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Jim Davies: Yale letter “poppycock”

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Melinda Yale – spouting “poppycock”

Melinda Yale accuses President Obama of corrupt Chicago politics (Times-Call, July 7) yet makes no case for it. Political corruption is defined as the use of power by government officials for illegitimate private gain. Of all the things the right has thrown at Obama, I don’t recall anybody of accusing him of illicit private gain.

Yale goes on to declare that many of the rich are giving up their citizenship, again with no facts to back up the claim. It appears to me that the rich have done very well during this economic downturn. Large companies are making record profits, and the stock market’s ticking right along. It is just the great unwashed masses that are paying for the mistakes of her “risk takers” (read “banksters.” )

Yale then states that Obama has bypassed both the Constitution and Congress. I’m assuming she is talking of the health care bill and immigration. The health care bill was passed by Congress, just not by her favorite portion of Congress. The bill was held to be constitutional by the Supreme Court, thanks to that turncoat Justice Roberts.

The president tweaked the immigration policy to protect young people brought to this country illegally through no fault of their own because Congress continues to sit on its collective hands and do nothing. The Republicans can either get to work and pass some policy changes or take back the presidency and tweak them back to where they were, but after all their griping they probably won’t change them back — that would be political suicide.

Yale turns the subject to socialism and quickly morphs socialism into communism and declares that the Democratic Party and all labor unions are communists. Perhaps the Republicans need to dig up Joe McCarthy and let him have at it again. What poppycock!

Chillbilly Payback

From Dependable Renegade:

June 25, 2010

Cough up the $386K, Snowbilly Queen.

Just your average hockey mom, right? Can’t wait for the outraged tweets on this one.

Nearly a year after she quit her governorship of Alaska, Sarah Palin was found guilty today of another breach of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act involving her so-called Alaska Fund Trust (AFT), which she established as a private “legal defense fund” while governor.

Timothy Petumenos, independent counsel for the Alaska Personnel Board (and ironically, the same independent counsel who issued the Troopergate findings nearly two years ago while Palin was the GOP vice-presidential nominee), presented the state’s Findings, Consent Decree and Settlement Agreement this afternoon from the perfectly named Adventure Room of the Captain Cook Hotel in downtown Anchorage.

In what is an extremely detailed finding, Petumenos ruled that even though Palin assigned the research of forming the fund to her former spokesperson Meghan Stapleton and even though Palin relied on extensive outside legal counsel, that “the Trust itself, as ultimately conceived, violates the Ethics Act.”

The finding is a stinging rebuke to Palin, who must now return more than $386,000 in contributions to the AFT.