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Old 11-13-2009, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Barrow, Alaska
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One thing I can't really fault her for is being tempted by the money; anyone would be.
Yes, and Bill Allen noted that it doesn't even take very much money with most of these Republicans.

 
Old 11-13-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Yes, and Bill Allen noted that it doesn't even take very much money with most of these Republicans.
Interesting. I always wondered how much it cost to bribe Eugene Brower when he was the North Slope Borough mayor. We were living there when all that was going on.

It's hard to find politicians that are 100% squeaky clean.

Business | Two Local Men Indicted In Alaska Scandal -- Racketeering Charges Filed Against Former Politicians | Seattle Times Newspaper


During these same years, the indictment said, Rogstad and Larkin joined Dischner and Mathisen in bribing C. Eugene Brower, then-mayor of the remote borough, and Irving Igtanloc, then its public-works director.

The Seattle company allegedly paid $23,880 in labor to remodel Brower's house, $5,400 for his groceries and $4,371 for groceries for Igtanloc. The indictment said Rogstad helped buy an Anchorage house and pay its utilities for Brower.

Topel said Rogstad and the company never gave illegal gifts to government officials. He said the company tried to bill them for the groceries.

The indictment also said Rogstad and Larkin each gave a $10,000 deposit to an Alaska travel agency owned in part by Brower's wife. Two-and-a-half months later, Brower extended Blackstock's no-bid contract as purchasing agent.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, California
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Palinator goes rogue on facts -

FACT CHECK: Palin's book goes rogue on some facts - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_palin_book_fact_check - broken link)
 
Old 11-13-2009, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Barrow, Alaska
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Interesting. I always wondered how much it cost to bribe Eugene Brower when he was the North Slope Borough mayor. We were living there when all that was going on.

It's hard to find politicians that are 100% squeaky clean.
What's your point? Just another Republican. Ed Dankworth was managing the bribery business before Bill Allen, but they certainly weren't the only ones!
 
Old 11-13-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Just wondering how much it costs to buy a politician. Seems some of them sell out pretty cheap. Others get more. I always thought Eugene just got caught up in something that was just much bigger then he was. If you would have been there back then it was just incredible at how much money was being thrown at everything.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Not only will I not buy it. I won't read it.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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I won't buy it because I have no interest in anything a politician or ex-politician writes. You can't believe anything "any" of them say let alone what they would write.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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Carrie Prejean!!!!
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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Absolutely true Pat, I feel the same 90-some % of the time, but for me to read this would be humor and maybe should be called what not to do when in front of the camera and in the limelight, politics for dummies, maybe a sequel...
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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Pre-ordered the book on Amazon for only $9.00 plus free shipping! Looking forward to her appearance on Oprah next week Monday.
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