Their Lips are Moving

(CNN) — Sarah Palin did not visit troops in Iraq, a spokesperson for the Republican vice presidential nominee confirmed Saturday, as new details emerged about the extent of the Alaska governor’s foreign travel.

In July of last year, Palin left North America for the first time to visit Alaskan troops stationed in Kuwait. Palin officials originally said her itinerary included U.S. military installations or outposts in Germany and Kuwait, and that she had visited Ireland.

A Palin aide in Alaska had said Iraq was also one of the military stops on that trip.

[…] in response to questions about the trip, Alaska National Guard officials and campaign aides said Palin did not go past the Kuwait-Iraq border.

In addition, campaign aides also confirmed reports to CNN Saturday that Palin’s time in Ireland on that trip had actually been a refueling stop.

Original DVD cover.

The Obama campaign — which has increasingly accused the McCain campaign of deliberately lying in ads and on the stump — was quick to highlight that story, along with a news report that explored whether the McCain campaign has been sending out wildly inflated crowd estimates.


“The McCain campaign said Gov. Palin opposed the bridge to nowhere, but now we know she supported it,” said Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor in a statement. “They said she didn’t seek earmarks, but now we know she hired a lobbyist to get millions in pork for her town and her state. They said she visited Iraq, but today we learned that she only stopped at the border. Americans are starting to wonder, is there anything the McCain campaign isn’t lying about?”


Also on Friday, both campaigns accused each other of engaging in lies, unfair attacks and gutter politics in a series of television ads and memos.

McCain’s campaign released a television ad, titled “Disrespectful,” that accuses McCain’s Democratic rival of launching desperate attacks and smears against Palin.

In the McCain ad, the announcer says the Obama camp had “lashed out at Sarah Palin” and dismissed Palin as “good-looking” as the Democratic nominee’s face appears on the screen. The announcer also says the Democrats had said Palin was doing “what she was told” and had “desperately” called her a liar.

“How disrespectful,” the announcer says. “And how Gov. Sarah Palin proves them wrong, every day.”

Obama never made any of the statements the McCain camp released to support the ad, and the comment that Palin was “good-looking” was made by the Democratic vice presidential nominee, Sen. Joe Biden, in a self-deprecating joke when he was asked what the obvious differences were between the two vice presidential nominees.

…snip… pointed out the quote from an Obama adviser that Palin was doing “what she was told” was taken out of context. The quote is taken from the response of Obama’s chief strategist, David Axelrod, in which he said Palin had misrepresented Obama’s legislative record. “Maybe that’s what she was told” about his voting record, Axelrod said.


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22 responses to “Their Lips are Moving

  1. Friend of the court

    “The land of the distracted ….. and the home of the misinformed.”

    Play Ballllll!!!!!!!

  2. fotc,
    i think you just wrote a new version of the american anthem!

  3. hi joan!
    welcome to the raisin! πŸ˜€ hope to see you again soon!

  4. jlms qkw - jenn

    you didn’t even have to change the title, nonnie!

    ms palin looks a bit wrinkly in that pic. hmmm.

  5. Got a Grip

    Fotc, I think you’re channeling one of my all time favorite movies. I’m crazy about National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, it’s a movie that I just can’t live without during the holidays. And one of my favorite parts is when the old uncle throws his cigar in the street and ignites the sewer gas, which blows the plastic Santa into the sky, which causes the doddering old aunt to launch into the Pledge of Allegiance and then shout, “Play ball!” It makes me laugh every time. That whole movie keeps me in stitches every time I see it. πŸ™‚

  6. jenn,
    sometimes, the titles are good just the way they are. i didn’t add any wrinkles to princess sarah. in fact, i smoothed the pic out in places. i have noticed that close-up pics of cindy lou show a lot of wrinkles.

  7. jlms qkw - jenn

    backwards bush countdown:
    126 days 23 hours.

    and 51 ’til we vote. and count. can i hold my breath that long?

  8. I’m going to steal an idea from Adam Siegel–“Sleeping with a Secessionist” based on “Sleeping with the Enemy.” What do you think?

  9. nightowl724

    Bravo, nonnie!

    I couldn’t keep my eyes off CU’s yellow teeth, though. ICK!

  10. neon vincent,
    i will keep it in mind. the only problem is that the dvd cover only has a pic of julia roberts on it, so sticking princess sarah’s face on it won’t be too much fun. i will see if i can find one that will work a bit better. thanks for any and all suggestions. keep ’em comin’!

  11. nightowl,
    that is always the problem when you use a pic of captain underpants smiling. his teeth are very distracting.

  12. McCain’s old yellow teeth are the best!

  13. jeb

    Hmmm, Rethugs lying as a matter of course? Whudda thunk it?

  14. karen,
    you would think that cindy lou would have pushed captain underpants to have veneers put on his teeth. after all, with cindy lou, it’s all about appearances. then again, maybe he does have veneers, but the evil shines through.

  15. jeb,
    sometimes i think rethugs are genetically wired to lie. they lie about stupid things that are so easily checked. then again, maybe it’s the idiot rethugs who listen to them who are genetically wired to actually believe the crap they spew, even when it has been unproven.

  16. Nonnie maybe she didn’t push shiny white veneers on him because he’s such a cheating dog perhaps she wanted to keep him looking elderly and gross.
    Mission accomplished!

  17. karen,
    that might have been so some years ago, but let’s face it, he’s gross-looking. putting veneers on capt underpants is like….well, putting lipstick on a pig! πŸ˜‰

  18. jeb

    LIPSTICK ON A PIG???!!! Why I believe that’s a sexist comment (unless of course you’re referring to Hillary’s Healthcare Plan).

  19. hillary? oh, do you mean the bitch that capt underpants thought he would have to beat? the whiner that princess sarah was talking about? that hillary?

  20. According to, Palin’s lie about not quitting her job also involves misappropriating hunting language that really doesn’t apply. I agree. I wonder how many people will call her on it?

    • hell stillhere4u,

      welcome to the raisin! πŸ˜€

      the people who will call princess sarah on her pathological lying will never be heard by her supporters. they hear what they want to hear. there are many examples of her lying. it’s not based on any evidence that people can claim was trumped up, but on her own words. she says whatever she thinks is politically or personally convenient at the moment, and it makes no difference to her or her supporters whatsoever if she says something entirely different later on.