Sullivan seemed to take personal exception to the existence of Sarah Palin on the political landscape during election season. Her lack of any discernible talents (asides from winking) riled Sullivan up on a daily basis, and her continuing presence in the media hasn’t eased his pain. While Sullivan may have gone slightly over board on Palin, he has made some very good points that are hard to refute. In response to her ‘resignation’, Sullivan rounded up the various lies Palin told during her short lived stint in the limelight, and poses the question: If this woman lies about virtually everything, how can we tell when she is telling the truth? The big lies below, and the rest here:
when she said the dismissal of her public safety commissioner, Walt
Monegan, had nothing to do with his refusal to fire state trooper Mike
Wooten; in fact, the Branchflower Report concluded that she repeatedly
abused her power when dealing with both men.
when she repeatedly claimed to have said, “Thanks, but no thanks” to
the Bridge to Nowhere; in fact, she openly campaigned for the federal
project when running for governor.
when she denied that Wasilla’s police chief and librarian had been
fired; in fact, both were given letters of termination the previous day.
when she wrote in the NYT that a comprehensive review by Alaska
wildlife officials showed that polar bears were not endangered; in
fact, email correspondence between those scientists showed the opposite.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.