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“Palin Rumors” now a category

I’ve set up a “Palin rumors” category. The main thing this means right now is that all the Palin rumor posts except the big one — which I still can’t edit — are in the Palin rumors category and can be reached from the link on the sidebar. Over the next few days i’m going […]

#93: Palin’s glasses aren’t prescription, just for looks

I actually wrote one of my GOP contacts about that, but no reply yet. But look, I promise you — when a 44 year old starts wearing glasses, it’s usually because they’re needed.

#92: Palin out of Juneau 300 days since elected.

Thanks to Shelibel in the comments. I’ll investigate further, but I’ve got to admit my first inclination is to wish the Political Class could be kept out of Washington DC more. Update: Thankfully, once again Beldar goes where I haven’t had time to tread myself: Gov. Palin’s and her family’s homestead is in Wasilla, part […]

Beldar Expands on Some Rumorbusting

At David Talbot, the founder of, has accomplished an amazing journalistic coup on his website today: In a breathless report entitled “Mean Girl,” Mr. Talbot reports the stunning news that the Alaska politicians whom Sarah Palin has either directly beaten herself, or else has seen driven from public office for corruption, don’t tend […]

Dissecting Palin Rumors

A new post up at Pajamas Media.

#72: Palin required rape victims to pay for their own rape kits.

No, she didn’t try to charge rape victims personally for rape kits. This is one of those complicated ones with a tiny hint of truth behind it. First, the Chief of Police in Wasilla (not Palin) did apparently have a policy of asking a victim’s health insurance to pay for the rape kit as part […]

New Comments Thread for Palin Rumors

Frankly, the comments on the original Palin Rumors thread have overwhelmed my installation of WordPress. So I’m closing off those comments; please add additional rumors or questions here.

#91: Palin Cut Funding to Catholic Charities

Yes, Sarah Palin’s FY2009 budget only increased the Catholic Community Services budget by 6 times the FY2008 budget, instead of the roughly 11 times requested. Warren Throckmorton got this one, I’ll just refer to his post: [T]he charge regarding a cut relates to a reduced increase, and not a cut. As a legislator, it is […]

#90: Palin opposes Native subsistence fishing rights

Here’s the rumor: 1. Palin has attacked Alaska Native Subsistence Fishing …. 2. Palin has attacked Alaska Native Subsistence Hunting …. 3. Palin has attacked Alaska Tribal Sovereignty …. 4. Palin has attacked Alaska Native Languages …. I haven’t got details on this, although if you follow the link back, the originator of this list […]

#89: Sarah Palin is “Disabled”

Yes, Charlie Rangel is a boorish idiot. Apparently, Sarah Palin has done pretty well for herself for a “disabled” person. Update: Rangel apologized. He included this: “Any inference that my words were in any connected to her son, Trig, who was born with Down syndrome, is a real stretch — and, I would have to […]