Witchgate? Another day, another Palin video …

September 25, 2008

DALLAS – Another day, another video showing Sarah Palin in church.

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The latest Palin You Tube video to show up on the Internet features grainy footage of John McCain’s vice presidential running mate receiving a blessing against witchcraft in a Pentecostal church in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska.

You can see the video here. Palin says nothing in it and keeps her head bowed throughout the blessing that was reportedly given by a Kenyan pastor and witch hunter.

The video, like a previous one in which Palin tells a congregation that U.S. troops in Iraq were on a “task from God,”  has been widely reported and commented on. It reportedly was made in 2005 before she was elected governor of Alaska. It began circulating on the Internet this week.

Palin is an evangelical who has ignited the Republican Party’s conservative Christian base. But incidents such as this one have raised eyebrows in some quarters, especially among foreign media covering the U.S. campaign in the run-up to the Nov. 4 election between McCain/Palin and Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

The online edition of Britain’s Telegraph newspaper said the incident recalled the damaging reports that Obama faced over his links to pastor Jeremiah Wright, who made stridently anti-American sermons.

To see some domestic media criticism, click here.

Some U.S. evangelicals will see nothing strange in a Pentecostal service evoking witchcraft. And many others will no doubt say what a candidate does in a church is nobody else’s business. 

Are candidates, their pastors and what they do in church fair game in this election year? Or not?

Click here for more Reuters 2008 campaign coverage.

Photo credit: REUTERS/Brian Snyder  (Palin listens to McCain at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York on Sept. 25, 2008)

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Governor Palin is a breath of fresh air. She and John McCain offers a change we can believe in.

THANK GOD FOR JOHN McCAIN. HE HAS SPENT MOST OF HIS ADULT LIFE SERVING OUR COUNTRY. COUNTRY FIRST!

Is Barack Hussein Obama a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Is he a closet Muslim?

Our country is in crisis. Obama would rather do a ‘dog and pony’ show promoting “himself” than do his senate job — which taxpayers are paying for. He refused to do ten town-hall meetings so Americans could question both of them. This man cannot be trusted. He has lost all credibility.

FOR GOD’S SAKE —McCAIN AND OBAMA CAN DEBATE NEXT WEEK!!! RIGHT NOW, THEY CAN DO THEIR SENATE JOBS. OBAMA IS BEING PAID FOR HIS SO-CALLED SENATE WORK — IF HE CAN’T DO IT — HE CERTAINLY CAN’T LEAD OUR COUNTRY.

Barack Hussein Obama REFUSED ten town-hall meetings with John McCain, so “American citizens” could question both of them at the same time.

NOW he wants a one-on-one debate with his 300 advisors and biased media???

GET THIS OUT THERE! E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW.

FANNIE MAE FREDDIE MAC BARACK OBAMA AND JOHN MCCAIN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QBRIsCkG Q0

And this one too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usvG-s_Ss b0

This has Daniel Mudd at a black caucus (?) speaking of Fannie Mae’s hard times and that minorities are getting more money out of the system….nice. There’s some B.O. and Michelle and in there too.

TOP Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Campaign Contributions, 1989-2008:

#1) Chris Dodd (DEMOCRAT)
#2) BARACK OBAMA (DEMOCRAT)
#3) John Kerry (DEMOCRAT)

CURRENT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAVE RECEIVED A TOTAL OF $4.8 MILLION FROM FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC, WITH DEMOCRATS COLLECTING 57 PERCENT OF THAT.

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/09/ update-fannie-mae-and-freddie.html

and “JOHN MCCAIN” WAS NOT ON THE LIST OF 354 LAW MAKERS!

I’M VOTING FOR THE HONORABLE JOHN McCAIN IN NOVEMBER!

P.S. I believe the people who walked away with tons of money should bail them out. If the government agrees to pay off mortgages for people who bought homes they could not afford — then the government needs to pay off ALL mortgages for ALL legal American citizens. I don’t want my tax payments to pay off somebody else’s home!

Posted by REPLACE DO-NOTHING DEMS IN CONGRESS | Report as abusive

Interesting. I went to that link for “Open Secrets” campaign contributions. If you look at the figures, it includes monies received from the Freddie and Fannie PACs and individuals who happen to work for them. Individual. People.

What’s interesting is that for the top 3 cited above, the contributions are overwhelmingly from guess who? Individuals. Look at the next person on the list – a Republican. He received more from the PACs – which could be arguably a more direct contribution from Freddie and Fannie than an employee – than the top 3 combined.

Also, I must say an aggregate figure for the past 20 years isn’t very useful.

People like the crazed poster below make me fear for the health of our democracy.

Posted by Tcia | Report as abusive

Correction – the crazed poster who goes by “Replace the do nothing Dems in Congress.”

Posted by Tcia | Report as abusive

Hey, Do-Nothing:

When you’re done with your POINTLESS YELLING, read down a few names on that list and you will indeed find John McCain listed as having accepted $21,5000 from individuals representing Freddie and Fannie.

Whatever honor John McCain may have had, he has squandered it all trying to fulfill his desperate need for the presidency.

And Sarah Palin is a joke.

Posted by LREKing | Report as abusive

Oh, it gets even more interesting. Turns out the figures on the Open Secrets site include individuals who draw a paycheck from either Fannie or Freddie – working stiffs. Does NOT include the CEO or any others who sit on the board.

According to the Federal Election Committee (http://www.fec.gov/) McCain’s contributions ARE higher.

From the Federal Election Committee/NYT

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Directors/Officers/Lobbyists
Contributions

Name McCain Obama
—————– —— ——-
Geoffrey Boisi $70,100 $0
Alfonse D’Amato $30,800 $0
William Lewis, Jr $0 $4,600
Herbert Allison, Jr $0 $2,300
Brenda Gaines $0 $2,300
Jerome P. Kenney $2,300 $0
Patrick Swygert $1,000 $1,000
Robert Glauber $0 $1,000
Daniel Mudd $1,000 $0
John Sites $1,000 $0
Louis Freeh $200 $0
Others (29 lobbyists) $63,500 $4,800
——————– ———- ——-
Total $169,900 $16,000

Posted by Tcia | Report as abusive

Hey REPLACE DO-NOTHING DEMS IN CONGRESS – sounds like you are just a racist, nothing more. Too bad you can’t see and understand what is better for this country. I’m sure you are one of those people who really enjoyed the racist DVDs recently distributed around the country.

Posted by Sam | Report as abusive

Most comments posted here are RACIST. How dare you folks call yourselves CHRISTIAN when all you know is how to HATE?

Posted by John | Report as abusive

The whole world is on its way down and the only answer is Gods free gift, His Son, Jesus Christ, who paid for all of our sins by His death in our place, on the cross.Put your faith and trust in the right place, not in what this world has to offer.

Why would anyone claim any of the previous comments were racist?
I see nothing of any racism in the comments.
Are you people reading something into it that is not there?

Posted by Gene | Report as abusive

how can people of the USA trust someone, like Palin
who shows such a lack of judgement.

Witches and Wizards are for kids stories and Palin should grow up, out of her narrow minded small town mentality.

Posted by peter | Report as abusive