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This is Why Sarah Palin Should Never Be President

November 29, 2010

This is what the Tea Partier-in-Chief tweeted earlier:

Right Sarah, because those two things are so very similar.

Your book publisher suing Gawker in court over posting excerpts from your ghost-written book just has everything in common with the U.S. government preventing an unknown person from stealing confidential/classified documents at an unknown point in time from the classified DoD/State server, passing them to a large community of people who work under the umbrella term “WikiLeaks” and publishing them from different XMPP servers all over the world.

Oh, and I bet the stakes with your book were just as high too!

12 Comments leave one →
  1. discourseincsharpminor permalink
    November 29, 2010 9:11 pm

    *Facepalm*

    What hubris! There’s not much else to say, is there?

  2. November 29, 2010 9:23 pm

    You want to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but that statement of hers today was something else. And, it’s a technicality, but WikiLeaks’ act is not treason, whatever you think of it. That is because, although the person(s) who fed data to WikiLeaks probably is American, the founder of WikiLeaks is not American. I give her credit though for how she creatively managed to put in a plug for her book while criticizing Obama and commenting on an international diplomatic scandal:)

    I know that there will be a ton of surprises between now and November 2012, but I have to think that Obama, Axelrod, and crew want desperately for Palin to be his opponent. In a general election, it’s hard to envision her beating him, no matter what else is going on. I personally think Romney would be a much tougher opponent for Obama than Huckabee or Palin.

  3. Thain permalink
    November 29, 2010 9:38 pm

    She’s a total asshat.

    I heard she doesn’t even write her own Tweets- her financials showed she paid bloggers big bucks to cover Twitter and her Facebook postings. Unfortunately I can’t find the link to where I read that a few months ago.

  4. Carolyn-Rodham permalink
    November 29, 2010 9:59 pm

    She’s crazy — like a fox. She managed to plug her book AND condemn WikiLeaks in the same sentence.

    Sorta like combining her family “vacation” and “book tour” thru key states for 2012:

    “Family gearing up 4 Thanksgiving break book tour; anxious 4 kids 2 have ‘what I did on my vacation’ experiences in great US towns along way,” Palin tweeted Friday morning.

  5. PCFS permalink
    November 29, 2010 10:59 pm

    Everyday we hear something about her. I am so sick of her stupid remarks. Mrs. Bush was right to make the remark for Palin to go home to Alaska and stay there.

    • Carole Smith permalink
      November 30, 2010 1:14 am

      That’s because she is able to see right through her. I agree.

  6. Vcal permalink
    November 30, 2010 12:31 am

    I can’t stand this ignorant woman, she’s all over the news every single day; somebody very powerful must be backing her trying to immerse her image in people minds (the weak),as the same MSNBC did for BO on 2008, but this woman in worse than BO. Hillary, we need you, you’re so above this white trash!

  7. Carole Smith permalink
    November 30, 2010 1:08 am

    I was just about to go to bed and I’m so glad I decided to check your blog. This made my day! I’m so steamed over what Dick Morris is saying about Clinton and the WikiLeaks. Reading this post made me feel better. I couldn’t agree with you more! Way to go! By the way, have you heard about the FB fiasco with Willow. I agree that kids should not be the target of political attacks, but that was a real eye opener. It appears she needs some help with online etiquette.

  8. filipino-american4hrc permalink
    November 30, 2010 1:14 am

    Between Sarah’s silliness and calls from at least two Obama-bots and Hugo Chavez for Hillary to resign, and the Dick (Morris) and Fox News playing up “Hillary’s secret police” at the UN, we can expect more silliness and ramped-up drama until Wikileaks exhausts all the diplomatic cables and proceeds to the next dump — this time supposedly on one major US bank.

    Anyway, this is a fascinating read regarding the spy work at the UN: “US diplomats spied on UN leadership” (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/28/us-embassy-cables-spying-un?intcmp=239). Some key excerpts:

    A classified directive which appears to blur the line between diplomacy and spying was issued to US diplomats under Hillary Clinton’s name in July 2009, demanding forensic technical details about the communications systems used by top UN officials, including passwords and personal encryption keys used in private and commercial networks for official communications.

    [snip]

    The operation targeted at the UN appears to have involved all of Washington’s main intelligence agencies. The CIA’s clandestine service, the US Secret Service and the FBI were included in the “reporting and collection needs” cable alongside the state department under the heading “collection requirements and tasking”.

    [snip]

    The directives, signed simply “Clinton” or “Rice”, referring to the current and former secretaries of state, Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice, form a central plank of America’s intelligence effort and reveal how Washington is using its 11,500-strong foreign service to glean highly sensitive information on both allies and enemies.

    They are compliant with the National Intelligence Priorities Framework, which is approved by the president, and issued by James Clapper, the director of national intelligence who oversees the CIA, the Defence Intelligence Agency, FBI and 13 other intelligence agencies.

    [snip]

    Taken together, the directives provide a vivid snapshot of America’s perception of foreign threats which are often dazzlingly interconnected. . .

    • filipino-american4hrc permalink
      November 30, 2010 1:56 am

      My take on the whole thing: It reflects the “global war on terror” run amuck, intelligence agencies out of control and cannot be controlled (hence the original leaks), and enhanced US efforts to keep control of friends and foes alike while it is declining in material (economic) power — which is the only ace you have when you can no longer deploy your armed forces anywhere in the world without paying a high price.

  9. filipino-american4hrc permalink
    November 30, 2010 3:27 am

    I hope no one thinks I’m beating up an old horse on this, but in the interest of clarity about exactly what is being talked about, here’s the full cable on spying in the UN; IT IS a continuation of the Bush policy (as if it’s a consolation): http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-embassy-cables-documents/219058

    Opening para’s:

    1. (S/NF) This cable provides the full text of the new National HUMINT Collection Directive (NHCD) on the United Nations (paragraph 3-end) as well as a request for continued DOS reporting of biographic information relating to the United Nations (paragraph 2).

    A. (S/NF) The NHCD below supercedes the 2004 NHCD and reflects the results of a recent Washington review of reporting and collection needs focused on the United Nations. The review produced a comprehensive list of strategic priorities (paragraph 3) and reporting and collection needs (paragraph 4) intended to guide participating USG agencies as they allocate resources and update plans to collect information on the United Nations. The priorities should also serve as a useful tool to help the Embassy manage reporting and collection, including formulation of Mission Strategic Plans (MSPs).

    B. (S/NF) This NHCD is compliant with the National Intelligence Priorities Framework (NIPF), which was established in response to NSPD-26 of February 24, 2003. If needed, GRPO can provide further background on the NIPF and the use of NIPF abbreviations (shown in parentheses following each sub-issue below) in NHCDs.

    C. (S/NF) Important information often is available to non-State members of the Country Team whose agencies participated in the review of this National HUMINT Collection Directive. COMs, DCMs, and State reporting officers can assist by coordinating with other Country Team members to encourage relevant reporting through their own or State Department channels.

    Here’s a retired British diplomat’s take on the whole thing: “Wikileaks exposes Clinton’s cyberspy wish-list” (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/29/wikileaks_un_cyber/)

    . . . .Sir Christopher Meyer, a former British ambassador to the US, played down the significance of the order.

    “This is the usual vast bureaucratic laundry list dumped by the US intelligence establishment on diplomats all round the world,” he said.

    Sir Christopher pointed a passage near the beginning of the directive which calls for “as much of the following information as possible as evidence that diplomats would ignore it.

    “If I was an American diplomat at the UN, one thing I would say to myself is ‘it is not possible to get the credit cards, the biometric features, or the frequent flyer card of Ban Ki-moon or any of his staff’,”he said.

    “It would not change the traditional way in which diplomacy is done in New York… it is not the diplomats that are being asked to do this [gather intelligence].”

    If US diplomats did follow the directive and engage in what Meyer called “classic espionage”, it is likely the intelligence product would end up in the hands of the National Security Agency. The agency carries out the vast majority of America’s electronic spying, and was closely involved in the joint operation against the UN Security Council exposed by Katharin Gun. ®

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