I thought it was all over when Sarah Palin suddenly decided to resign in a toss of word salad the likes of which I hoped we’d never hear again.
But it was too good to be true. 24 hours later, on the most “sacred” secular of our patriotic holidays, the day in which we celebrate our freedom, rejoice in our heritage, honor those that have sacrificed and revere our cherished documents: the Declaration of Independence, The Contitution and the Bill of Rights, Sarah Palin has seen fit to spit upon patriotism and sought to stifle, censor, threaten, intimidate, bully and threaten the free speech of Americans.
Yes, Sarah Palin, in her paranoid delusions has gone off the deep end once again. This time over rumors of impending Federal indictments against her or her husband over, among other things, the building of her house. I won’t go into details. You can read them at The Mudflats, Progressive Alaska or Just a Girl from Homer. It is that last in the person of Shannyn Moore to which I specifically refer.
Palin’s mouthpiece, one Thomas Van Flein, has delivered a four page diatribe that seeks to shut Shannyn up with the threat of a lawsuit for defamation if she so much as breathes about Housegate. Media websites and blogs are also named in the letter.
And I’m thinking…WTF?
First. Sarah Palin dumps her resignation on the most propitious news dump day she could have picked. The Friday before the 4th of July. Letterman has been in repeats all week, Sat. Night Live will be in a repeat on Sat. the 4th and The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are off all next week. Michael Jackson’s funeral will also push it of the news cycle by Monday. At least, this was probably the plan. She wanted this to quitely go away quickly. The haste in which she made this announcement is obvious. Todd had to be called back from his subsistence fishing, something Alaskan don’t do lightly. They’ve missed births and funerals to make their quota. She says it’s been in the works for weeks, yet the Lt. Gov. Parnell only found out Wed. Most heard it on Friday with the rest of the world.
I won’t go into the motives behind her resignation. For now.
So, with this master plan in place, you’d think she’d be smart enough to ignore some little ol’ bloggers no one outside of Alaska pays much attention to. Except for the Huffington Post, but that’s full of liberal elites and who pays attention to them?
But no. Sarah has to pull a “pay no attention to that impending indictment behind the curtain”. It’s obvious no lawyer in his right mind would voluntarily draft such a novelette and deliver it on the FOURTH OF JULY unless he was being forced to by his paying client. Let’s hope he’ll be paid. And I’m sure he’s charging her obscenely for doing this on a major holiday.
Now, rather than letting it go away, Sarah is poking it with a stick and everyone is now looking into Housegate.
For those too lazy to go read, when Sarah was Mayor of Wasilla she awarded a contract to a company to build a multi-million dollar sports complex. The company (along with Arctic Cat, who gave Sarah those lovely winter clothes to wear at Todd’s Iron Dog race) sponsors Todd. And they contributed to Sarah getting elected. After which she awarded them even more lucrative contracts. But the interesting part comes from the locals. Right before they built the house, Sarah abolished building permits. And the windows, siding, etc of the house bear an uncanny resemblance to the building materials used for the Sports Complex, leading some to believe that, perhaps, materials were orderd in excess and somehow found themselves transported down the road for reuse. Others question Todd’s ability to build the house on his own. He said he had the help of “some buddies” but has resisted naming them.
So…bring it on Van Flein. Shannyn has an e-mail box full of lawyers all screaming “pick me pick me” in the hopes they can depose Sarah Palin. And they’ll do it Pro bono. There is nothing Shannyn Moore would like better than to be sued by Sarah Palin for defamation and be able to bring all of the facts about HouseGate and anything else it leads to out in the open for all to see. Under oath. Like maybe Todd’s membership in the Alaskan Independence Party, whose sole political agenda is secession and his part in possibly transporting weapons into Alaska for the purpose of arming a militia. Under oath. Gee, maybe some questions about Trig’s birth. Perhaps calling the attending physician to the stand to testify. Under oath.
And Shannyn will not be intimidated. You cannot make her sit down and shut up. Especially on the Fourth of July.
Neither will I. You want to censor me? You want to stifle me? You want to deny my right to free speech? You want to sue me? Go ahead.
In the words of Shannyn Moore “Suck it up, Buttercup.”