Palin Lie #2 from Intro Speech

Sarah Palin made a big deal about being divorced from the corrupt good-old-boy network in Alaska - a state known for massive corruption in its tiny congressional delegation (AK has only one congressman). Conservative commentators piled on, making a big deal of her repudiation of Ted Stevens.

Unsurprisingly, we find that she wasn't actually divorced from the local political culture:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin began building clout in her state's political circles in part by serving as a director of an independent political organization organized by the now embattled Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

Palin's name is listed on 2003 incorporation papers of the "Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Inc.," a 527 group that could raise unlimited funds from corporate donors. The group was designed to serve as a political boot camp for Republican women in the state. She served as one of three directors until June 2005, when her name was replaced on state filings.

Palin's relationship with Alaska's senior senator may be one of the more complicated aspects of her new position as Sen. John McCain's running mate; Stevens was indicted in July 2008 on seven counts of corruption.
She ran his 527 for years. She campaigned for his reelection in 2008 (although the video has been scrubbed), the year of his indictment. This is just one more fib in her introduction speech.

I suppose you might think you can get away with lies like this when the Presidential candidate doesn't actually vet his VP pick. "If he didn't care, why should anyone else?"

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