More on Palin: Embezzlement Indictments Said Coming

Palin_Sarah2FURTHER UPDATE: Okay, I’ve now been able to get independent information from multiple sources that all of this precedes what are said to be possible federal indictments against Palin, concerning an embezzlement scandal related to the building of Palin’s house and the Wasilla Sports Complex built during her tenure. Both structures, it is said, feature the “same windows, same wood, same products.” Federal investigators have been looking into this for some time, and indictments could be imminent, according to the Alaska sources.

BradFriedmanThe BRAD BLOG has not been able to receive confirmation from any federal sources on this. Our information comes from local Alaskans who follow Palin, and who have been keeping an eye on this for some time, while keeping it quiet at the request of federal investigators.

Full (still breaking) story here

Brad Friedman
Brad Blog

More on this same topic by LA Progressive’s Charley James.


  1. says

    Various accusations and speculations have been made about the why’s and motivation behind Sarah Palin’s announcement of early retirement.

    Some believe she is tired of the “harsh” criticisms that she has received, even though they aren’t any more harsh than the criticisms received by many politicians, especially female politicians.

    Some believe it’s part of her continued agenda to become a bigger political player than the office of Governor of Alaska can possibly offer.

    Others have speculated there is more dirt to yet to surface, so she is bailing now, before the going gets really tough.

    Regardless of the speculation of motive, one thing most people do agree that she gave a completely incoherent resignation speech. It didn’t make sense, and demonstrated someone who’s obviously having some sort of crisis.

    Here’s’ my theory. I think she is smart and her “crisis” has been carefully calculated. Why? Because she still had a year and a half left to serve as Alaska’s Gov. By the time that term is up, Sarah Palin would no longer be in the limelight, media or otherwise.

    Here is what no one else seems to be saying, but this is what I believe to be her golden opportunity to cash in. This woman knows she can make a great deal more (financially) by going on speaking tours and producing a book than her current salary could ever produce. Here is her opportunity to “cash in” on her popularity, and if she waits another 18 months, that opportunity possible could be dust in the wind. She sees a financial opportunity, and she is taking it. Being Governor of Alaska would not permit her, time and travel wise, to capitalize on this favorable circumstance. So in all honesty, I believe good ole’ American greed has overcome her, and I don’t necessarily fault her for that. It’s not what someone with a strong political agenda would do, nor is it a sign of a strong moral leader, but let’s face it, here is her lottery. It’s her choice to play or not. I don’t believe Sarah Palin seeks political power as much as she seeks popularity. The beauty queen in her has once again resurfaced.

    Now I could be wrong, but it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if we see signs saying “Sarah Palin: Coming to a town near you” being placed strategically across the conservative corners of America very soon!
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  2. gwazdos says

    There’s no reason to doubt Sarah Palin’s sincerity when she talks about her commitment to family and–more specifically–special-needs kids. When she introduced her son, who has Down syndrome, to the audience at the Republican convention, the family tableau drew cheers. And she issued a promise. “To the families of special-needs children all across this country, I have a message for you,” she told the crowd. “For years, you’ve sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters, and I pledge to you that, if we are elected, you will have a friend and advocate in the White House.”
    Unfortunately, as governor of a state with a birth-defect rate that’s twice the national average, and which has the gloomy status as repository of toxic chemicals from around the world, Palin has pursued environmental policies that seem perfectly crafted to swell the ranks of special-needs kids. It’s true that Alaska’s top leaders have placed industry wishes over environmental protection for years. But, instead of correcting this problem, she’s compounded it. Peer into her environmental record, and Palin ends up looking a lot like George W. Bush.

  3. gwazdos says

    The mess of pollutants in Alaska has clearly taken its toll. In general, the state has double the national average of birth defects. While the causes are unknown, environmentalists point to the region that includes the North Slope, an area slightly larger than Minnesota, where most of Alaska’s oil is produced. The byproducts of oil production can cause serious nervous system disorders, and the North Slope and its environs, home to Alaska Natives and itinerant oil workers, has the highest prevalence of birth defects in the state–11 percent–compared with 6 percent statewide and 3 percent nationwide.
    Palin, however, has not addressed these concerns. Her administration irked environmentalists in February 2008, when it opposed legislation that would have given parents at least 48 hours’ notice before schools were to be sprayed with pesticides and other toxic chemicals. Currently, parents get 24 hours, which the bill’s proponents say is not sufficient for parents who want to arrange to keep kids out of school for a few days after the chemicals are applied. Palin’s administration argued that the bill was too restrictive and would force schools to notify parents before cleaning toilets with disinfectant–which, supporters say, is not true. In the same month, members of Palin’s administration testified against language in legislation that would have banned polybrominated diphenyl ethers–a flame retardant that, studies show, harms the developing brain.

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