Originally Posted by lookingglass
2. She was part of Senator Stevens 527 group. The Washington Post
is carrying that. It sort of hurts her stance as a reformer when she was raising funds for a corrupt Senator.
"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."
Talk about grasping at straws. Here's something that has happened more recently. I'm surprised to have found this on MSDNC.http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archi...9/1305615.aspx
"In July of last year, Palin shocked and angered Stevens by publicly criticizing him
for his role in the VECO scandal and called for him to speak out about it.
"I think I join others in wanting to know of the senator's innocence," Palin said. "Right now, we're not hearing anything."
When Stevens was indicted last month for month on corruption charges, Palin said the indictment "rocks the foundation of the state" and added that she shares with others "dismay" and concern.
Stevens is running for re-election to the Senate this year, and he is in a tough race. He survived his primary last week, despite the fact that Palin backed his opponent
. But in the general election, Stevens is trailing in the polls to the popular Democratic mayor of Anchorage, Mark Begich."