Theodore's World: Palin's Attorney Threatens to Sue Liberal Blogs & State-Run Media For Slander

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July 05, 2009

Palin's Attorney Threatens to Sue Liberal Blogs & State-Run Media For Slander

Sarah Palin and Blackhawk Crew

July 4, 2009

On July 3rd, 2009, Governor Sarah Palin announced her intent to resign her gubernatorial duties and transfer the powers of Governor to Lt. Governor Sean Parnell.

Almost immediately afterwards, several unscrupulous people have asserted false and defamatory allegations that the “real” reasons for Governor Palin’s resignation stem from an alleged criminal investigation pertaining to the construction of the Wasilla Sports Complex. This canard was first floated by Democrat operatives in September 2008 during the national campaign and followed up by sympathetic Democratic writers.1. It was easily rebutted then as one of many fabrications about Sarah Palin. Just as power abhors a vacuum, modern journalism apparently abhors any type of due diligence and fact checking before scurrilous allegations are repeated as fact...

To the extent several websites, most notably liberal Alaska blogger Shannyn Moore, are now claiming as “fact” that Governor Palin resigned because she is “under federal investigation” for embezzlement or other criminal wrongdoing, we will be exploring legal options this week to address such defamation. This is to provide notice to Ms. Moore, and those who re-publish the defamation, such as Huffington Post, MSNBC, the New York Times and The Washington Post, that the Palins will not allow them to propagate defamatory material without answering to this in a court of law. The Alaska Constitution protects the right of free speech, while simultaneously holding those “responsible for the abuse of that right.” Alaska Constitution Art. I, Sec. 5

These falsehoods abuse the right to free speech; continuing to publish these falsehoods of criminal activity is reckless, done without any regard for the truth, and is actionable.

Text of the press release from her attorneys here at

Full text at

* This past year Governor Palin won 15 different bogus ethics complaints filed against her.
* The state of Alaska spent $2 million defending the governor.
* It cost those Sarah Palin-haters nothing to file the bogus complaints.
* Fighting the complaints left Sarah and Todd Palin $500,000 in debt.

Wild Thing's comment.......

She's rolled up her sleeves and ready to fight back. Sarah scares them, otherwise they wouldn’t bother with her.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 5, 2009 07:49 AM


I pray my instincts are right and Sarah has no skeletons in that closet. Just don't disappoint your loyal base like so many of your predecessors and your past running mate have.

Two worthy quotes:

" It's better to be hated for who you are....than liked for who you are not. " Van Zant

"It's amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites." ~ Thomas Sowell

Posted by: Jack at July 5, 2009 02:23 PM

Now she can take them , head on. No holds barred .

Posted by: Mark at July 5, 2009 07:06 PM

Jack, me too, I think it would have
come out during the campaign.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 6, 2009 01:14 AM

Mark, yes, I just feel she has really had
it with the attacks and I understand
that completley.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 6, 2009 01:16 AM