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October 30, 2010

Sarah Palin: Lisa, are you going to shut down my Facebook page for writing this?

Sarah Palin: Lisa, are you going to shut down my Facebook page for writing this? .

Yesterday, Lisa Murkowski’s hired guns threatened radio host Dan Fagan, and more importantly, the station that airs Fagan’s show, with legal action for allegedly illegal “electioneering.” The station, unlike Murkowski, who is flush with millions of dollars from vested corporate interests, does not have a budget for a legal defense. So it did what any small market station would do when threatened by Beltway lawyers charging $500 to $1000 an hour – they pulled Dan Fagan off the air.

Does all this sound heavy handed? It is. It is an interference with Dan Fagan’s constitutional right to free speech. It is also a shocking indictment against Lisa Murkowski. How low will she go to hold onto power? First, she gets the Division of Elections to change its write-in process – a process that Judge Pfiffner correctly determined had been in place without change for 50 years. She is accepting financial support from federal contractors, an act that is highly questionable and now pending before the FEC. And today, she played her last card. She made it clear that if you disagree with her and encourage others to exercise their civic rights, she’ll take you off the air.

The concept of “electioneering” involves several issues, but typically refers to campaigning at the polls, which is appropriately banned. Under federal law, it can also mean paying for advertising on broadcast media during a federal election cycle, and it requires disclosures if done by groups and corporations. Fagan used satire to mock Murkowski’s write-in efforts and encouraged Alaskan’s to run as write-in candidates. That is not illegal. That is free speech.

Individuals like Dan Fagan have a fundamental right to speak their minds without threats from the incumbent Senator from Alaska. It is hard to find a constitutional right Americans cherish more than the right to free speech. This was a right Joe Miller, as a decorated combat veteran – a tank commander tested in battle, was willing to die to defend. Dan Fagan has not always agreed with me, but I will gladly defend his right to speak freely on his radio show, which he has often used to criticize me. In fact, Fagan has actually used his radio show to attack and insult me, my husband, my children, and my family in just about every way possible. He was especially insulting to my son, who left for a war zone to defend Fagan’s right to attack our family. But when I was his governor, I never would have dreamed of threatening his right to free speech. I support him in this fight because this D.C. Beltway thuggery, as exemplified by Lisa Murkowski’s latest threat, is ruining our country. The powers that be want ordinary Americans to sit down and shut up and let the ruling class ride us right off the debt cliff we’re heading towards with Obama, Pelosi, and Reid steering the nation’s car. We can’t let them. Now is the time to put aside our past differences and stand up to the establishment powers.

This whole episode confirms again why we need to elect Joe Miller. Lisa, you can sue me if you want (you won’t be the first). But I will not be intimidated from speaking my mind. Your intimidation just empowered us liberty-loving Alaskans. Are you really that out of touch?

- Sarah Palin


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

Way to go, Sarah! In her note she is defending Dan Fagan after what he has said about her and her family is something to point out as well.

Freedom of speech is being threatened now more then ever. Sarah did great speaking out about this!

Murkowski is really horrible. Lisa Murkowski really must be defeated.

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Posted by Wild Thing at October 30, 2010 03:55 AM


Sarah's adherence to The Constitution and it's rights for citizens and restrictions on govt. is another reason, of many, to love Sarah.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at October 30, 2010 09:56 AM

Lisa Murkowski is a spoiled brat who has to have what she wants or she throws a fit. She was that child you see in the toy store having a tantrum because mommy and daddy wouldn't buy her a toy. Problem with her is mommy and daddy eventually bought her the toy and kept on giving her what she wanted, including a senate seat in congress. Now that she was told "no" by the Alaskan voters, she's having another tantrum and using unethical tactics to conduct her tantrum. She's a person who lacks honor.

Posted by: BobF at October 30, 2010 10:33 AM

If there is any doubt in anyone's mind as to where Sarah Palin stands, regarding the Constitution and Bill of Rights, this message of hers should answer the question.

What you said is so true. She is defending a man, who vilified her many times, to exercise his right to freedom of speech. This is a concept that is far beyond the Left wing way of thinking.

I would vote for Sarah and anyone she supports, every time. She has the right ideas on how to start putting this country back together. The best thing is that she knows how to use her influence and is not afraid to speak her mind.

God Bless Sarah Palin

Posted by: Sean at October 30, 2010 12:24 PM

Hey Wild Thing,
Are you joining the Marine team for Valour IT this year?
We sure could use your help, lady!!!

Posted by: Carrie at October 30, 2010 01:35 PM

I guess Murkowski's uncle is a Federal Judge and is demanding Miller release all his records. Why didn't obama release his records.

Murkowski is toast, she just doesn't know it yet.

Posted by: Mark at October 30, 2010 05:12 PM

Wonderful input and I agree so much. Sarah knows how important our Constitution is, I wish all those in office had this loyalty to it.

Carrie, thank you for asking. I am not doing it this year.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 31, 2010 04:22 AM