Hat tip to Marty Wisckoll and the Total Buzz Blog for this story about Villa Park’s so-far-to-the-right-she’s-next-to-Atilla-the-Hun council member Deborah Pauly for her attendance at a rough cut of a new flick on failed Vice Presidential candidate and quitter Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
I’m not sure which statement is more laughable or more outrageous.
Pauly, in line with her Tea bagger friends (hey, if Dems are terrorists, then crazy conservatives are Tea baggers), said these two things:
(Pauly) announced to the VIP line that a blog had quoted her as saying, “All Democrats are terrorists.”
“I did say that,” she proudly told fellow Palin movie goers. “I’m not upset about that.”
And secondly, Pauly said of Palin:
“She’s more qualified than Obama,” Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly responded while waiting in line at The Block in Orange. “There’s something to be said for common sense.”
The terms “common sense” and Deborah Pauly don’t belong in the same sentence, with the possible exception of the sentence you’re reading now. Palin’s qualifications pale in comparison to Obama’s, starting with her college degree, small town mayor status and quitting halfway through a term as governor.
Pauly’s documented statements have resulted in a group of Villa Park residents seeking her recall. This case against Pauly is being made on this site. The site hasn’t been updated in nearly six weeks and doesn’t nearly have the steam as the effort in Tustin to recall Mayor Jerry Amante.
Since the flick is loosely based on Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue” here’s a list of 10 outright falsehoods by Palin in the book.
- The Cover Byline: Palin didn’t write the book by herself. Most books with known ghostwriters list their co-author’s name on the cover. In this case it was Lynn Vincent (a well-known homophobe). Going Rogue does not.
- The Subtitle: An American Life. Aside from her infancy, Palin has really spent very little time outside of Alaska, and according to John McCain’s campaign advisors, was shockingly unfamiliar with American geography and American history. “Alaska,” as John McPhee noted in his resplendent Coming Into the Country, “is a foreign country…Its nature is its own.”
- Going Rogue features Palin’s obsession with Katie Couric and characterizes the CBS anchor as “badgering.” Palin refused to prep for the Couric interview because she was more concerned about her popularity in Alaska than about what was best for the campaign. Was it really badgering to ask what books or periodicals Palin read? Palin further claims that Couric suffered from low self-esteem. In fact, according to those close to Palin, it’s the former governor who suffers from low self-esteem and frequently projects that onto other women.
- Palin asserts that there was a “jaded aura” around McCain’s political advisors once she entered the campaign. In fact, McCain’s aides bent over backwards to protect Palin and to try to get her up to speed on international affairs. In addition to not knowing whether or not Africa was a continent, according to sources in the McCain campaign, Palin also didn’t understand the difference between England and Great Britain. And much, much more.
- Palin contends to have been saddled with legal bills of more than $500,000 resulting from what she calls “frivolous” ethics complaints filed against her. The lion’s share of those bills resulted from the ethics complaint she filed against herself in a legal maneuver to sidestep the Troopergate charges being brought against her by the bipartisan Alaska Legislative Council.
- Palin rather astonishingly claims that she was saddled with $50,000 in bills for the legal fees associated with her vice-presidential vetting. A) She was not vetted; B) A McCain campaign advisor says this is “categorically untrue.”
- Palin states that she found out only “minutes” before John McCain’s concession speech that she would not be allowed to make remarks of her own introducing McCain. In fact, she had been told at least three times that she would not be allowed to give the speech and kept lying about it in the hopes of creating some last-minute chaos that would allow her to assume the dais.
- Palin asserts that her effort to award a license for a natural gas transmission line was turning a “pipe dream” into a pipeline. Although she claimed otherwise in her speech at the GOP convention, there is no pipeline. It remains a pipe dream.
- Palin implies that the McCain campaign intentionally bungled the release of information regarding her daughter Bristol’s pregnancy and refused to let her rewrite it. In fact, the McCain campaign allowed her to rework the draft, but the original version went out accidentally. Palin reportedly accepted the recalcitrant staff member’s apology for the mistake, then when she left, ordered her immediately dismissed of her duties.
- Palin complains that McCain’s senior advisors, most notably Steve Schmidt, forced her to “stick with the script” they provided her. In fact, Schmidt & Co. were encumbered with the task of keeping Palin from lying and misleading people throughout the campaign, from her well-documented lies about the “Bridge to Nowhere” to her duplicities about her husband Todd’s assocation with the Alaska Independence Party. Palin’s lying to those in the McCain campaign was so troubling to them that they cringed every time she went “off script.”
Pauly is the subject of an interesting Facebook group you can join here.
So, are Democrats, as Pauly says: “Democracts are working with terrorist organizations. Democrats are of the terrorists, for the terrorists, and by the terrorists.”?
I invite the councilwoman to offer proof. Just tell me where, when and what time to show up, Ms. Pauly, and bring your proof of this statement. So what I’m saying here is “put up or shut up.” Your turn Ms. Pauly….