Posted July 23rd, 2010 by impalin
By Peter Dreier and Christopher Martin Andrew Breitbart has a job to do and he does it well. Breitbart’s job is to lie and distort the truth in order to advance a right-wing agenda, embarrass liberals, and undermine the Obama administration. Breitbart is not a journalist, researcher, or pundit. He is a propagandist. He operates several websites (BigGovernment, BigJournalism, and BigHollywood), where he and other right-wing bloggers spew their political pornography.
Posted June 25th, 2010 by impalin
On Thursday, when the time came for independent counsel Timothy Petumenos to give former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin her comeuppance for putting private fund-raising above the public trust, he picked as the venue the “Adventure Room” of the Hotel Captain in Cook in downtown Anchorage. The symbolism was almost as thick as the media that crowded the smallish space in the basement of one of the city’s long time cornerstones. The hotel was built by Wally Hickel after the Good Friday earthquake in 1964 destroyed much of Alaska.
Jerry Brown House, Worth $1.8 Million, Doesn’t Fit California Governor Candidate’s Tale Of Frugality
Posted June 22nd, 2010 by impalin
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — When he takes to the campaign trail, Jerry Brown is fond of reminding voters that he shunned the governor’s mansion in Sacramento in favor of a rented apartment during his first tour in the executive office and lived in a downtown loft in Oakland while he was mayor of the crime-ridden city. The stories are part of a campaign narrative of frugality.
Posted June 14th, 2010 by impalin
On this Flag Day, let us celebrate the symbol of our nation by enjoying a heaping helping of political news from all over this fair nation. Because, really, aside from the Stars and Stripes, is there any more awe-inspring symbol of America than the Wrap?!? (End of self-serving hyperbole. Beginning of actual Wrap) THE U.S. SENATE IL-Sen: Will Kirk endure his second teabagging of 2010? This could be a potential game-changer, should it come to pass.
Posted June 7th, 2010 by impalin
“It’s entirely possible that California Attorney General Jerry Brown is the only thing standing between Meg Whitman and the White House.” By Phil Trounstine and Jerry Roberts Calbuzz.com In the middle of a press scrum at the Republican state convention on March 12, Meg Whitman laughed out loud at a radio news reporter who asked her about her national political ambitions: Ms. Whitman, would you commit to serving a full four-year term if you’re elected governor? There’s been talk of you as a national political figure.
Posted May 28th, 2010 by impalin
In the past week, two distinct messages were delivered to Arizonans. One came from Gov. Jan Brewer in the form of a singing sock-puppet on YouTube. The other came from Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, who announced that President Obama will deploy 1,200 National Guard troops along the U.S.-Mexico border and ask Congress for $500 million in funding for border security.
Posted May 2nd, 2010 by impalin
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin–recently dubbed by Gabriel Sherman of New York Magazine as the “President of right-wing America” –and her Anchorage attorney Thomas Van Flein continue to deal in duplicity and fraud in response to findings issued by the Alaska Department of Law regarding Ethics Act complaints levied against Palin and her deceptively named Alaska Fund Trust.
Posted May 1st, 2010 by impalin
It must be campaign season. How else do you explain Jerry Brown’s recent fascination with investigations and allegations announced with lots of media in tow and advantageously timed to benefit traditional Democratic constituencies and issues? There is no doubt that the Brown campaign committee and political advisors are strategically planning the roll-out of official attorney general “investigations” to maximize public attention and perception.
Posted April 21st, 2010 by impalin
My dear Alaskans, sadly Caribou Barbie has been replaced with Caribou Ken. Tuesday, Governor Sean Parnell and Attorney General Dan Sullivan announced plans to sue the federal government over health care reform. Every GOP/Republican dog whistle was blown during the press conference. Parnell was partisan, pathetic and pure pander. Governor Parnell had a personal feeling the health care bill was unconstitutional and had the department of law look it over. “This is not about health care.
Posted April 8th, 2010 by impalin
The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition commented today on the continuing blind spot afflicting the Republican Party: “What does it say about a national party when they are so scared of their neo-Confederate base? Why was there such silence from the leading lights of the GOP, when their much-praised, up-and-coming future contender Governor McConnell reinstated the racist Virginia practice of praising Confederate History Month?