Stephen King said:
“The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.”
Sarah Palin has repeatedly proven herself a liar.
She has the “trust of the innocent” but has done nothing to earn that trust. Frank Bailey reported that she was notorious for cancelling appearances which she promised to make.
Recently we were reminded of this character defect when she cancelled her appearance at the NRA and the debate in which she was scheduled to participate in England.
She also seems to have no regard for the law. She violated copyright law with her unauthorized use of the One Nation slogan on her bus.
She breaks the speed limit, and then jokes about it.
Sarah has failed to pay property taxes, in spite of clear indications that they were owed.
She and Todd have made money from his work as a pimp, but it would surprise us all if they paid taxes on the illegal income derived from that business.
She broke the law by accepting donations for her legal defense fund. That resulted in an order to return $386,000.00 dollars.
She broke the law by claiming family expenses as reimbursable expenses while governor. She was required to refund $7000.00 to the state of Alaska.
Palin violated state ethics laws in the Troopergate matter.
Yet Sarah Palin asserts that OTHER people should be accountable when they violate the rule of law.
Today it is reported that Sarah Palin and her PAC have broken their promise to settle a claim asserted by the North Jersey Media Group.
The suit arises out of a copyright infringement claim filed in Federal Court against Palin and her PAC. The Plaintiff asserted that Palin’s PAC used the iconic photo of firefighters on 9-11 to help the PAC raise money.
Sarah agreed to pay $15,000.00 in settlement of the claim. Now she seems to have changed her mind. In an attempt to keep the terms of the settlement confidential, Palin and her attorney have brought much more attention to the settlement than would have ever occurred had they just paid the agreed-upon amount.
Media around the country are reporting the failed settlement as a way of showing that Palin realized that she would likely lose in the trial of her case in Federal Court. However the more important story is that Palin has once again reneged on a promise. We knew she used the photo for financial gain, without permission of the holder of the copyright. However, by refusing to follow through with the agreed upon settlement she has shown herself to believe two things. First, she obviously thinks that the rule of law doesn’t apply to her. Second, “trust” is something people give her, in spite of Sarah repeatedly telling lies. Finally, it is worth considering who will ultimately pay any settlement amount, or amount awarded by a jury. It will certainly be Sarah’s PAC. Thus the trusting supporters who give Sarah money, will be paying for the illegal use of a photo used to convince them to give money.
Pay attention supporters of Sarah Palin! She is using you and your money for illegal purposes. She breaks the law to entice you to give her money, and then uses your money to pay for breaking the law.