7.05.2009

UPDATED: Remember When Sarah Palin Told Hillary Clinton She Should "Stop Complaining About Media Coverage?"

Remember this?


Well, Sarah Palin's lawyers have threatned the media/certain bloggers for reporting on what are still only rumors (which the FBI denies are true)...that she resigned in order to premept the news that indictment charges against her & the first dude, were about to be handed down.

From Think Progress:

In the wake of her resignation speech on Friday, Max Blumenthal reported for The Daily Beast that Sarah Palin may have quit her job in order to avert a major, yet-to-be-disclosed corruption scandal. Blumenthal explained that “political observers in Alaska are fixated on rumors that federal investigators…[are] searching for evidence that Palin and her husband Todd steered lucrative contracts to the well-connected company in exchange for gifts like the construction of their home.” In response, Palin’s attorney sent a letter to several major news outlets threatening to sue for republishing rumors of any federal investigation.

Gov. Sarah Palin’s attorney threatened Saturday to sue mainstream news organizations if they publish “defamatory” stories relating to whether Palin is under federal investigation.

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,” Van Flein warned, citing Alaska liberal blogger Shannyn Moore.

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Here's the actual excerpt form the letter:
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. http://ltgov.state.ak.us/... 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.
Isn't that a hoot? Problem is, not only is she whining hypocrite, she's a political/public figure. She doesn't get to sue. She'll be laughed out of court.

Here's Shannyn Moore's response last night on her radio show:
"Suck it up, Buttercup!!" She then goes on to beg Plain to sue her telling her audience that she has lawyers who are just dying to depose her.
This is getting good.

UPDATE: Moore isn't the only one wondering if there is a huge legal house, err shoe about to fall on Plain either:

AP: GOP Officials Wonder If Palin "Departed In Advance Of A Brewing Controversy"

Some party officials, including some once close to Palin, wondered whether she departed in advance of a brewing controversy, an assertion her camp denied. During the presidential campaign, McCain officials fretted about six or seven areas of personal and professional concern, according to a former official who helped investigate Palin's background after her rocky rollout.

This official, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters, said the governor's explanations for many subjects never won full acceptance from the campaign, but the stretched-thin McCain staff decided not to pick a fight with the vice presidential pick during the final march toward November.





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