Update: CNN saw the light, or felt our collective wrath.  RedState reports that Governor Palin has been removed from the list.  Thanks to those of you who sent e-mails!

2nd update – Methinks Greta gave them some unwanted attention as well.

Checking out Newsbuters I was directed to an article over at CNN about politicians who made headlines for the wrong reasons.  The subtitle reads, “Politicians who fell from grace in 2008.”

Right off the bat you see Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois.  Sure somebody who under a Federal investigation accused of trying to sell off President-Elect Obama’s Senate seat among other acts of corruption is worthy of the list.  He is facing likely impeachment, and possibly even prison time if he is indicted and convicted.

John Edwards who confessed to having an affair with a former campaign staffer.  Ok, worthy of the list.  Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick who spent four months in jail after pleading guilty to two felony obstruction-of-justice charges.  Again worthy.

Larry Langford, who is Mayor of Birmingham, AL, arrested by the FBI on 12/1 on bribery, fraud, money laundering and filing false income tax charges.  This seems like quite a list.  Former Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-FL) who lost his re-election bid after multiple affairs were disclosed, as well as charges of sexual harassment.

Are we seeing how this list is shaping up?  Criminals or those accused of committing a crime and sexual deviants.  Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer who resigned after admitting his taste for high-priced hookers and Former Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) who was recently indicted on federal corruption charges also make their cut.  I don’t disagree with any of those mentioned so far on this list.

Then, in the midst of these corrupt officials, criminals, and perverts another that CNN felt compelled to add to this list – Sarah Palin.  They write:

Sarah Palin’s “average hockey mom” persona was touted as a plus when GOP presidential nominee John McCain chose her to be his running mate in August.  But the Alaska governor lost some luster when news broke that the Republican National Committee spent $150,00 to outfit her and her family in designer duds for the campaign.  Palin said the clothing would be returned and then auctioned off or donated to charity.  Palin was accused of trying to get her former brother-in-law fired from the state police and then sacking the public safety commissioner when he refused to go along.  Lawmakers decided she violated ethics rules in the first place, but was within her rights to fire the director.  The state personnel board concluded she violated no ethics laws.

Are you kidding me?  What Kool-Aid are they drinking?  First off all of those allegations have been debunked.  There is a major question as to whether or not $150,000 was spent in the first place.  Even if that was the case – the RNC spent it, NOT Palin.

Her former brother-in-law, Mike Wooten, the fine upstanding citizen he is, tasered his son along with other issues.  The only shame is that he is still, to my knowledge, still on the Alaska State Police force.  With the firing of Walt Monegan, he was fired due to insubordination regarding budget policies he was resisting.

As far as Palin falling from grace?  I like what Newsbusters had to say:

Just this past December, for instance, Palin was asked to go to Georgia to rally voters to return Senator Saxby Chambliss to office in a runoff election. This request was fully a month after she lost her bid to become vice president on the McCain ticket, yet Chambliss has repeatedly said that he won the reelection in part because she rallied the voters to his side. If Palin had a “fall from grace” as CNN claims, how was this possible?

Palin is even supposedly an odds on favorite to be nominated president in 2012! How is that evidence of her being disgraced in 2008?

I don’t see her going away any time soon.

The only thing demonstrated by CNN’s addition of Palin to this is their liberal bias.  Contact them to let them know what you think of their list.

50 comments
  1. I think Florida Gov. Charlie Crist deserved a “headlines for the wrong reason” spot more than Gov. Palin for his $430,000 trip to Europe. That was a pretty outrageous thing for a so-called fiscal conservative to do.

    Matts last blog post..High standards

  2. I think Florida Gov. Charlie Crist deserved a “headlines for the wrong reason” spot more than Gov. Palin for his $430,000 trip to Europe. That was a pretty outrageous thing for a so-called fiscal conservative to do.

    Matts last blog post..High standards

  3. I think Florida Gov. Charlie Crist deserved a “headlines for the wrong reason” spot more than Gov. Palin for his $430,000 trip to Europe. That was a pretty outrageous thing for a so-called fiscal conservative to do.

    Matts last blog post..High standards

  4. I think Florida Gov. Charlie Crist deserved a “headlines for the wrong reason” spot more than Gov. Palin for his $430,000 trip to Europe. That was a pretty outrageous thing for a so-called fiscal conservative to do.

    Matts last blog post..High standards

  5. No, the charges weren’t debunked. She was found guilty. Only later, when a Board of flunkies dependent on her for their jobs ruled, was there a different decision.

    Sarah Palin’s lies and distortions of the truth are well documented. The fact that she is still a heroine to some in the Evangelical community is pretty sad.

  6. No, the charges weren’t debunked. She was found guilty. Only later, when a Board of flunkies dependent on her for their jobs ruled, was there a different decision.

    Sarah Palin’s lies and distortions of the truth are well documented. The fact that she is still a heroine to some in the Evangelical community is pretty sad.

  7. No, the charges weren’t debunked. She was found guilty. Only later, when a Board of flunkies dependent on her for their jobs ruled, was there a different decision.

    Sarah Palin’s lies and distortions of the truth are well documented. The fact that she is still a heroine to some in the Evangelical community is pretty sad.

  8. No, the charges weren’t debunked. She was found guilty. Only later, when a Board of flunkies dependent on her for their jobs ruled, was there a different decision.

    Sarah Palin’s lies and distortions of the truth are well documented. The fact that she is still a heroine to some in the Evangelical community is pretty sad.

  9. @Matt – oh I agree that is outrageous!

    @Iowaguy – even if you consider that political stunt of an “investigation” (run by an Obama supporter), they said she was within her rights to fire him. Ultimately political appointees serve at the pleasure of whomever is governor or President. Often times new administrations just clean house. Also I find it amazing that it is seen as inappropriate for the Board of Personnel to investigate and report on personnel issues. They are only seen as flunkies by you because they didn’t give you the result you hoped for. If they found her guilty they’d be considered heroes.

    @AndyC – this is true, but still pathetic.

  10. @Matt – oh I agree that is outrageous!

    @Iowaguy – even if you consider that political stunt of an “investigation” (run by an Obama supporter), they said she was within her rights to fire him. Ultimately political appointees serve at the pleasure of whomever is governor or President. Often times new administrations just clean house. Also I find it amazing that it is seen as inappropriate for the Board of Personnel to investigate and report on personnel issues. They are only seen as flunkies by you because they didn’t give you the result you hoped for. If they found her guilty they’d be considered heroes.

    @AndyC – this is true, but still pathetic.

  11. @Matt – oh I agree that is outrageous!

    @Iowaguy – even if you consider that political stunt of an “investigation” (run by an Obama supporter), they said she was within her rights to fire him. Ultimately political appointees serve at the pleasure of whomever is governor or President. Often times new administrations just clean house. Also I find it amazing that it is seen as inappropriate for the Board of Personnel to investigate and report on personnel issues. They are only seen as flunkies by you because they didn’t give you the result you hoped for. If they found her guilty they’d be considered heroes.

    @AndyC – this is true, but still pathetic.

  12. @Matt – oh I agree that is outrageous!

    @Iowaguy – even if you consider that political stunt of an “investigation” (run by an Obama supporter), they said she was within her rights to fire him. Ultimately political appointees serve at the pleasure of whomever is governor or President. Often times new administrations just clean house. Also I find it amazing that it is seen as inappropriate for the Board of Personnel to investigate and report on personnel issues. They are only seen as flunkies by you because they didn’t give you the result you hoped for. If they found her guilty they’d be considered heroes.

    @AndyC – this is true, but still pathetic.

  13. Shane, Christians have a long history of supporting people who speak our language, but who are not deserving. The Bible is pretty clear that we are to judge the spirits of those who would lead us, and not be deceived.

    Richard Nixon was a hero to Christians, till we found out what a foul mouthed crook he was.

    George Bush talked of his dependence on Jesus, yet he authorized torture, and mocked a woman who came to him asking for mercy.

    I still hear Christians who support Rush Limbaugh, even though he broke laws to obtain illegal drugs, and has been married three or four times. Jesus would call him an adulterer.

    Your statement about the “result I hoped for” is offensive. I frankly don’t care. Sarah Palin’s record of lies and obfuscation is – or should be – clear to anyone who actually takes the time to evaluate the facts, instead of just listening to her words. Frankly, you, as a minister, have a special obligation to lead in this area.

    I hope you will reconsider, and choose to live up to the obligations you have assumed.

  14. Shane, Christians have a long history of supporting people who speak our language, but who are not deserving. The Bible is pretty clear that we are to judge the spirits of those who would lead us, and not be deceived.

    Richard Nixon was a hero to Christians, till we found out what a foul mouthed crook he was.

    George Bush talked of his dependence on Jesus, yet he authorized torture, and mocked a woman who came to him asking for mercy.

    I still hear Christians who support Rush Limbaugh, even though he broke laws to obtain illegal drugs, and has been married three or four times. Jesus would call him an adulterer.

    Your statement about the “result I hoped for” is offensive. I frankly don’t care. Sarah Palin’s record of lies and obfuscation is – or should be – clear to anyone who actually takes the time to evaluate the facts, instead of just listening to her words. Frankly, you, as a minister, have a special obligation to lead in this area.

    I hope you will reconsider, and choose to live up to the obligations you have assumed.

  15. Shane, Christians have a long history of supporting people who speak our language, but who are not deserving. The Bible is pretty clear that we are to judge the spirits of those who would lead us, and not be deceived.

    Richard Nixon was a hero to Christians, till we found out what a foul mouthed crook he was.

    George Bush talked of his dependence on Jesus, yet he authorized torture, and mocked a woman who came to him asking for mercy.

    I still hear Christians who support Rush Limbaugh, even though he broke laws to obtain illegal drugs, and has been married three or four times. Jesus would call him an adulterer.

    Your statement about the “result I hoped for” is offensive. I frankly don’t care. Sarah Palin’s record of lies and obfuscation is – or should be – clear to anyone who actually takes the time to evaluate the facts, instead of just listening to her words. Frankly, you, as a minister, have a special obligation to lead in this area.

    I hope you will reconsider, and choose to live up to the obligations you have assumed.

  16. Shane I’m especially sensitive to this because my dear Grandmother dutifully sent a portion of her social security check each month to that “fine young couple” Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. Part of the money they used to air condition their dog house came from my Grandma.

    Christians need to wise up, and refuse to be taken in by charlatans. And Sarah Palin is a charlatan.

  17. Shane I’m especially sensitive to this because my dear Grandmother dutifully sent a portion of her social security check each month to that “fine young couple” Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. Part of the money they used to air condition their dog house came from my Grandma.

    Christians need to wise up, and refuse to be taken in by charlatans. And Sarah Palin is a charlatan.

  18. Shane I’m especially sensitive to this because my dear Grandmother dutifully sent a portion of her social security check each month to that “fine young couple” Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. Part of the money they used to air condition their dog house came from my Grandma.

    Christians need to wise up, and refuse to be taken in by charlatans. And Sarah Palin is a charlatan.

  19. Shane I’m especially sensitive to this because my dear Grandmother dutifully sent a portion of her social security check each month to that “fine young couple” Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. Part of the money they used to air condition their dog house came from my Grandma.

    Christians need to wise up, and refuse to be taken in by charlatans. And Sarah Palin is a charlatan.

  20. What does Christianity have to do with Sarah Palin? She is a pro-life woman. That is the one and only reason she is hated by the Left. Were she a pro-abortionist every acomplishiment she has achieved in life would be trumpted daily

  21. What does Christianity have to do with Sarah Palin? She is a pro-life woman. That is the one and only reason she is hated by the Left. Were she a pro-abortionist every acomplishiment she has achieved in life would be trumpted daily

  22. What does Christianity have to do with Sarah Palin? She is a pro-life woman. That is the one and only reason she is hated by the Left. Were she a pro-abortionist every acomplishiment she has achieved in life would be trumpted daily

  23. What does Christianity have to do with Sarah Palin? She is a pro-life woman. That is the one and only reason she is hated by the Left. Were she a pro-abortionist every acomplishiment she has achieved in life would be trumpted daily

  24. Iowaguy – again you are assuming that I don’t read the accusations made against her. I was tracking ADN among other news sites when all this broke. I just don’t buy it.

    I’m offended that you are questioning my position as a pastor because I don’t agree with you on Sarah Palin. I am not saying she’s perfect. No one is.

    So I’m curious, who are you supportive of?

    @Michael – Iowaguy is bringing that up because she’s an evangelical.

    Which Iowaguy, was not a reason I supported her. I didn’t find that out until later.

  25. Iowaguy – again you are assuming that I don’t read the accusations made against her. I was tracking ADN among other news sites when all this broke. I just don’t buy it.

    I’m offended that you are questioning my position as a pastor because I don’t agree with you on Sarah Palin. I am not saying she’s perfect. No one is.

    So I’m curious, who are you supportive of?

    @Michael – Iowaguy is bringing that up because she’s an evangelical.

    Which Iowaguy, was not a reason I supported her. I didn’t find that out until later.

  26. Iowaguy – again you are assuming that I don’t read the accusations made against her. I was tracking ADN among other news sites when all this broke. I just don’t buy it.

    I’m offended that you are questioning my position as a pastor because I don’t agree with you on Sarah Palin. I am not saying she’s perfect. No one is.

    So I’m curious, who are you supportive of?

    @Michael – Iowaguy is bringing that up because she’s an evangelical.

    Which Iowaguy, was not a reason I supported her. I didn’t find that out until later.

  27. Iowaguy – again you are assuming that I don’t read the accusations made against her. I was tracking ADN among other news sites when all this broke. I just don’t buy it.

    I’m offended that you are questioning my position as a pastor because I don’t agree with you on Sarah Palin. I am not saying she’s perfect. No one is.

    So I’m curious, who are you supportive of?

    @Michael – Iowaguy is bringing that up because she’s an evangelical.

    Which Iowaguy, was not a reason I supported her. I didn’t find that out until later.

  28. Excellent point Shane. Unless the Republican party learns to counter media bias they will be at a huge disadvantage in future elections. It can’t be stopped and they should not whine about it, just confront it. Why are Republican politicians so timid to challenge the media? They should boycott shows like Hardball and Keith Olberdink. Refuse comment to the NY Times.
    Anyone who denies media bias is either blind or stupid. Gov Palin being put in the same category as Blago is the perfect example.

  29. Excellent point Shane. Unless the Republican party learns to counter media bias they will be at a huge disadvantage in future elections. It can’t be stopped and they should not whine about it, just confront it. Why are Republican politicians so timid to challenge the media? They should boycott shows like Hardball and Keith Olberdink. Refuse comment to the NY Times.
    Anyone who denies media bias is either blind or stupid. Gov Palin being put in the same category as Blago is the perfect example.

  30. Excellent point Shane. Unless the Republican party learns to counter media bias they will be at a huge disadvantage in future elections. It can’t be stopped and they should not whine about it, just confront it. Why are Republican politicians so timid to challenge the media? They should boycott shows like Hardball and Keith Olberdink. Refuse comment to the NY Times.
    Anyone who denies media bias is either blind or stupid. Gov Palin being put in the same category as Blago is the perfect example.

  31. Excellent point Shane. Unless the Republican party learns to counter media bias they will be at a huge disadvantage in future elections. It can’t be stopped and they should not whine about it, just confront it. Why are Republican politicians so timid to challenge the media? They should boycott shows like Hardball and Keith Olberdink. Refuse comment to the NY Times.
    Anyone who denies media bias is either blind or stupid. Gov Palin being put in the same category as Blago is the perfect example.

  32. “No, the charges weren’t debunked. She was found guilty”

    Yes the charges wwew debunked. No, she was NOT found guilty.

    “Governor Palin’s firing of Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads.”

  33. “No, the charges weren’t debunked. She was found guilty”

    Yes the charges wwew debunked. No, she was NOT found guilty.

    “Governor Palin’s firing of Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads.”

  34. “No, the charges weren’t debunked. She was found guilty”

    Yes the charges wwew debunked. No, she was NOT found guilty.

    “Governor Palin’s firing of Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads.”

  35. “No, the charges weren’t debunked. She was found guilty”

    Yes the charges wwew debunked. No, she was NOT found guilty.

    “Governor Palin’s firing of Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads.”

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