What kind of low human being lies about their record working against genocide??? During the debate, Sarah
“Pathetic” Palin made quite a strong statement about her adminstration’s role in divesting from Sudan:

“When I and others in the legislature found out that we had some millions of dollars [of Permanent Fund investments] in Sudan, we called for divestment through legislation of those dollars…”

Divestment was used successfully to pressure the South African government to dismantle apartheid and many have urged divestment from Sudan to protest the atrocities still happening there. Turns out that was all a crock to try and look more competitive next to Joe Biden whose work against genocide in Sudan is well-known. Wow, she’s really a horrible person and this deserves as much or more media coverage than her racist, ridonkulous and false Ayers smear.

ABC News has the story (thanks to Ari Rabin-Havt at FireDogLake for flagging the story):

…a search of news clips and transcripts from the first three months of this year did not turn up an instance in which Palin mentioned the Sudanese crisis or concerns about Alaska’s investments tied to the ruling regime. Moreover, Palin’s administration openly opposed the bill, and stated its opposition in a public hearing on the measure.

“The legislation is well-intended, and the desire to make a difference is noble, but mixing moral and political agendas at the expense of our citizens’ financial security is not a good combination,” testified Brian Andrews, Palin’s deputy revenue commissioner, before a hearing on the Gara-Lynn Sudan divestment bill in February. Minutes from the meeting are posted online by the legislature.

How long do you think those minutes will stay online, hmm? These lies and this terrible woman have to be stopped.

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