Tuesday, September 16, 2008
McCain’s VP Choice Is Under Ethics Investigation For Abuse Of Power In Alaska
Filed Under: Ethics
By Matt on Aug 28th, 2008 at 11:33 a.m.....
McCain’s VP Choice Is Under Ethics Investigation For Abuse Of Power In Alaska»
In Dayton, OH today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will announce that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be his vice presidential running mate. Palin, who entered office in 2006 after running as a reformer, is touted by conservatives as being “a politician of eye-popping integrity.”
But Palin’s reformer image took a hit last month when she was accused of attempting to get a state trooper fired. That state trooper was her former brother-in-law who had gone through “a messy divorce” with her sister. After the trooper’s boss wouldn’t act on the governor’s request, she fired him. Though Palin says she doesn’t “have anything to hide” and she “didn’t do anything wrong there,” an investigation has found that one of her aides pushed the firing:
Gov. Sarah Palin on Wednesday revealed an audio recording that shows an aide pressuring the Public Safety Department to fire a state trooper embroiled in a custody battle with her sister.
Palin, who has previously said her administration didn’t exert pressure to get rid of trooper Mike Wooten, also disclosed that members of her staff had made about two dozen contacts with public safety officials about the trooper.
Palin’s scandal envelops her in the constellation of scandal-plagued lawmakers currently serving in Alaska. Here’s a brief overview:
Sen. Ted Stevens: Last month, long-serving Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was indicted by a federal grand jury “with seven counts of making false statements for failing to disclose” gifts of over $250,000 from the oil services company VECO Corp.
State Sen. Ben Stevens (R): The senator’s son, Stevens is being investigated by the FBI for his involvement in “an alleged payment scheme involving fisheries legislation brought by his father.” When VECO’s Bill Allen “pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy charges, he stated that almost a quarter of a million dollars in consulting fees paid to the younger Stevens was in fact bribery.”
Rep. Don Young (R): Last year, it was revealed that the senior House Republican was “under criminal investigation” involving “possible political favors for a company in Alaska.” In April, Young’s legal fees exceeded $1 million.
Last week, Palin placed her boards and commissions director, Frank Bailey, on paid leave while the investigation into the suspect firing continues.
UPDATE: In 2006, Sen. Ted Stevens endorsed Palin. Watch his ad endorsing her:
UpdateLast month, after Stevens was indicted, Palin refused to call for his resignation, saying that he had "dedicated his life to the betterment of the state." She had previously called for another indicted lawmaker to resign.
Maybe McCain should have had chosen Condy Rice as his veep rather than Palin. People sometimes do make wrong moves. Maybe McCain made a wrong move on his choice of a veep.
Palin should courageously face an impeachment process to disprove the allegation.
"Big Jon Wants To Cage The World"
Big Jon wants to cage the world!
He wants to cage every bird,
So everyone of its kind
Can sing what he wants to hear!
Big Jon wants to cage every nation;
He wants every country of this planet
To obey his whims and caprices!
Such dream is as fierce as Jon's own fears.
When Big Jon finally realized that the world
Always wants to be free and that the bold
Among humanity would gladly defend global freedom,
Big Jon himself went inside to his own monumental cage.
He later turned that huge cage into his own small kingdom.
The longing for freedom is always loud
And sane to every nation of this world!
A man who loses his sense of freedom upon this planet
Actually loses his sense of sanity in his own heart.
No sane human would reside inside a cage!
_____by Rummel Pinera
"One Century Of Tyranny And Slavery"
Can one human being toil for
One whole century under slavery?
That would make him a machine
Working in routines so effectively,
But without any idea of what is dignity.
One century of tyranny
Would downgrade a citizenry
Into becoming mere machinery
That could not define sanity,
Dignity and the outright ability
To enjoy responsible freedoms, civil rights,
And the wonderful and glorious human rights.
No nation on earth would want to be under
One whole century of tyranny or
Slavery! Statesmanship should honor the
Shining sacredness of sovereignty
Of every country and nation of this globe.
___________by Rummel Pinera
Monday, September 15, 2008
"ON THE GATHERING OF ROCKS"
Some world leaders gather stones to build
Camps and barracks for wars of conquest;
Such sowing of hatred surely garners
Raging hatred, revenge and awesome fears!
Some world leaders gather stones to build
Halls and shelters for global harmony and love;
Such sowing of harmony and love on the globe
Garners goodwill, blessings, harmony, peace and love!
It's wise for world leaders to gather stones
For the building of powerful bridges
That will link regions and nations
Together for global peace, harmony and cooperation
___________by Rummel Pinera
THIS POEM IS DEDICATED TO JOHN MCCAIN AND SARAH PALIN.....
"ON CONQUERING OTHER NATIONS' FREEDOMS"
Before putting the empire's crown upon your head,
Figure out that other nations and peoples also have
The same freedoms that you have; and you had said
That you will protect, cherish and love
All the freedoms that you have..... So why now
You want to put the other nations' freedoms
Into stiff cages? Many nations may vow
In front of you; but the desire for freedom comes
Into every human mind every then and now!
Remember that someone conquered the world with might;
But had still lost his soul into hell without a fight!
Living a holy lifetime is simply living
In harmony with all humanity, nations
And the whole universe..... And it's true that having
Personal salvation is living a holy lifetime!
Living a truly-holy and really-happy lifetime is
Living eternally in this world and in the whole universe.
_____________________by Rummel Pinera
Palin: War in Iraq, response to 9/11 Sat, 13 Sep 2008 16:23:07 GMT
Republican vice-presidential pick Sarah Palin has renewed the discredited claim that the war in Iraq was a response to the 9/11 attacks. Addressing a brigade of soldiers heading to Iraq, Governor Palin said they would 'defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans.' This is while the view that Iraq shared responsibility with al-Qaeda for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon has even been discredited by the Bush administration. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Vice President Dick Cheney made a false claim on NBC that Iraq had been the 'geographic base' for the attacks. However, President George W. Bush acknowledged on September 17, 2003 that, "We have no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the 11 September attacks." Since she became the Republican vice presidential nominee, Gov. Palin has been widely criticized over her fitness for office and her knowledge of foreign policy. CS/HGH
From: http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=69321§ionid=3510203 .
Even if solid truth has been locked up in jail,
The truth can liquify or turn into a hale
And free itself without bargaining into sale.
The validity of truth shall never fail;
And its precious worth or value is not for sale!
----------- by Rummel Pinera