Saturday, January 17, 2009

MSNBC the artfull Dodger

During the presidential campaign, stories began to surface that Palin supported Buchanan's presidential bid as the Reform candidate.

First from Pat Buchanan.

Pat goes from luke warm to hot on Palin.

Now on to the news about Palin's associations with Buchanan. From MSNBC, the news organization that has Pat Buchanan on the Joe Scarborough

Obama advisers and surrogates have linked Palin to conservative former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan. An Associated Press story from Alaska, dated July 17, 1999, stated that Palin, then the mayor of the small town of Wasilla, was wearing a Buchanan button during a Buchanan visit to Alaska.

Buchanan or Forbes supporter?

But in a letter to the Anchorage Daily News a week later, Palin wrote: "When presidential candidates visit our community, I am always happy to meet them. I'll even put on their button when handed one as a polite gesture of respect. ... The article may have left your readers with the perception that I am endorsing this candidate, as opposed to welcoming his visit to Wasilla."

A week after that, the Associated Press reported that Palin would serve as a co-chair of Forbes' campaign.

Buchanan himself told MSNBC's Chris Matthews last week that Palin "was a brigadeer in 1996 as was her husband ... They were at a fundraiser for me, she's a terrific gal, she's a rebel reformer."

McCain spokesman Michael Goldfarb disputed Buchanan's claim, saying Palin supported Forbes in 1996 as well.

Still, the Miami Herald this week quoted an e-mail from Obama Florida spokesman Mark Bubriski that stated: "Palin was a supporter of Pat Buchanan, a right-winger or as many Jews call him: a Nazi sympathizer."

What I would like to know if these people like Obama Florida spokesman Mark Bubriski would have had the cajones to state "MSNBC is (not was) a supporter of Pat Buchanan, a right-winger or as many Jews call him: a Nazi sympathizer".

After all, he is on MSNBC and I would think he is getting paid.

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