It's On!… Palin's Legal Counsel Threatens to Sue Liberal Blogs & State-Run Media For Slander
Sarah Palin’s legal councel released a statement quashing rumors that Governor Palin resigned due to a criminal investigation.
Her attorney, Thomas Van Flein, also threatened to take legal action against those liberal blogs and the state-run media for slandering the governor.
The Palin-haters at MSNBC better watch it:
Their bogus reports on Governor Palin may end up costing them.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 4, 2009
On July 3rd, 2009, Governor Sarah Palin announced her intent to resign her gubernatorial duties and transfer the powers of Governor to Lt. Governor Sean Parnell.
Almost immediately afterwards, several unscrupulous people have asserted false and defamatory allegations that the “real” reasons for Governor Palin’s resignation stem from an alleged criminal investigation pertaining to the construction of the Wasilla Sports Complex. This canard was first floated by Democrat operatives in September 2008 during the national campaign and followed up by sympathetic Democratic writers.1. It was easily rebutted then as one of many fabrications about Sarah Palin. Just as power abhors a vacuum, modern journalism apparently abhors any type of due diligence and fact checking before scurrilous allegations are repeated as fact…
To the extent several websites, most notably liberal Alaska blogger Shannyn Moore, are now claiming as “fact” that Governor Palin resigned because she is “under federal investigation” for embezzlement or other criminal wrongdoing, we will be exploring legal options this week to address such defamation. This is to provide notice to Ms. Moore, and those who re-publish the defamation, such as Huffington Post, MSNBC, the New York Times and The Washington Post, that the Palins will not allow them to propagate defamatory material without answering to this in a court of law. The Alaska Constitution protects the right of free speech, while simultaneously holding those “responsible for the abuse of that right.” Alaska Constitution Art. I, Sec. 5. http://ltgov.state.ak.us/constitution.php?section=1. These falsehoods abuse the right to free speech; continuing to publish these falsehoods of criminal activity is reckless, done without any regard for the truth, and is actionable.
It’s about time.
** This past year Governor Palin won 15 different bogus ethics complaints filed against her.
** The state of Alaska spent $2 million defending the governor.
** It cost those Sarah Palin-haters nothing to file the bogus complaints.
** Fighting the complaints left Sarah and Todd Palin $500,000 in debt.
More… Don adds this:
Thank God. Sarah Palin should be pissed off. These fruitcakes have been after her since Aug. ’08. I hope she sues the NYT’s, wins, gets the building and donates the property to a church, or turns it into an anti-abortion, pro adoption center.
UPDATE: Sarah Palin just tweeted this: