I’ve been asked: Is this a political site? I’ve been told: Politics have no place on your business site.
No, this is not a political blog. And yes, politics have a place on this site. The blog is about fraud, and fraud isn’t limited to the business world. There is plenty of fraud in the political world, and I may blog about it if I see fit.
I’ve been outraged at the number of lies being printed about Sarah Palin. And we’re not just talking about people raising questions. We’re are talking about flat-out lies and misrepresentations being used by the Left to tarnish her reputation.
It’s no secret that the Left is scared of Sarah Palin. If she wasn’t such a strong candidate, there’d be no reason to lie about her. The Left could simply tell the truth about her and let the facts stand on their own merits. But the constant lies just prove that there is something to fear and the Left will stop at nothing to advance their own agenda and candidate.
Check out this list of facts that was put together by FactCheck.org. And they even have sources to support the facts!
- Palin did not cut funding for special needs education in Alaska by 62 percent. She didn’t cut it at all. In fact, she tripled per-pupil funding over just three years.
- She did not demand that books be banned from the Wasilla library. Some of the books on a widely circulated list were not even in print at the time. The librarian has said Palin asked a “What if?” question, but the librarian continued in her job through most of Palin’s first term.
- She was never a member of the Alaskan Independence Party, a group that wants Alaskans to vote on whether they wish to secede from the United States. She’s been registered as a Republican since May 1982.
- Palin never endorsed or supported Pat Buchanan for president. She once wore a Buchanan button as a “courtesy” when he visited Wasilla, but shortly afterward she was appointed to co-chair of the campaign of Steve Forbes in the state.
- Palin has not pushed for teaching creationism in Alaska’s schools. She has said that students should be allowed to “debate both sides” of the evolution question, but she also said creationism “doesn’t have to be part of the curriculum.”
FactCheck.org fully discusses each of these points, explaining where the false claims came from and refuting them with evidence.