September 08, 2008

Confirming the Obvious: Palin Race Smears a Steaming Pile of Moose Hooey

It's been debunked, the author discredited, and key players in the smear apparently linked to the Obama campaign.

The smear is now being deleted fast and furiously by the very same liberal bloggers who hoped the manufactured hate would dupe moderates and independents into thinking Sarah Palin is a racist.

To go ahead and drive the stake deeply into the heart of this smear, through the coffin, and into the earth beyond, I contacted those who would know Sarah Palin the best, journalists in and around her hometown of Wasilla, AK.

Kari Sleight, publisher of the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, Palin's hometown newspaper kills the slur dead, responding via email:

I have not heard the rumor about Barack Obama. Rumors of the Eskimo slurs surfaced during Gov. Palinís gubernatorial campaign and were quickly dismissed as such.

I have personally known Sarah Palin for 11 years and have never heard her utter anything remotely racist. Her husband, Todd, is half Yup'ik Eskimo, and her children share the same heritage.

This slur is as dead, but don't worry... I'm sure others are just around the corner.

Update: Sean Cockerham, state politics reporter at the Anchorage Daily News concurs that the racist slurs against Palin are false, with a to-the-point:

We've heard nothing like this.
Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 8, 2008 03:10 PM

Obama keeps his hands off the smears, or so he says.

If you look at the way he won most of his elections there was some skulduggery involved to get rid of the best of the opposition.

Someone should highlight the circumstances with a rejoiner "and he says he has nothing to do with slandering Palin"

Posted by: davod at September 8, 2008 03:27 PM

The joke quotes at this site:

were posted as real here:

and apparently they're being emailed around. Just one more thing to be aware of.

Posted by: juliesa at September 8, 2008 05:08 PM

Mac is being linked like mad. The link to his site isn't working right now.

Posted by: Sue at September 9, 2008 08:52 AM

she could have said it.. maybe in her mind, her husband is one of the 'good ones'.
Jenny Jones had episodes on her show called
'i love you, but I hate your race' years ago...

for the most part, the Republicans and Democrats as a whole are not good for this country anyway. It would be nice if both sides quit perping like they're all that... if they were, there would be only one party running this country...

Posted by: primroseblue at September 12, 2008 06:40 PM