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Palin Smacks New Jersey’s Daggett for False ‘Drop Out’ Claim – George’s Bottom Line

November 1, 2009

sarah_palin_resigns_why1246662508November 01, 2009 7:15 PM

Palin Smacks New Jersey’s Daggett for False ‘Drop Out’ Claim

Sarah Palin was inadvertently dragged into the New Jersey governor’s race on Sunday.

My colleague, ABC News’ Teddy Davis, has more:

Sarah Palin is chiding Chris Daggett, an independent candidate for governor of New Jersey, for inaccurately claiming Sunday morning on MSNBC that she had urged him to drop his third-party bid.

“Despite what candidate Chris Daggett is claiming, I have never contacted him or his campaign,” wrote Palin Sunday on her Facebook page. “I have never asked him to drop out of the N.J. governor’s race. Now, if a politician is going to play loose with facts like this, the electorate needs to know it.

“So, to the good people of New Jersey, please know that Daggett’s claims are false,” she continued, “I’ve never even suggested he should drop out of the race.”

She then slyly added, “But, come to think of it …”

A Daggett spokesman acknowledges that Daggett’s claim on MSNBC was incorrect.

via Palin Smacks New Jersey’s Daggett for False ‘Drop Out’ Claim – George’s Bottom Line.

One Comment
  1. Jim Anderson permalink
    November 2, 2009 4:16 PM

    I am finding former Governor Palin’s influence through Facebook to be a fascinating phenomenon. Though I know she is embarking on speaking tours, her use of Facebook has ingeniously limited her participation to real ideas. Hearing her pronouncements are – perhaps – like it was when citizens awaited the publication of the Federalist Papers installments.

    Without the distraction of television cameras, supplemented by non-sensical reviews of her hair-style and clothing – we are left with her thoughts and words. It is a brilliant move.

    Obama, of course, cannot use the written word as a medium. Words focus the mind on the thoughts and arguments. He wishes for people to focus on cadences, rhythms and sweeping rhetorical flourishes that leave all asking ‘where’s the beefy idea?’

    She’s taken effective control of various debate issues because she’s limiting all commentary to writing. I hope that – in addition to her forthcoming public appearances – that she keeps using her Facebook as a communication tool.

    I – for one – thought I would go to my grave without ever succumbing to the temptation of becoming enrolled in Facebook. Alas – dear Sarah has finally pushed me over the edge. To e-mail her, I had to join. So – as of today – like it or not – I’m a member.
    Jim Anderson

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